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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. (...)

Jysk is often seen as a competitor for Ikea, but with medium- rather than mega-sized outlets

Competition in the growing homeware and furniture sales market is hotting up with the arrival of Danish home retail group Jysk which plans to open 20(...)

Claire and Keith Cullen lost their baby Aaron Ben Cullen on May 9th 2016. Photograph: Collins

The parents of a baby boy who died five days after his birth have described the delay in discovering the cause of his death as “extremely disappointin(...)

Many motorists were stranded on Sunday following a series of snowstorms. File photograph: iStock

Icy conditions have been reported on roads in some parts of the midlands on Monday morning following widespread snowfall on Sunday. Many motorists w(...)

Dalata Hotel Group chief executive Pat McCann. Photograph: Maxwell Photography.

Despite being in a position to draw the State pension and avail of the free bus pass, Dalata chief executive and co-founder Pat McCann appears to have(...)

Dalata, which runs the Clayton and Maldron hotel brands, has a pipeline of more than 2,190 rooms, which it plans to deliver between now and 2021.

Dalata Hotel Group is eyeing further expansion in London, its chief executive said on Tuesday after the company announced results that exceeded analys(...)

Mary Quinlan: “I was a hill walker and a great camogie player, but I always suffered from breathlessness.”

Mary Quinlan didn’t realise she had a rare genetic disorder, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, until her older brother accidently discovered he h(...)

Most of Ireland’s main hospitals now ban or advise against visitors bringing flowers as gifts, citing concerns over hygiene, allergies, water spillages, vase breakages, a lack of space and creating extra work for nurses.

All 380 single ensuite bedrooms at the new national children’s hospital will have a view of the Dublin Mountains or the hospital’s ‘Rainbow Garden’ in(...)

The Shannon Key West hotel in the village of Rooskey was set on fire in what has been described by local gardaí as a premeditated and carefully planned attack.

Five of the 40 direct provision centres in Ireland are currently oversubscribed, the latest figures from the Department of Justice show. There are 6(...)

Kevin Braney was jailed for life for the murder of another dissident republican almost six years ago.

Kevin Braney was the leader in Dublin of the so called New IRA - regarded by the Garda and PSNI as the most dangerous terrorist organisation in Irelan(...)

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