Date: 18th November @ 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Location: The Killeshin Hotel
Join Brian Gibson of Forensic Science Ireland and Dr Craig Slattery of UCD in The Killashin Hotel Portlaoise, to explore the key role science plays in solving crime. Forensic Science Ireland is an associated office of the Department of Justice. The people working at FSI are mainly trained scientists and analysts supported by administration staff. They work together to deliver to best international standards, independent expert opinion, advice, training and research to support the Irish Criminal Justice system. 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, FSI embraces the ever-increasing advances in forensic science and continue to fulfil their remit in Ireland’s criminal justice system.
Due to the issues which will be discussed at this event, this event is over 16s only. An area at the event will be set up as a crime scene with clues for attendees to use to solve the crime, using the QR code reader on their smartphones. The crime scene will be live from 7pm on the night. A similar event was held for the Midlands Science Festival 6 years ago and sold out in one day with a waiting list in operation, so attendees to this event are encouraged to book early and to let Midlands Science know if they can’t attend, so tickets can be re-allocated. Midlands Science Festival is supported by the Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme as part of national Science Week.