first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago July 1, 2015 966 Views Dodd-Frank Act Federal Reserve Financial Sector Liabilities Mergers & Acquisitions 2015-07-01 Brian Honea in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News About Author: Brian Honea Subscribe Fed: Financial Sector’s Aggregate Liabilities Equal $21.6 Trillion The Federal Reserve Board announced that the aggregate financial sector liabilities equaled approximately $21.6 trillion, according to the Fed’s first-ever determination of aggregate consolidated liabilities for all financial companies released on Wednesday.According to the Fed, the amount of total liabilities for the financial sector – $21,632,232,035,000 – will measure the aggregate consolidated liabilities for the purpose of section 622 of the Dodd-Frank Act for a one-year period from July 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016. Section 622 of Dodd-Frank, implemented by the Board’s Regulation XX, prohibits a merger between two financial companies or one financial company from acquiring another if the resulting merged company’s liabilities exceed 10 percent of the aggregate financial sector liabilities.Insured depository institutions, bank holding companies, savings and loan holding companies, foreign banking organizations, companies that control insured depository institutions, and nonbank financial companies designated for Board supervision by the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) are among the financial companies that are subject to the limit on financial company mergers and acquisitions imposed by section 622 of Dodd-Frank.The Fed will publish the aggregated consolidated liabilities by July 1 of each subsequent year. For the first period, which ran from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016, aggregate financial sector liabilities equaled financial sector liabilities calculated as of December 31, 2014; for all subsequent periods, the aggregate financial sector liabilities will equal the average of financial sector liabilities as of December 31 for the two preceding calendar years.According to the Fed, the total of aggregate financial sector liabilities equals the sum of all financial companies’ financial sector liabilities. For bank holding companies and insured depository institutions (calculated under applicable risk-based capital rules), financial sector liabilities equaled the difference between risk-weighted assets and total regulatory capital. For savings and loan holding companies, nonbank financial companies supervised by the Board, bank holding companies with total consolidated assets of less than $1 billion, and U.S. depository institution holding companies that are not bank holding companies or savings and loan holding companies, financial sector liabilities equal liabilities calculated in accordance with applicable accounting standards, according to the Fed. Tagged with: Dodd-Frank Act Federal Reserve Financial Sector Liabilities Mergers & Acquisitions Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Freddie Mac’s Mortgage Portfolio Expands for Eighth Time in Nine Months Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 7/2/2015 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fed: Financial Sector’s Aggregate Liabilities Equal $21.6 Trillion Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland.  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Print Features Foreclosure 2017-08-01 Brian A. Lee  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Editor’s Note: This article is part two of three. Part one is available here. Part two was originally featured in the August issue of DS News, available now. When Lewis Lapham wrote, “The state of perpetual emptiness is, of course, very good for business,” he wasn’t referring to the U.S. foreclosure system. The massive void of thousands of distressed and abandoned homes affects so many people and infects so many communities across the country. The problem can be as harsh on the eyes as it is hard to untangle; complexity begets confusion while despair moves into that place where the heart once resided.  “The foreclosure process has its problems, from taking much too long to having complicated and conflicting national and local guidelines to significant exposure of risk and loss,” said Steve Salimbas, CEO of Agios World Wide, Inc. “Sadly, many people who have defaulted [on their mortgages] don’t know what options really exist.”The side effects of this mortgage morass can range from disgusting and disturbing to outright dangerous. In Fairfax County, Virginia, traditionally one of the richest counties in the country, police discovered blood inside a vacant house. The Washington Post reported that an injured sexual assault suspect had been hiding there before he stole a car and fled. “There’s no one there for accountability,” a police lieutenant told the newspaper about the wave of abandoned homes that hit Northern Virginia communities during the foreclosure crisis.The City of Atlanta had one of the few police departments that formed a special vacant home burglary team during the housing downturn. CNN reported that the estimated damage in one house was between $15,000 and $20,000 for a theft of only about $40 worth of copper. “They took the stove, the refrigerator, the cabinets, everything, including the kitchen sink!” a contractor told the news organization.In 2016, a woman in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, consumed around 56,000 gallons of water from a foreclosed home in which she was squatting. Charged with theft of utilities, the suspect told deputies she knew the house was under foreclosure and that the lock on the water meter had been broken, according to the Northwest Florida Daily News.The loss of a home, a resident’s sanctuary and a big part of their identity, is already such a major burden to bear. It goes beyond economic and social to the psychological, beyond the convenient coinage of Wall Street to Main Street. One most consider that the ill effects of the foreclosure crisis and its persisting problems, like those mentioned above, are not only cumulative but also self-exacerbating. The size, intensity, and complexity of the problem require major public and private reform, as well as strong focus and effort from cities to communities to the consumer.Care Down, Costs UpIn the January 2017 white paper, “Understanding the True Costs of Abandoned Properties: How Maintenance Can Make a Difference,” Aaron Klein, the former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Treasury, tackled crime, property values, and city resources as the three main areas adversely affected by foreclosures and abandoned (or otherwise vacant) properties.According to Klein, quite simply, a foreclosed home will be a depreciated one, which then detracts from the community and its housing comparables. This, in turn, leads to decreased value for nearby residents and depleted tax bases for municipalities—as Klein puts it, “a cascading cycle of value destruction.” Tapping an array of economic data and academic analysis, his study, which was commissioned by Community Blight Solutions, found that the typical foreclosed home costs more than $170,000— approximately half of which is directly associated with property vacancy and condition.The correlation between housing vacancy and crime unsurprisingly increases the longer a property stays vacant, likely plateauing between 12 and 18 months. The white paper also found that vacant residences account for one out of every 14 residential building fires in America. To isolate the impact of foreclosure and abandonment versus just foreclosure, Klein cited research conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (FRBC). Of 9,000-plus single-family homes in Columbus, Ohio, slightly more than 6,000 had been foreclosed on, while 4,152 were vacant/abandoned. Foreclosure and abandonment are multiple layers of loss that radiate out to other residents and the corresponding municipality. The FRBC study discovered that more than half of the total cost of a foreclosure’s impact on neighboring properties is due to the property being abandoned. The white paper ultimately concludes that a vacant property triggers losses and additional costs of approximately $150,000 in its first year: $133,000 from reduced property value for neighbors, $14,000 in increased crime, and $1,500 in added expenses for the police and fire departments.  “These costs last over time,” Klein wrote. “For every additional year the property sits vacant, the crime and police costs add up. Even after the property is sold, neighbors will lose at least $25,000 for two years and quite possibly longer.”It’s the laborious foreclosure act and system that bring about the home vacancy. Properties in Q3 2016 took an average of 625 days for foreclosure completion, according to the National Association of Realtors—but it’s the latter state of the property that drives the majority of the losses, including the increased likelihood of crime.Wrong Kind of Open House Time is money, but it is also exposure. Investors speak of exposure in terms of the amount of money that can be lost. The often- lengthy timeframe of a foreclosure process becomes problematic because it exposes a community to blight and destabilization. An abandoned home is susceptible to weather and fire damage, crime, degradation from lack of maintenance, and much more.“As each property becomes vacant, it becomes an attractive nuisance that draws the attention of less-than-desirable elements,” Salimbas said. “This double-edged sword not only drags down nearby property values, it also reduces comparable values that are used for determining the REO list price, which reduces the net recoverable during disposition of the foreclosure even further.” An abandoned and often-abused house acts as a value vacuum, hurting not only the homeowner but also the surrounding neighbors and the mortgage actors with a stake in the foreclosure process. “Additionally, the asset is a financial drain,” Salimbas said. “As a nonperforming asset, it is not generating revenue during the nearly two-year-long foreclosure cycle.”Seeing, in this case, is not believing—not believing that anyone cares about the property or that there will be repercussions for abusing it. Blight starts the second a casual observer can identify that a property is vacant with poor lawn maintenance or the more obvious eye sores such as boarded-up windows, according to the Agios CEO. “When a vacant property is hard to identify when someone cannot hide behind a barrier and is exposed to all who pass by, it mitigates those negative elements,” Salimbas said. “Overgrown lawns attract rodents and eventually snakes. Boarded-up properties attract squatters, drug dealers, and vandals, who strip the copper piping and wires from the house. Occupants from neighboring properties know that criminal elements can quickly identify those properties and that those properties will get damaged and pose a risk to their health and safety as well.” Neighbors in Need Knowing is half the battle before and during a foreclosure, but it can be hard to keep one’s head in the high-stress fog of bank notices and deadlines, combined with the borrower’s economic, social, and psychological strife. There is relief, but the question is how to find it—or for it to find the borrower. “A big challenge is targeting foreclosure prevention counseling effectively,” said Nicole Harmon, VP of Foreclosure Prevention Programs at NeighborWorks America, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that supports a network of more than 240 nonprofits with technical assistance, grants, and training for 12,000-plus professionals in affordable housing and community development. “Because of the microclustering of foreclosure, nonprofits have a tough time getting the word out to the homeowners who need it the most.” Harmon explains that housing markets go beyond local; hyperlocal is probably the better word when it comes to foreclosures. Within different MSAs and Census tracts, NeighborWorks America will see areas where home values have recovered, but also “micro-pockets” where recovery is painfully slow. Job growth may be up in the overall MSA, but that certainly doesn’t mean all neighborhoods are experiencing the boost. “That makes it difficult for homeowners who were in trouble to get out of trouble,” Harmon added. “Our grantees report that [the market uncertainty] has continued as servicers deprioritize loss mitigation again, and the sales of non-performing loans have restored some hardline positions among new loan owners, i.e., commercial investors. The unpredictability of the foreclosure process has been an evergreen complaint.”  According to Klein’s paper, however, policies focused on loss mitigation have failed to adequately alleviate the harmful impact of abandoned properties and thus the vicious cycle of depressed property values and subsequent foreclosures. Regulations and RestraintsIncreased regulations and court requirements certainly add to the lengthy foreclosure timeline, but it’s not just the system slowing things down, according to Diane Bowser, EVP of Special Servicing at Selene Finance. “Borrowers and their attorneys have become incredibly savvy when it comes to slowing, stalling, and even re-starting the process,” she said. “Despite our efforts to streamline the process and ensure necessary records are in place and accurate, we cannot do anything about the litigious opposing counsels that represent borrowers in foreclosure.” Bowser points to Florida as having had the highest number of contested assets in the country. “Some of these opposing counsels are paid a monthly fee to simply delay foreclosure actions—and it works,” she added. “These attorneys file pleading after pleading, for as long as they can, to delay a foreclosure that is, most of the time, inevitable.”In New York, a servicer can get bogged down by the additional steps needed to complete a foreclosure, and then experience further delays when courts grant borrower motions for the reschedule of foreclosure hearings and sales. If there was any doubt, “screeching halt” are the words the Selene Finance executive used. The Houston-based mortgage company, a leading servicer of nonperforming loans, routinely receives transferred portfolios with loans at various stages of the foreclosure process. As the servicer of record, it must validate each aspect of every affidavit and provide screen prints and documents supporting the review. Reviews can lead to required revisions of language and numbers, which, of course, mean more time and manual work. Inaccurate or insufficient records from prior servicers can have the process stuck in the mortgage mud from square one. “It’s no surprise that this is an incredibly time-consuming process, and in some states, we have multiple affidavits that are required,” Bowser said. “Unfortunately, if we are not able to validate that the prior servicer took all required steps before and through foreclosure or that their documentation is inaccurate, it could lead to us having to start the entire process over.”The Word Is BigThe housing downturn and resulting wave of foreclosures were huge. Klein reported that more than $2 trillion in property value evaporated as a result of approximately 13 million foreclosures. Big problems were fueled by the biggest industry actors, according to Rep. Jonathan Dever (R-Ohio).“How do we deal with this gigantic mass that we’ve been handed?” Dever asked. “Largely, it’s been a failing, quite frankly, of our largest institutions and our federal government with the policy they created that lent itself to that [mortgage] balloon and that pop. We’re still trying to deal with the aftermath of it.”Dever, an attorney who has worked on both sides of foreclosure cases in the Buckeye State, knew it would take considerable effort to right the wrongs. His fast-track foreclosure legislation that became law in 2016 began as a working group of various lenders, property remediation professionals, plaintiff and defense lawyers, and more. Their monthly meetings, which would have between 40 to 60 people in a room “working through the language and thinking about the unintended consequences of a comma,” went on for 18 months before introduction of the bill. Big problems require big effort. According to Community Blight Solutions, only two fast-track foreclosure laws are on the books nationwide—in Ohio and Maryland—so much work remains. Meanwhile, another big wave looms in the not-too-distant mortgage future.“Demographics are merciless,” said Kevin Hildebeidel, a lead attorney at Stern & Eisenberg, P.C., who noted that the number of people over 65 should double and over 85 should triple in the next 20 to 30 years. “The question remains to be seen: will millennials muster enough purchasing power to actually step up and buy homes from retirees at full market value or will the U.S. face a situation similar to Japan’s ‘Lost Decade’ with continuing declines over a long period of time?”center_img The Eye of the Storm Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Foreclosure Home / Daily Dose / The Eye of the Storm Previous: Noreika: “Nothing so Far Diminishes my Concerns” Next: ZVN Properties Add New Member to its Ranks Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Brian A. Lee is an Atlanta-based freelance writer and former editor of Western Real Estate Business magazine. Although a big fan of mortgage and housing content, the Wake Forest and University of Georgia graduate considers his top moment in journalism a one-on-one interview with baseball legend Hank Aaron in 2009. Sign up for DS News Daily August 1, 2017 2,740 Views About Author: Brian A. Lee Subscribelast_img read more

first_img CoreLogic Dr. Frank Nothaft rental investments SFR Single Family Rental 2018-05-09 David Wharton Examining Single-Family Rental Return on Investment in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>In CoreLogic’s U.S. Economic Outlook for May 2018, CoreLogic Chief Economist Dr. Frank Nothaft puts single-family rental investment under the microscope. According to CoreLogic, “one-family rental houses, either detached or attached, have grown from 11.3 million in 2006 to 15.3 million in 2016, or from 17 percent to 23 percent of the one-family occupied stock.”Using data from CoreLogic’s Home Price Index and Single-Family Rental Index along with Census Bureau survey data, CoreLogic examined how SFR investment performed during the years between 2004 – 2017. CoreLogic also compared single-family rental investment to other types of real estate investment, including industrial, retail, multifamily, office, and hotel. CoreLogic found that SFR annual total return averaged 9 percent, as compared to 13 percent for industrial and 8 percent for hotel.You can see Nothaft break down SFR investment in the video above, or click here to read the full blog post. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Industry Groups Petition FCC for Autodialer Clarification Next: Finding the Right Balance in Servicing Technology Home / Daily Dose / Examining Single-Family Rental Return on Investment Tagged with: CoreLogic Dr. Frank Nothaft rental investments SFR Single Family Rental Related Articles May 9, 2018 2,168 Views center_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / FHA Raises Single-Family Loan Limits Federal Housing Administration (FHA) announced higher loan limits for 2021. The guidelines apply to the administration’s Single Family Title II forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) Mortgage insurance programs.The rise in loan limits correlates with nationwide home price appreciation in 2020, according to a press release from FHA, which factors property prices when determining annual limits. The administration outlines the specifics in a Mortgagee Letter on 2021 Forward Mortgage Limits as well as a Mortgagee Letter on 2021 Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Limits.).The new loan limits are effective for FHA loans assigned on or after January 1, 2021.The National Housing Act requires FHA to set single-family forward loan limits at 115% of median home prices, regionally, explains FHA.Via press release, FHA Commissioner Dana Wade commented on the 2021 loan limits.”FHA has seen consistent increases in loan limits during the past few years, putting it in a position to serve a segment of borrowers that may be better served by the conventional market. FHA’s mission is to support low-to-moderate income borrowers, so why does the law permit FHA to insure mortgages up to $822,375? This is a question for Congress and the taxpayers who stand behind FHA to answer.”The announcement comes on the heels of FHFA’s loan limit increase, published last week.The FHFA’s limits dictate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac lending and also are used to define the loan limits for the HUD/FHA program.The National Association of Realtors last week released a statement on the FHFA’s action, saying, “With home prices setting records in many U.S. markets,” the organization “is pleased to see the FHFA raise its national conforming loan limits for 2021.”In its November 13 Annual Report to Congress covering the financial status of FHA’s Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund for the fiscal year 2020, FHA provides recommendations for addressing the risks and flaws in current FHA loan limit calculations. However, due to the “statutory nature” of these provisions, HUD says it cannot fully address the concerns without Congressional action.According to HUD, “due to robust increases in median housing prices and required changes to FHA’s floor and ceiling limits, which are tied to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)’s increase in the conventional mortgage loan limit for 2021, the maximum loan limits for FHA forward mortgages will rise in 3,108 counties.”In 125 counties, FHA’s loan limits will remain unchanged.Regional loan limits are calculated according to home values in the respective area.”It has been HUD’s long-standing practice to utilize the highest median price point for any year since the enactment of the Housing and Economic Recovery Act (HERA),” according to the press release.For the full press release on FHA loan limits, to find a complete list of FHA loan limits, areas at the FHA ceiling, areas between the floor and the ceiling, as well as a list of areas with loan limit increases, visit FHA’s Loan Limits Page.Read more on the FHFA loan limits announced last week, here. December 2, 2020 1,229 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: The CFPB Adds Five to Its Executive Team Next: New Forbearance Requests, Re-entries Lead to Overall Increase Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago FHA Raises Single-Family Loan Limits Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2020-12-02 Christina Hughes Babb About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

first_imgNewsx Adverts Facebook WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Pinterest Google+ Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Sinn Fein accused of breaking Oireachtas rules on expenses Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleFoul play not ruled out in Churchill man’s deathNext articlePearse Doherty says he’ll pay back money if he broke Oireachtas rules News Highland By News Highland – June 20, 2012 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published It is being claimed today the Sinn Fein TDs are breaking Oireachtas rules by paying activists out of cash claimed for travel expenses.Prominent frontbenchers have revealed that part of their expenses claims were diverted to pay additional staff.According today’s Irish Independent, unspent travel expenses are supposed to be returned to the Oireachtas under rules introduced in 2010.The Irish Independent highlights the case of  Sinn Fein finance spokesman Pearse Doherty who  put €8,000 worth of unspent travel and accommodation expenses towards hiring part-time party workers.Padraig Mac Lochlainn, also confirmed that he used unspent expenses in the same way.The revelation is likely to fuel calls for an unprecedented inquiry into how the party uses taxpayer funds.Despite the admissions, Sinn Fein headquarters last night denied that its TDs were using unspent expenses in this way.The Irish Independent claims its investigation reveals for the first time how Sinn Fein relentlessly and efficiently uses the political funding system to maximum advantage here, in the North, at Westminster and in the US.last_img read more

first_imgNews Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – April 21, 2010 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police in Derry are investigating an explosion outside a house at Dunmore Gardens in the Creggan area.The blast was reported shortly before midnight last night, the area remains cordoned off while a forensic examination of the scene is carried out.There are no reports of any injuries. Google+ Pinterest Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton center_img Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also PSNI investigate Derry explosion Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Previous articleUS based priest to contest extradition orderNext articleCope says emphasis must be to get trapped people home News Highland Twitter Facebook Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitterlast_img read more

first_img By News Highland – March 26, 2012 Facebook Twitter Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApp Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released center_img Council meeting told Donegal will benefit from Diaspora jobs initiative Donegal County Council has been told that the county can benefit from the Connect Ireland initiative which was launched earlier this month.Connect Ireland has been appointed by the IDA to target 5,000 jobs in the SME sector by offering incentives to people here to contact relatives and friends involved in busines abroad, particularly in the US.A major promotion campaign is underway in the US, and a special presentation to the council this morning was told that 47 site visits have already taken place in Ireland, with a promise that Donegal will be receiving visits shortly.County Manager Seamus Neely told the meeting that Donegal an advantage in that it has already initiated a a diaspora programme, a fact which Connect Ireland’s Business Development Manager for the North West Alan Gallagher says will be highly significant:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Cnnct1pm.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleBank ordered to restore money swindled by Ballybofey fraudsterNext articleTrade union says it’s not the job of council workers to collect Household Charge News Highland Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newsx Adverts 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powerslast_img read more

first_img HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest News Facebook Twitter Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – January 21, 2011 Previous articleLabour Party says Mc Brearty has its “full confidence”Next articleTime for a change of leadership within Fianna Fail – Senator O’Domhnaill News Highland Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp Keavney believes Irish government commitment to A5 is now “irreversible” Google+ Donegal Senator Cecilia Keavney says she believes the Irish government’s commitment to funding the improvements to the A5 in Northern Ireland is now absolute.The Taoiseach and five ministers discussed the issue during today’s talks with their Northern Ireland counterparts in Co Armagh.Senator Keavney says the A5 was discussed, and her understanding is that binding commitments have now been made, in line with previous submissions she made to the former transport minister Noel Dempsey…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/cecilia11.mp3[/podcast] Twitterlast_img read more

first_img WhatsApp Mc Guinness expected to take Celtic job while staying with Donegal WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook Previous articleNew market opening up to inshore fishermen in InishowenNext articleSDLP conference to give full backing to Malin Head campaign News Highland Facebook Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North It’s being reported that Jim Mc Guinness will take a role with the Celtic academy but will also stay on as Donegal manager.The All Ireland winning manager will take over as sports performance coach with the Academy, the job which will see him work at Parkhead three days a week and miss just one training session a week with Donegal.Celtic says they are not commenting on the situation at the moment but will release at statement today.Former All Ireland winner with Donegal and GAA columnist Manus Boyle believes Mc Guinness and the squad can overcome any potential problems the move creates………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/manus1pm.mp3[/podcast] Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ News Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – November 9, 2012 last_img read more

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleSinn Fein seek to mobilise opposition in Donegal to Budget 2013Next articlePolice discover bomb in Derry – 4 men arrested News Highland Pinterest Twitter The Carers Association says its members are determined to fight the cut to their Respite Care Grant.The grant was reduced by almost 20 per cent – to 1-thousand-375-euro – as part of Budget 2013.Around 100 carers will protest outside the Dáil at noon on Friday, to put pressure on the government to reverse the cut.Meanwhile, the public is being urged to turn out in big number tomorrow in Letterkenny to protest against Budget 2013.Those opposed to budget cuts and Property Tax will assemble at the Station Roundabout at 2pm and then make there way to Market Square were a number of people will address the crowds.Amongst them will be Donegal South-West Deputy Thomas Pringle:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/pring830CPWP.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – December 7, 2012 WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebookcenter_img Budget 2013 protest in Letterkenny on Saturday WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ Pinterest Newslast_img read more