Archbishop Diarmuid Martin looks on as President Michael D Higgins signs a book of condolence for victims of the Sri Lanka bombings in the Pro-Cathedral. Photograph:  John McElroy

A Mass for victims of last week’s bombings in Sri Lanka heard of the risk of “increased militarisation” in the country and of a “destructive narrative(...)

Pope Francis will visit the Republic this weekend for the World Meeting of Families.

Protecting religious institutions at the expense of victims of abuse is not unique to the Catholic Church, the head Imam at the Islamic Centre of Irel(...)

Dr Ali Selim, a member of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, lectures in an evening language course in Arabic at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Trinity College Dublin is to provide an alternative Arabic language teacher for students who do not want to be taught by a controversial academic who (...)

Ifrah Ahmed, Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri and Dr Chris Fitzpatrick at the Al-Mustafa Islamic Centre  in Dublin., Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A fatwa against female genital mutilation (FGM) “in all its forms” has been issued by Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri, head imam of the Islamic Centre of Ire(...)

Dr Umar Al-Qadri, head imam of the Islamic Centre of Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The head imam of the Islamic Centre of Ireland, Shaykh Dr Umar Al Qadri, has warned that there are people in Ireland trying to spread hate online. Pe(...)