Body parts found in Dublin recycling plant 'raise question over lack of DNA database'

The discovery of body parts at a recycling plant in Dublin is raising questions about the lack of a DNA database in Ireland.

Parts of a man's dismembered body were found at the Thornton's Recycling plant on Killeen Road in Ballyfermot last month.

His identity and cause of death have yet to be established.

Yesterday gardaí confirmed the man had undergone brain surgery in the past, but few other details are known.

Crime Reporter with the Irish Mirror Cathal McMahon said a DNA database would be an asset to gardaí in this investigation.

"We've had cases in the past where limbs have been identified through DNA databases in other countries," he said.

"It could prove crucial in this case. It may not necessarily solve this case, but it could prove crucial to gardaí."

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