Bill entitled an Act to amend the law to authorise the taking of bodily samples from persons suspected of certain criminal offences for forensic testing; to provide for the taking of certain bodily samples from persons who volunteer to have such samples taken from them for the purpose of the investigation of offences or incidents that may have involved the commission of offences; to provide for the establishment and operation by Eolaíocht Fhóiréinseach Éireann of the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform of a DNA Database System; to provide for the taking of certain bodily samples from persons suspected or convicted of certain criminal offences for the purpose of generating DNA profiles in respect of those persons to be entered in the investigation division of the DNA Database System; to provide for the taking of bodily samples from certain persons for elimination purposes and the entry of their DNA profiles in the DNA Database System; to provide for the taking of certain bodily samples from persons, or samples from things, for the purpose of generating DNA profiles in respect of those persons or missing persons to be entered in the identification division of the DNA Database System; to provide for the purposes of that System; to provide, in certain circumstances, for the destruction of samples taken under this Act and the destruction, or removal from the DNA Database System, of any DNA profiles generated from those samples; to repeal the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence) Act 1990; to give effect, in part, to Council Decision 2008/615/JHA of 23 June 2008 O.J. No. L210, 6.8.2008, p.1.; to amend the Criminal Justice (Mutual Assistance) Act 2008; to amend the criminal law relating to the taking of fingerprints and palm prints from certain persons; and to provide for related matters.
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