Hicham Lamchaali (36), from Morocco and South Africa, works 48 hours per week as a nursing home duty-manager. He remains, however, in a direct provision centre in Clondalkin, Dublin. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The number of people stuck in direct provision because they cannot get housing has increased by 65 per cent since the end of 2018. Figures from the D(...)

 Members of Sanctuary Runners participating in the Waterstown park-run. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘How do you spell that?” “H.I.C.H.A.M... Hicham.” “Ah, like Hicham El Guerrouj?” “Yes! Hicham El Guerrouj, 1,500m world record. You know him?” “Ye(...)