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The Flint Islamic Centre is an important meeting point for many Middle Eastern immigrants. Photograph: Stephen Starr

It’s a city located in the isolated upper midwest of the United States, but Flint boasts a storied connection with the Middle East. The first Arab fa(...)

The Flint river which city authorities began using as a water supply in 2014. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Five years ago this month, the US city of Flint began its descent into water hell. In April 2014 emergency administrators, charged with saving the cas(...)

 Flint in Michigan has a population of about 100,000 people with 40.1 per cent living below the poverty line.  This man’s home was condemned in January 2016. Photograph: Seth Herald/NurPhoto

Flint was once the epitome of the American dream. Fifty years ago, its neighbourhoods were replete with large, well-maintained single-family homes, an(...)

Members of DCU’s students’ union campaign to prevent the deportation of student Shepherd Machaya.

Students at Dublin City University are campaigning to prevent the deportation of a scholarship student who is mid-way through his college degree. Shep(...)

Resistance is not futile: Michael Moore takes on Donald Trump in Fahrenheit 11/9. Montage: The Irish Times

It’s the middle of the London Film Festival and Michael Moore is a little dampened. I mean that literally. It’s been lashing for a few days and he’s h(...)

Michael Moore returns to his hometown of Flint and looks into the extraordinary capitalist banditry that led to the poisoning of the city’s water supply.

It seems as if we’ve been complaining about Michael Moore preaching to the converted since he turned up to pester Benedict Arnold for betraying the Re(...)

Belfast once boasted the most bombed hotel in Europe. It was arguably the only claim to fame its hotel sector had during the dark days of the Troubles(...)

For centuries, citizens have been actively contributing to advancing scientific knowledge in some way. Photograph: iStock

In 2015, more than three thousand students buried tea bags in the Swedish countryside. By measuring how the weight of the tea bags changed after they (...)

‘The Irish Times’ has supported citizen science projects in recent years, including a successful national survey in 2015 to learn more about the genetics of cats. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Citizen science comes with the potential to bring a wide variety of benefits to researchers; citizens, policy makers and society in research and innov(...)

Police dogs search cars in a parking lot at Bishop International Airport,  in Flint, Michigan, the US. Photograph: Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP

Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, was evacuated on Wednesday after a police officer was stabbed in the neck in what a US government off(...)

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