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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(...)

Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri, chair of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council, said Irish politicians and media  ignored Islamophobic rhetoric  when espoused by online activists, and this was “hugely problematic”. File photograph: Alan Betson

A leading Muslim cleric has called for legislation banning commentary that “dehumanises” his community or appears to justify the murder of Muslims. (...)

Well-wishers light 49 candles as they pay respects to victims outside the hospital in Christchurch on March 16, 2019, after a shooting incident at two mosques in the city the previous day. Photograph: Anthony Wallace/AFP

A three- and four-year old are among the victims of the terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques in New Zealand carried out on Friday. New Zealan(...)

Floral tributes are seen at a makeshift memorial for victims of the March 15th mosque attacks, in Christchurch. Photograph: David Moir/AFP

New Zealand will ban semi-automatic weapons after the worst mass killing in the nation’s history left 49 people dead and another 48 injured. As the n(...)

Jess Murphy’s lobster rolls

As a New Zealand gal, I love the absolute Irishness of St Patrick’s Day. I invest heavily in St Brigid’s crosses and Tayto sandwiches and admire swimm(...)

Chester and Marian Raphael on their wedding day, in 1943

When we speak over Skype from her home in Forest Hills in New York, the same house she has lived in for 68 years, Marian Raphael is planning a “whole (...)

Police escort witnesses away from a mosque in central Christchurch, New Zealand. Multiple people were killed in mass shootings at two mosques full of people attending Friday prayers. Photograph: Mark Baker/AP

“It was very peaceful, calm and quiet, as it is when the sermon starts,” said Farid Ahmed, who was observing Friday prayers at Al Noor mosque in Chris(...)

 Floral tributes have been arriving at the Mosque on Dublin’s South Circular Road after the atrocity in New Zealand. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Abusive and threatening behaviour towards Muslim women has prompted a group of them to try to set up a network of safe places in Dublin where women ca(...)

 New Zealand police commissioner Mike Bush said the three attackers had not been on any police watchlists. Photograph:  Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

As New Zealand’s security services raced to investigate the deadliest terror attack in the country’s history on Friday, authorities were facing search(...)

The faithful who gathered for Friday prayers at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, must have felt they were in the safest place in the w(...)

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