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Close to 5,000 people attended Eid-Al-Fitr celebrations at the Islamic Cultural Centre in Dublin's Clonskeagh on Sunday marking the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. Just as many people were at the Eid prayer at the mosque there in the morning, said the Centre's spokesman Ali Selim.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar attended and was greeted by the Imam Sheikh Hussein Halawa.

"He has only recently been appointed and I think it is a wonderful gesture that he is visiting the Muslim community today," said Ali Selim.

It was Mr Varadkar's first visit to the mosque "but the previous Taoiseach has been here, as has the President", said Mr Selim.


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