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# roma community

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2022
# IHREC
People refused entry to pubs don't get 'adequate access to justice' under complaints system
Human Rights Commission says current law disproportionately impacts minority groups.
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# Covid-19
Coronavirus: Health officials confirm 62 cases in Direct Provision centres
There are nine clusters at Direct Provision centres across the country.
# Report
'It's a vicious cycle': One in three Roma people in EU states are victims of harassment
The report also found that 80% of Roma people living in the EU are at risk of poverty.
# Poverty
Roma children living in 'overcrowded houses with rats, damp and sewage'
Over 80% of respondents in new research reported discrimination in the street or in a public place.
# Racism
'Lack of humanity' after Roma baby refused burial in France
The two-month-old baby died the day after Christmas from sudden infant death syndrome and the local town refused the family a burial plot because they don’t pay taxes.
# Racism
Intimidation of Roma people in Waterford "effectively a lynch mob"- Minister
Three Roma families were forced to leave a house in Waterford.
# talk to us
Gardaí urge victims of racism and hate crimes to speak to them
A report yesterday harshly criticised gardaí for their response to racism but the organisation said it does have systems in place and is working to improve.
# Human Rights
UN told symphysiotomy patients were 'operated upon wide awake and often screaming'
The Justice Minister defended the State redress scheme for survivors of symphysiotomy at a meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva today.
# Reaction
'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”.
# roma community
Children's Ombudsman to release report into removal of Roma children from families
Two children were taken from their families in October of last year.
# Daily Struggle
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 community
Ombudsman upholds complaint about article on 'parasitic' Roma beggars
The column claimed Roma beggars “look on this country as a giant stupid cow to be milked whenever they see fit”.
# Greece
DNA test confirms Bulgarian couple are parents of 'Maria'
The mother of the young girl has said she left her with a Roma couple in Greece because she was too poor to care for her.
# Blonde Angel
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.
# Child Protection
Roma child incidents result of 'pure, raw, naked, poisonous racism'
Opposition TDs called for an independent inquiry into the two incidents this week.
# Racism
Tallaght Roma girl's family victims of racist attacks
The windows at the front of the family’s home have had to be fortified because of people in the area throwing bricks at the house.
# Athlone
Child removed, then returned to Roma family in Athlone
It’s the second such case this week, after a 7-year-old girl was taken from a family in Tallaght on Monday.
# Missing
Discovery of girl in Greek Roma camp gives hope to missing boy's family
Ben Needham went missing in 1991 on the Greek island of Kos and links were previously made to the Roma community in the area he disappeared from.