Zombie Properties Continue to Linger Nationwide

first_img Zombie Properties Continue to Linger Nationwide Home / Daily Dose / Zombie Properties Continue to Linger Nationwide Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Colin Robins Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: DS News Webcast: Thursday 6/26/2014 Next: Harvard: Housing Recovery Hinges on Millennial Participation Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Foreclosures RealtyTrac Zombie Foreclosures 2014-06-26 Colin Robinscenter_img June 26, 2014 1,469 Views Share Save Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Zombie properties serve as a lingering reminder of a housing market still in the midst of self-correction. They serve as a legacy of the recent housing crisis, a byproduct of lengthy foreclosure timelines and mercurial state foreclosure statutes. RealtyTrac recently released a nationwide analysis of zombie properties, examining both states and institutions that have the most zombie properties.The company considers a zombie property any property that has “started the foreclosure process but never been foreclosed and the homeowner has vacated the property.”RealtyTrac found that nationally, zombie properties totaled 141,406 in the second quarter of 2014, accounting for 21 percent of properties in foreclosure. All told, one in every five foreclosures has been vacated by the homeowner before the foreclosure has been completed.Sequentially, zombie properties have been declining. Zombie properties are down 7 percent from roughly 152,000 in Q1 2014 and are down 16 percent from approximately 167,000 in Q2 2013.However, not all states are seeing a drop in the number of zombie properties—24 states and the District of Columbia saw an increase from the previous quarter. States experiencing the largest gain in zombie properties from Q2 2013 include Mississippi (2,450 percent), The District of Columbia (300 percent), Wyoming (100 percent), New Jersey (58 percent), and Delaware (56 percent).Florida accounted for more than one-third of all zombie foreclosures with 48,630. Rounding out the top five states were New York (12,666), New Jersey (12,170), Illinois (11,925), and Ohio (7,390).Not surprisingly, states with some of the most zombie properties also had some of the longest average times that homes have been foreclosed: New York (418 days), Florida (411 days), New Jersey (378 days), Illinois (272 days), and Hawaii (249 days).Financial institutions listed as the beneficiary on the foreclosure documents with the most zombie foreclosures were Wells Fargo (18,695), Bank of America (15,175), Chase (10,312), and US BankCorp (10,141). in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, News 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 Tagged with: Foreclosures RealtyTrac Zombie Foreclosureslast_img read more

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Treasury Reports Regulation Improvements

first_img Previous: Senators Unveil Task Force to Combat Zombie Properties Next: RBS Faces 10 Years Without Profits About Author: Nicole Casperson Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago October 27, 2017 1,424 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released its third report on the evaluation of the Administration’s Core Principles for financial regulation in an effort to establish recommendations for improvements with the current regulatory framework.In the October 2017 report, Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin expressed how the regulatory framework for both the asset management and insurance industries can be significantly improved.”We are recommending more efficient and effective regulation to give consumers access to the products they need while providing individuals with opportunities to save for retirement,” Mnuchin said.According to the release, this report is in response to Executive Order 13772, issued by the President on February 3, 2017. The order calls on Treasury to, “identify laws and regulations that are inconsistent with the Core Principles for financial regulation set forth in the Executive Order.”The report notes that nine of the top 10 global asset managers are headquartered in the U.S., making America’s insurance market the largest in the world— representing 29 percent of the global market. Therefore, as the global leaders, it is significant that the U.S. promotes “vibrant capital markets and diverse investment opportunities, and ensures Americans can safeguard themselves, their property, and their businesses against unexpected events.”In addition, it is important improvements are ensured. In the report, Treasury identifies numerous ways to improve the regulatory framework for asset managers and insurance companies.Some of those recommendations include; supporting activities-based evaluations of systemic risk in the asset management and insurance industries; improving coordination between the Federal Insurance Office and state insurance regulators; and continuing engagement in international forums to promote the U.S. asset management and insurance industries and the U.S. regulatory framework, according to the Treasury.Treasury’s evaluation focuses on four key areas. These areas include the proper evaluation of systemic risk, ensuring effective regulation and government processes, rationalizing international engagement, and promoting economic growth, and informed choices.To view the full report, click here.To view the full fact sheet, click here. Treasury Reports Regulation Improvements The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected]  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Treasury Reports Regulation Improvementscenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: HOUSING mortgage U.S. Department of Treasury Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago HOUSING mortgage U.S. Department of Treasury 2017-10-27 Nicole Casperson Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

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What Will Dodd-Frank Modification Bill Mean for Housing?

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / What Will Dodd-Frank Modification Bill Mean for Housing? The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: HUD Addresses Concerns About Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures Next: Delinquencies on the Decline About Author: David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Dodd-Frank Act Economic Growth Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act Regulatory Reform Senate Stress Tests Volcker Rule What Will Dodd-Frank Modification Bill Mean for Housing? The United States Senate voted Wednesday afternoon to advance S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, after several weeks of debate, amendments, and negotiation.On Wednesday afternoon, the Senate finally voted 67-31 to end debate on the bill, capping many days’ worth of debate over potential amendments to the bill. The bill must know return and pass the House, which had previously passed a different version of the bill before it went to the Senate.Before the final vote on passage, Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo remarked that America was about to witness a “rare, bipartisan moment that had been years in the making,” adding, “this bill is a bipartisan compromise, the changes are common sense, and it will allow financial institutions to better serve their customers and communities, while maintaining safety and soundness and important consumer protections. At a time of intense political polarization, we have proven that we can work together to get things done. This is good for small financial institutions, good for small business, and good for families across America.”The bill enacts numerous reforms and changes regulations pertaining to lenders. One of the primary changes is increasing the threshold for enhanced regulatory standards from $50 billion to $250 billion, a change designed to exempt some smaller and mid-sized banks from regulations that would still apply to the larger banking entities. The affected regulations pertain to capital and liquidity rules, risk management standards, and stress testing requirements, among other things.Former Sen. Barney Frank, one of the authors of the Dodd-Frank Act, told Scotsman Guide this week, “I think [the asset threshold] should be $125 [billion to trigger FSOC oversight]. So, I would vote against it on those grounds. I would hope to try and change it. But, as far as [non-qualified] mortgages are concerned, I think allowing the smaller banks to make those loans as long as they keep them in portfolio is a perfectly good idea.”The bill also exempts banks with less than $10 billion in assets from the Volcker Rule, which limits risky trading by U.S. banks, and dials back restrictions on small and regional banks when it comes to restrictions on mortgage lending.Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), who has been a longtime opponent of weakening Dodd-Frank, said, “We’ll be paving the way for the next big crash. It’s time for the rest of us to fight back and demand that Washington work for us, not the big bank lobbyists.”The bill does have plenty of Democratic defenders, however, several of whom argue that the reforms could help community banks flourish and help revitalize rural economies. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota), a supporter of the legislation, said, “When you don’t respond to these kinds of legitimate concerns from small lenders, there’s a resentment to the overall policy. We tend to throw the baby out with the bathwater with that kind of frustration.”More than a dozen banks sent a letter to Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) earlier this month, expressing their support for the proposed legislation. “Our banks do not threaten U.S. financial market stability, and we should not be subjected to the same regulatory regime as larger banks with more complex and interconnected business models,” the letter read in part. “Regional and traditional lenders and our communities have been disadvantaged by a regulatory model that lumps us together with the largest, most complex banks.”The Credit Union National Association also sent a letter of support to Senate leaders. Their letter read, in part, “We applaud the good faith effort to craft common-sense regulatory reform legislation. S.2155 is the result of months of deliberate bipartisan negotiations and contains several provisions supported by America’s credit unions.”Yana Miles, Senior Legislative Counsel for the Center for Responsible Lending, issued a statement reading, “The financial crisis led to a Great Recession that cost millions of Americans their jobs, homes, and savings. This bill would allow for the return of many of the same reckless financial practices that caused the crash. This bill lifts commonsense safeguards, designed to stop banks from again tanking the economy, while also making it easier for financial companies to sell risky mortgages, discriminate against communities of color, and steer manufactured-home owners into more expensive mortgages. The American public does not want this dangerous bank deregulation. Congress is playing with fire.” Dodd-Frank Act Economic Growth Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act Regulatory Reform Senate Stress Tests Volcker Rule 2018-03-14 David Wharton March 14, 2018 3,569 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Subscribelast_img read more

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5 Ways to Bridge a Racial Homeownership Gap

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post May 10, 2019 1,415 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Affordability African Americans Black Americans Diversity Homeownership Housing Finance Housing Supply Urban Institute 2019-05-10 Radhika Ojha Subscribe A new report by the Urban Institute has given insights into five common sense solutions to increase homeownership rates among African-Americans. Emerging from an earlier roundtable discussion at Urban Institute that examined the causes of the racial homeownership gap for this demographic, the report examined each of these five areas for potential solutions and future policy interventions.According to the report, progress toward bridging this gap will involve several approaches.Advancing Policy Solutions at a Local LevelInitiatives under this guideline included responsibly expanding small-dollar mortgages for purchases and renovations as well as reforming local land use, building codes, zoning laws, and regulations. The report also touched on strengthening access to and capacity of homeownership Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) networks and improving and investing in community development corporations’ (CDCs) capacity and partnerships at a local level. The report suggested that removing discriminatory terms in homeowners’ association (HOA), condominium owners’ associations (COA), and planned unit development (PUD) deeds on single-family residential units and expanding the reach of Housing Finance Agency (HFA) programs while considering property tax relief for low- and moderate-income taxpayers would go a long way in bridging the gap.Tackling Housing Supply Constraints and AffordabilityHousing supply and affordability were one of the key areas in need of reform to bridge the racial homeownership gap according to the report. Solutions in this area included increasing federal efforts to improve the existing supply of affordable housing and make investments directed toward historically segregated and devalued neighborhoods, as well as expanding production of alternate affordable housing units such as manufactured homes. This solution would also be strengthened through improving home preservation, financing, and credit underwriting, as well as overhauling or improving rehab purchase lending programs.Promoting an Equitable and Accessible Housing Finance SystemIncreasing visibility, access, and types of down payment assistance program were key to making the housing finance system more accessible to potential African-American homeowners according to the report. Apart from this, the report urged policymakers to strengthen the requirements that banks serve all communities in their market and consider expansion of obligation to other parts of the system. Additionally, improving and expanding financial education and homeownership preparation for renters would also help in increasing the homeownership rates among African-Americans.Outreach and Counseling for Renters and Mortgage-Ready MillennialsApart from exploring more options for use of fintech to advance the understanding and access to homeownership for millennials, the report also listed revitalizing and improving tax credit incentives for renters who want to become owners as well as expanding programs that automate saving for down payments/reserves and increased competition in credit evaluation as potential solutions.Focus on Sustainable Homeownership and PreservationA strong post-purchase counseling framework as well as promoting healthy mortgage servicing relationships and loss mitigation options would aid in creating a sustainable plan to increase homeownership rates among this demographic, the report revealed. It also said that building tools that would help in creating early warning displacement triggers, as well as an increased focus on the intergenerational transfers of wealth, estate planning, and undivided property, would help more Black Americans take a step towards sustainable homeownership. Tagged with: Affordability African Americans Black Americans Diversity Homeownership Housing Finance Housing Supply Urban Institute Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / 5 Ways to Bridge a Racial Homeownership Gapcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 5 Ways to Bridge a Racial Homeownership Gap Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: What Is Impacting HMBS Performance? Next: The Link Between Housing Affordability and Wage Growth Related Articles About Author: Radhika Ojha The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

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CFPB Gauges COVID-Related Borrower Challenges

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / CFPB Gauges COVID-Related Borrower Challenges The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has issued two reports showing that more work needs to be done to help mortgage borrowers coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn. The first report, “Characteristics of Mortgage Borrowers During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” documents that Black and Hispanic mortgage borrowers are much more likely to be delinquent or in a forbearance program than white borrowers. In a second report, the CFPB reports that overall mortgage complaints to the CFPB have risen to their highest level in three years.“More borrowers are behind on their mortgage than at any time since the height of the Great Recession,” said CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio. “Communities of color have been hit hard by the pandemic, and the latest data show that many borrowers are still hurting. The CFPB will continue to seek and actively respond to developments in the market, doing everything in our power to help families stay in their homes. As we warned mortgage servicers last month, unprepared is unacceptable.”Throughout the pandemic, the CFPB has worked hand-in-hand with American consumers to protect them from foreclosure and eviction as the nation deals with economic uncertainty.The CFPB recently issued an interim final rule in support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s eviction moratorium, requiring debt collectors to provide written notice to tenants of their rights under the eviction moratorium, and prohibiting debt collectors from misrepresenting tenants’ eligibility for protection from eviction under the moratorium.In order to prevent the windfall of foreclosures that may overwhelm servicers, the CFPB also proposed a number of actions through its proposal, “Protections for Borrowers Affected by the COVID-19 Emergency Under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), Regulation X,” as the emergency federal foreclosure protections are eventually set to expire.The CFPB is seeking comments on a proposal intended to help prevent avoidable foreclosures for borrowers affected by COVID-19. That proposal, if finalized, would temporarily require servicers to enhance communications with borrowers who are delinquent or in forbearance, allow servicers to offer certain streamlined loan modification options to borrowers with COVID-19-related hardships, and require servicers to afford all borrowers a special pre-foreclosure review period. The comment period closes May 10.The CFPB’s research brief, “Characteristics of Mortgage Borrowers During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” prepared by the CFPB’s Section Chief, Consumer and Household Research and Policy Erik Durbin; Research Assistant Greta Li; and Economists David Low and Judith Ricks, shows that some homeowners and communities are more at risk than others.Borrowers in forbearance or delinquent are disproportionately Black and Hispanic. For example, 33% of borrowers in forbearance (and 27% of delinquent borrowers) are Black or Hispanic, while only 18% of the total population of mortgage borrowers are Black or Hispanic.Loans in forbearance or that are delinquent are disproportionately likely to have high loan-to-value (LTV) and limited equity, leaving them vulnerable to being underwater. For example, half of all loans in forbearance have an LTV greater than 60%, compared to only 34% of current loans.Forbearance and delinquency are significantly more common in communities of color (defined as majority minority census tracts) and lower-income communities (defined by census tract income quartiles).“Borrower experiences differed substantially by race,” said the study. “Roughly 3.7% of White borrowers were in forbearance and 0.5% were delinquent. Black and Hispanic borrowers were much more likely to experience either of these outcomes. Black borrowers were 2.5 times more likely to end up in forbearance (9.2%) and two times more likely to end up delinquent (1.0%) compared to White borrowers. Similarly, Hispanics were 2.3 times more likely to end up in forbearance (8.4%), and about 1.5 times more likely to end up delinquent (0.7%). Other-race borrowers were also more likely to experience forbearance compared to Whites, but were less likely to end up delinquent.”Also issued today by the CFPB was the Consumer Complaint Bulletin on Mortgage Forbearance. In March 2021, consumers submitted more mortgage complaints to the CFPB than in any month since April 2018. Mortgage complaints mentioning forbearance or related terms have also reached their highest monthly average since March and April of 2020, and the number of borrowers who report they are struggling to make their payments is also trending upward.When submitting mortgage complaints, consumers identified from a list the issue that best described the problem they experienced. For mortgage complaints, issue options included applying for a mortgage or refinancing an existing mortgage; closing on a mortgage; problem with a credit or consumer report; struggling to pay mortgage; and trouble during the payment process. The most common issue reported since January 2020 has been trouble during the payment process.Additional complaints included:Servicer communications: Many consumers complained that servicers did not provide clear and accurate information about their options. In particular, consumers reported that servicers were not providing information about loss mitigation until after the consumer’s forbearance had ended, and that the information provided about post-forbearance options was confusing and incomplete.Delays and denials of loan modifications: Consumers reported long delays in having their loan modified so that they could resume payments on the mortgage. In some cases, these delays were due to demands for additional documents by servicers. In other cases, consumers said servicers provided conflicting information about what options were available and the consumer’s eligibility for loan modification. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) COVID-19 Dave Uejio forbearances Loan Modifications 2021-05-04 Eric C. Peck Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Previous: The Exchange: Sorting Out Mortgage-Servicing Rights Next: How Telework Will Impact Home-Location Preferences Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) COVID-19 Dave Uejio forbearances Loan Modifications in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, Journal, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Savecenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Eric C. Peck Related Articles Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 26 days ago 647 Views CFPB Gauges COVID-Related Borrower Challenges Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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HSE seeking Public Private Partnership to develop new Health Centre in Dunfanaghy

first_img Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By admin – November 22, 2016 WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleUse community hospitals to alleviate overcrowding crisis – Mc GowanNext articleMan arrested in Derry in connection with dissident republican activity admin Google+ Twitter GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath center_img Google+ HSE seeking Public Private Partnership to develop new Health Centre in Dunfanaghy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Pinterest Homepage BannerNews The HSE has confirmed it wants to enter into a Public Private Partnership agreement for the construction of a new Health Centre in Dunfanaghy.In a letter to local public representatives this week, the HSE confirms that following a meeting with the G.P, it is intended to remain in the existing Health Centre in the short term, and the Public Private Partnership will be advertised in the coming weeks.Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill is welcoming the confirmation……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/sodunfanaghy.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebooklast_img read more

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Donegal diver agrees that there should be no recreational diving in Lough Salt

first_img Previous articleHighland Christmas Concert 2012Next articleDonegal Deputy McConalogue hits out at cuts to small farmers News Highland Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal diver agrees that there should be no recreational diving in Lough Salt Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterest By News Highland – December 11, 2012 Google+ Twittercenter_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp WhatsApp A Donegal diver has agreed with the County Council that Lough Salt should not be used for recreational diving.Donegal County Council has warned the publicity that has recently been in the media around diving for rare golf balls in the lake may attract recreational scuba divers.But local diver Gus O’Driscoll has said that his main purpose for diving the lake is search and recovery training.And he said he doesn’t think there is a risk of scuba divers being attracted to the lake to search for the rare golf balls….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/gus1pm.mp3[/podcast] Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week News Facebook Google+ Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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County Council delegation to meet with senior NRA figures today

first_imgNews Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey County Council delegation to meet with senior NRA figures today WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleMan on trial of sexually assaulting woman in a house in DonegalNext articleMayor criticises Lonely Planet Guide report on Letterkenny News Highland Twitter Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp A Donegal County Council delegation will meet with senior National Roads Authority figures in Dublin this morning to discuss funding for the county’s roads network.A number of projects in the county have been stalled, with hopes that at least some of them can be progressed in 2012.Among the projects shelved last August were Letterkenny to Lifford, Glenties to Dungloe and Mountcharles to Inver.Mayor Noel Mc Bride is leading the deputation. He says strong arguments will be put forward…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/mayor830.mp3[/podcast]Burtopnport based Councillor David Alcorn is not on the deputation, but he believes there will be progress on the Kilraine to Dungloe stretch which was approved last March. A council meeting then was told how the work would open up the west of Donegal to the rest of Ireland.Within six months, the project had been shelved, but Cllr Alcorn says indications he is receiving suggest work will begin on it within weeks………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/dalc830.mp3[/podcast] Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest By News Highland – January 12, 2012 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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IFA preparing submission for Commonage Implementation Committee

first_img Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Google+ By News Highland – August 26, 2014 Twitter Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR IFA preparing submission for Commonage Implementation Committee Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Previous articleCeltic hope to make home advantage countNext articleFinn Harps have been drawn away to Avondale or St Michaels News Highland center_img 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released The first meeting of the new Commonage Implementation Committee is underway in Dublin.The Minister for Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney says the committee will play a key role in assisting Commonage owners as they make the transition to a new Common Agricultural Policy.It’s chaired by Joe Healy, a former President of Macra na Feirme and a livestock farmer from Galway.Concern has been expressed that new regulations being introduced as a result of CAP reform could lead to Donegal commonage farmers losing out on EU payments.Donegal IFA President PJ Mc Monagle says they are beginning their own discussions tomorrow, and will be making a detailed submission to the implementation committee……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/pjcommon.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Facebook News WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next weeklast_img read more

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Fianna Fail Senator claims Enda Kenny and John McNulty met in June to discuss…

first_imgNews Fianna Fail Senator claims Enda Kenny and John McNulty met in June to discuss Seanad by-election Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers By News Highland – October 8, 2014 Facebook Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Facebook Pinterest Twitter Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Previous articlePearse Doherty and other senior Sinn Fein officials will pay water chargesNext articleTracey Emin to design Brit gong News Highland A Fianna Fáil senator has used parliamentary privilege to claim that Enda Kenny discussed appointing John McNulty to the Seanad as long ago as June.Fianna Fáil’s Mark Daly made the claim in the Seanad this evening.Enda Kenny’s spokesman has previously said the two met only once, in the days running up to Mr McNulty’s nomination to the board of IMMA.But this evening Senator Daly claimed that the possibility of getting John McNulty into the Seanad could have been raised three months earlier:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/18daly1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

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