A resolution has been made more difficult because of disagreement over the Northern Ireland Language Act, which would give legal status and protections to the use of the Irish language in Northern Ireland.
In January there were 7,167 people registered as homeless, 2,407 of whom were children.
Focus Ireland annual report highlights deepening housing crisis. "The risk of children being forced to sleep rough with their families for want of an emergency bed is now an every night reality."
Those who work on a farm are up to ten times more likely to be killed in the course of their work than the general working population: Bishop Denis Nulty.