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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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121,100 immigrants granted citizenship from 2005 to 2015

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS that the number of people who were granted Irish citizenship in 2015 was almost half that of the peak in 2012. Some 121,100 people became Irish citizens through naturalisation between 2005 and the end of 2015 according … Continue reading

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Syrian refugee to give free Arabic classes in Limerick to help integration

  A SYRIAN refugee whose family has been resettled in Portlaoise is extending his free Arabic language classes to the public in Limerick to promote integration with the Irish community and foster greater understanding of his culture. Radwan Abouhajar, a … Continue reading

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Study finds Travellers ‘genetically different’ from settled Irish

Study finds Travellers emerged as distinct group up to 200 years before Great Famine. The emergence of Irish Travellers as a distinct group occurred long before the Great Famine, a genetic analysis shows. The DNA study also indicates that while … Continue reading

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