Peter Greste

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Editorial director of Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC) Craig McMurtie speaks to members of the media outside the ABC building located at Ultimo, Sydney, after police raided the building. Photograph: AAP/David Gray/via Reuters

Australian police raided the offices of the national broadcaster on Wednesday over allegations it had published classified material, the second raid o(...)

Ibrahim Halawa celebrates moments after his acquittal by an anti-terrorism court at the Wadi Natrun prison outside Cairo. Photograph: Declan Walsh/The New York Times

Ibrahim Halawa is an innocent man. His three sisters are innocent women. They were acquitted of all charges by an Egyptian court this week. It has tak(...)

Australian broadcast journalist Peter Greste. Photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Australian journalist Peter Greste, a former cellmate of Ibrahim Halawa, says there will be no return to normal for the Dublin man when he is released(...)

Ibrahim Halawa’s sisters Nosayba, Somaya, Omaima, Fatima and Khadija – with their children Aisha, Sundus and Hamza – protesting along with members of Amnesty International outside the Egyptian Embassy in Dublin to mark the fourth anniversary of his arrest. Photograph: Alan Betson

2013 August 13th – Ibrahim Halawa, a 17-year-old Irish citizen, is arrested by Egyptian security forces along with his older sisters Somaia, Fatima a(...)

Ibrahim Halawa: physical and mental health has deteriorated in detention

The Government is planning a high-level diplomatic push for the immediate return to Ireland of Ibrahim Halawa within hours of a verdict being delivere(...)

A former cellmate of Ibrahim Halawa has called on the Government to act to assist in the release of the Irish man. In a letter to the Oireachtas Com(...)

Michael Creed: “You’re into building walls and cutting off contact. I’m into improving our relations with these countries and thereby bringing pressure to bear so we can achieve our objectives”

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has rejected accusations of “doublespeak” against the Government over its approach to trade with Egypt and cal(...)

Ibrahim Halawa: People Before Profit TD Bríd Smith has called for Ireland’s Ambassador to Egypt to be recalled in protest at his continued detention.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has said the Government will lend its full support to a second application under presidential decree fo(...)

Omaima (left) Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa, hold a poster of him at their home in Dublin in 2014.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

A verdict is expected today in the trial of Ibrahim Halawa, whose detention in Egypt for almost three years has drawn international condemnation. Mr(...)

Today, verdicts could finally be delivered in a mass trial involving the young Irishman Ibrahim Halawa (above), who has been in prison in Egypt since his arrest during protests against the ousting of then-president Mohamed Morsi in mid-August 2013.

It has taken almost three years, 13 adjournments and a trial that has involved no evidence being produced, no witnesses being called and no defence su(...)

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