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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(...)

 Homelessness  in  Belfast city centre. The charity Depaul has 156 hostel beds in Belfast, Derry and Dungannon, including 31 family units. Photograph:  Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

For recovering alcoholic Christopher from Co Armagh, Christmas Day was spent at the Rosemount House homeless hostel on the Antrim Road in north Belfas(...)

After a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims sparked allegations of ethnic cleansing, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Tuesday her country does not fear international scrutiny. Photograph: Aung Shine Oo/ AP Photo

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be brought to book, but she did(...)

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar’s Rakhine state wait for aid in the Bangladeshi town of Teknaf. Photograph: AFP/ Getty Images

Pressure mounted on Myanmar on Tuesday to end violence that has sent about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, with the United States call(...)

A Rohingya refugee man pulls a child as they walk to the shore after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border by boat through the Bay of Bengal in Shah Porir Dwip, Bangladesh. Photograph:  Reuters/Danish Siddiqui

Myanmar on Sunday rebuffed a ceasefire declared by Muslim Rohingya insurgents to enable the delivery of aid to thousands of displaced people in the vi(...)

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