Ibrahim Halawa

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 Ibrahim Halawa  has been acquitted of all charges in Egypt after four years in jail.

The Egyptian legal authorities have not yet begun to process the paperwork for Ibrahim Halawa’s release from jail. “The first stage hasn’t even been (...)

After four years of detention, Irish man Ibrahim Halawa was cleared of all charges relating to a protest in August 2013.  Photograph: Family Handout/PA Wire

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney says he is very frustrated by the delays in the release of Ibrahim Halawa. However, he said he wanted to (...)

 Ibrahim Halawa: arrested during  Muslim Brotherhood protests which took place in Cairo in August 2013. Photograph: Family Handout/PA Wire

The Government has had no confirmation of when Ibrahim Halawa will be released from prison, the Dáil has heard. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Mr Halaw(...)

Family and  friends celebrate  Ibrahim Halawa’s acquittal  last month at the Halawa family home in Firhouse, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Paperwork formally confirming Ibrahim Halawa’s release from prison which was expected to be processed on Tuesday has been delayed by Egyptian authorit(...)

Ibrahim Halawa pictured moments after his acquittal by a court at the Wadi Natrun prison outside Cairo. Photograph: Declan Walsh/The New York Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said he expects Ibrahim Halawa to return home to Ireland from Egypt in “a short number of days.” The 2(...)

When Mr Halawa is moved from the prison service to the security directorate, things should move quickly, said Mr Coveney. Photograph: Declan Walsh/The New York Times

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said he is “hopeful” that Ibrahim Halawa will be home by the middle of this week. Mr Coveney said that(...)

Imam Hussein Halawa stayed relatively quiety during the campaign for his son’s release, saying “I didn’t want people to think I was using and exploiting my platform, position and job for personal advantag.”

Hussein Halawa was about to head to the mosque in Clonskeagh on Monday when he got a text saying his son Ibrahim’s trial was being broadcast live on a(...)

Ibrahim Halawa who has been acquitted of all charges in Egypt after four years in jail. Photograph:  Family Handout/PA Wire

The Taoiseach and Minister for Foreign Affairs will intervene directly if there is “any sense of unreasonable delay” in the release of Ibrahim Halawa (...)

Family and friends celebrate Ibrahim Halawa’s acquittal on all charges relating to mass protests in Cairo four years ago, at the Halawa family home in Firhouse, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Ibrahim Halawa’s friends, teachers and community members have described the “joy and relief” they felt at the news of his acquittal. Pete Moloney, 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(...)

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