It could be next week before Ibrahim Halawa returns home to Dublin.
His family say a two-day public holiday in Egypt has led to a delay in the process to release him from prison.
The 21-year-old from Firhouse in Dublin has been in an Egyptian jail since 2013 after being arrested during a political protest.
He was cleared of all charges against him on Monday.
Ibrahim’s family say they haven’t had a chance to speak to him on the phone yet but they understand he is in good spirits and is looking forward to coming home.