Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre in Clonskeagh and a member of the board: he said it was  planned to discuss candidates who might “serve the best interests of Muslims”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/ The Irish Times

Muslims in Dublin have formed a new group to encourage the community to become more politically active and to ensure greater engagement with politicia(...)

Getting together at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Clonskeagh: Maresa Hegarty, Fardus Sultan and Daniela Naab. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘We must reach out and learn about each other to prevent a clash of cultures based on ignorance and misinformation,” says Summayan Kenna, an Irish-bo(...)

Queuing in the Garda National Immigration Bureau’s public office at Burgh Quay in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Muslim women wearing headscarves are entitled to privacy when they apply for visas, the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) has said, fo(...)

Shaykh Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri arrives with a wreath at the French Embassy in Dublin ahead of a minute’s silence across Europe to mark the victims of Friday’s attacks in the French capital.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

These are uneasy times for Muslims in the West. On Saturday in Dublin a man pointed at Imam Dr Umar Al-Qadri in his clerical attire “and said one word(...)

Volunteers loading a container for Human Appeal Ireland. The aid is going into the region around Damascus where there has been a  large amount of displacement. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Mohammad Abouhajar (24) is one of the lucky ones and he knows it. A civil engineering student from near Aleppo in Syria, he was reunited with his f(...)

 President Micheal D Higgins laying a wreath on behalf of the Irish people during the National Day of Commemoration at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Ireland’s war dead and Defence Force personnel who died while serving on UN missions were remembered in a formal military and religious ceremony at th(...)

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(...)