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(...)

“I am not in favour of banning foreign preachers but I am in favour of being very careful about bringing foreign speakers to speak to Muslims in Ireland,” said Shaykh Dr Umar Al Qadri (pictured). Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Muslim cleric has called on all foreign Muslim scholars visiting Ireland to sign a declaration condemning extremism before they are allowed to preac(...)

Migrants near Miratovac, Serbia. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Refugees from Syria and elsewhere who come to Ireland under a European Union refugee programme should be sent to towns and cities where they have the (...)

Archive image of Dr Umar Al-Qadri at a protest in O’Connell Street against Islamic State – Not in our Name – on behalf of Irish Muslims in Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A leading Muslim cleric has expressed concern at the growing interest being shown by extremist Islamic groups in the UK in trying to radicalise young (...)