- 13 Dec 16
The trial of Ibrahim Halawa has been postponed for a 17th time today – his 21st birthday.
Halawa, from Firhouse in Dublin, has been held in an Egyptian jail since his arrest during demonstrations against the ousting of president Mohammed Morsi in August 2013.
Amnesty International confirmed this afternoon that Ibrahim - who is facing a mass trial with 493 other defendants - will be back in court on January 17.
Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan says he regrets the further adjournment but welcomes progress made "in respect of the completion of a technical review of evidence'".