The final witnesses have been called in the trial of Irishman Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt.

Mr Halawa, who is from Firhouse in Dublin, was jailed after being arrested during protests in Cairo in August 2013.

Mr Halawa has been detained in Egypt for almost four years and his trial has been adjourned 26 times over that period.

At today's hearing, video evidence was shown and 17 witnesses testified.

"The judge said that this was the full list of defence witnesses, and that no further witnesses remain to be called in the trial," said Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney.

"The case will continue on 25 July and the judge indicated that the prosecutor will present the final arguments for the prosecution side on that occasion.

"Irish Government observers will be present in the court again for that hearing and for the subsequent hearings when the defendants' cases will be presented.

"It has taken a long time to get to this stage in the process, but it finally looks as if this trial is moving towards a conclusion," added Mr Coveney.