GAA president John Horan said staging of the celebration at Croke Park fully supported the organisation’s commitment to inclusion. Photograph: Norman McCloskey/Inpho

Croke Park is to host a celebration of the Muslim festival of Eid after members of a Dublin mosque requested use of the GAA venue to accommodate a lar(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: said he hopes that “before next weekend, when Sunday Mass reopens, some flexibility will have emerged”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Parishes should “manage scrupulously” the safety of people at Masses on Monday morning when churches reopen for the first time in over three months, C(...)

Dr Ali Al Saleh (centre, in white) said that Covid-19 spared no race, no region and ‘has put us away from our churches, our mosques, our prayer places’ but it was also ‘an opportunity to show the strength of our faith.’ File photograph: Cyril Byrne

An Irish Muslim leader who was critically ill with Covid-19 joined other religious leaders in expressing gratitude to frontline staff and praying for (...)

Dr Ali Selim: Muslim scholars had taken medical advice on whether drinking water should be waived this year

For Ireland’s Muslim community Ramadan 2020, which begins on Thursday, will be like none they have experienced before. For healthy Muslims it means (...)

Dr Ali Al Saleh (63), Imam at Ireland’s main Shi’a mosque in Dublin’s Milltown, was hospitalised in St James’s Hospital where he spent six days in ICU, including three on a ventilator. File image: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

One of Ireland’s leading Muslim figures Dr Ali Al Saleh (63) has returned home from hospital after falling seriously ill with the coronavirus. Imam a(...)

Christ Church cathedral

Irish churches are already cancelling events planned for well past the March 29th date to which current coronavirus restrictions apply. The installat(...)

Attendance at church funerals is limited to 100 people. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The obligation on Catholics to physically attend Sunday Mass has been removed by Ireland’s Catholic bishops for now and all Confirmations are postpone(...)

Dr Umar al Qadri, head Imam at the Islamic Centre of Ireland, said its mosque in Blanchardstown is attended on Fridays by over 400 people. File photograph: Alan Betson

Stringent measures are being taken in Ireland’s mosques today to protect worshippers attending Friday prayers. Dr Umar al Qadri, head Imam at the Isl(...)

Imam Hussein Halawa stayed relatively quiety during the campaign for his son’s release, saying “I didn’t want people to think I was using and exploiting my platform, position and job for personal advantag.”

Hussein Halawa was about to head to the mosque in Clonskeagh on Monday when he got a text saying his son Ibrahim’s trial was being broadcast live on a(...)

New generation: 18-year-old Aisha Siwar, 17-year-old Hannah Abushaban, 21-year-old Marwan Akari and 19-year-old Yara Alagha. Photographs: Alan Betson

They are an upcoming generation of Irish Muslims – probably the first to have grown up in Ireland in significant numbers. After several members of (...)

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