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In January, UK prime minister Theresa May confirms Britain will leave the single market after Brexit.  Controls on the Border appear likely to return. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

JANUARY Martin McGuinness resigns as deputy first minister of Northern Ireland following a “cash-for-ash” scandal involving first minister Arlene Fo(...)

Eoghan Murphy: 5,900 new units of social housing would be provided next year, an increase of 31 houses on previous targets set for 2018. Photograph: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie

Homelessness permeated almost every aspect of public and political discourse in 2017, yet by most measures the problems have got worse, not better. T(...)

Children at the Christmas event in Darndale Community Centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than 500 people living in emergency accommodation, direct provision centres and domestic violence refuges gathered for Christmas food, dancing an(...)

Activists took over Apollo House in December 2016. File photograph: Collins

This day last year a group of about 100 individuals took over the empty Apollo House  in Dublin’s city centre and repurposed it to accommoda(...)

Sharon Jones (centre) with the Dap-Kings

Sharon Jones died on November 18th, 2016 and the world became a few shades less funky. Jones had the kind of voice that could instantly warm your bloo(...)

Members of the Defence Forces on O’Connell Street as part of the Commemorations to mark the 90th Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson

Members of the Defence Forces have described an organisation that is now in crisis, coping with poor pay, declining training standards and ever more p(...)

The Long Stone Pub on Townsend Street, in Dublin city centre. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A dispute over a publican’s alleged unlawful occupation of the Long Stone pub in Dublin’s city centre could delay the planned sale and redevelopment o(...)

Voyager mission in outer space

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Voyager spacecrafts, which were sent into space on a mission to explore the outer planets. T(...)

Terence Trent D’Arby, now called Sananda Maitreya. Photograph: Tim Hall/Redferns

When Sananda Maitreya references his previous life as Terence Trent D’Arby, he looks uncomfortable. He even says “he”, not “I”, as though he is talkin(...)

A photograph of Shane “Jack” Watson outside Leinster House, before details of his past became public. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Last Tuesday framed photographs of Shane “Jack” Watson and Danielle Carroll sat on a ledge outside a shop on Suffolk Street, in the middle of Dublin, (...)

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