AN 18-year-old sister of the girl taken into care said today her sibling has been "very traumatised" by the experience.
She also said her sister was taken to school yesterday - without her family's knowledge - and they only found out when contacted by the principal last night.
The family intends to return to court this afternoon to find out if the girl will be returned to them.
Speaking to reporters, some of whom had travelled from the UK, the teenager said: "She is very traumatised and very confused as well.
“There was about 20 gardai in here (their house) and social workers.
“They took her just because she has blue eyes and blonde hair. If you go over to Romania, people -- most of them -- have blue eyes as well."