Tánaiste unable to source information on reports of charges against Halawa family
The Tánaiste said he has not been able to get any information on reports of charges pending against the Halawa family in Egypt.
Eamon Gilmore has been speaking in Brussels where he is attending a meeting of EU Foreign Ministers on the Egyptian crisis.
It comes amid escalating violence over the past week - over 900 people have been killed in clashes between security forces and the Islamist group, the Muslim Brotherhood.
The four Halawa siblings - who have been caught up in the violence - are being held in custody facing charges of attempted murder and arson.
The Tánaiste said while he has no more detail on the possible charges he does know that the four siblings are in good spirits.
"We don't have any information about those reports so we have obviously read them reports in the newspapers," he said.
"We have been providing consular assistance to the four Halawa family members, there was a visit from a consular official from our embassy in Egypt yesterday
"They are in good spirits we got a report on that consular visit we don't have any information at this point about any charges brought against them."
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