How the world’s media reported the Irish Roma cases

Snapshot of how removal of Roma children from their homes was reported elsewhere

Roma children are seen at a window of a caravan at an encampment of Roma families in Triel-sur-Seine, near Paris. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Roma children are seen at a window of a caravan at an encampment of Roma families in Triel-sur-Seine, near Paris. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Thu, Oct 24, 2013, 16:51

Embarrassing U-turn comes after DNA tests prove that girl put into care, 7, is biological daughter of Dublin couple - Guardian

The head of the Irish police is to report on the handling of the cases of two Roma children removed from their families and later returned…Gardai have defended their actions, saying that the protection of vulnerable children was of paramount importance - BBC

An Irish court has been ordered that a blonde, blue-eyed girl who was taken from a Roma family should be returned, after DNA tests proved that she was the parents’ daughter - Telegraph

A blonde, blue-eyed schoolgirl removed from a Roma family in Ireland will be reunited with her parents after DNA tests proved she is their daughter, the second such case in the past week. - Sydney Morning Herald

The Irish police were responding to public tipoffs fueled by media coverage of an alleged child-abduction case in Greece involving a blond-haired girl and a family of Gypsies, known as Roma. - Washington Post (AP)

The cases add to the increasingly rancorous debate in France and elsewhere in Europe about the challenges of integrating Roma immigrants at a time when budgets are tight and public opinion in many countries is firmly against illegal immigration. - New York Times