30th October 2013, Wednesday
The Garda Commissioner says he won’t preempt the findings of a HSE and Garda
inquiry into the taking of Roma children from their families.
The two state agencies are currently compiling reports,
which will be given to the Children’s Ombudsman
They focus on how a 7-year-old girl and a 2-year-old boy were taken
from separate Roma couples
in Dublin and the Midlands, and placed into HSE care after public
reports that the children might not belong to the families.
DNA tests and further investigations later proved that the 2 blond
haired, blue eyed children did belong with the Roma couples in
The Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan says the welfare of Children
always comes first
in the force