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Ahern welcomes court ruling on Tristan

Ahern welcomes court ruling on Tristan
23 February 2006
RTÉ News

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Adoption Ireland have welcomed today's High Court ruling regarding the future well-being of Tristan Dowse, the four-year-old boy returned to an orphanage in Indonesia by his adoptive parents. Mr Justice John McMenamin ruled that Joe Dowse from Co Wicklow and his Azerbaijani wife, Lala, had breached their constitutional duties and must support Tristan until he is 18. Minister Dermot Ahern described the ruling as realistic and said his department would maintain contact with the Indonesian authorities toensure all is well with Tristan.

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