A verdict in Ibrahim Halawa's mass trial in Egypt has been postponed by three weeks. The 21-year-old Dubliner will now not find out his fate until September 18th.
The 21 year old was arrested during political upheaval after sat his Leaving Cert in the summer of 2013.
The Taoiseach's told Egypt's President that he's disappointed a verdict in Ibrahim Halawa's trial has been delayed.
In a statement, the Taoiseach's department said Leo Varadkar "made clear to President Al-Sisi that his priority was to secure the return of Ibrahim Halawa to Ireland as soon as possible."
The Foreign Affairs Minister, Simon Coveney, admitted he was "frustrated" with the delay and said he fully shares "that sense of disappointment and frustration at yet another delay in this long-running case" with the Halawa family.
"Nonetheless, we will be continuing to work in support of Ibrahim and his family and doing everything we can to ensure that he is able to return to Ireland as soon as possible once the trial ends", he said.
Children's Minister, Katherine Zappone, says she shares the Hawala family's "deep disappointment".
"As Ibrahim's local TD I remain in continuous contact with the family, his legal team as well as Government colleagues", she said.
The Minister said "we must continue to put in place the supports necessary to ensure Ibrahim's health and well-being when he is allowed home to be reunited with his loved ones."