Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014
Dactyloscopic data to which this Chapter applies
118. In this Chapter “dactyloscopic data to which this Chapter applies” means—
(a) fingerprints and palm prints of a person taken, or caused to be taken, by a member of the Garda Síochána, or by a prison officer of a prison or a place of detention, under any enactment or rule of law for the purposes of the prevention, detection and investigation of criminal offences, including where the person is to be charged with an offence or has been found guilty of an offence,
(b) fingerprints and palm prints of an Irish citizen who is convicted of an offence in a place other than the State received by the Garda Síochána from a police force or other authority which is responsible for the prevention, detection or investigation of criminal offences in that place,
(c) fingerprints and palm prints of a person received by the Garda Síochána from the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) in connection with the performance of its functions, or
(d) fingerprints and palm prints that are unidentified and not attributed to any person found at, or recovered from, a crime scene.