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(...)

 Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland. The Muslim population is small but growing rapidly, from 49,000 to 63,000 between 2011 and 2016. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In May 2008, the then minister of state for integration, Conor Lenihan, launched a document with the catchy title Migration Nation. It was, as he(...)

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 (...)

Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland said recently that “we see female circumcision in the same way we see male circumcision”.

Dr Ali Selim, a senior Muslim figure in Ireland, has said his recent comments about female circumcision have been unfairly equated with female genital(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: FGM is never ever justifiable.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has condemned comments made by a Muslim cleric in relation to female genital mutilation (FGM) as being “offensive(...)

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

The views of a prominent member of the Muslim community in Ireland on female genital mutilation are “medically incorrect and highly dangerous”, a lead(...)

Ibrahim Halawa celebrates his release with his sister Nosayba in Cairo. Photograph via Facebook page

Ibrahim Halawa told his father “Dad, Dad! I left prison! I’m on the streets! Dad, I’m free!”, shortly after his release after four years in jail in Eg(...)

 Ibrahim Halawa seen after he was freed from jail on Thursday. The Irish man has been issued a new Irish passport and is expected to return home within days.

Ibrahim Halawa should be home in Ireland within days following his release from a Cairo prison last night, Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney (...)

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(...)

Family and friends celebrate Ibrahim Halawa’s acquittal on all charges relating to mass protests in Cairo four years ago, at the Halawa family home in Firhouse, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Ibrahim Halawa’s friends, teachers and community members have described the “joy and relief” they felt at the news of his acquittal. Pete Moloney, o(...)

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