Dr Umar Al-Qadri: ‘If you will remain silent you will let them come into the mosque and you will let them speak to the youth . . . They will spread the cancer of extremism to the Muslim youth.’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Extremism among Muslims in Ireland exists even if the numbers are small, a protest against Islamic State was told by a Muslim leader in Dublin yesterd(...)

Martin O’Neill has said he is pleased with ireland’s World Cup 2018 qualification group. Photograph: Reuters

Though dutifully respectful to top seeds Wales, Martin O’Neill admitted in the aftermath of this afternoon’s World Cup draw that he was worried midway(...)

Not such a bad spot: Ireland scored highly in terms of having friendly and welcoming people and a beautiful country

Ireland has been ranked in 11th place out of 55 countries in a new survey ranking nations by their reputation. The Republic was ranked ahead of the (...)

The site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 air crash near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region. File photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

One year ago, 298 people boarded an aircraft at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam for a midday flight to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Once the (...)

The “living wage” calls for the introduction of an hourly rate of €11.45. Photograph: Getty Images

Employers’ group Ibec has said the introduction of a “living wage” would hurt employment but would not address the real challenges of poverty. Last we(...)

Installation at ‘Relativity’, an exhibition by Australian artist Patricia Piccinini at the Festival Gallery. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Windguru and other internet weather maps will be scrutinised in Galway this week as a 30m-long “Skywhale” prepares to take flight over the city. The m(...)

Personal best: Tony Ling with 5lb 10oz trout from Lough Corrib

The village of Baile Bhúirne (Ballyvourney) in west Cork will come alive this week with the hosting of the Five Nations Fly Fishing Championship by(...)

House prices in the Republic increased by more than six times the EU average in the first three months of this year, according to new figures. Photo: PA Wire

House prices in the Republic increased by more than six times the EU average in the first three months of this year, according to new figures. The rat(...)

A banner on the facade of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels. Ireland has the highest expenditure rate on unemployment in the EU, according to the European Commission’s statistics agency Eurostat. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters.

Ireland has the highest expenditure rate on unemployment in the EU, according to the European Commission’s statistics agency Eurostat. It found Irelan(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

The head of a key European institution has said that Sunday’s referendum in Greece falls below acceptable international standards for such plebiscites(...)