The more types of trauma a person experiences, the lower their life expectancy, the GP told the committee. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Poverty and childhood trauma are among main causes of homelessness, the Dáil Committee on Housing, Local Government and Heritage was told on Thursday (...)

A prime, publicly-owned site in south Co Dublin could be sold to the Department of Education for use by a school. File photograph: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

A prime, publicly owned site in south Co Dublin that had been earmarked for Traveller housing, and was then expected to be developed for other social (...)

“The rental statistics are showing a really, really tight supply...with a little over 1,000 properties to rent in Dublin or 3,000 in the country. It is simply not enough.” Photograph: Getty Images

Failure to solve the rental crisis for lower-income households will “disable” the economy “very, very quickly”, a leading property economist has warne(...)