Ibrahim Halawa's has been postponed for a 23rd time. The 21 year old Firhouse man is due back in court against next week. He has been locked up since being arrested during political protests in Cairo in 2013.
At the time, he was on a family holiday at the age of 17 and had just completed his Leaving Cert.
Amnesty International and human rights group Reprieve have criticised his detention with out any meaningful progress in his trial, alongside 400 other defendants. His family are growing increasingly concerned for his health.
The Taoiseach has written to the Egyptian President requesting the release of the 21-year-old following a medical examination by an Irish doctor who asked for him to be released to carry out more tests.
Fiona Crowley from Amnesty International Ireland said “The continuing imprisonment of this young Irish and EU citizen is a serious violation of both international and Egyptian law."
"Over the last 45 months, Ibrahim’s ordeal has been nothing short of horrific. He has spent almost four years of his young life in harrowing conditions in a number of different prison cells".
A statement from the Department of Foreign Affairs said “This case continues to be a high priority for the Government. We will continue to provide all possible consular care.”