Ibrahaim Halawa's family say they feel left in limbo and see no end in sight after a verdict in his Egyptian mass trial was postponed.
The 21-year-old Dubliner has been in a Cairo jail for four years, accused of serious charges arising out of a political demonstration.
He is on trial alongside hundreds of other defendants.
A verdict was due on Monday - but Ibrahim is now not expected to learn his fate until September 18th.
Family solicitor Darragh Mackin says the Irish Government may need to change their approach if another deadline passes without a verdict.
He said that the Government here could initiate proceedings against the Egyptian state. While the legal team are not advocating that at the moment, they stress that a further deadline must be imposed.
At a press conference this morning, Ibrahim's sister Somaia read out a letter she says her brother wrote just last Sunday: