Dr Ali Selim: “The Eighth Amendment protects pregnant women against taking a hasty decision.”

Repeal of the Eighth Amendment “is not compassionate. It is cruel. It gives licence for murder,” Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre in Dublin(...)

The Presbyterian Church is in favour of retaining the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Frank Miller / THE IRISH TIMES

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has called for retention of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which recognises the equal right to life of m(...)

Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ali Selim regrets the controversy that followed his comments on female genital mutilation (FGM). But, he says, the furore was not all of his own creat(...)

Rabbi Zalman Lent,  and Dr Ali Selim. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It is highly unlikely Ireland’s Catholic and Protestant churches or its other faiths will take an active part in political campaigning leading up to t(...)

Rev Trevor Morrow: “very deeply concerned” recommendations would create similar conditions to those in Britain. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Removal of the Eighth Amendment from the Constitution “can have no effect other than to expose unborn children to greater risk”, Catholic bishops have(...)

The Dublin City Marathon route. Illustration: Neil Manifold

The annual SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon takes place on Sunday, October 29th. As more than 20,000 hardy souls plod the 26.2 miles around Dublin city (...)

Ibrahim Halawa with Fr Seamus Fleming who made a presentation to welcome Ibrahim home after his four years in prison in Cairo.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ibrahim Halawa said on Friday that he was “taking time off” with his mother and the rest of his family following his return from Egypt on Tuesday afte(...)

  Dr Nooh Al-Kaddo, chief executive of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland.  File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland has written a “sombre” letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar expressing “disappointment” at recent remarks by a Fine(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Josepha Madigan TD inside the mosque with Imam Hussein Halawa and Shaheen Ahmed. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Close to 5,000 people attended Eid-Al-Fitr celebrations at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Dublin’s Clonskeagh on Sunday marking the end of Ramadan, th(...)

The Islamic Cultural Centre in  Clonskeagh: the centre had “provided strong leadership over many years”, said Minister David Stanton. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Islamic Cultural Centre in Dublin’s Clonskeagh has been praised for exploring “new ways to embed a culture of respect for diversity” in Ireland, w(...)

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