Yemenis read the  Koran at the Grand Mosque on the first day of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in the old city of Sana’a, Yemen,  June 6th, 2016. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

More than a billion Muslims around the world began observing the Islamic month of Ramadan on Sunday. With almost 70,000 Muslims in Ireland, there is a(...)

Shaykh Dr Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri  founder of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council.

A Muslim anti-extremism declaration, drawn up to ensure that all visiting Islamic speakers to Ireland abide by norms of peaceful and respectful discus(...)

“I am not in favour of banning foreign preachers but I am in favour of being very careful about bringing foreign speakers to speak to Muslims in Ireland,” said Shaykh Dr Umar Al Qadri (pictured). Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Muslim cleric has called on all foreign Muslim scholars visiting Ireland to sign a declaration condemning extremism before they are allowed to preac(...)

Migrants near Miratovac, Serbia. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Refugees from Syria and elsewhere who come to Ireland under a European Union refugee programme should be sent to towns and cities where they have the (...)

Archive image of Dr Umar Al-Qadri at a protest in O’Connell Street against Islamic State – Not in our Name – on behalf of Irish Muslims in Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A leading Muslim cleric has expressed concern at the growing interest being shown by extremist Islamic groups in the UK in trying to radicalise young (...)

The Migrant Rights Council of Ireland (MRCI) is cited on the website hijra2ireland.com (screengrab above) as an organisation which will help illegal immigrants in Ireland.

An organisation which works with migrants has distanced itself from a website encouraging Muslims to move to Ireland. The Migrant Rights Council of (...)

Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Muslim representatives in Ireland have strongly criticised a new website purportedly been set up to encourage Muslims to emigrate here. The site, hij(...)

Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, chair of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council and imam of the mosque at Blanchardstown

Blaming religion for the actions of terrorists has to be contested, one of Ireland’s leading Muslim voices has said. Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, chair of (...)

Dr Ali Selim:  said many Muslims in Ireland “were not aware of the demonstration”, which had “come out of the blue”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The absence of a representative from the Clonskeagh mosque at the “Not in Our Name” Muslim protest against Islamic State in Dublin on Sunday was due (...)

‘To have Tomi Reichental (above)  in the mosque this Friday during Ramadan will not only send out a strong message of peace and dialogue to people of all faiths, but at the same time highlight the essential fundamental principles of Islam.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ramadan is the month of the Islamic lunar calendar during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other sensual pleasures from break of dawn to sun(...)

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