Fáilte roimh na EFÉ

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Eolaíocht Fhóiréinseach Éireann (EFÉ) is Ireland's Forensic Science Laboratory and is an associated office of the Department of Justice and Equality. Currently the lab is based at Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park, Dublin 8.

Our objective is to assist in the investigation of crime and to serve the administration of justice in an effective manner by a highly trained and dedicated staff providing scientific analysis and objective expert evidence to international standards.

Our commitment to meeting this objective is detailed in our Customer Service Charter.



The Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Bill published on 9th September 2013 proposes that the national DNA Database is based in this laboratory. (See our News Section)



About the Laboratory

The EFÉ was established as the Forensic Science Laboratory in 1975 and is accredited by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) to ISO 17025. Laboratory staff consists of scientists, analysts and support personnel who are all civil servants.

We provide scientific assistance to agencies involved in criminal investigation, mainly An Garda Síochána.

We also provide assistance to other agencies e.g. the Garda Ombudsman (GSOC), Military Police, Customs & Excise and the Department of Agriculture.


Recent News


At the inaugural Irish Laboratory Awards ceremony held on 3 December 2013, the laboratory was announced as the winner in the Calibration or Testing Laboratory category. The full list of shortlisted entries and category winners can be found on www.labawards.ie.


Contact Us

Eolaíocht Fhóiréinseach Éireann,
Forensic Science Laboratory,
Garda Headquarters,
Phoenix Park,
Dublin 8,