Published Wednesday, 23 October 2013
The family law court in Dublin (© PA)
The seven-year-old fair-haired, blue-eyed girl was taken away by authorities on Monday after concerns were raised by a member of the public about her appearance compared to relatives.
She remained in State care for two nights while a forensic test was carried out but will now be handed back to her parents, who always maintained she was their daughter.
A 21-year-old sister of the child, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said: "Everyone was very sad. The most important thing now is that my sister is coming back.
"We are very happy. We will have a big party. We will have music, dancing, everything."
The news comes after a two-year-old boy was also returned to a Roma family in the Irish Midlands after he was taken in on Tuesday night.
Gardaí said both children were "reunited to their families following confirmation of their established biological identities".
In a statement on Wednesday night Gardaí said they "take extremely seriously all reports received from members of the public concerning child welfare issues".
"In all cases immediate steps are taken to protect the welfare of the child in accordance with relevant statutory provisions and obligations," they explained.
"Protecting vulnerable children is of paramount importance to An Garda Síochána and we continue to work in partnership with the HSE and other agencies to ensure children's safety," the statement added.
"An Garda Síochána has a published and comprehensive policy which remains under constant review into the investigation of sexual crime, crimes against children and child welfare, which provides for an effective and coherent approach to the investigation of this sensitive and challenging area."
A human rights group has now demanded an independent inquiry into claims that the Roma children were "abducted" amid heightened concerns following the case of a blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl named Maria who was found with a Roma family in Greece.
The sister of the girl from Dublin said she is supporting these calls.
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