Last week Daniyal Daud, a 28-year-old journalism student, began to feel a growing sense of dread.He felt shock at the slaughter of cartoonists. And di(...)

French ambassador to Ireland Jean-Pierre Thébault, with     NUJ   representative Gerry Curran, and Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke,  at a gathering in Dublin in  solidarity with the people of France following the  murders in Paris. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, there have emerged radically opposed perspectives on the magazine’s “right to offend”, and both how and whe(...)

Lively exchange on the Last Word about Liz Delaney’s pub in Coolock which was embroiled in controversy after advertising a Welfare Wednesday drinks promotion night. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Traditionally, January is a time of abstinence, a welcome opportunity for people to take a break from the steady flow of drink that customarily was(...)

Lucinda Creighton said: “Anyone who feels the media should be curtailed from unfettered freedom has no place in our political party.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Lucinda Creighton has indicated she has no interest in talking to a Dublin-based Islamic scholar about joining her new party. Dr Ali Selim of the Isla(...)

A Muslim scholar has appealed to the Irish media not to republish cartoons published by the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.Dr Ali Selim of the (...)

Pope Francis arrives for the opening of the Synod on the themes of family in Vatican City. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

In his former life, Pope Francis was noted for his openness to people of all faiths and of none. In 2011, he said “dialogue is born from an attitude o(...)

 Archbishop of Dublin Dr Diarmuid Martin in April this year  in newly co-educational St James primary school, Basin Lane, Dublin. An Education Together primary school is also now running in the area.  Photograph: John Mc Elroy

Evangelical Alliance Ireland (EAI) has called for a secular educational system in Irish schools, as proposed by Atheist Ireland.Commenting on debate p(...)

Muslim scholar Dr Ali Selim was congratulated this evening for stimulating debate on inclusivity in education in Ireland. “We owe Dr Ali a great debt (...)

There is no need for upheaval or revolution in the education system in Ireland, according to the country’s two main Muslim representative  organisations.

Ireland’s two main representative Muslim organisations have said there is no need for upheaval or revolution in the education system where they are co(...)

The Islamic Foundation of Ireland and the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland said they can “confidently assert” that the opinions of Muslim academic Dr Ali Selim (above) are “neither shared by the IFI, the ICCI nor the majority of participating members in the Islamic community here”.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The major Islamic organisations in Ireland have distanced themselves from calls for primary schools to do more to accommodate Muslims. The Islamic Fou(...)