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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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How big a problem is Islamic radicalisation in Ireland?

How big a problem is radicalisation in Ireland? That’s something mosques disagree on. The number of people who have radical or extreme Islamic views here varies from a handful to over 100, depending on who you ask. Shaykh Dr Umar … Continue reading

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Catholics face higher unemployment than Protestants in Northern Ireland

Catholics have generally experienced higher rates of unemployment than Protestants in Northern Ireland over the last 14 years, though the difference between the two rates has decreased over the period. In 1992 the unemployment rate was nine per cent for Protestants and … 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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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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Islamic radicals in Ireland now number ‘100 or more’

Islamic extremists now number “100 or more” in Ireland, a leading Muslim cleric has warned. Shaykh Dr Muhammad Umar al-Qadri said he warned two years ago that extremism posed a problem to Ireland “but nobody listened”. Those warnings were laid … 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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