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# roma - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

From The42 Ashley Cole: 'English players are afraid to play abroad' When In Rome

Ashley Cole: 'English players are afraid to play abroad'

The ex-Arsenal and Chelsea man was speaking at his official unveiling as a Roma player.

# roma - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Opinion: Prejudice and hysteria caused two Roma children to be taken from their families

I have no doubt Garda and HSE staff acted in what they believed to be the best interests of those two children, but there were clear elements of ethnic profiling involved.

# roma - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

"Ethnic profiling" a factor in removal of Roma children, report finds

The Taoiseach, Minister for Justice and the interim Garda Commissioner have all apologised for what happened in the cases in Athlone and Tallaght.

'A wake up call': Where to now after the Logan Report?

The report into the removal of two Roma children from their families last year has been described as “shocking”.

Timeline: Here's what happened to the Roma Child T in Tallaght

A Facebook message sparked a chain of events where a Roma child with blonde hair was removed from her family in Tallaght.

Timeline: Here's what happened to the Roma Child A in Athlone

After being taken in foster care, the child was heard screaming for his parents at 4am.

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Taoiseach accused of 'insulting' morbidly obese people

Kenny faced questions from the opposition benches over a decision to suspend gastric band operations at a hospital.

Asbestos dumped on halting site was not removed for over four months

The National Traveller Partnership has said that Local Authorities have a “poor track record” in helping Travellers and should not be in charge of their finances.

Family still don't know where Roma boy (2) was kept overnight by HSE

The family of the young boy are suing the State for breach of constitutional rights.

# roma - Monday 16 June, 2014

From GSOC to asylum seekers, what are Ireland's human rights failings?

And we have to address them all before a United Nations committee next month.

# roma - Sunday 8 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Hilarious Facebook account set up in response to racist 'Waterford Against Roma' page Parody

Hilarious Facebook account set up in response to racist 'Waterford Against Roma' page

‘Waterford Against Roma’ is now ‘Waterford Against Romans’.

# roma - Monday 12 May, 2014

'Mister and Miss Gypsy' contests aim to empower neglected minority

Dozens of teenagers have been auditioning for the finals of the contest in a Madrid hotel.

# roma - Friday 2 May, 2014

Opinion: We fought the law but the law won – labelled 'foreign agents' in our own country

Our group uncovered ethnic profiling by police and discrimination against minority groups in Russia. So Putin’s “foreign agent” law was applied to take us down.

Shatter: Gardaí don't collect data on people based on race or because they're travellers

Though gardaí are often under pressure to make quick decisions, Shatter said any kind of discriminatory profiling is totally unacceptable.

# roma - Thursday 10 April, 2014

State is failing to protect vulnerable Roma children, says Pavee Point

A new report says that last year’s removal by gardaí and the HSE of two children from their family has stopped mothers from getting their children vaccinated.

# roma - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Roma child cases: Emily Logan's handed her report in to Alan Shatter

The removal of the two children from their families in Dublin and Athlone last October led to strong criticism of the HSE and Gardaí.

# roma - Thursday 13 February, 2014

Column: The struggle for human rights in Russia won’t end with the Winter Olympics

The abuse of minorities and their defenders in Russia affects gay people but also Roma, immigrant workers and other ethnic communities. Let’s not forget about them, writes Stefania Kulaeva.

# roma - Sunday 5 January, 2014

From The42 Serie A: Slick Juve too good for Roma Italy

Serie A: Slick Juve too good for Roma

The side from the capital were reduced to nine men as the champions opened up an eight-point gap at the summit.

# roma - Monday 16 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about Stephanie Meehan of Priory Hall, murder charge in Mayo, and the Roma child removed from her family in Tallaght.

Gardaí had previous child protection concerns over family of Roma girl placed in care

The lead garda said however that he himself did not speak to the woman who initially raised concerns about the girl.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Child care applications up 15 per cent in 2012, wide variations between towns

The figures are contained in the latest volume of the Child Care Law Reporting Project, which also details several high-profile cases.

# roma - Thursday 12 December, 2013

In #BOD and #vinb we trust: Ireland on Twitter in 2013

The Irish tweeted about everything from lapgate to Anglotapes, Seamus Heaney to the Late Late (among other things).

# roma - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Garda Commissioner says media reports on Roma child cases "not accurate"

It was reported at the weekend that local social workers were left out of the loop when gardaí removed a two-year-old Roma boy from his family.

# roma - Sunday 10 November, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about a stabbing in Limerick, Remembrance Day and devastation left by Typhoon Haiyan.

Breakdown of communication led to Roma boy being removed from family

The wrongful removal of a two-year-old boy has been blamed on a lack of communication between agencies.

# roma - Friday 8 November, 2013

Ministers receive gardaí and HSE reports on Roma children

The two reports come a fortnight after the removal of two children, aged seven and two, from their parents in Dublin and Athlone after authorities were informed that they were not their children.

# roma - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Swedish political party seeks to ban foreigners from begging

The far-right Sweden Democrats party said the main reason beggars go to Sweden is to beg in a “professional manner”.

# roma - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Maria's Bulgarian mother denies selling her daughter

Sasha Ruseva makes first public appearance since DNA tests proved she is biological mother of girl taken from foster parents in Greece.

# roma - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Phil Prendergast: As a mother, I felt physically sick over Roma children mistakes

“Of course this is unlikely to happen to an Irish family – we are not subjected to the odious stereotypes that the Roma community are forced to endure,” writes the MEP for Ireland South.

Children's Ombudsman has "trust of the public" needed for Roma cases probe

Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald explains why Emily Logan has been given power to compel gardai to speak to her.

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

Prince George, peat briquettes and David Norris: The week in numbers

Plus: How much money has the HSE spent so far this year?

# roma - Friday 25 October, 2013

Children's Ombudsman given powers to investigate gardaí as well as HSE

It follows the removal of two children, aged seven and two, from their parents in Dublin and Athlone on Monday and Tuesday of this week after authorities were informed that they were not their children.

Column: Ireland’s child protection policy seems guided by medieval fairy tales

What we’ve seen happen to Roma families in Ireland this is week is something we all would like to think disappeared centuries ago – a witch-hunt.

Bulgarian woman undergoes DNA test in 'Maria' case

The woman has been tested for a match with the child found in Greece and served with preliminary charges of child selling.

# roma - Thursday 24 October, 2013

HSE child services chief to meet with Garda Commissioner on Roma cases

Gordon Jeyes will head up the HSE report on the two cases in Tallaght and Athlone, with the findings of the review to be handed over to the Children’s Ombudsman.

Ombudsman for Children to investigate Roma child incidents

The Ombudsman was contacted by the Minister for Justice on the issue today.

Roma child incidents result of 'pure, raw, naked, poisonous racism'

Opposition TDs called for an independent inquiry into the two incidents this week.