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Mansaf surrounded by various salads in the home of Um Haya and Abu Haya in Azraq camp

The last thing I want after a long shift is to hear restaurant chatter. The kitchen porters are still going, the pastry chefs are up until 3am, so if (...)

Imam Ibrahim Ndure with his daughter, Amie. ‘I feel like people don’t know enough, and that’s why they’re rejecting us. If they knew more, there wouldn’t be a problem,’ says Amie

Friday prayers have just ended in the Kilkenny Islamic Centre, a detached two-storey house in Talbot’s Inch, on the outskirts of the city. The four-(...)

Participants  in the Darkness Into Light event in Clontarf. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

About 200,000 people across Ireland and the world took part in this year’s Darkness into Light event which raises awareness around suicide, self-harm (...)

Elaine Fitzgerald and John Fitzpatrick, director of Cork Choral festival. Photograph: Barry Roche

Some 50,000 visitors are expected to attend over 100 scheduled events which are part of the Cork International Choral Festivaland this weekend The fe(...)

The Flanders Fields Memorial in Dublin  is across from Christchurch Cathedral. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

More than 100 years after the first World War, the government of Flanders has created a lasting memorial in Dublin to the Irish who died in that part (...)

A relative of a victim of the explosion at St Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade church reacts at the police mortuary in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters

Politicians and religious leaders were united in their shock and condemnation of the Easter Sunday bomb blasts in Sri Lanka which have left 207 dead a(...)

White House takeaway: Donald Trump with fast food he bought for visiting college footballers during the US government shutdown in January. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

It’s not just Donald Trump who sullies the the corridors of power with the lingering aroma of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Ireland’s political honchos are (...)

Muslim students (from left) Aisha Siwar, Rosie Al Johmani and Ryma Halfaoui, are organising a march in solidarity with the victims of the Christchurch shootings which will take place in Dublin on Saturday, March 23rd. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A group of young Irish Muslims has organised a Calling All Allies demonstration for Dublin on Saturday to express solidarity with victims of the terro(...)

President Higgins and his wife Sabina sign a book of condolence at the Pro Cathedral for victims of the New Zealand shootings. Photograph: Dara MacDonaill

President Michael D Higgins attended a service for the victims of the recent New Zealand terror shooting, in Dublin city centre on Sunday morning. Th(...)

Volunteering can have a number of personal and professional benefits

We all love a random act of kindness. It makes everyone, whether giver or beneficiary, feel good – and, if caught on smartphone, might earn sever(...)

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