The sister of four Irish citizens currently being detained in Egypt says that her siblings have had their periods of detention extended again.
Omaima, Fatima, and Somaia Halawa, all aged in their 20s, and their 17-year-old brother Ibrahim have been held in Cairo for over four weeks.
They were detained after taking part in a protest in the city.
Their sister Nosayba, who is in Dublin with their father, said the four siblings had their periods of detention extended on Saturday for a further 15 days.
Their mother and another sister are in Cairo, where it is understood they were due to visit their detained family members today.
The Department of Foreign Affairs could not confirm the extension.
A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs said Irish consular officials were in regular contact with the family here in Ireland, and the Irish Embassy in Cairo was extending all possible consular support to the Halawa siblings.