Barnardos chief executive Fergus Finlay: called on the Government to act quickly to address rising rents, discrimination in the private rental sector, inappropriateness of emergency accommodation and lack of social housing. Photograph: Alan Betson.

Thousands of children may be left homeless by the end of the year and those already affected are suffering “fear, uncertainty and isolation”, Barna(...)

 Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns has said an anorexic woman’s condition is “a life or death” situation and he granted an order sought by the HSE permitting her to be fed immediately, as her medical carers deem appropriate.

A young woman who suffers from the eating disorder anorexia nervosa and is refusing nutritional feeds in hospital is to be fed through a tube by order(...)