Omaima, Fatima and Somaia Halawa, sisters of Ibrahim Halawa. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The trial in Cairo of Irish national Ibrahim Halawa set for yesterday has been postponed until August 12th for “technical reasons”.His sister Nosayba(...)

An Indian Muslim offers prayers inside a mosque during the first day of the fasting month of Ramadan in Mumbai yesterday. During Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and smoking from dawn to dusk. Photograph: Divyakant Solanki/EPA

Ramadan, the annual Muslim month of fasting, has begun. Its first full day was yesterday and it continues until July 28th next. Representing the nint(...)

Priory Hall appartment complex. Photograph: Alan Betson

One of Dublin’s most prominent property developers wants to change the name of a north Du(...)

The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland expressed its support for Minister for Justice Alan Shatter following the incident. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Correspondent The Jewish Representative Council of Ireland has expressed its “revulsion and abhorrence” at the delivery (...)

Marrsfield, Clongriffin: 52 apartments for sale

Part of the six-year-old apartment development at Marrsfield, Clongriffin, on the northern fringe of Dublin city, is to be offered for sale as an inve(...)

Oran Doyle from Terenure, with his son Cathal (6)  signing the Book of Condolence for the late Nelson Mandela at the South African ambassador’s residence in Ballsbridge, Dublin, today.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Nelson Mandela was the “greatest African leader of his time” according to the Nigerian ambassador to Ireland. Felix Pwol was speaking as he signed th(...)

Ivana Bacik
What Mandela meant to me

Ivana Bacik Senator and academicI think Nelson Mandela has had an immense impact on the world. He has been a shining example of the power of forgivene(...)

Dr Ali Selim said the letter will not cause worry as it is based on a “total ignorance of the Muslim peoople in this country”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gardaí are investigating hate letters sent to mosques and Islamic cultural centres across the State. The correspondence demands all Muslims “get the h(...)

Workers embroider the Kiswa, a silk cloth covering the Holy Kaaba, in the holy city of Mecca this week. The owner of a new Islamic Cultural Centre on Shandon Street in Cork city, which was officially opened yesterday, has pledged to make the facility a vibrant part of the wider community. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

The owner of a new Islamic Cultural Centre on Shandon Street in Cork city, which was officially opened yesterday, has pledged to make the facility a v(...)

Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar outside his local mosque in Leicester, speaking about the loss of his wife, daughter and teenage sons in a  fire at their home in Wood Hill, Leicester. Photograph: Matthew Cooper/PA Wire

Five people have been arrested in connection with a suspected arson attack which claimed the lives of four members of the same family.Leicestershire P(...)