Fed Announces Slow Approach to Interest Rate Increases in 2015

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Home / Daily Dose / Fed Announces Slow Approach to Interest Rate Increases in 2015 Tagged with: Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve FOMC Interest rates The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles 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 ago Share Save Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago December 17, 2014 993 Views center_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Tory Barringer Federal Open Market Committee Federal Reserve FOMC Interest rates 2014-12-17 Tory Barringer Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: MCS Valuations Announces Management Changes Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 12/18/2014  Print This Post Fed Announces Slow Approach to Interest Rate Increases in 2015 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it intends to take a slow approach to raising interest rates in the coming year, even as the economy continues to strengthen.In a policy statement released following the last 2014 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the central bank reaffirmed its view that the economy is expanding at a “moderate pace,” pointing to continued improvements in the labor market tempered by still-high numbers of unemployed and underemployed Americans and slower growth in the housing sector.Given the current climate, the committee hinted that it will take steps to raise short-term interest rates in 2015, though it still would not commit to a time frame, saying only that “it will likely be appropriate to maintain … the [current] federal funds rate for a considerable period of time.””Based on its current assessment, the Committee judges that it can be patient in beginning to normalize the stance of monetary policy,” the Fed said in its statement.While the phrase “considerable period of time”—commonly interpreted by analysts to be around six months—is not a new addition to the Fed’s language, policymakers did clarify that they’re counting the time from when the central bank ended its asset purchase program in October. If the interpretations hold out, that could signal an increase as soon as April, though many economists expect June is more likely.In a survey, 15 of 17 officials at the Fed predicted an increase in interest rates starting next year, with the other two saying the first hikes will come in 2016.At the same time, their forecast for rates slipped to 1.125 percent by year-end 2015, down from the last outlook in September.Perhaps encouraged by recent monthly payroll numbers, officials predicted the unemployment rate next year will drop to 5.2–5.3 percent, a more optimistic outlook than in September. As of November, the national unemployment rate was 5.8 percent.Economic growth, meanwhile, was pegged at 2.6–3.0 percent for 2015, unchanged despite a rosier outlook for 2014. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Report: Weak Inventory, Lower Affordability, Tight Credit Hindering Housing Recovery

first_img The recovery of the housing market continues at a slower-than-expected pace due to weak inventory, slowing demand, and rising prices, according to Auction.com’s Real Estate Nowcast for March 2015 released on Tuesday.March’s Real Estate Nowcast predicted that existing home sales for March would fall between 4.83 and 5.12 million on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis. The target number for existing home sales of 4.97 million is an increase of 1.9 percent month-over-month and 5.8 percent from March 2014.”The housing market is continuing to recover, but at a slower, more incremental pace than what most people had hoped for in 2015,” Auction.com EVP Rick Sharga said. “Three main problems continue to prevent more robust growth: extraordinarily limited inventory, especially at the entry level of the market; lower affordability, as home price increases have significantly outpaced wage growth; and tight credit for all but the most highly-qualified borrowers. This adds up to an especially difficult ecosystem for first-time homebuyers to navigate, and we continue to see less home sales to that segment of the market than what we’ve seen historically.”The report found that the target sales price for existing homes was $204,165 in March, a year-over-year increase of 3.8 percent. While home prices are increasing, their growth is decelerating, likely due to a realization of the recent weakness in sales, according to Auction.com.According to Auction.com’s chief economist, Peter Muoio, the deceleration of price growth could slow affordability deterioration, thus boosting home sales – especially if the predicted wage growth comes to pass.”Despite some recent softness in several economic indicators, the US economy – especially the labor market – appears to be on solid footing,” Muoio said. “Unemployment is descending, voluntary quits are increasing, and consumer confidence has breached the 100 index level mark, bringing it firmly back into ‘normal’ territory. These are all positives for future housing demand and we continue to expect the housing recovery, now in a winter-like dormancy, to show signs of growth as the year progresses.”Auction.com’s Real Estate Nowcast included findings similar to those in Fannie Mae’s March 2015 Economic and Housing Outlook released on Monday, which reported slower GDP growth in the first quarter due to “temporary factors,” among those being a weak inventory. Fannie Mae forecasted that wage growth would catch up to employment gains before the end of the year and that the economy would “drag housing upward.”Recent reports by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) also fall in line with the forecasts of Auction.com’s Real Estate Nowcast. February existing home sales were at 4.88 million, according to NAR, which falls in the rate of Auction.com’s revised range of 4.87 to 5.19 million for the month. NAR’s reported existing sales home price of $202,600 for February was close to Auction.com’s forecasted price of $201,077 for the month – a year-over-year increase of 7.5 percent.Click here to see a video of Auction.com EVP Rick Sharga discussing the latest Nowcast. Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Report: Weak Inventory, Lower Affordability, Tight Credit Hindering Housing Recovery Report: Weak Inventory, Lower Affordability, Tight Credit Hindering Housing Recovery Auction.com Existing Home Prices Existing Home Sales Housing Market 2015-03-24 Brian Honea March 24, 2015 1,219 Views Share Save 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. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Previous: Ocwen Announces $25 Billion MSR Sale to Nationstar Next: SecureView’s Distribution Network Expands to Nationwide Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Auction.com Existing Home Prices Existing Home Sales Housing Market 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

Freddie Mac’s Portfolio Sees More Expansion; Serious Delinquencies Below 2008 Level

first_img Tagged with: Freddie Mac Monthly Volume Summary Mortgage Portfolio Serious Delinquency Rate Share Save Freddie Mac’s Portfolio Sees More Expansion; Serious Delinquencies Below 2008 Level in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Rising Employment and Current Mortgages Fuel Housing Market’s Stabilization Next: Low- to Moderate-Income Households Struggling in Philadelphia Fed District Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Freddie Mac Monthly Volume Summary Mortgage Portfolio Serious Delinquency Rate 2015-08-26 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac’s Portfolio Sees More Expansion; Serious Delinquencies Below 2008 Level The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea August 26, 2015 914 Views While not as substantial as June’s increase, Freddie Mac’s total mortgage portfolio still expanded in July, this time at a compound annualized rate of 0.8 percent, according to Freddie Mac’s July 2015 Monthly Volume Summary released on Wednesday.July marked the sixth consecutive month and the 11th time in the last 13 months Freddie Mac’s mortgage portfolio has expanded. The 0.8 percent rate of increase calculated to a month-over-month improvement of $1.29 billion, up to approximately $1.925 trillion. This is following June’s annualized rate of increase of 2.8 percent, which caused the portfolio’s value to rise by $4.5 billion.At the beginning of that 13-month period (July 2014) which saw 11 months of expansion for Freddie Mac’s total mortgage portfolio, the portfolio’s value was $1.895 trillion. Though the portfolio has seen expansion in 11 of the last 13 months, July was only the 18th time in the last 67 months that the portfolio has grown dating back to January 2010.Freddie Mac deputy chief economist Len Kiefer said low mortgage rates and surging home sales have driven up conventional mortgage activity considerably from where it was at this time last year, and he expects mortgage origination volume to be up by 8 percent, up to $100 billion, in 2015 compared to 2014.The serious delinquency rate on Freddie Mac-backed single-family residential mortgage loans fell by another 5 basis points from June to July, down to 1.48 percent and is now lower than the 1.52 percent serious delinquency rate reported for Freddie Mac-guaranteed loans in November 2008 at the start of the financial crisis. By comparison, CoreLogic reported the overall national delinquency rate at 3.5 percent in June.A total of 4,347 homeowners with Freddie Mac-backed loans received permanent loan modifications in July, down from June’s total of 4,895. Year-to-date as of July 31, a total of 34,659 Freddie Mac-insured homeowners have received loan modifications, an average of 4,951 modifications per month. In 2014, homeowners averaged 5,596 permanent loan mods per month.Single-family refinance loan purchase and guarantee volume totaled $20.2 billion in July, down slightly from June’s total of $20.3 billion. The percentage of single-family refinance loan purchase and guarantee volume that comprised the total single-family mortgage portfolio dropped slightly from 56 percent in June to 55 percent in July after dropping from 61 percent in May. Relief refinance mortgages comprised about 9 percent of all of Freddie Mac’s single-family refi volume during July.The aggregate unpaid principal balance (UPB) of the Freddie Mac’s mortgage-related investments portfolio declined by about $9.6 billion in July after experiencing a $7 billion drop in June.Click here to view the entire Freddie Mac Monthly Volume Summary for July 2015.Dollar Totals in Millions 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 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. last_img read more

Can Identity Theft Ever be Stopped?

first_img Al Ogrodski Cybersecurity Data Breaches identity theft 2017-11-24 Staff Writer November 24, 2017 6,429 Views Can Identity Theft Ever be Stopped? Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Al Ogrodski Cybersecurity Data Breaches identity theft Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: A Closer Look at FHA’s CWCOT Next: The Week Ahead: A Full Agenda for the Senate Banking Committee Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Can Identity Theft Ever be Stopped? You won’t find the words “prevent” or “stop” in the lexicon of credit-monitoring identity theft protection companies. That’s because they are limited in scope and mostly reactive to data after it has been posted to the consumer’s credit file. With the massive data breaches, just about everyone’s personally identifiable information is in the hands of identity thieves. The U.S. Office of Personnel Management lost data on 21.5 million people, some of which included digital images of fingerprints. Equifax lost data on 145.5 million consumers. Based on these numbers alone, you might think you are completely helpless to fight identity theft. And you are right. It is just a matter of time before you become a victim.There are two common ways consumers can be victimized by identity theft relating to mortgage banking. The first usually involves an elaborate scheme to collect personal data, after which the identity thieves take out new loans on the consumer’s property. Often, the consumer is not aware of this until they are served an eviction notice. The second involves unauthorized account openings or credit card charges using the consumer’s identity. The consumer usually discovers these issues when the lender pulls a credit report during the loan origination process. This type of discovery takes time to clean up and can cause a delay in the loan process or may lead to a more expensive loan (i.e., higher interest rate).Although consumers are rarely responsible for the cost of identity theft, they must endure the long and painful process to restore their identities. Identity theft victims are considered guilty until proven innocent. This restoration process often involves filing a police report, signing affidavits, and sending more PII through the mail to clear up the victim’s case. It can take months to resolve the problems.Mortgage lenders and investors are also adversely affected by identity theft. They absorb the true cost of identity theft. These costs include delays to the origination process, fraudulent loan amounts, increased internal controls, and anti-fraud tools.There are some tools available to consumers to combat identity theft. Banks are allowing consumers to turn off their debit cards and set credit card rules. Credit bureaus have fraud alerts and credit freezes along with new online tools to lock credit reports. Unfortunately, these tools are limited in scope and/or involve recurring monthly or transactional fees.It’s time to empower consumers with more advanced controls. Consumers should be easily allowed to control how and when their identities can be used. Consumers should have a centralized solution that allows them to control all aspects of their identity without recurring monthly or transactional fees. Consumers should be able to block the most sophisticated forms of identity theft, which includes tax refund fraud, account take over fraud, medical insurance fraud, and more complex types of fraud. All of this should be able to be fully executed by the consumer with a secure login to a centralized database that houses all of their controls—and they should be able to log in and turn everything on and off with the simple click of a mouse or swipe of a finger.Consumers are not actively looking to open any new accounts or loans throughout most of their lifetime. Consumers should have access to a single button that blocks all transactions from occurring using their identity. When they are ready to open a new banking account or apply for a new mortgage, they should be able to open a very specific rule to authorize that type of transaction. For example, if a consumer wanted to apply for a new home equity line of credit (HELOC), they could specifically authorize that type of transaction by selecting “Yes” in response to the HELOC question below:Then, when a consumer applies for a loan, the mortgage lender would immediately request authorization from the centralized service to validate that the transaction is allowed by the consumer. The service would verify the type of transaction with the associated rule and either approve or deny the transaction. The consumer would be immediately notified of the transaction request. If the request was denied, the consumer could then take action to authorize the request if it is okay to proceed.The consumer would also have similar controls for opening different types of new accounts.  Most of the time consumers are not looking to open new accounts, so they would have their controls locked down. Once they are ready to open a new account, they would update their controls to authorize the specific type of account. The bank or credit card issuer would request authorization from the centralized service before opening the new account. If authorized, they would proceed with the new account. This approach would prevent any new account openings that could later adversely affect the consumer’s credit and delay the loan-origination process.Authorizing transactions based on consumer-defined rules is another form of multi-factor authentication. It is a new source of data, only known to the consumer, which is used to explicitly authorize the requested transaction. This solution actually stops identity theft from happening before the transaction occurs. This approach can be used to stop all forms of identity theft.Everyone needs to help prevent identity theft. Mortgage lenders can do their share by simply requesting an authorization at the beginning of the origination process. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could also add the verification as part of their automated underwriting process.  FHA, VA, and USDA could also add the verification into their workflow. Moving forward, there is no reason why a consumer should ever have an unwanted loan mysteriously show up under their name.The mortgage industry can take a leadership role in solving the identity theft problem by adopting this new technology and offering the service to their customers for free, for life.  Identity theft is preventable. The banks, credit card companies, and credit bureaus just have to decide that enough is enough. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, News, Technology  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

The Week Ahead: Webinar Focuses on Compliance

first_img About Author: David Wharton Compliance Foreclosure stern & Eisenberg Webinar 2018-05-20 David Wharton Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Webinar Focuses on Compliance  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Webinar Focuses on Compliance On Wednesday, May 23, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET, Stern & Eisenberg will present a new webinar entitled “New York Compliance: Establishing New York State Compliance With RPAPL 1304 and the Business Records Exception to the Hearsay Rule.” The webinar will feature Margaret Cascino, New York Managing Attorney, and Jackie McNally, Chief Compliance Officer.The New York-focused webinar will provide an in-depth discussion of the following issues important to mortgage servicers operating in New York State:New York’s RPAPL 1304 pre-foreclosure requirementRecommended best practices for establishing compliance with the statuteThe Business Records exception the hearsay ruleTips to ensure affidavits fall squarely within the Business Records exception to the hearsay ruleReview of recent case law regarding complianceHow to avoid common pitfalls saving you time and moneyClick here to register for the webinar.Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead.Chicago Fed National Activity Index, Monday, 8:30 a.m. ETRedbook, Tuesday, 8:55 a.m. ETMBA Mortgage Applications, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ETNew Home Sales Report, Wednesday, 10 a.m. ETFHFA Home Price Index, Thursday, 9 a.m. ETNAR Existing Home Sales Report, Thursday, 10 a.m. ET Related Articles Previous: Study: Tax Savings to Benefit Housing Market Next: Understanding the New Generation of Homeowners Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago May 20, 2018 1,583 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 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] center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, Journal, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Compliance Foreclosure stern & Eisenberg Webinar The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Donegal has 2nd biggest spend on erectile dysfunction drugs in HSE west

first_img WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published News By News Highland – July 17, 2012 Twitter Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly center_img 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Google+ A Co. Clare councillor says overspending in the health service could be reduced by curbing medical card holders’ access to erectile dysfunction drugs.The spend on erectile dysfunction drugs has increased by 13 per cent in the HSE West area that stretches from Donegal to Limerick in 2010.The figures show that patients through the medical card system spent €1.42 million – a rise of €167,00 on the €1.2 million spent on the drugs in 2009.The second largest spend on erectile dysfunction drugs was in Donegal.Green party councillor Brian Meaney says this is one issue that’s easy to tackle:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/11meanVIAGRA.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Previous articleKFO boss backs Coveney’s “get tough” stance on Iceland and FaroesNext articleJohn Delaney overwhelmed with response to FAI Donegal visit News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Donegal has 2nd biggest spend on erectile dysfunction drugs in HSE west RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson last_img read more

Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 6th April

first_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 6th April A 15 Minute Programme presented by Chris Ashmore every Thursday at 7.05pm highlighting all that’s happening in the farming community.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Farming29.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Previous articleBig injury concerns for Harps ahead of the visit from Champions DundalkNext articleMcLaughlin plays her part in Ireland WU19 win admin Twittercenter_img Pinterest News WhatsApp Pinterest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp By admin – April 6, 2017 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Man charged with Maloney killing further remanded in custody

first_imgNews WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – August 22, 2012 Twitter Google+ Previous articleFire at Limavady Fire StationNext articleShowband Show News Highland center_img A man accused of killing journalist Eugene Moloney has been remanded for a further 4 weeks for service of the book of evidence.21-year-old trainee mechanic Gary Burch of Kennington Close, Templeogue has been charged with manslaughter.The 55-year-old journalist received a blow to the head while walking home on Camden Street in Dublin city centre in the early hours of the morning on June 24th.Gary Burch is due to be be sent forward for trial at his next appearance at Dublin District Court on the 19th September. Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Man charged with Maloney killing further remanded in custody RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Mac Lochlainn outlines impact of Garda Station closures on rural Ireland

first_img Pinterest Pinterest By News Highland – November 11, 2015 Google+ Twitter Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleMc Daid urged to support a boycott of water charges across the boardNext articlePSNI in Derry issue appeal over missing man News Highland The Garda Commissioner is currently speaking in front of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice.Noirín O’Sullivan answered a wide range of questions in relation to the force, on issues such as training, rural crime and the Provisional IRA.Donegal North East TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn, the Sinn Fein Justice Spokesperson, questioned the decision to close so many rural Garda Stations across the country, with 5 closed in Donegal alone and the knock on effect it has had in communities.Commissioner O’Sullivan said investment in transport in An Garda Siochana will be focused on the places that need it most:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/padraw1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Facebook Mac Lochlainn outlines impact of Garda Station closures on rural Ireland Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Deputy Pringle one of nine TD’s to launch campaign against Household Charge

first_img Pinterest Deputy Pringle one of nine TD’s to launch campaign against Household Charge Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Twitter Facebook News Nine TD’s have joined a campaign of opposition to the new 100 euro household charge – and say they are willing to go to prison over the issue.The TD’s – made up of some Independents and some from the United Left Alliance – say the charge targets the poorest in society.They want people to refuse to pay – even though they could be fined up to 2,500 euro.Donegal South-West Deputy, Thomas Pringle, says if enough people refuse to pay the charge, then the Government cannot enforce it….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/11tpring1.mp3[/podcast] Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson center_img Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook Previous articleMan who took part in drive-slow to Dublin calls on public to attend Letterkenny protestNext articleWarning of possibility of black ice on Donegal’s roads tonight News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – December 15, 2011 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApplast_img read more