Muslim community helps victims
Irish Muslims have been called on to volunteer to help flood victims.
Mohammed Al Kabour, of the Irish Muslim Flood Relief Committee, which was set up after the 2009 weather disaster, said Imams at mosques in Cork, Athlone, Limerick and Longford, have held special prayers for the communities affected.
Mr Al Kabour told the Irish Independent that volunteers have been out in force to help erect flood defences and to carry out fund-raising collections.
Some Muslim have even offered to accommodate those left homeless as well as volunteering to open the doors of mosques to provide shelter if needed.
"There are so many Irish Muslims doing their best to help people through this incredibly difficult time," he said.