Minister for Education Joe McHugh has invited parents to help select patron bodies for new secondary schools in the greater Dublin area. Photograph by Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

The Islamic Foundation of Ireland is seeking to become the patron body of a new State-funded secondary school due to open in west Dublin next year. W(...)

Tian Yu Lloyd at Holles Street hospital. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A Chinese woman who miscarried in a Dublin hospital. A Polish man whose former girlfriend aborted their child without telling him. A Brazilian woman w(...)

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 Khaled Alotaibi at the South Circular Road mosque. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An Islamic scholar who is visiting Dublin, and has been described as extremist by two leading Irish Muslims, has said he “always encourages young peo(...)

Ali Al Saleh, the imam at the Ahlul Bayt Islamic Centre in Milltown, Co Dublin, has expressed concerns to gardaí over two radical Islamic preachers who are addressing the Dublin Islamic Conference 2016. Photograph: David Sleator

A leading Muslim cleric in Ireland has raised concerns with gardaí about the visit to Dublin this weekend of two radical Islamic preachers to address (...)

The Migrant Rights Council of Ireland (MRCI) is cited on the website hijra2ireland.com (screengrab above) as an organisation which will help illegal immigrants in Ireland.

An organisation which works with migrants has distanced itself from a website encouraging Muslims to move to Ireland. The Migrant Rights Council of (...)

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

Muslim representatives in Ireland have strongly criticised a new website purportedly been set up to encourage Muslims to emigrate here. The site, hij(...)

Dr Ali Selim:  said many Muslims in Ireland “were not aware of the demonstration”, which had “come out of the blue”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The absence of a representative from the Clonskeagh mosque at the “Not in Our Name” Muslim protest against Islamic State in Dublin on Sunday was due (...)

There is no need for upheaval or revolution in the education system in Ireland, according to the country’s two main Muslim representative  organisations.

Ireland’s two main representative Muslim organisations have said there is no need for upheaval or revolution in the education system where they are co(...)

The Islamic Foundation of Ireland and the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland said they can “confidently assert” that the opinions of Muslim academic Dr Ali Selim (above) are “neither shared by the IFI, the ICCI nor the majority of participating members in the Islamic community here”.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The major Islamic organisations in Ireland have distanced themselves from calls for primary schools to do more to accommodate Muslims. The Islamic Fou(...)

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