Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan: “I don’t accept that there will be a culling of male TDs”

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said he does not accept sitting male TDs will be “culled” to make way for women because of gender(...)

Ibrahim Halawa’s family has criticised the Government’s approach to the Egyptian authorities, with his sisters calling on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to intervene in attempts to have him released from jail

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has dismissed as “unfair and unfounded” claims his department is failing to act in the Ibrahim Halawa ca(...)

Amnesty’s global review of the death penalty has revealed an “alarming rise” in death sentences last year, including mass sentencing in both Egypt and Nigeria due to internal conflict and political instability. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

The number of death sentences worldwide jumped by almost 500 last year compared to 2013, mainly due to a sharp spike in sentences handed out in Egypt (...)

Omaima (left) Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa aged 18, who is in prison in Egypt. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The Government is treating the case of imprisoned Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt as a priority legally, diplomatically and politically, the Mi(...)

The trial of Irish teenager Ibrahim Halawa (above) has been adjourned.

The trial in Egypt of Irish national Ibrahim Halawa has been adjourned.Irish Ambassador Isolde Moylan, who was in court, confirmed the change of date.(...)

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(...)