Above, Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa sisters of Ibrahim. ‘Halawa has been receiving important consular support from the Irish Embassy in Cairo. But it is not enough.’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Today an Irish teenager lies abandoned to his fate in a Cairo prison, cut off from the world. Ibrahim Halawa was arrested in August 2013 near Cairo’s (...)

Omaima, Fatima and Somaia Halawa sisters of Ibrahim Halawa who is awaiting trial in Egypt. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Egyptian government cannot intervene to release Ibrahim Halawa while his case is before the courts, but there may be “room” for talks on the teena(...)

Ibrahim Halawa (19), from Firhouse in Dublin, was arrested after a protest in Cairo. He has described his desperation in a smuggled letter from prison and his family fear it is indicative of his mental state. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The family of Ibrahim Halawa say his decision to go on hunger strike has come in the aftermath of the seventh and latest adjournment of his trial. M(...)

Journalist Ibrahim Aladrawi looks on behind bars with a sign reading “Journalist” taped over his mouth during his court appearance with Muslim Brotherhood members on the outskirts of Cairo, earlier this month. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Egypt summoned the US ambassador in Cairo to show displeasure at Muslim Brotherhood figures coming to Washington for a private conference, sources fam(...)

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(...)

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(...)

The father (centre)  of Israeli citizen Dror Hanin mourns with others at his funeral in the cemetery in Yahud, Israel, yesterday. Dror Hanin is the first Israeli casualty since the beginning of Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge”. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

The violence in Gaza and its cost to civilians was not acceptable, Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan told the Dáil. He said that on takin(...)

Peter Greste: the Australian journalist stands inside the court cage during the sentencing session yesterday. Photograp: EPA/Khaled Elfiqi

International outrage at Egypt’s crackdown on dissent intensified yesterday after three journalists for al-Jazeera English were sentenced to seven yea(...)

Egyptian soldiers stand guard in the courtyard of a school that will be used as a polling station in Port Said. Photograph: Al Youm Al Saabi Newspaper/Reuters

Egyptians began voting today in a constitutional referendum, the first ballot since the military overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and an eve(...)

A file photo dated April 2011 shows the then Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Supreme Guide Mohammed Badie (3rd row, 3-left) standing amongst members of the group’s Shura Council as they pose for a group photo after their meeting in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian state television reported today that the Egyptian government has labeled the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group. The government on has blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for an attack that targeted a regional police headquarters in northern Egypt which killed 15 people and injured more than 130. Photograph: EPA/Khaled Elfiqi

The Egyptian government formally designated the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation today, accusing it of carrying out a suicide bomb attac(...)