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Mosque and Islamic cultural centre planned for Kilkenny

Angry scenes marred a public-information meeting about a planned mosque that took place in Kilkenny on Thursday evening. The meeting was requested by the Fianna Fáil TD John McGuinness and his son Andrew, a Fianna Fáil councillor, in response to … Continue reading

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Irish attitudes to immigrants lower than European average

Half of Irish people believe some cultures are superior to others and almost half think some races are born harder working than others. Close to one in five, links intelligence to race, believing that some races are born less intelligent … Continue reading

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African couple to face trial accused of genital mutilation of their daughter at their south Dublin home

A couple have been sent forward for trial accused of genital mutilation of their daughter at their home in Dublin. The man, 35, and the woman, 26, faced their second hearing when they appeared before Judge Paula Murphy at Dublin … Continue reading

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Appeal against Dublin mosque over call to prayer ‘noise pollution’

Plans for a large-scale mosque in west Dublin, including an 29 metre (95ft) tall minaret, have been appealed to An Bord Pleanála over fears the call to prayer would cause “noise pollution” in the area. The Shuhada Foundation of Ireland … Continue reading

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Census shows 535,475 foreign nationals from 200 countries are living in Ireland

The number of people in Ireland who hold dual Irish nationality has increased by nearly 90 per cent over the last five years, with people from the US, the UK and Poland most likely to identify as dual Irish nationals, … Continue reading

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Plans submitted for large mosque centre in Blanchardstown

A Muslim community group has sought planning permission to build what would be one of the largest mosques in Ireland on a site at Blanchardstown in west Dublin. Dr Taufiq al-Sattar of the Shuhada Foundation of Ireland is behind the … Continue reading

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History of Islam in Ireland

There are 63,400 practising Muslims living in Ireland and approximately 50 mosques and prayer centres within the State, with five Muslim clergymen or qualified imams. There is more than one mosque or prayer centre in each province. According to Census … Continue reading

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