Ibrahim Halawa freed from jail in Egypt

Ibrahim Halawa is free.

The 21 year old Dubliner was released from custody in Cairo overnight.

It comes a month after he was cleared of all charges connected to mass protests in Cairo in August 2013.

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President Michael D Higgins has welcomed the news saying it will come as a huge relief to his family while Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney says there are some formalities to complete before Ibrahim can fly home.