Wednesday 23 August 2017

Roma probe contrasts with treatment of at-risk children

The Irish State moves quickly to intervene when suspicions are raised about children's hair colour but is much slower to act when concerns are raised for their welfare.

Gardai moved with lightning speed to remove two blond children from the care of their Roma parents, in separate parts of the country, in recent days.

As far as we know, there were no concerns about the children's health or welfare. No indication that the children were at risk, were being mistreated or were trafficked.

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