Sounding and looking weak, hunger striker Amjad Rosstami  attended for blood tests in the Mater hospital on Wednesday. Photograph: Frank Miller

An Iranian asylum seeker, who ended a 36-day hunger-strike last November after assurances he could apply for asylum in Ireland, has renewed his fast. (...)

Globe House direct provision hostel in Sligo. Photograph: Alan Betson

A threat of deportation against an Iranian man who has been on hunger strike for 35 days has been lifted, according to Government sources. The appare(...)