After four years of legal delays, Ibrahim Halawa has been found innocent of all charges against him.
The 21 year old from Firhouse, who has been in prison in Egypt since being arrested at a political demonstration, is expected to return to Dublin as soon as possible.
The Foreign Affairs Minister says he's conscious that there will be some practical procedures and formalities to be gone through before that can happen.
Simon Coveney said "The Government’s priority now is to support Ibrahim and his family in every way that we can in order to ensure that Ibrahim is able to return home to his family and friends as soon as possible".
Ibrahim's family gathered in Firhouse for the verdict and have been hugging each other and phoning relatives.
Ibrahim's sisters give their reaction to the verdict to 98FM's Stephanie Grogan
Colm O'Gorman from Amnesty Ireland said "Nothing can ever excuse the horrific ordeal that Ibrahim has endured. He was unlawfully detained with no credible evidence to support the charges laid against him."
"Today, at last, Ibrahim’s nightmare is over. He must now be immediately released and allowed to return home to Ireland. Our expectation is that the Irish Government will continue to work on his behalf and ensure his prompt return home to his family and life here in Ireland", he said.
The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, said he "wholeheartedly welcomes" the decision, and thanked the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Irish Embassy in Cairo for the work.