The sister of a seven year old girl taken from a house in Tallaght by gardai and the HSE has insisted she is a member of the family who been wrongly removed from them.
The HSE moved to take the child from the Roma family yesterday after suspicions arose as to whether she belonged with them.
It is understood that the little girl has blonde hair and blue eyes, making the case similar the story of the little girl named Maria who was taken from a Roma family in Greece over the weekend who is suspected not to be biologically related to the family she was living with.
Speaking today, the sister of the girl taken from the Tallaght house insisted that she belonged there and had lived with them since the day she was born in April 2006.
"I don't know why she as taken. There were over ten police and social services came to the house at three o'clock on Monday," said the young 21-year-old woman.
The young woman said her sister goes to a local school in the area, and was watching television when the authorities called.
"She was in the living room watching children's programme on TV, and when the police came my parents asked why do you have to take our daughter and they said we think she does not belong here," she explained.
The young woman said her parents had gone to court to fight for their daughter, and taken all their photographs of her with them to prove she has lived with them all her life.
She said they had come from Romania in 2001 but had lived in Tallaght since 2009.
"My little brother also has blonde hair and blue eyes," the young woman explained.
"We are all upset and angry, because it is a mistake, we just don't know how is it possible to take a child from her house," said the young woman.
"I think she has been taken because it is like the case in Greece," she explained.
"This has never happened us before. We don't know where she is now and we are sacred about this, we want my sister back," said the young woman.