The prosecution in Ibrahim Halawa's mass trial has finished making its case in Egypt. The 21-year-old Dubliner has been held in prison there for four years after being arrested at a political protest on holiday.
The judge has announced that the next hearing - where defence teams will get to have their say - will take place on the first of August.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, TD, has weclomed "the fact that the defendants and their lawyers will now have their opportunity to set out their arguments responding to the prosecution case and evidence."
"When the Taoiseach and I met with Ibrahim Halawa's family last week, we gave them strong reassurances that we will continue to maintain pressure in order to ensure that this issue is resolved, and that this young Irish citizen is returned to his home and his family as soon as possible."
Minster Coveney once again stated that Ibrahim's case is a priority for the government.