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# roma - Thursday 10 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie State is failing to protect vulnerable Roma children, says Pavee Point Daily Struggle

State is failing to protect vulnerable Roma children, says Pavee Point

A new report says that last year’s removal by gardaí and the HSE of two children from their family has stopped mothers from getting their children vaccinated.

# roma - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Roma child cases: Emily Logan’s handed her report in to Alan Shatter Children's Ombudsman

Roma child cases: Emily Logan’s handed her report in to Alan Shatter

The removal of the two children from their families in Dublin and Athlone last October led to strong criticism of the HSE and Gardaí.

# roma - Thursday 13 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Column: The struggle for human rights in Russia won’t end with the Winter Olympics Human Dignity

Column: The struggle for human rights in Russia won’t end with the Winter Olympics

The abuse of minorities and their defenders in Russia affects gay people but also Roma, immigrant workers and other ethnic communities. Let’s not forget about them, writes Stefania Kulaeva.

# roma - Sunday 5 January, 2014

From The Score Serie A: Slick Juve too good for Roma Italy

Serie A: Slick Juve too good for Roma

The side from the capital were reduced to nine men as the champions opened up an eight-point gap at the summit.

# roma - Monday 16 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Monday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about Stephanie Meehan of Priory Hall, murder charge in Mayo, and the Roma child removed from her family in Tallaght.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí had previous child protection concerns over family of Roma girl placed in care Roma

Gardaí had previous child protection concerns over family of Roma girl placed in care

The lead garda said however that he himself did not speak to the woman who initially raised concerns about the girl.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Monday 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Child care applications up 15 per cent in 2012, wide variations between towns FLAC

Child care applications up 15 per cent in 2012, wide variations between towns

The figures are contained in the latest volume of the Child Care Law Reporting Project, which also details several high-profile cases.

# roma - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From TheJournal.ie In #BOD and #vinb we trust: Ireland on Twitter in 2013 Trending

In #BOD and #vinb we trust: Ireland on Twitter in 2013

The Irish tweeted about everything from lapgate to Anglotapes, Seamus Heaney to the Late Late (among other things).

# roma - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Garda Commissioner says media reports on Roma child cases “not accurate” Martin Callinan

Garda Commissioner says media reports on Roma child cases “not accurate”

It was reported at the weekend that local social workers were left out of the loop when gardaí removed a two-year-old Roma boy from his family.

# roma - Sunday 10 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about a stabbing in Limerick, Remembrance Day and devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan.

From TheJournal.ie Breakdown of communication led to Roma boy being removed from family Athlone

Breakdown of communication led to Roma boy being removed from family

The wrongful removal of a two-year-old boy has been blamed on a lack of communication between agencies.

# roma - Friday 8 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Ministers receive gardaí and HSE reports on Roma children Roma Children

Ministers receive gardaí and HSE reports on Roma children

The two reports come a fortnight after the removal of two children, aged seven and two, from their parents in Dublin and Athlone after authorities were informed that they were not their children.

# roma - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Swedish political party seeks to ban foreigners from begging Begging

Swedish political party seeks to ban foreigners from begging

The far-right Sweden Democrats party said the main reason beggars go to Sweden is to beg in a “professional manner”.

# roma - Sunday 27 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Maria’s Bulgarian mother denies selling her daughter Interview

Maria’s Bulgarian mother denies selling her daughter

Sasha Ruseva makes first public appearance since DNA tests proved she is biological mother of girl taken from foster parents in Greece.

# roma - Saturday 26 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Phil Prendergast: As a mother, I felt physically sick over Roma children mistakes Opinion

Phil Prendergast: As a mother, I felt physically sick over Roma children mistakes

“Of course this is unlikely to happen to an Irish family – we are not subjected to the odious stereotypes that the Roma community are forced to endure,” writes the MEP for Ireland South.

From TheJournal.ie Children’s Ombudsman has “trust of the public” needed for Roma cases probe Child Protection

Children’s Ombudsman has “trust of the public” needed for Roma cases probe

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald explains why Emily Logan has been given power to compel gardai to speak to her.

From TheJournal.ie Top readers’ comments of the week You Told Us

Top readers’ comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

From TheJournal.ie Prince George, peat briquettes and David Norris: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Prince George, peat briquettes and David Norris: The week in numbers

Plus: How much money has the HSE spent so far this year?

# roma - Friday 25 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Children’s Ombudsman given powers to investigate gardaí as well as HSE Roma Children

Children’s Ombudsman given powers to investigate gardaí as well as HSE

It follows the removal of two children, aged seven and two, from their parents in Dublin and Athlone on Monday and Tuesday of this week after authorities were informed that they were not their children.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ireland’s child protection policy seems guided by medieval fairy tales Opinion

Column: Ireland’s child protection policy seems guided by medieval fairy tales

What we’ve seen happen to Roma families in Ireland this is week is something we all would like to think disappeared centuries ago – a witch-hunt.

From TheJournal.ie Bulgarian woman undergoes DNA test in ‘Maria’ case Blonde Angel

Bulgarian woman undergoes DNA test in ‘Maria’ case

The woman has been tested for a match with the child found in Greece and served with preliminary charges of child selling.

# roma - Thursday 24 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie HSE child services chief to meet with Garda Commissioner on Roma cases Roma Children

HSE child services chief to meet with Garda Commissioner on Roma cases

Gordon Jeyes will head up the HSE report on the two cases in Tallaght and Athlone, with the findings of the review to be handed over to the Children’s Ombudsman.

From TheJournal.ie Ombudsman for Children to investigate Roma child incidents Families

Ombudsman for Children to investigate Roma child incidents

The Ombudsman was contacted by the Minister for Justice on the issue today.

From TheJournal.ie Roma child incidents result of ‘pure, raw, naked, poisonous racism’ Child Protection

Roma child incidents result of ‘pure, raw, naked, poisonous racism’

Opposition TDs called for an independent inquiry into the two incidents this week.

From TheJournal.ie Human Rights Commissioner slams media reporting of Roma child cases Roma Children

Human Rights Commissioner slams media reporting of Roma child cases

Nils Muižnieks says reporting of the cases reinforced the myth of Roma people “as child abductors”.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter: Greece case may have had ‘some undue influence’ on Roma child removals Roma Children

Shatter: Greece case may have had ‘some undue influence’ on Roma child removals

The Minister for Justice has said that he has “no doubt” that gardaí and the HSE acted in good faith and expects a report on what happened within two weeks

From TheJournal.ie Pavee Point calls for full independent review into Roma child cases Children

Pavee Point calls for full independent review into Roma child cases

The group is calling on the Government to set up a full independent review of how state authorities acted, after two children were removed, then returned to their families.

# roma - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about a Roma child’s DNA test results, transport fare hikes and Prince George’s christening.

From TheJournal.ie Child removed, then returned to Roma family in Athlone Athlone

Child removed, then returned to Roma family in Athlone

It’s the second such case this week, after a 7-year-old girl was taken from a family in Tallaght on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Shatter: Gardaí responded in good faith to child concerns Children

Shatter: Gardaí responded in good faith to child concerns

Two children who were removed from their Roma families have since been reunited with them.

From TheJournal.ie The 5 at 5: Wednesday The 5 At 5

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From TheJournal.ie Groups warn about ‘witch hunt’ against Roma Children

Groups warn about ‘witch hunt’ against Roma

Groups have warned against the propagation of stereotypes of an entire community after the removal of two children from Roma families.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

From TheJournal.ie DNA tests being carried out on girl found living with Roma family Tallaght

DNA tests being carried out on girl found living with Roma family

The child, who has blonde hair and blue eyes, was removed from the family on Monday by gardaí using powers granted under the Child Care Act.

# roma - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about the pensioners’ protest, a little girl taken from a Roma family in Dublin and the NSA spying on the French.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí investigate ‘true identity’ of girl (7) taken from Tallaght home Tallaght

Gardaí investigate ‘true identity’ of girl (7) taken from Tallaght home

The blonde, blue-eyed child was living with a Roma family in the area.

# roma - Monday 21 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Roma couple charged with abducting mystery child ‘Maria’ Blonde Angel

Roma couple charged with abducting mystery child ‘Maria’

The young girl was found at a Roma camp last week in Greece.

# roma - Sunday 20 October, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Mystery girl in Roma camp was abandoned by mother, says arrested couple Greece

Mystery girl in Roma camp was abandoned by mother, says arrested couple

A lawyer for the couple said that the child was not kidnapped or trafficked – but police said they repeatedly changed their story about the girl.

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