Men gather at the Anwar-i-Madina Mosque on Talbot Street, Dublin to eat after fasting and praying during Ramadan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

Fancy fasting for 20 hours a day? No food, no water, no smoking, no sex, and broken sleep. That is the daily lot, from sunrise to sunset, of Muslims (...)

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(...)

Omaima (left), Fatima and Somaia Halawa  holding a picture of their brother Ibrahim  who is  in prison in Egypt. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Friends and family of Irish citizen Ibrahim Halawa, awaiting trial in Egypt, staged a vigil outside the Egyptian embassy in Dublin on Saturday afterno(...)

Dr Saleem Khan father of Hassan Khan is consoled at the funeral of his 2-year-old son Hassan Khan.The funeral service  took place at Clonskeagh Mosque this afternoon. Photograph: Collins.

Hassan Khan, the two-year-old boy who was found dead in his home in south Dublin last week, was buried in Dublin today.The boy’s body was found by gar(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

Educating together

There is a danger the argument over a call for schools to be more accommodating of Muslim children and their community’s cultural traditions can, unfo(...)

A file photograph of Dr Ali Selim at the Centre for Islamic Studies in Clonskeagh, Dublin. His book, Islam and Education in Ireland, is published on Thursday. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The Atheist Ireland group has welcomed calls by Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre in Dublin for a “revolution of inclusivity” in Irish schoo(...)

A file photograph of Dr Ali Selim at the Centre for Islamic Studies in Clonskeagh, Dublin. His book, Islam and Education in Ireland, is published next week. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

Muslims in Ireland are not interested in assimilation, according to a new book to be published next Thursday. Titled Islam and Education in Ireland, i(...)

Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre in Dublin’s Clonskeagh and a lecturer in the Mater Dei Institute and Trinity College.

A spokesman for the Muslim community in Ireland has called for radical change in the educational system to accommodate children with Islamic beliefs.(...)