Ombudsman Report Due On Roma Children Removed From Families

A report into the removal of two Roma children from their families in Dublin and Westmeath is to be published today.

The report by Children's Ombudsman Emily Logan looks into the removal of a 7-year-old girl in Tallaght and a two-year-old boy in Athlone.

The incidents in Ireland followed the discovery of a blue-eyed child living with a Roma family at a camp in Greece, which lead to accusations that Roma people were involved in child trafficking.

Garda had removed the two children from their families in Ireland within days of the Greece report.

Ms Logan's report on the incidents is due to be published today.


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