Forensic Science Ireland is an associated office of the
Department of Justice and Equality. The people working at
FSI are mainly trained scientists and analysts supported
by administration staff and number close to one hundred.
We work together to deliver to best international standards,
independent expert opinion, advice, training and research to
support the Irish Criminal Justice system.
Originally known as the Forensic Science Laboratory, FSI was established in 1975 to provide a scientific service to the Criminal Justice System by analysing samples submitted from crime scenes and providing expert evidence in criminal trials. Forty years later some of the original staff are now leading today’s FSI team as we embrace the ever increasing advances in forensic science and continue to fulfil that remit.