Month: May 2021

Increased Inventory and Demand Indicate a Healthier Housing Market

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Increased Inventory and Demand Indicate a Healthier Housing Market Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Increased Inventory and Demand Indicate a Healthier Housing Market August 4, 2015 1,816 Views Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Housing Demand Housing Inventory Housing Supply Realtor.com The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Recent housing indicators reveal signs of health in the housing market in July 2015, according to Realtor.com’s Advance Read of July Trends, which draws on residential inventory and demand trends over the first three weeks of the month.In addition, the San Francisco, California metro hosts the best inventory and demand numbers for consumers, ranking number one in June and July 2015, according to the Realtor.com Hotness Index.“We are now entering the time of the year when both inventory and demand typically reach their peak,” said Jonathan Smoke, chief economist of Realtor.com. “The dog days of summer slow down the pace of activity, just as the school year creeps closer. This year, we’re seeing inventory continue to grow in July, albeit at a slower pace than this spring. And while demand overall is strong, the trend in median days on market is suggesting that the market is finding more of a balance, which bodes well for more moderate price appreciation in the months ahead.”According to the trends, home prices continue to rise upwardly with the national median list price increasing to $234,000, up 7 percent year-over-year and 1 percent over June.On the other hand, the median number of days on the market, or the inventory, increased to 69 days, down 7 percent year-over-year, but up 5 percent month-over-month. The supply in housing usually spikes in July or August as families are anxious to close on a home before school is back in session.“It’s typical to see a slackening in the pace of market activity during this time of year, due to back to school and the dog days of summer,” Smoke said. “Increasing median days-on-market suggests the market is finding more of a balance, but demand is still strong. This bodes well for more moderate price appreciation in the months ahead.”Realtor.com reported that traffic and searches on realtor.com continued to set new highs in July, showing that there is still strong demand for homes. On average, these ‘hot’ markets receive 1.5 to three times the number of views per listing compared with that of the rest of the nation, and inventory is moving 24 to 41 days more quickly. They have also seen days on market drop by a combined average of 14 percent year-over-year.“These hottest markets are the best in the country from both a supply and demand perspective,” Smoke said. “Sellers are seeing listings move much more quickly than the rest of the country and at an accelerating pace from just last month. Meanwhile, these markets are clearly attractive to buyers as the listings in these markets are viewed as much as three times more often than the national average.” Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Previous: NAFCU Exhorts NCUA to Use Recent Review as the Basis for Regulatory Relief Next: Builders Plan to Build More Detached Homes for Single-Family Rentals About Author: Xhevrije West Housing Demand Housing Inventory Housing Supply Realtor.com 2015-08-04 Brian Honea  Print This Post Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Modified Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Loans Perform Better When Done Through HAMP

first_img Modified Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Loans Perform Better When Done Through HAMP The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Existing-Home Sales Expected to Pick Up As Market Shifts to Favor Buyers Next: The MReport Webcast: Wednesday 9/30/2015 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Subscribe About Author: Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Modified Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Loans Perform Better When Done Through HAMP Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago September 29, 2015 1,367 Views Single-family mortgage loans backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac perform better after modification when they are modified through the government’s Home Affordable Mortgage Program (HAMP), according to the FHFA’s Foreclosure Prevention Report for Q2 2015 released this week.The Department of Treasury launched HAMP in February 2009 during the worst period of the housing crisis as a way for homeowners facing foreclosure to stay in their homes and lower their monthly mortgage payments through lowered interest rates and modified loan terms. HAMP has saved distressed homeowners an average of about $547 per month (about 39 percent) on mortgage payments by lowering their interest rate in many cases to 2 percent. HAMP is scheduled to expire at the end of 2016.Only 5 percent of Fannie Mae-backed mortgage loans modified through HAMP were 60 or more days delinquent three months after modification as of the end of Q1 2015. For that same period, 85 percent of mortgage loans insured by Fannie Mae with a HAMP modification were current and performing three months after they were modified, according to FHFA. Compared with loans guaranteed by Fannie Mae with a proprietary, non-HAMP modification, 7 percent were 60 or more days delinquent three months after modification while 77 percent were current and performing, according to FHFA. For loans with a Freddie Mac guarantee, 84 percent of loans modified through HAMP were current and performing after three months (as of the end of Q1 2015) while 8 percent of those loans were delinquent. For Freddie Mac-insured loans with a non-HAMP modification, the numbers were 75 percent current and performing and 12 percent delinquent.Fannie Mae’s Loan ModificationsThe trend of GSE-insured mortgage loans with HAMP modifications performing better than those not modified through HAMP remained six and nine months after modification, according to FHFA.For Fannie Mae-backed loans modified through HAMP, 7 percent of loans were 60 or more days delinquent six months after modification while 82 percent were current and performing as of the end of Q4 2014. For loans with non-HAMP modifications, the number of loans 60-plus delinquent more than doubled to 15 percent and the number of current and non-performing loans dropped to 70 percent.About 84 percent of Freddie Mac-insured loans with a HAMP mod were current and performing six months after modification as of the end of Q4 2014, while 8 percent were 60-plus days delinquent. By comparison, the numbers were 71 percent and 16 percent for Freddie Mac loans with a non-HAMP mod.Nine months after modification, 8 percent of loans insured by Fannie Mae with a HAMP modification were 60-plus delinquent and 80 percent were current and performing as of the end of Q3 2014. The numbers were 18 percent and 66 percent, respectively, for Fannie Mae-backed loans with non-HAMP modifications.For loans backed by Freddie Mac nine months after modification, 81 percent with a HAMP mod were current and performing as of the end of Q3 2014, while 11 percent were 60 or more days delinquent. For Freddie Mac loans with a non-HAMP modification, the shares were 68 percent and 19 percent after nine months, according to FHFA.Click here to see the complete report.Freddie Mac’s Loan Modifications Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac HAMP Loan Modifications Mortgage Delinquencies Performing Mortgage Loans Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Fannie Mae Freddie Mac HAMP Loan Modifications Mortgage Delinquencies Performing Mortgage Loans 2015-09-29 Brian Honealast_img read more

Fed: Banks Beginning to Ease Lending Standards

first_img Banks Credit Availability Federal Reserve Lending Standards 2016-02-23 Brian Honea  Print This Post Fed: Banks Beginning to Ease Lending Standards About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 2/24/2016 Next: CFPB Dispels Myths Surrounding New Servicing Rules and QM Rule Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fed: Banks Beginning to Ease Lending Standards The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Subscribe Tagged with: Banks Credit Availability Federal Reserve Lending Standards Banks have taken a great deal of criticism for the tight lending standards they have adopted in the wake of the financial crisis. A recent survey taken by the Federal Reserve found that some banks may be easing up when it comes to their residential mortgage lending, however.According to the January 2016 Senior Loan Officer Opinion Survey on Bank Lending Practices released this week by the Fed, lending standards have moderately eased in some categories of real estate loans and that banks, on net, expect standards to continue easing in some categories for residential real estate lending in 2016.According to the survey, a “moderate” net fraction of banks reported that they had eased standards on GSE-eligible loans in the fourth quarter of 2015; a “modest” net fraction of banks reported that they had eased their lending standards on QM jumbo and non-QM jumbo residential mortgage loans.The survey reported, however, that lending standards were virtually unchanged for other categories of residential real estate lending (on net). Weaker demand across most categories of home-purchase loans was reported for Q4 by a moderate fraction of banks. A moderate fraction of banks reported that demand for revolving home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) had increased on net in Q4, while the standards for approving applications of revolving HELOCs was little changed during the quarter on net, the Fed reported.A significant fraction of banks surveyed said they expect lending standards for business loans to tighten in 2016; however, a modest net fraction of banks said that they expect to ease their lending standards on GSE-eligible and nonconforming jumbo residential loans, according to the survey. The Fed reported that a small net fraction of respondents expect a decline in the volume of originations on GSE-eligible loans, and they expect the volume of originations of nonconforming jumbo residential mortgage loans to change little this year.Click here to view the complete survey. Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago February 23, 2016 1,394 Views last_img read more

Under Trump or Biden, GSE Reform Path is ‘Uncertain’

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post 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: The Housing Market’s ‘Remarkable Comeback’ Next: What Happens When Forbearance Programs Expire? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles 2020-10-15 Christina Hughes Babb The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago October 15, 2020 1,284 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Under Trump or Biden, GSE Reform Path is ‘Uncertain’ In September 2019, President Donald Trump and his administration initiated a process whereby Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would exit conservatorship. Former Freddie Mac CEO Don Layton, now a Senior Industry Fellow at Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, says the White House waited too long to start and finish the entire process, which should involve keeping key reforms developed over the course of conservatorship (since 2008) in place. Thus, should Trump not serve another term, procedures would have to resume under a new administration.As the current administration launched the process with little more than a year left in its term, “it will not be able to complete many of the key requirements for conservatorship exit, and full re-capitalization until a possible second term, which is far from a certainty based on today’s election polls.”Layton went on to outline three possible scenarios, should former VP Joe Biden be elected in November, in his paper entitled, The Path of GSE Reform: Still Very Uncertain, and Not Just Because of the Elections.Inside the paper, Layton outlined three alternative approaches a Biden administration might adopt:”The first, and lowest risk, alternative is no change, i.e. to leave the companies in conservatorship for the time being.””The second, a medium-to-low risk alternative, is to end the conservatorships through a patient “administrative means” implementation of what is known as the utility model, where the safety-and-soundness regulator of the GSEs, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), also becomes like a public service commission to regulate their guarantee fees, much as utilities have their rates set by such commissions at the state level.””The last, and highest risk alternative recommended is a strong progressive program to convert the two GSEs into a single, government-owned corporation, which would require legislation as well as many years for that single corporation to become fully capitalized.”He also explains that, due to a case currently in the supreme court that would allow a new President to immediately replace the FHFA, appointed by Trump, rather than having to wait until 2024 for the current director’s five year term to end. That means “a Biden administration will have more ability to control GSE reform, under any scenario it chooses,” he said.Of the three alternatives, Layton recommends on a practical basis avoiding the government corporation alternative for two reasons:”First, as it requires so much change, it runs a high implementation risk, which can only work against a Biden administration because of its one-way nature. If the implementation goes well, the homeowning public will hardly notice; but if it goes poorly, the mortgage market disruption could generate major negative political ramifications,” he said. “Second, the government corporation alternative requires legislation. This would run up against the track record of Congress failing for more than a decade to put in the time needed to develop, and then make the compromises needed to reach agreement about, specific GSE reform legislation. This is especially true in the incredibly complex housing finance field where constructing well-designed legislation is a very heavy lift. Even if the Democrats control both houses of Congress, agreement is far from assured as there are definitely competing views among elected officials from that party about the right way to proceed.”Layton offers up suggestions for a possible second Trump administration. He thinks No. 3 is risky in any case.”There are many key decisions still to be made that can significantly impact [the GSEs’] business model—which in turn can materially change their future business prospects in terms of revenues, expenses, and return-on-equity, the single most important measure of success for a large financial institution … it is still quite uncertain how it will go or what could emerge at the other end.”Layton sees a long road ahead, no matter the outcome of the Presidential election:”Unfortunately, at this time, we really still have little idea of how long it will take for the GSEs, in any form, to exit the conservatorship and be able to operate normally (however that is defined at the time),” he wrote in his paper. “It’s true regardless of whether President Trump or Former Vice President Biden is sitting in the White House. All we can hope for then is that GSE reform design and implementation is done well in the future during the next four-year presidential administration, regardless of who leads it, to hopefully, at last, put this all to bed.”See Layton’s full editorial here, and more about the full paper, here. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Under Trump or Biden, GSE Reform Path is ‘Uncertain’ The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

To What Extent Have Homeowners Prepared for Disaster?

first_img 2021-04-14 Christina Hughes Babb April 14, 2021 5,888 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Many American homeowners believe that an increase in natural disasters including wildfires, storms, extreme temperatures, and/or rising sea levels—warrant serious concern related to home values.Economists say such concern is warranted.“Climate change is posing an increasingly large risk to homeowners. As storms, wildfires, and rising sea levels render more areas undesirable in the coming years, housing values in those areas will decline. This means a growing number of homeowners will see a major source of wealth—their home equity—wiped away,” Daryl Fairweather Redfin’s Chief Economist said. “We may also see folks in at-risk areas choose to rent instead of own to avoid getting stuck with devalued properties.”Recent research conducted by Redfin’s team revealed that while 35% of 2,000 who responded to their survey said, “no,” they do not believe climate change will negatively impact the value of their homes, 21% said it already has had that negative impact.Twenty-three percent believe climate-related disaster will impact their homes in the next five years. Another 20% think that a negative impact will occur within the next 20 years.Redfin’s researchers probed deeper into the mindset of those 419 respondents who indicated that they believe home values in their area are already being negatively impacted by the increasing frequency/intensity of natural disasters, extreme temperatures, and/or rising sea levels.They unearthed the following key points:Younger respondents were more likely to say climate change is affecting home values—about a quarter of respondents aged 44 and younger believe home values in their area are already being negatively impacted, reportedly.Midwesterners were more likely to say that, no, climate change is not affecting home values—the report explained that while the Midwest is warming up and experiencing greater precipitation in some areas, it hasn’t seen the sudden uptick in devastating natural disasters that other parts of the U.S. have.”The West Coast had its most active fire year on record in 2020, with more than five million acres burning across California, Oregon, and Washington, and homes in many wildfire-prone zip codes selling for a discount. And in Texas, a massive winter storm in February 2021 left 111 people dead and millions without power.”City dwellers are more apt to believe climate change is impacting housing values—27% compared with 17% of respondents living in suburban areas and 16% living in rural areas.Furthermore, of 1200 respondents who own their properties, 59% have invested in making their homes more resilient to at least one climate-related risk, with 36% spending $5,000 or more.For example, ever since the destructive 2017 Tubbs Fire hit northern California, residents who remained in the area have been working and spending to strengthen their homes, according to Napa, California Redfin real estate agent Christopher Anderson.“Homeowners are fireproofing their houses and empty lots and removing dead trees and bushes. If they have wood-shake roofs, they’re changing them out for roofs made of concrete or some other material that doesn’t burn. They’re replacing wooden fencing with steel fencing, and wooden decks with stone patios,” Anderson said. “Buyers are also paying more attention than they used to. They’re looking at every property a bit more closely. How close did the fire get? What steps has the seller taken to mitigate fire risk?”Meanwhile, natural disaster premiums also are rising.”About two-thirds (65%) of surveyed homeowners have a home insurance policy covering some type of natural disaster,” according to the authors of the study. “Flooding is the most common threat for which homeowners possess insurance, with a third (33%) of respondents indicating they have policies to protect against this risk. Next come tornadoes (29%), earthquakes (22%), hurricanes or other major tropical storms (19%), and wildfires (15%).”The survey, available at Redfin.com, further breaks down spending and explains the researchers’ methodology.Want to learn more about navigating disaster?Five Star’s Disaster Preparedness 2021 Virtual Experience will be held Wednesday, July 14. Not another webinar or Zoom call, Disaster Preparedness 2021 is a business immersion experience in a full-scale virtual conference environment, complete with an expo hall, breakout sessions, and interactive networking opportunities. This year’s agenda features six educational panels covering topics regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, technology, regulatory insights, extreme weather, risk mitigation, and more. Click here for more information on Five Star’s Disaster Preparedness 2021 Virtual Experience. Share Save Home / Daily Dose / To What Extent Have Homeowners Prepared for Disaster? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 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 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago To What Extent Have Homeowners Prepared for Disaster? 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.  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Caliber Sold to New Residential for $1.7 Billion Next: Housing Supply to Rise in Second Half of 2021 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

English confident ahead of this evenings 800 semi final

first_img WhatsApp By admin – August 13, 2014 Twitter Mark English is through to this evenings semi finals of the 800m at the European Championships in Zurich.The Letterkenny man storming into the lead with 150 metres remaining and comfortably controlled from the front down the finishing straight to record the fastest time from the four heats.The semi final starts at 7pm Irish time this evening and a top three finish will secure a place in Friday’s final.Mark gave his reaction to Will Downing after the heat win.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ZURICH2014-Tues-Mark-English.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Pinterest WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today center_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH News Previous articleMcHugh to return next week for Kilcar’s club championship campaignNext articleDonegal records largest number of corncrakes in Ireland admin English confident ahead of this evenings 800 semi final Facebook Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitterlast_img read more

Deputy Joe McHugh says Donegal people were happy to see treaty passed nationally

first_img Previous articleDeputy Thomas Pringle says he will support a motion of censure against Mick WallaceNext articleJohn McAreavey will not be recalled as a witness in his wifes murder trial News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Donegal North East Deputy Joe Mc Hugh has played down the ‘No’ vote in last weeks EU Stability Treaty Referendum in Donegal, where both constituencies returned ‘No’ majorities.Speaking during the Dail debate on the establishment of the EMS last evening, Deputy Mc Hugh said he believes people made a point locally, while happy to see the treaty passed nationally.He also suggested the low turnout is an indication that while people did not like the treaty, they did not want to see it rejected……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/joemc830.mp3[/podcast] Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Pinterest Deputy Joe McHugh says Donegal people were happy to see treaty passed nationally Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterestcenter_img By News Highland – June 8, 2012 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH News Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more

Sale of Coilte land to be debated in the Dail this week

first_img By News Highland – February 26, 2013 WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Sale of Coilte land to be debated in the Dail this week Twitter Newscenter_img Pinterest Previous articleLegal action launched to force cross-border Omagh inquiryNext articleMan forced bus with 49 elderly passengers into field News Highland Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton The future of one of the State’s most lucrative assets will be debated in the Dáil this evening.Under the bailout programme, the government is planning to sell Coillte’s harvesting rights for an estimated 600-million-euro.A recent report found that under new owners, timber that’s currently processed here could be exported for finishing abroad and result in job losses.There is strong opposition in Donegal to plans to sell off 1,100 of state owned forestry land outside Ballybofey.One of Donegal’s leading foresters, John Jackson, is very clear in his views on the issues:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/jjack830FOREST.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Confederation CEO admits Donegal tourism comments were ill informed

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Previous articleOvercrowding still an issue at Letterkenny GeneralNext articleDeputy Pringle slams new government Health Insurance Levy News Highland WhatsApp Twitter Newsx Adverts Facebook HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Confederation CEO admits Donegal tourism comments were ill informed Google+center_img By News Highland – January 6, 2012 PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released The CEO of the Irish Tourist Industry confederations says comments made by the Chairman of his organisation as it related to Donegal Tourism were ill informed but not intentionalYesterday the head of Oideas Gael in Gleann Cholm Cille hit out at John Healy questioning his logic as it relates to tourism in Donegal –  Mr Healy stated that unless visitors are staying in the country for at least ten days they are unlikely to visit the northwest.Liam Ó Cuinneagáin says such a view from a tourism leader is unacceptable as it gives the impression that tourism bodies have given up on Donegal.Today the CEO of the confederation Ramon McKeown said that if he could, Mr Healy would take back his comments – He added that Donegal does face challenges in attracting tourist with access the key issue:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/eamrawtour.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

Donegal TD calls on government to reverse cuts to maternity leave payments

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Twitter Previous articleYoung Boy From Lifford Uses World’s First Interactive Ambulance ServiceNext articleDonegal based garda accused of sexually assaulting two female colleagues News Highland Donegal TD calls on government to reverse cuts to maternity leave payments WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Facebook Google+center_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Google+ News 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – October 30, 2013 Working mothers across Donegal are set to lose an average of around €3,300 during their maternity leave as a result of cuts introduced in the budgets for this year and next.That is according to Donegal Fianna Fáil Deputy Charlie McConalogue who has accused the Government of engaging in a targeted attack on working mothers.The Deputy says €70 million has been taken from maternity benefit in the last two budgets, through a new tax on the benefit this year and a cut in weekly payments next year:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/chas1pmMATER.mp3[/podcast]last_img read more