The dangerously ill teenager had snorted the drug, which allows the substance to enter the bloodstream and reach the brain very rapidly through nasal membranes

A new, potentially lethal drug is particularly dangerous if snorted rather than ingested, health experts warned yesterday. The synthetic substance was(...)

Dr Itiel Dror,  cognitive neuroscientist at University College London

There are few certainties in a criminal trial – witnesses forget, barristers spin and defendants lie. So thank heavens for forensic experts, those obj(...)

Gardaí objected to bail on the grounds of the seriousness of the charges and the strength of the alleged evidence. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

Two men charged in connection with the death of a man in a stabbing incident in Co Limerick have been refused bail.Gardaí told Limerick District Court(...)

Mark Nash (42), who has last addresses at Prussia Street and Clonliffe Road in Dublin, has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to the murder of Sylvia Shields (60) and Mary Callanan (61) between March 6th and March 7th, 1997. File photograph: Collins

A Garda Chief Superintendent told a murder trial jury on Thursday that he retrieved clothing from the home of a Dublin man accused of murdering two wo(...)

A forensic scientist has told the murder trial of Graham Dwyer that semen matching that of the accused was found on three parts of Elaine O’Hara’s mattress

A forensic scientist has told the murder trial of Graham Dwyer that semen matching that of the accused was found on three parts of Elaine O’Hara’s mat(...)

Marsha Mehran lived a reclusive life, an inquest heard

A coroner in Co Mayo has recorded an open verdict at an inquest into the death of an Iranian novelist at a rented apartment in Co Mayo.Marsha Mehran ((...)

DNA database Bill passed

Legislation to establish a DNA database was passed by the Oireachtas last week and is due to be signed by the president. The Criminal Justice (Forensi(...)

Criminals convicted of serious offences and most suspects detained in connection with serious criminal investigations are to have their DNA profile ad(...)