Ivana Bacik
What Mandela meant to me
  • Africa
  • December 6, 2013, 13:50

Ivana Bacik Senator and academicI think Nelson Mandela has had an immense impact on the world. He has been a shining example of the power of forgivene(...)

Dr Ali Selim said the letter will not cause worry as it is based on a “total ignorance of the Muslim peoople in this country”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gardaí are investigating hate letters sent to mosques and Islamic cultural centres across the State. The correspondence demands all Muslims “get the h(...)

Workers embroider the Kiswa, a silk cloth covering the Holy Kaaba, in the holy city of Mecca this week. The owner of a new Islamic Cultural Centre on Shandon Street in Cork city, which was officially opened yesterday, has pledged to make the facility a vibrant part of the wider community. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

The owner of a new Islamic Cultural Centre on Shandon Street in Cork city, which was officially opened yesterday, has pledged to make the facility a v(...)

Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar outside his local mosque in Leicester, speaking about the loss of his wife, daughter and teenage sons in a  fire at their home in Wood Hill, Leicester. Photograph: Matthew Cooper/PA Wire

Five people have been arrested in connection with a suspected arson attack which claimed the lives of four members of the same family.Leicestershire P(...)

Family handout photograph of (left to right) Ibrihim Halawa with his sisters Fatima, Omaima and Somaia, who were among hundreds of people forced to leave the Al Fateh mosque in Cairo by Egyptian security forces.

The four Irish citizens who were trapped in a besieged Egyptian mosque are now being held in Cairo’s Tora jail after the security forces stormed the (...)

 President Michael D Higgins lays a wreath during the National Day of Commemoration Ceremony at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham yesterday.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Various strands of society came together in Dublin yesterday to honour the Irishmen and women who died in past wars and on duty with the United Nation(...)

Muslims with type 2 diabetes in Ireland who intend to fast during the upcoming Ramadan are being warned that advance planning with their doctor is vit(...)

Dr Ali Selim: ‘Much of the material on the syllabus is ancient and contains language that even Arabic speakers would have difficulty understanding.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

A TCD lecturer in Arabic has called on the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment to conduct a “radical review” of the Leaving Certificate Ara(...)

Development work is expected to get under way early next year on an Islamic Cultural Centre including a large mosque at Clongriffin on the nort(...)

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