‘Mortgage Choice Act of 2013’ Passes House Vote

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Bill Huizenga Mortgage Choice Act of 2013 QM The United States House of Representatives  Print This Post ‘Mortgage Choice Act of 2013’ Passes House Vote Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago A bill designed to amend mortgage fee calculations under new industry rules cleared a major hurdle Monday, passing the House despite reservations from critics who say it may reopen the door to irresponsible lending.Introduced last year by a bipartisan group of representatives led by Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-Michigan), H.R. 3211 (the “Mortgage Choice Act of 2013”) would amend the Truth in Lending Act (TILA) to exempt fees from affiliated title companies from counting toward the 3 percent point and fee threshold established in the Qualified Mortgage (QM) rule implemented earlier this year. It would also clarify the treatment of insurance and taxes held in escrow.In a speech before the House vote, Huizenga argued the current definition of points and fees used for the QM test is “confusing and problematic,” asserting, “[M]any affiliated loans, particularly those made to low and moderate-income borrowers, would not qualify as QMs [as a result] and would be unlikely to be made or would only be made available at much higher rates due to heightened liability risks.”Not everyone agrees with the bill’s approach. In a statement released Monday, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) said H.R. 3211 could “upset the careful balance struck by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau” in its creation of mortgage rules designed to protect consumers.”It’s deeply concerning how quickly we forget the devastating impact that abusive lending practices had on the housing market and the larger economy,” said Kenneth W. Edwards, VP of federal affairs at CRL. “Countless houses lost, innumerable families affected—and after a long, hard-fought battle to pass the necessary reforms to protect our homes, we find ourselves here again.”Still, Monday’s news garnered praise from industry groups, including the National Association of Realtors, the National Association of Federal Credit Unions, and the Mortgage Bankers Association, among others.center_img Home / Daily Dose / ‘Mortgage Choice Act of 2013’ Passes House Vote The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Bill Huizenga Mortgage Choice Act of 2013 QM The United States House of Representatives 2014-06-10 Tory Barringer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Is there a Housing Bubble Ready to Burst? Next: Home Warranties Help Homes Sell Faster, Higher Prices June 10, 2014 1,898 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Online Petition to End Conservatorship of GSEs Posted on White House Web Site

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Online Petition to End Conservatorship of GSEs Posted on White House Web Site December 31, 2014 1,156 Views Share Save Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Petitions White House 2014-12-31 Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac Petitions White House The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Online Petition to End Conservatorship of GSEs Posted on White House Web Site 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. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago An online petition calling for the end of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)’s conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac has been posted to the White House’s “We the People” Web page.The conservatorship of the two GSEs has been a lightning rod for controversy, particularly in the last year. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been under conservatorship of the FHFA since September 2008 “to preserve and conserve their assets and property and restore them to a sound financial condition so they can continue to fulfill their statutory mission of promoting liquidity and efficiency in the nation’s housing finance markets,” according to FHFA’s website. The two GSEs received a combined $188 billion in bailout money from the government in 2008, but have since returned to profitability.Opponents of the conservatorship, such as those backing the petition, contend that the conservatorship has served its purpose and is no longer needed. The petition was posted online on December 20 and reported to have been created by a resident of Minnesota. The petition reads as follows:”WE, the undersigned, hereby petition our U.S. Federal Government and our President Obama for the immediate release from Federal Government Conservatorship for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, by Executive Order of President Obama, or Director Melvin Watt, or any other means whereby full and immediate release from conservatorship would be effected.”Whereas: the extraordinary economic circumstances under which the conservatorship of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae might have been necessary have passed, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae have fully repaid the Federal Government every dollar provided, further conservatorship serves no useful purpose; for these and other compelling reasons the conservatorship of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae should be ended immediately.”The petition’s goal is to collect 100,000 signatures by January 19, 2015. As of December 31 at 10 a.m., there were 907 signatures on the petition.At the center of the debate surrounding the conservatorship has been the cost to taxpayers and investors. Several lawsuits have been filed against the federal government in the last year and a half by the GSEs’ largest investors over the sweeping of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac profits into Treasury, including two by Pershing Square Capital Management and its CEO, William A. Ackman; one by Perry Capital; and one by Fairholme Funds.  The investors claimed in the lawsuits that the diverting of GSE profits into Treasury equates to taking private property for public use without “just compensation,” a practice forbidden by the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and that diverting GSE profits created a “windfall” for the government while shortchanging GSE shareholders. The Perry and Fairholme suits were dismissed by a judge; Ackman voluntarily withdrew one of the Pershing Square suits, while the other remains active.Earlier this month, the FHFA and its director, Mel Watt, drew criticism from many lawmakers with the announcement the Agency would resume diverting GSE money into the Housing Trust Fund and Capital Management Fund, a practice that was suspended in November 2008.Efforts have been made recently not just to end the conservatorship, but to eliminate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac altogether. U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) introduced S.1217 in June 2013, proposing a detailed plan to eliminate Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with the Federal Mortgage Insurance Corporation, a private insurance company system with a government backstop. The bill asserts that eliminating the two GSEs would save the government billions in the next 10 years. A year and a half after being introduced, however, the bill has yet to go to either the senate or house for a vote. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Matt Martin Real Estate Acquires Online Real Estate Auction Company Next: Stronger Economic Fundamentals Expected to Drive Increases in Home Sales, Housing Starts in 2015 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articleslast_img read more

FDIC Clarifies Rules for Banks on Abandoned Foreclosures

first_img Share Save Abandoned Foreclosures Banks FDIC 2016-03-02 Brian Honea in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Tagged with: Abandoned Foreclosures Banks FDIC Related Articles March 2, 2016 4,419 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea  Print This Post Subscribe FDIC Clarifies Rules for Banks on Abandoned Foreclosures Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Existing-Home Sales Recovering From Temporary TRID Setback Next: Final Settlement Test Finds Servicers to be in Full Compliancecenter_img 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. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FDIC Clarifies Rules for Banks on Abandoned Foreclosures Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 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 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago In a Financial Institution Letter issued on Wednesday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) clarified its supervisory expectations in existing guidance for the risk-management practices when banks make the decision to discontinue foreclosure proceedings, which are commonly known as abandoned foreclosures.The FDIC noted in the letter that when banks stop the foreclosure process after it has already been started, the borrower may have already abandoned or stopped maintaining the property—which can often lead to accumulation of trash, blight, and crime, and have an adverse effect on the surrounding community.“The FDIC continues to encourage institutions to avoid unnecessary foreclosures by working constructively with borrowers and considering prudent workout arrangements that increase the potential for financially stressed borrowers to keep their properties,” the letter said. “When workout arrangements are unsuccessful or not economically feasible, existing supervisory guidance reminds institutions of the need to establish policies and procedures for acquiring other real estate that mitigate the impact the foreclosure process has on the value of surrounding properties.”When making the decision to discontinue the foreclosure process, institutions should have appropriate policies and procedures in place, according to the FDIC’s letter on Wednesday. Institutions should:Obtain and use the most current market value information on the property and use current valuation and other relevant information when making the decision to initiate, pursue, or abandon the foreclosure processImplement criteria for determining when their lien(s) should be released due to the financial considerations they may face due to stopping the foreclosure process. In some cases, the institution may face litigation.Notify appropriate state or local government authorities such as tax authorities, courts, or code enforcement departments of their decision to abandon the foreclosure process, and they must comply with all applicable state and local laws.Notify the borrower(s) that they will no longer be pursuing foreclosure, whether or not the mortgage holder has released the lien, the borrower has the right to occupy the property until a sale or title transfer occurs, and that the borrower is responsible for the remaining balance on the mortgage loan and for maintaining the property.Use reasonable means to contact the borrower in order to provide the notice described above, particularly in cases where the borrower vacated the property because the foreclosure process was initiated.Click here to view the entire Financial Institution Letter. Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

California Communities Gradually Rebuilding After Destructive Wildfires

first_img Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Home / Daily Dose / California Communities Gradually Rebuilding After Destructive Wildfires April 2, 2020 1,633 Views California Communities Gradually Rebuilding After Destructive Wildfires Share Save California endured two of its most destructive wildfires on record in 2017 and 2018. The communities hit by these disparaging fires continue to work toward recovery as building permit applications have spiked in the areas that experienced the most destruction. The 2018 Camp Fire in Butte County and the 2017 Tubbs Fire in Napa and Sonoma counties registered as the two most-destructive wildfires in the state, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The Camp Fire destroyed 18,804 structures and the Tubbs Fire destroyed 5,636 structures, including a little over 3,000 housing units in Santa Rosa and Sonoma counties, according to the department. Both fires were costly to the communities impacted. The more than 3,000 homes destroyed by the Tubbs fire amounted to about $1.2 billion in damage in Santa Rosa and Sonoma counties. About 76% of those housing units were beyond repair, according to CoreLogic. The Camp Fire accrued $16.5 billion in damages—only $4 billion of which was insured.Recovery is underway in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, and Butte counties. These areas experienced an uptick in building permit applications following the destruction. However, as applications flooded in, the turnaround times on approvals began to grow.CoreLogic reported that as of February, 2,326 of the housing units destroyed are in some stage of being rebuilt. A little over 1,000 units are already complete, and another 1,000 are under construction. Another 121 housing units have permits in review, and 117 are pending construction, according to the latest data. Following wildfires such as these, “builders quickly begin to repair damaged communities, which often overwhelms city planning departments with permit applications,” CoreLogic stated. In the town of Paradise, where the Camp Fire originated, permit applications hit a high of 107 in December 2019. In total, there have been 385 permits approved since the Camp Fire. Permits in Paradise are being approved in an average of 47 days, but CoreLogic anticipates the timeline will “increase slightly” as the city planning department begins to receive more applications. As of February, 68 homes had been rebuilt in Paradise, according to CoreLogic. A spike in permit applications in Santa Rosa caused the approval timeline in the county to grow to 89 days in December 2018.In May 2018, Santa Rosa received 163 permit requests for single-family residences. Permits peaked in August 2018 with 188 applications, according to CoreLogic. The overall average turnaround time for a building permit application in Santa Rosa since the Tubbs fire has been 54 days. CoreLogic anticipates this February’s average permit timeline to be in the same range as that of last February—about 63 days, finding that “peak permit requesting after the Tubbs Fire has come to an end.” Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago housing market 2020 wildfires 2020-04-02 Mike Albanese Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: housing market 2020 wildfires in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Krista F. Brock Previous: Increase in Jobless Claims Leading to ‘Unknown Territory’ Next: New White Paper: Mortgage Servicers Bracing for Forbearance Impact Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Foreclosures and Evictions Could Derail a Recovery

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Foreclosures and Evictions Could Derail a Recovery Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 2020-11-04 Christina Hughes Babb in Daily Dose, Featured, News Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save About Author: Phil Hall Foreclosures and Evictions Could Derail a Recovery While the results of last night’s presidential election remain too close to call, a leading political science academic is warning that the January 2021 occupant of the White House will be forced to deal with the greatest foreclosure and eviction crisis since the Great Recession.After the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the economy, moratoriums were declared on both foreclosures and evictions. But these measures were only temporary and will be gone by 2021 unless they are renewed.In an opinion piece published on the Informed Comment website, John Buell, a former professor at the College of the Atlantic, observed that an after-effect of the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic trauma will weigh on the housing market as homeowners and renters struggle to keep up with housing costs.“If foreclosures and evictions are standing in the way of recovery, it is also safe to say that the draconian cuts in budgets of state and local governments translate into wage reductions and/or unemployment for public sector workers and thus more pressures on the housing market,” Buell wrote. “If homeowners and government workers are not able to create sufficient demand to restore economic growth the federal government must step in. State governments are constitutionally prohibited from borrowing for daily expenses.”Buell lamented that while this situation metastasizes, “there is very little talk about how debt might be restructured or how to house the many who will be left homeless. What talk there is once again seems to blame the debtors.” He recalled a similar situation that occurred following the 2008-2009 crisis.“Borrowers lost their homes and savings even as bankers reaped multi-million dollar bonuses,” he continued. “Borrowers alone were punished despite the fact that for every improvident borrower there is a reckless or manipulative lender. The bailout legislation in effect recognized this truth and allotted a portion of the bailout relief for homeowners. Nonetheless, the Obama Administration chose not to implement that part of the legislation even though assistance to ordinary borrowers would have been at least as effective in saving the banking system.”Buell cited a proposal from Debunking Economics Australian economist Steve Keen for a “simple one-time grant of say $50,000, which can be spent only after it has been used to pay down any personal debt,” adding that the concept deserved consideration.“This proposal has several merits,” he said. “Because it is universal, it would help the thrifty homeowners sufficiently who have paid off most of their mortgage while also aiding those underwater from home or student loans. With another debt foreclosure crisis coming, it is imperative that such ideas receive a fair hearing.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago November 4, 2020 15,583 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Digital Transactions: A Matter of Business Survival Next: NAHB Files Lawsuit Opposing CDC Moratorium last_img read more

Mortgage Delinquencies Hit 6% Mark in February

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News Mortgage Delinquencies Hit 6% Mark in February March 23, 2021 2,014 Views Black Knight Black Knight’s McDash Flash Forbearance Tracker Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Foreclosures Mortgage Delinquencies 2021-03-23 Eric C. Peck Previous: Best Metros for Renters Looking to Buy a House Next: Closing the C-Suite Gender Gap Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save After eight consecutive months of improvement, Black Knight has found that the national mortgage delinquency rate rose slightly in February from 5.85% to 6.0%. As Black Knight noted, the rise in delinquency rate was largely calendar-related, as February is both a short month and ended on a Sunday—cutting the days on which payments can be processed.Month-over-month, the delinquency rate (loans 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure) rose 2.61%, with a year-over-year change of 83.03%. Total foreclosure starts nationwide came in at 3,900 U.S. homes, down 33.90% from January 2021’s totals, and down 87.93% year-over-year from last February.Regionally, the top five states in terms of delinquencies included:Mississippi: 10.79%Louisiana: 10.29%Hawaii: 8.87%Oklahoma: 8.35%Maryland: 8.01%Meanwhile, the five states in terms of lowest delinquencies included:Oregon: 4.16%Utah: 4.05%Washington: 3.85%Colorado: 3.83%Idaho: 3.29%The number of properties that were 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure in February stood at 3,186,000, a month-over-month rise of approximately 56,000 from January, and a year-over-year spike of 1,449,000.Both foreclosure starts and active foreclosure inventory again hit new record lows, as recently extended foreclosure moratoriums continue to suppress activity. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) extended several measures that the agency says will align COVID-19 mortgage relief policies across the federal government. The measures taken by the FHFA seek to keep more Americans in their homes, extending temporary measures (previously set to expire March 31) until the end of June.And while delinquencies are trending slightly upward, forbearance activity dropped below 2.6 million for the first time since last April, according to Black Knight’s McDash Flash Forbearance Tracker.Nationwide, the number of properties that were 90 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure dropped to 2,075,000, down month-over-month by 15,000 from January, but up year-over-year from last February’s total of 1,666,000.Click here for more information on Black Knight’s February 2021 mortgage delinquency data. Tagged with: Black Knight Black Knight’s McDash Flash Forbearance Tracker Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Foreclosures Mortgage Delinquencies Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img  Print This Post Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Delinquencies Hit 6% Mark in February Subscribe About Author: Eric C. Peck Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Councillors currently debating revenue Budget 2016

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Councillors currently debating revenue Budget 2016 Pinterest Councillors are currently debating the local authorities revenue budget for 2016.Donegal County Council will spend almost €133 milion in 2016, almost €1.6 million more than last year.The biggest single area of expenditure will be payroll and staff costs of over €52 million, 39% of the total. A further €9 million will be spent on pensions.€6.6 million has been set aside for refunds and provision for bad debt.Commercial rates remain the council’s biggest source of income, followed by the local government fund and local property tax.There seems to be a general agreement between the groupings.Independent John O’Donnell says Councillors should trust the executive and pass the budget:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/John-ODonnell.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous article23 people waiting for a bed at Letterkenny General Hospital todayNext articleLYIT Ladies through to League Semi Final admin Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – November 18, 2015 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Government reaffirms commitment to fund Altnagelvin Cancer Centre

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleDonegal IFA calls for Climate Change Bill to be scrappedNext articleInquest jury return verdict of accidental death following fatal fall News Highland NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Government reaffirms commitment to fund Altnagelvin Cancer Centre LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp News Google+center_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – January 21, 2011 The Dail has been told that the government’s commitment to help fund a North West Radiotherapy centre in Derry was confirmed to the North’s Health Minister just a few weeks ago.The issue was raised in the Dail last night by Deputy Pearse Doherty, who claimed the recent statement by Minister Michael Mc Gimpsey that he has no money to run the proposed unit is a political ploy to increase his budget.Welcoming the appointment of Donegal South West Deputy and Tanaiste Mary Coughlan to the Health Portfolio, Deputy Doherty said she should seek an early meeting with Minister Mc Gimpsey to clarify the situation:Responding, Junior Health Minister John Maloney reaffirmed the government’s support for the Altnagelvin centre.He said the commitment to the unit is clearly on the record: Facebook Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Derry to be named UK Capital of Culture 2013?

first_img Pinterest Facebook Facebook Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleFather of boy killed in Inishowen crash doesn’t blame driverNext articleDerry chosen as UK City of Culture 2013 News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey News Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published center_img Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Derry to be named UK Capital of Culture 2013? Google+ Twitter By News Highland – July 15, 2010 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Derry will find out in a few hours time if it is to be named the UK’s first City of Culture.The winning city will be announced on tonight’s ‘One Show’ on BBC 1, which is aired between 7 – 730pm.Derry faces competition from Sheffield, Norwich and Birmingham.Meanwhile, Bookmakers William Hill have stopped taking bets on who is going to win the UK City of Culture 2013.William Hill says they stopped taking bets on Wednesday night amidst rumours that Derry would win.But, But, Brendan McMennamin, who is Arts Officer with Derry City Council, says they know something that the bid team don’t.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/bren530.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApplast_img read more

Full citizenship hopes for undocumented Irish receive significant boost

first_img Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Previous articleDonegal Creameries given the go ahead for name changeNext articleReport recommends that cyberbullying be made a criminal offence News Highland News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Full citizenship hopes for undocumented Irish receive significant boost Google+ Twitter Twitter By News Highland – July 11, 2013 The hopes of full citizenship for over 50-thousand undocumented Irish in the United States received a significant boost last night.Republicans in the House of Representatives held a meeting during which they agreed to their own version of an immigration reform bill.It follows the approval of a Bill by the US Senate – and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will visit Washington today in a bid to capitalise on the momentum.Senator Jimmy Harte is hoping the Tanaiste can influence politicians in the White House on his visit:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/jimmyh.mp3[/podcast] WhatsAppcenter_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterestlast_img read more