Omaima, Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa, who is currently in prison in Egypt. Mr Halawa is to go on trial in Egypt on Sunday, along with 493 others who were caught up in violent protests in Cairo against the authorities. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The family of Ibrahim Halawa has called on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to intervene and have him released from jail in Egypt. Mr Halawa (19) goes on trial on(...)

Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa, who is currently in prison in Egypt. ‘Now, with 493 other defendants in a grotesque mass trial, he faces the death penalty for alleged murder and terrorism.’   Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Ibrahim Halawa was 17 when he was arrested. He’s 19 now. He may be dead before he’s 20. An Irish citizen, he was visiting Cairo in August 2013 when(...)

Omaima (left) Fatima and Somaia Halawa sisters of Ibrahim Halawa who is being detained in Egypt. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A call has been made for Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan to ask the Australian government how they succeeded in having Al Jazeera journa(...)

Australian broadcast journalist, Peter Greste, recently freed from prison in Egypt,  at the Frontline club, London. Photograph: Reuters

The Al Jazeera journalist released from an Egyptian prison earlier this month has described his former cell mate Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa as a “r(...)

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, who along with his colleagues Mohamed Fahmy and Bahar Mohamed,  was awarded a special judges prize by the Royal Television Society. Greste, Fahmy and Mohamed had been jailed by the Egyptian government for ‘threatening national security’. Photograph: Royal Television Society

The Al Jazeera journalist released from Egyptian prison at the start of February has said he is “deeply concerned” for the future of freedom of speech(...)

Omaima (left) Fatima and Somaia Halawa sisters of Ibrahim Halawa whose trial in Egypt has been postponed. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The trial of Irish national Ibrahim Halawa was yesterday postponed until March 29th and the venue was moved from the police academy on the outskirts o(...)

Any international relief at Egypt’s release and deportation of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste on Sunday evaporated yesterday with the death senten(...)

Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy stands behind bars at a court in Cairo in a May  2014 file photo. Mr Fahmy is  expected to be deported to Canada within days. Photograph: Reuters

Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste said yesterday it was a great relief to be freed from prison in Egypt, but that he felt “incredible angst” about le(...)

Australian journalist Peter Greste: his release was granted under a law permitting deportation of foreigners to their home countries for trial or to serve out sentences. Photograph: Khaled Elfiqi/EPA

Egypt’s deportation of al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste to Australia – and the likely expulsion to Canada of his colleague Mohamed Fahmy – has given(...)

Egyptian youths shout slogans at a protest in Cairo yesterday commemorating the anniversary of the 2011 uprising. Photograph: Mohamed Shokry Algarnoussi/EPA

At least 18 people, including three policemen, were killed and 38 injured when demonstrators clashed with police enforcing a ban on unauthorised pr(...)