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The churches said ‘the trauma of homelessness and housing insecurity could be prevented’ if society is prepared to ensure ‘the economy serves the common good and respects and protects the dignity of all’. File photograph: PA

Sixteen Irish churches have called jointly on voters to pressure politicians over the State’s housing crisis. These include the Catholic Church, Chur(...)

Rohingya refugees watch ICJ proceedings at a restaurant in a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on Thursday. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty Images

In a brief appearance before the closing session of the UN court hearing allegations of genocide against Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi has issued a final (...)

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks on Wednesday at the case filed   by Gambia against Myanmar alleging genocide against the minority Muslim Rohingya population, at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

In a remarkable show of solidarity with the generals who once imprisoned her, Myanmar’s civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has issued a detailed denia(...)

Avalon House on Aungier Street. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Businesses on Aungier Street, Dublin, are to take legal action to stop the opening of the State’s largest homeless hostel for rough sleepers at Avalon(...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy: ‘These facilities are not intended to be seen as a housing solution.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy has defended the use of family hubs for homeless people, saying they are more suitable than placing people in hotel(...)

 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(...)

Fergus Griffin in 1983

When Dublin man Brian Griffin passed away in February, neighbours, friends and relatives gathered in Blackrock, Co Dublin. They were there to pay thei(...)

 Black Santa Sit Out at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Lord Mayor Nial Ring with  Nikolas Thornton, proudly showing off the Lord Mayor’s chain of office during the the Choir of Kildare Place National Schooll’s performance. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Church of Ireland will be “quite significantly caught” in the effects of any hard border, Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said. “Having (...)

The steam liner Empress of Ireland shortly before the collision with a freighter which caused her to sink off the coast of Quebec. Photograph: Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

While Louth man William Clark stoked the boiler-room fires on the Canadian luxury transatlantic liner the Empress of Ireland in May 1914, he must have(...)

File image of a protest calling for an end to  direct provision,  at the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Ibrahim Musa is a 64-year-old refugee from Niger who has been living in a homeless hostel for the last month, after a direct provision centre in Dubli(...)

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