Month: May 2021

CoreLogic: Student Loans Not Depressing Home Ownership

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago July 22, 2014 1,036 Views One of the pet reasons for explaining the lack of demand for houses among millennials is the presence of ever-escalating student loan debts. The thinking goes that college graduates are so mired in debt that they either cannot afford to buy or are too afraid to run up more debt, and so they stay living with their parents or find cheap places to rent.However, Mark Fleming, chief economist atCoreLogic, isn’t buying it.Citing a recent panel discussion at the Urban Institute on “Quantifying the Impact of Student Loan Debt on Homeownership,”  and recently published reports by the Brookings Institute and Jeffrey Thompson, economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Fleming draws the conclusion that  while student loan debt undoubtedly affects financial decisions for those post-college, there is zero empirical evidence to back up the claim that these debts are keeping young people from buying their first homes.For one thing, Fleming says, the monthly payback amount anyone has to spend on a student loan is based on a percentage of income. This percentage has remained virtually unchanged since the mid-1990s, but then, so have earnings—and members of Generation X didn’t shy away from buying houses just because of these obligations.Student loan debt is at the $1 trillion mark, and there are more outstanding loans than ever. But Fleming says these facts alone do not show that student loan debt is a bigger burden for millennials, much less one that will prevent homeownership.”Going to college still increases one’s earning potential,” Fleming said. “For those who had to finance college with loans, the burden of repayment relative to income remains the same today as in the 1990s.”This, he says, begs the question: If young people in the 1990s found a way to buy a home while coping with student loan debt, then “why wouldn’t young people today, with the same relative burden, be able to do the same?”One answer may be the increasing number of young people who do not finish college or take much longer than four years to get through it.In the past few years, reports by the National Bureau of Economic Research and the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center show that more students are taking six or more years to get through college these days, though the reasons why are not discussed. What’s important about this factor, Fleming says, is that the likelihood of homeownership drops among those who do not complete their education.”Accumulating the debt, but not earning the degree, results in the burden without any benefit,” he said. “Research still shows that, on average, getting a college degree results in higher earnings.”Beyond the basic message of “stay in school,” Fleming says it’s up to colleges to be more proactive in quelling a loan crisis that could lead to an entire section of Americans being unable to afford a home. “The post-secondary educational system and financing policies for a college education need to carefully consider, and potentially attempt to prevent, the burden of college debt without the benefit of a degree,” he said.  Print This Post CoreLogic: Student Loans Not Depressing Home Ownership The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. CoreLogic Student Loans 2014-07-22 Scott Morgan Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: CoreLogic Student Loans 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: Scott Morgan Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Previous: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 7/23/2014 Next: Home Prices Increase, Still Down from Last Year The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / CoreLogic: Student Loans Not Depressing Home Ownership Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

The Growth of Real Estate Investment Trusts

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Growth of Real Estate Investment Trusts Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post The Growth of Real Estate Investment Trusts Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Fannie Mae Fredie Mac REIT Risks 2019-05-28 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Investment, Loss Mitigation, News Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Real estate investment trusts (REIT) are growing rapidly, according to The Wall Street Journal’s Ben Eisen. Real-estate investment trusts that buy residential home loans increased their mortgage-bond portfolios by almost 28% to $308 billion over the 12 months through March, the largest stockpile in six years, and according to Eisen, are poised to continue to grow as the government’s housing market role shrinks.Though these firms are small compared to the mortgage market as a whole, Eisen notes that some analysts express concern that they are putting more of the mortgage market into the hands of leveraged firms with minimal oversight, noting that some risky REITs went bust during the last financial crisis. However, some suggest that REITs make up an optimal backbone for the mortgage market, leveraging less risk than before the financial crisis and able to quickly raise and deploy money when they see an opportunity.“If you want to have more private capital in the market, you need to manage the risks,” Calvin Schnure, SVP for Research and Economic Analysis at Nareit, told the Journal. “Mortgage REITs hedge all of those risks.”REITs have been buying mortgages traditionally within the domain of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, putting them into private mortgage bonds, while also buying securities from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that transfer default risk associated with the mortgages they back.Shrinking the Federal Footprint As part of the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s (FHFA) plan to shrink the government’s footprint in the mortgage market, FHFA Director Mark Calabria is looking to take Fannie and Freddie out of conservatorship.“I see my goal as setting a path to end the conservatorship” for the companies, he said in an interview with Wall Street Journal, adding that “they have to be stronger, healthier companies” compared to before the 2008 housing crisis.“My objective is to get us to a spot where we don’t have to worry about the system blowing itself up,” he continued.Among Calabria’s concerns is the “qualified mortgage patch,” which allows more highly leveraged homebuyers to obtain Fannie and Freddie-eligible mortgages. Patch usage has grown in the last few years, and according to Calabria, changing the patch would be a key tool to shrink Fannie and Freddie without a full overhaul, though he states that he does not intend to do away with it entirely.“I can draw Fannie and Freddie a map,” he said. “Fannie and Freddie are going to have to be the ones who meet the mileposts.”Calabria stated that he is awaiting completion of plans ordered by President Donald Trump to refashion the mortgage system, set to be completed around June. Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae Fredie Mac REIT Risks Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe May 28, 2019 3,563 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Previous: JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon on Wells Fargo’s CEO Search Next: How Is Debt Impacting Owning a Home? Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Gazing Into the Crystal Ball: 2020 Housing

first_img December 9, 2019 1,853 Views Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News, Print Features The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago In reality, no one really knows with certainty what the outcome of the trade war will be. While significantly lower rates seem unlikely, they cannot be ruled out if the trade war continues. The baseline is for flat to somewhat higher rates. What are the implications for housing?Fundamentally, the medium- and long-term prospects for housing are good because demographics will continue to support demand. Seventy-three million people under the age of 30 are set to enter their peak homebuyer years, but not without challenges. Student debt has been identified by many millennials as delaying or preventing them from pursuing homeownership.Getting married later in life and waiting longer to have children are also factors delaying homebuying. More single homebuyers are becoming more prevalent as lifestyles adjust.Although the homeownership rate is lower today compared to previous generations at a comparable age, the sheer size of the millennial generation bodes well for housing demand.In 2020, with flat to moderately higher rates and a stable non-recessionary economy, the demographic dividend should lead to an increase in the pace of home sales. With home prices still increasing at or above incomes, though, affordability will keep some homebuyers out of the market.ForecastsMortgage rates: Could increase about 50 basis points (bps) in 2019, moving above 4%Home sales: Should increase marginally by 2% to 5% year-over-yearHome prices: Growth will moderate to about 3% year-over-yearHousing starts: Up 5% year-over-yearGDP: Slows to 2% in 2020, down from 2.2% in 2018Unemployment rate: Unchanged at 3.4% by year-end 2020 from 3.4% at the end of 2019Fed funds rate: Fed should be on hold as the economy muddles alongMortgage interest rate changes will continue to dominate the housing market in 2020. The 100-plus bps decrease in rates since November 2018 has boosted affordability. It also lifted sales somewhat and accelerated refinancing activity significantly in 2019.Prediction: Expectations in 2018 for 2019 were that rates would increase, instead they fell over 100 bps. This illustrates the uncertainty of the rate outlook and cautions against placing too much weight on any specific rate expectations. Still, our prediction is that rates are more likely to increase than decrease, given the declines to date and the easing of recession concerns. A trade deal would be a significant boost, so our baseline is a 50 bps increase and mortgage rates could rise above 4%.Risk: Growth concerns or even a recession could be on the horizon, driven by political risk. An escalation of the trade war and slower global growth could hold push rates lower.Housing sales cooled early in 2019 but recovered late in the year as lower rates boosted demand. In the year ahead, we should see modest gains, especially given how weak sales were early in 2019.Prediction: Flat to slightly higher rates will support sales. Sustained, though slower, labor market growth and increasing numbers of millennial buyers entering their peak homebuying years will support demand. Expect sales to expand modestly by 2% to 5%.Risk: Recessionary lower rates could slow the housing market more if homebuyer confidence and banks’ willingness to lend fall. However, it’s unlikely we’ll see a slowdown like the financial crisis.Home-price appreciation cooled in early 2019 as housing demand was muted in its response to lower rates. A sharp increase in home prices compared to incomes since 2012 means incomes are anchoring prices somewhat.Prediction: Price increases are likely to slow regardless of what happens to interest rates and sales. The growth in prices since 2012 totals 58%, compared with a 24% increase in median-household income. As a result, home prices are approaching levels that may be unsustainable when compared with income. Home price growth will moderate to about 3% year-over-year.Risk: There may be some localized price declines, particularly in cities where affordability has become a challenge, but we don’t expect a national decline.Housing supply has been a significant challenge since the financial crisis—an issue that will persist in 2020. Supply has tightened at the lower-priced segment of the market for several reasons. Two of those key reasons are the increase in real estate investors who are scooping up affordable homes to rent out and the lack of new building as home builders gravitate to more lucrative, higher-priced homes.Prediction: Housing starts should increase in 2020, continuing momentum from late 2019 that is supported by lower rates. Still, an increase of about 5% in starts will do little to alleviate the supply crunch.Risk: Presidential candidates are looking at housing legislation to boost supply. Uncertainty about the path of future regulations might spur some increased activity ahead of the election.GDP growth in 2019 will be about 2.2%, down from 2.9%. The key contributors to growth are consumer spending and residential investment as a solid labor market helps consumers. Private investment was weakened by the trade war which also created a drag on net exports.Prediction: Leading economic indicators suggest economic growth will continue to slow in 2020 to about 2%. Strong consumer spending should continue to support growth, but the uncertainty will weigh on other sectors.Risk: GDP growth may decline more than expected if consumer confidence becomes tepid. Consumer confidence has a history of sharp declines when confronted by external shocks. If trade disputes are not resolved, a slowdown in global economic growth could dampen the U.S. economy as well.The labor market has supported growth as the unemployment rate has reached a 50-year low of 3.5% in 2019. The number of open jobs exceeds the number of job hunters, suggesting strong demand for workers. That’s leading to some acceleration in wages.Prediction: We expect unemployment rates and jobless claims to remain low. Although a significant decline in the unemployment rate is unlikely, it may dip to 3.4%. We also expect wages and nonfarm payrolls to advance modestly.Risks: Sustained weakness in business confidence has already led job growth in 2019 to be the weakest since 2010. If companies transition from slower hiring to actual job cuts, the unemployment rate could shift higher.The Fed has lowered its benchmark rate three times in 2019 and could cut one more time for a total of 100 bps in cuts.Prediction: The FOMC will likely be on hold early in the year as it assesses the impact of its cuts so far. If growth declines just moderately in 2020 as currently expected, the Fed would stay on hold throughout the year.Risk: Elevated political uncertainty and unresolved trade wars could weaken the economy and push the Fed to act. Additionally, if inflation fails to pick up despite the cuts so far, the Fed may feel it has room to act. Still, mortgage rates have moved lower well ahead of the Fed and might not decline in tandem.Editor’s note: This piece was written by LendingTree Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze and incorporates data originally published on the LendingTree website.  Print This Post 2020 Affordability 2019-12-09 Seth Welborn Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Gazing Into the Crystal Ball: 2020 Housing Share Savecenter_img Tagged with: 2020 Affordability Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Gazing Into the Crystal Ball: 2020 Housing Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Tendayi Kapfidze Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tendayi Kapfidze leads the company’s analysis of the U.S. economy with a focus on housing and mortgage market trends. Kapfidze served as Director of Global Economics at Pfizer, Director of Economic and Capital Markets Research at Ally Financial, and as VP and Senior Economic Analyst in the chief investment office at Bank of America. Tendayi earned his B.S. in Engineering Management at Saint Louis University and his M.S. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the Economic Club of New York. Previous: The (Empire) State of Mortgage-Backed Securities Next: Redefining Property Preservation Contract Worklast_img read more

Virtual Event Helps Build Homes for Wounded Vets

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Virtual Event Helps Build Homes for Wounded Vets Related Articles About Author: Christina Hughes Babb 2020-10-08 Christina Hughes Babb in Daily Dose, Featured, News 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 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save October 8, 2020 15,844 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 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. Previous: Chase Devotes $30B to Underserved Communities’ Financial Wellbeing Next: First American Mortgage Solutions Launches Mortgage Forbearance Indicator Tool Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Carrington Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit associated with the Carrington Companies, has their own veteran-focused Signature programs aimed at creating mobility, stability, purpose, and prosperity for those returning from post-9/11 conflicts, according to its mission statement.This year the charity’s annual golf tournament, which benefits the aforementioned project, is going virtual, making it more accessible to all Carrington affiliates, the company said. Tickets for the event are available here.The hour-long virtual fundraiser features both silent and live auctions, addresses from Veterans, and other entertainment: REACT: A CCF Virtual Fundraiser takes place Monday, October 12.CCF representatives say that this year, like many nonprofits, it is “challenged by the environment created by the pandemic.”This event will be its primary fundraiser for 2020.”The veterans we assist through Carrington House and our other signature programs are counting on us to make this event a success, so we can keep our promises to the veteran families we assist,” said Shelly Lawrence, Executive Director, Carrington Charitable Foundation. “Since the program began, Carrington House has helped 24 veterans and their families find their forever homes through remodels, rebuilds, renovations and land purchases. CCF has raised more than $21 million since the foundation’s inception. In 2019, the CCF Golf Classic event raised more than $1.8 million. More than 260 golfers participated; and the event culminated in a dinner and auction attended by more than 500 people—the largest attendance in the event’s nine-year history … Right now, there are three more homes in progress.”Specifically, CCF has broken ground and “made significant progress on the home for U.S. Army Sergeant 1st Class Matthew Miles and his family. We have also started on the homes for U.S. Marine Corporal Michael Jernigan and U.S. Army Sergeant Matthew Melancon,” Lawrence said.According to the event page, Melancon, now a snowboarder and motivational speaker, was severely injured during his second deployment to the Middle East, when his truck was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). He was injured severely enough to be immediately evacuated out of the country. For the next two years, he underwent two dozen intense reconstructive surgeries … That’s just (the beginning of) one of several veterans’ stories.During Monday’s virtual event, participants will hear from three vets who are recipients of Carrington House homes, as well as the CEO of The Honor Foundation, Matt Stevens, a beneficiary of CCF’s Veteran Support program.Even though the full event will not be presented as usual this year, Lawrence says the charity still has important commitments to honor with our Veteran Heroes and their families. “Ongoing donations and support are critical to building our combat wounded veterans the homes they need to heal and return to life post military service.”Please visit this page to purchase (pay-what-you-can/$50) tickets to the event.The silent auction is in progress here, and more general information about the effort is available here. Virtual Event Helps Build Homes for Wounded Vets  Print This Postlast_img read more

DS News Spotlights the Industry’s ‘Most Valuable Companies’

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 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 ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Bron Most Valuable Company 2021-01-05 David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily DS News Spotlights the Industry’s ‘Most Valuable Companies’ Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 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] As the industry approaches the end of a challenging and unpredictable year, companies across the mortgage spectrum are pausing to take stock of lessons learned, best practices, and how to approach whatever 2021 will have to offer. In 2021, DS News will look inside some of the companies working diligently to support the mortgage industry, courtesy of a new recurring feature entitled “Most Valuable Companies.”“This year has tested our entire industry,” said David Wharton, Managing Editor of DS News. “With this new ‘Most Valuable Company’ feature, DS News will bring you inside looks at how individual organizations are pushing forward, driving innovation, and finding success even against the unprecedented headwinds. We’re excited to kick things off with this look at BRON.”The “Most Valuable Companies” section launched in the January 2021 edition of DS News, which features a profile of service provider BRON, Inc.Founded in 2004, BRON has since grown to encompass two offices in Temecula, California, and in Dallas. The company offers a variety of property preservation services, including vacant, foreclosure, rental, and REO registrations; violation monitoring, tracking, and curative; utility verifications/activations, disconnects, and account maintenance; and HOA verifications/super lien protection.This inaugural “Most Valuable Companies” profile features details on how BRON has weathered the storm of COVID-19, how they drive their continuing commitment to diversity and inclusion, and more.DS News’ “Most Valuable Companies” look at BRON debuts in January’s print and digital editions. Be sure to give it a read to learn why Kevin Hamilton, BRON’s CEO, describes the company as specializing in “products and services that are difficult to do when you don’t specialize in them.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: COVID-19 Impact: A Rise in New Litigation Trends Next: Forbearance Activity Ended 2020 on a Flat Note Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, News About Author: David Wharton  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / DS News Spotlights the Industry’s ‘Most Valuable Companies’ The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago January 5, 2021 1,088 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Bron Most Valuable Companylast_img read more

Fury in Donegal as government shelves A5 funding

first_img WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – November 9, 2011 Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Facebook The Government is to postpone its commitment to fund the upgrading of the A5The proposed A5 dual-carriageway was to run from the border near Aughnacloy through Omagh and Strabane to Derry.The work was to be funded by the Government and Northern Ireland’s powersharing executive and was part of the St Andrew’s Agreement in 2006.The expected cost is around £800m and the Government was due to provide 50% of this -at least 21 million euro of tax payers money has already gone in to the project.In recent months the Fine Gael-led Government had remained committed to the project – however, the news that position had changed came from the North and not Dublin.Donegal Fianna Fail Deputy Charlie McConologue has reacted with fury to the decision:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/cmcc530.mp3[/podcast] Fury in Donegal as government shelves A5 funding Twitter Facebookcenter_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Previous article76th anniversary of Aranmore tragedy todayNext articleSinn Fein letter shows extent of Enda Kenny u-turn on A5 project News Highland Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Newsx Adverts PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitterlast_img read more

Deputy Pringle says forming a new political party isn’t the way forward

first_img Google+ Homepage BannerNews Deputy Pringle says forming a new political party isn’t the way forward By admin – June 11, 2015 Facebook Donegal Independent Deputy Thomas Pringle says he has not been approached and would have no interest in joining any new political party.It’s being reported today that a new political party could be in the pipeline, with Independent TDs Catherine Murphy and Stephen Donnelly and former Labour TD Roisin Shortall said to be in talks about the establishment of a new group.The new party would compete with Lucinda Creighton’s recently established Renua and an as yet unformed alliance of independent TDs and councillors being organised by Shane Ross.Deputy Thomas Pringle says the formation of a new political party isn’t the way forward:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/pringraw.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest WhatsApp Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleHarps look to bounce back heading into mid season breakNext articleFears raised regarding future of dermatology services at Letterkenny General admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Donegal County Council state aspects of last nights RTE programme are being examined

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter Twitter The statement reads as follows -In light of the content of the RTE Investigations Unit programme which was broadcasted on RTE on Monday 7th December, 2015, Donegal County Council wishes to confirm that the matters raised in the programme are being examined as an issue of urgency and priority.This examination is being conducted in the first instance by the Ethics Registrar in the Council.The examination will be conducted in accordance with the provisions of Part 15 of the Local Government Act, 2001  Ethical Framework for the Local Government Service, and the Code of Conduct for Councillors, and any matters arising from this examination will be processed in line with the provisions as set down.Pending the conclusion of this examination, the Council will not be making any further statements at this time. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – December 8, 2015 Pinterest WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Google+center_img Previous articleIndependent council grouping to discuss possible expulsion of O’DonnellNext articleLetterkenny Gaels G.A.A. Club set to host 2015 County Convention admin Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Facebook Facebook Donegal County Council state aspects of last nights RTE programme are being examined WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Warning North West would be worst affected should Britain leave EU

first_img HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Google+ By admin – April 25, 2016 Previous articleInvestigation launched following death of farmer in bull attack in County TyroneNext articleDonegal Motorist who rammed PSNI car following Garda chase given ‘half a chance’ admin WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Twittercenter_img Facebook The Chief Executive of Letterkenny Chamber says Donegal would be one of the worst affected areas in the event of a British withdrawal from the EU.In a piece in today’s Donegal News, the chambers in Letterkenny and Derry say the implications for the border region would be far reaching, and a withdrawal from Europe would jeapordise many established cross border projects.Speaking to Highland Radio News, Toni Forrester of Letterkenny Chamber said the last thing the North West needs is more obstacles:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/tonibrexit1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Homepage BannerNews Twitter Warning North West would be worst affected should Britain leave EU Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan passes away

first_img HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Facebook Pinterest Former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan passes away Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Newsx Adverts Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – June 10, 2011 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twittercenter_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter Previous articleParents told students will no longer have free school transportNext articlePARC concerned that Donegal Rally will lead to copycat driving News Highland Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Former Finance Minister Brian Lenihan has passed away.The 52 year old lost his battle with illness early this morning.He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2009, and served as Finance Minister up until February of this year.Former Party colleague, Dr James McDaid, earlier paid tribute to Mr Lenihan:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/jim-brian.mp3[/podcast] Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more