DNA test proves girl is Roma couple's daughter
A blonde haired, blue-eyed schoolgirl removed from a Roma family will be reunited with her parents after DNA tests proved she is their daughter.
The seven-year-old youngster had been in State care for two nights after a member of the public raised concerns about her appearance compared to relatives in a south Dublin suburb.
Sources confirmed DNA test results tonight proved she belonged to her parents, who have maintained she was theirs since she was taken by authorities on Monday afternoon.
Earlier a two-year-old boy removed from his family home in the midlands town of Athlone overnight was returned to his parents following inquiries by gardai.
A human rights group has called for an independent inquiry amid claims the two Roma children were “abducted” from their families by authorities.
Pavee Point fears there is hysteria after the case of a blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl named Maria was found with a Roma family in Greece and accused gardaí and health chiefs of racial profiling.
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