The Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council (IMPIC) was today (05/06/22) renamed the Irish Muslim Council — Comhairle Mhoslamach na hÉireann, better reflecting the breadth of our work as an representative umbrella organisation for Islamic Centres, organisations and individuals in the Irish Muslim community across all thirty-two counties.
As the Council – founded by Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri in 2015 – enters its seventh year of serving the Irish Muslim community and wider society, we are regularly recognised as an international model of best practice for diversity, equality and inclusion work in the sector. Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri and other members of the IMC team are regularly invited to policy-making and academic forums across Europe and globally. Having recently undertaken a strategic review of our future aims, this rebrand forms an important part of our plan to continue to deliver on our core values of advocacy, policy and bridge-building well into the future.
“Our founding values of peace and integration will remain central to our work, informing our inclusive and progressive approach to religion and social cohesion. But since our founding in 2015, we have achieved and delivered far beyond them. Policy documents, campaigns on a number of important social issues, bridge building across communities, advocacy and charitable work to support the most vulnerable in our communities. We want to continue to deliver all of this and more.”
—Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri, Chairperson of IMC
All @impic.ie email addresses will continue to function and forward to the appropriate @muslimcouncil.ie addresses until 2024, but contacts should update their address books at their earliest convenience. Members of the press & media may contact us via our dedicated page.