Ibrahim Halawa Back In Ireland

Ibrahim Halawa Back In Ireland
Jack Quann
Jack Quann

24 Oct 2017

Freed Dubliner Ibrahim Halawa has arrived back in Ireland.

The news was confirmed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, who confirmed the 21-year-old had been reunited with his family in a private area of Dublin Airport

Earlier, he posted a photo on Instagram - showing him on a plane with one of his sisters and the Irish ambassador to Egypt, Seán O'Regan.

The photo also has the caption: "Finally on my way home". He again thanked everyone involved with his release.

Minister Simon Coveney said: "I am delighted to confirm that Ibrahim Halawa has now arrived back in Ireland and been reunited with his family.

"This is a very happy day for Ibrahim and his family, and a day of great joy also for all of his friends and supporters.

"I and all of my colleagues in Government are very pleased that Ibrahim's ordeal is now at an end, and that he is back home with his family.

"There will be many challenges for Ibrahim as he comes to terms with all that he has been through, and all the changes that have taken pace while he has been detained in Egypt.

"He will need time and space in the period ahead and I hope that his privacy and that of his family will be respected.

"My thoughts today are with Ibrahim and his parents, siblings and extended family. They have waited a long time for this day; they deserve to savour and enjoy it."