Independent Dublin South West Minister Katherine Zappone yesterday welcomed Ibrahim Halawa and his sister Nosayba to Government Buildings and Leinster House.
Minister Zappone had invited them both so they could meet politicians who supported the campaign to free Ibrahim from a Cairo Prison where he spent fours years without trial.
Minister Zappone said
“This visit is a moment of great joy.
“It is one which people right across Ireland have campaigned to make possible.
“At every stage of their visit to the Dail Ibrahim and his sister expressed their huge thanks to the people of Ireland, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the politicians who worked for his freedom.”