A blonde haired, blue-eyed schoolgirl removed from a Roma family will be reunited with her parents after DNA tests proved she is their daughter.
The seven-year-old youngster had been in State care in Ireland for two nights after a member of the public raised concerns about her appearance compared to relatives in a south Dublin suburb.
Sources confirmed DNA test results tonight proved she belonged to her parents, who have maintained she was theirs since she was taken by authorities on Monday afternoon.
Earlier a two-year-old boy was removed from his family home in the midlands town of Athlone overnight was returned to his parents following inquiries by gardai.
A human rights group has called for an independent inquiry amid claims the two Roma children were "abducted" from their families by authorities.
Pavee Point fears there is hysteria after the case of a blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl named Maria was found with a Roma family in Greece and accused gardai and health chiefs of racial profiling.
Action to seek a care order over the seven-year-old girl was taken after gardai believed the family was unable to prove the girl's identity conclusively.
A couple saying they are the girl's parents said she was born in the Coombe Hospital in Dublin in April 2006 and is their daughter.
However officers removed the youngster after spending several hours at the Dublin property on Monday.
It is understood that a name and date of birth the parents gave did not match records with the register office and a passport bore a picture of a baby and could not be matched to the seven-year-old.
A number of other children, believed to be the girl's siblings, who were in the house at the time were not taken into care.
Relations said the girl - who was physically well - was not the only member of the family with blonde hair.
In the Greek case, a DNA test on Maria proved she was not related to Christos Salis, 39, and Eleftheria Dimopoulou, 40, and the couple have been held on charges of abduction and document fraud.
A 21-year-old sister of the child, who can not be identified for legal reasons, said their mother had not eaten for three days because of she was so distraught.
"Everyone was very sad," she said. The sister said she hoped no other family would have to go through a similar ordeal.
"The most important thing now is that my sister is coming back," she said. The sister said she supported calls by human rights campaigners for an independent investigation into the cases.
She added that neighbours, family and friends were very supportive to them during the last number of days.
"We are very happy," she said. "We will have a big party. We will have music, dancing, everything."