Last week the trial of Ibrahaim Halawa was delayed once again; this is the 19th time the trial has been postponed. It has now been over three years since his intial incarceration following his participation in a demonstration. No evidence has ever been brought to bear against him since his arrest at the age of 17 years old.
Today in the Oireachtas I made an application for a topical debate on the issue which was unfortunately not accepted. We will continue to higlight this issue in the chamber, in the media and to do everything in our power to ensure that this trial begins and ends as soon as possible.