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Tori Towey arrives home to Ireland after charges dropped

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Irish woman Tori Towey has arrived home to Ireland on a flight from Dubai.

Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai, said she had spoken to Ms Towey mid flight.

The Emirates flight from Dubai to Dublin landed at 12.21pm.

Ms Towey’s case was raised in the Dáil earlier this week by Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald, who said the 28-year-old was unable to leave Dubai after she was attacked in her home and faced charges of attempted suicide and alcohol consumption.

Authorities in Dubai confirmed yesterday that charges against Ms Towey had been dropped and the travel ban had been lifted.

Taoiseach Simon Harris described Ms Towey’s situation as one that “should never have happened”.

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Yesterday, two of her aunts said they were overjoyed that Ms Towey was due to return to Ireland.

Trish Beirne, from near Frenchpark in Co Roscommon, said it was “great news that the two of them were coming home” and paid tribute to friends in the area who had offered support to the family in recent days.

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