After four years, Ibrahim Halawa will find out next Monday if he can return to Dublin. It has been confirmed that a verdict in his mass trial will be delivered on August 28th.
The 21-year-old's long-running mass trial in Egypt came to a close yesterday. He has been held in prison in Cairo for four years, after being arrested at a political protest on holiday with his family.
The Department of Foreign Affairs says it and its Embassy in Cairo are "continuing to monitor closely developments" in this case.
"The Embassy has been advised that the final hearing will take place on next Monday, 28 August, and that verdicts for all defendants will be announced on that occasion."
The Irish Government will have a team of observers, led by our Ambassador to Egypt, in the court for the hearing next Monday. "In the meantime, we are continuing to provide all possible support and assistance to Ibrahim Halawa and his family", a statement said.
TD Paul Murphy has said his thoughts are with the Halawa family as they wait for news of a verdict date.