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Second Roma child taken from family - since reunited

Update 12.30 A boy (2) who was removed from his Roma family in Athlone yesterday has since been r...
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06.42 23 Oct 2013


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Second Roma child taken from family - since reunited

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Update 12.30

A boy (2) who was removed from his Roma family in Athlone yesterday has since been reunited with them.

Gardaí placed the boy in HSE care yesterday evening and carried out a full line of inquiry to determine his identity.

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He has now been returned to the family and gardaí say they are satisfied he is with his biological parents.

It comes as a girl (7) remains in HSE care after being removed from a Roma family in Tallaght in Dublin on Monday.

DNA test results due later are expected to confirm the girl's identity.

Her parents insist she is their biological daughter and volunteered the DNA samples.

Children's minister Frances Fitzgerald says she would always encourage people to report concerns about child safety to the gardaí:

The head of the European Roma Rights Centre says the Roma community is frustrated and uncomfortable with the coverage of the case.

Dezideriu Gergely of the ERRC says assumptions are being made about the Roma community based on criminality and on physical appearance:

The Travellers and Roma group Pavee Point here has also raised concern over media coverage of the case. Spokesperson Martin Collins says there is a danger it could lead to racial profiling and discrimination:

Tom Brady, security editor of the the Irish Independent, spoke to Newstalk Breakfast earlier about an independent check of records relating to the Tallaght family that show the woman in that case did give birth to a baby girl at the Coombe Hospital:


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