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There Were Jubilant Scenes As Ibrahim Halawa Landed At Dublin Airport This Morning

By James Fenton

October 24, 2017 at 11:33am

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After being locked up in an Egyptian prison for the past four years, Ibrahim Halawa has now officially landed on Irish soil.

Crowds of supporters gathered at Dublin Airport early to welcome Ibrahim home...

Seán O'Regan, Ambassador of Ireland to Egypt, posted these pictures alongside Halawa on his flight...

He finally landed just after 11am...

According to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim met with his family in a private area of Dublin Airport

Minister Simon Coveney said:

"I am delighted to confirm that Ibrahim Halawa has 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 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 place 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."

(header pic: @KZapponeTD on Twitter)

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