NY Fed President Dudley Reverses Interest Rate Hike Forecast

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Federal Reserve Bank of New York Interest Rate William Dudley Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save October 12, 2015 1,176 Views Previous: KBW lifts MGIC to Outperform, Delinquent Loan Inventory Drops 56 Percent in 3 Years Next: Survival in the SFR Market Requires Unorthodox Acquisition Strategies The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 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. Related Articles  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago NY Fed President Dudley Reverses Interest Rate Hike Forecast Federal Reserve Bank of New York Interest Rate William Dudley 2015-10-12 Kendall Baercenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Xhevrije West Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / NY Fed President Dudley Reverses Interest Rate Hike Forecast Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The uncertainty surrounding the highly anticipated interest rate hike has kept the industry on its toes about just when the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will raise rates, but New York Fed President William Dudley has recently reversed his initial forecast for the increase, presenting even more skepticism.Dudley, who is also a voting member of the Fed and vice chairman of the FOMC, noted in a recent interview with CNBC that his original forecast for the hike was altered by questions about a slowing global economy and its effect on the U.S. economy, which could potentially delay the rate increase further.”I think the key question is, are we going to get sufficient growth in the economy, put downward pressure on the unemployment rate, get an acceleration in wages? If we get that, I’ll be reasonably confident in inflation returning to 2 percent.”New York Fed President William DudleyIn late September, Dudley projected that the Fed may raise rates this year “if the economy continues on the same trajectory it’s on…and everything else suggests that’s likely to continue…then there is a pretty strong case for lifting off,” he said in a Wall Street Journal interview.However, contradictory to these remarks, in his recent CNBC interview Dudley seemed to back pedal on his previous statement, noting that he still predicts a rate hike this year, “but it’s a forecast and we’re going to get a lot of data between now and December, so it’s not a commitment.”The debate over whether it was time to raise rates as intensified as economic volatility in China has caused turbulence in the U.S. stock market in August. Following this, Dudley said that a rate increase in September seemed “less compelling” following turbulent stock market activity.At the September meeting, the Federal Reserve decided to keep the federal funds target rate at zero to 1/4 percent, where it has been for nine years.”In determining how long to maintain this target range, the Committee will assess progress—both realized and expected—toward its objectives of maximum employment and 2 percent inflation,” the Fed said in a statement. “This assessment will take into account a wide range of information, including measures of labor market conditions, indicators of inflation pressures and inflation expectations, and readings on financial and international developments. The Committee anticipates that it will be appropriate to raise the target range for the federal funds rate when it has seen some further improvement in the labor market and is reasonably confident that inflation will move back to its 2 percent objective over the medium term.The FOMC minutes from the September meeting showed that the Fed’s concern mostly lingers around global economic troubles, but they still intend to raise rates before the end of 2015.”The concerns about global economic growth and turbulence in financial markets led to greater uncertainty among market participants about the likely timing of the start of the normalization of the stance of U.S. monetary policy,” the minutes said. “Based on federal funds futures, the probability of a first increase in the target range for the federal funds rate at the September meeting fell slightly.”Even though most officials indicated that economic conditions will allow the hike to happen later this year, “the committee decided that it was prudent to wait for additional information confirming that the economic outlook had not deteriorated.’’Click here to read/watch the CNBC interview.Click here to read the WSJ interview. 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U.S. District Court Hands Down Servicer Fee Decision

first_img About Author: Robyn Katz Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Featured, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Melody R. Jones Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Robyn Katz is the Managing Partner of McCalla Raymer LLC’s Florida Foreclosure Group. Katz is an authority on creditors’ rights and foreclosure and eviction law and has been practicing in these areas since 1999. Ms. Katz leads the firm’s Florida foreclosure offices, which are located throughout the state, in Fort. Lauderdale, Orlando, Panama City and Tampa. Tagged with: Attorney’s Fees Loan Servicers Subscribe About Author: Susan Reid Susan Reid joined McCalla Raymer, LLC as General Counsel in 2010. An industry icon, she has over 25 years of experience in commercial and residential real estate and mortgage banking. Immediately prior to joining the Firm, she spent 15 years as Associate General Counsel for Fannie Mae.  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Attorney’s Fees Loan Servicers 2016-01-09 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img U.S. District Court Hands Down Servicer Fee Decision Related Articles Melody Jones specializes in residential real estate; specifically, foreclosure, and title clearance. She currently serves as Managing Partner of McCalla Raymer’s Foreclosure and Title Clearance Groups in the states of Alabama and Georgia. January 9, 2016 4,543 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Home / Featured / U.S. District Court Hands Down Servicer Fee Decision The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago By Susan Reid, Robyn Katz, and Melody R. JonesIn Kevin Prescott v. Seterus, Inc., No. 15-10038, 11 Cir.; 2014 US App. LEXIS 20934, the court ruled that the defendant loan servicer, Seterus, violated § § 1692e(2) and 1692f(1) of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), as well as the FCCPA (Florida Statute 559.55 et seq.) by including estimated attorney’s fees in a reinstatement quote to the borrower, Kevin Prescott. The court found that while the security agreement obligated Prescott to pay for attorney’s fees and other expenses actually incurred by the loan servicer as a result of his default nothing in the security agreement explicitly stated that Prescott must pay estimated fees and costs for future legal services.The question before the court was whether the least sophisticated consumer would have nonetheless understood the security agreement to obligate Prescott to pay such fees; the court held the answer to be no. The court further held the Defendant was not entitled to benefit from a bona fide error defense, as estimated fees/costs were not included as a result of an error.It is important to note that as a result of this decision, as well as two similar opinions in other jurisdictions, James L. Beard v. Ocwen Loan Servicing, LLC, Udren Law Offices, PC, and Cathy Moore, Civil No., (1:14-CV-1162, USDC, M.D.  Pennsylvania) and Dale Kaymark v. Bank of America, N.A. and Udren Law Offices, P.C., (W.D. Pa. No. 2-13-CV-00419), great care should be taken to include only incurred fees and costs in reinstatement or payoff quotes. Any other practice could expose servicers and law firms to liability.COMPLIANCE SUGGESTIONS FOR JUDICIAL STATES Law firms and servicers should be diligent to eliminate forecasted/estimated fees from their reinstatement and payoff quotes. Diligence should be exercised in providing the borrower with the most accurate figures available in a timely manner. Due to the timing of the requests for the reinstatement or payoff quotes versus the timing of the actions taken in the mortgage foreclosure cases, there may be fees or costs incurred during the time period between when the quote is provided and when the funds are due to be tendered (the “good through” date.)  This may result in fees or costs not being included in the amounts tendered by the borrowers.Servicers should consider significantly reducing the length of time payoff and reinstatement quotes are viable (shorten the good through date.) Servicers may want to require borrowers to contact the foreclosure law firm by email or phone at least two business days prior to tender of funds in order to update the quote. This will reduce the likelihood of additional fees and costs being incurred in the interim. In Florida, if there is a foreclosure case filed, the foreclosure firm must take the necessary steps to dismiss the foreclosure action once the loan has been reinstated or paid off. The attorney’s fees to dismiss the case, which may be construed as forecasted prior to the tender of funds, should not be included in reinstatement or payoff quotes. It is the expectation that the fees and costs related to filing the dismissal will be incurred and paid by the servicer.COMPLIANCE SUGGESTIONS FOR NONJUDICIAL STATESAs previously stated, law firms and servicers should be diligent to eliminate forecasted/estimated fees from their reinstatement and payoff quotes. Care should be exercised in providing the borrower with the most accurate figures available in a timely manner. Actions in non-judicial states move much more rapidly than judicial states. As such, fees and costs are usually incurred over short time frames. For example, publication costs are incurred the four weeks leading up to the sale date in some non-judicial states. Each week when a new publication runs, the cost increases.Often figures will be requested with good through dates leading up to just prior to sale or even 30 days or more in the future. It is also notable that the requests often are for “estimated” amounts. Providing estimates of potential future fees/costs is simply no longer advisable in light of Prescott. In order to reduce potential liability, consideration should be given to shortening the time frame of reinstatement and payoff quotes provided to borrowers to seven to 10 days. Further, when the fees and costs are requested in the client systems it is recommended that only incurred fees and costs be requested.  Servicers should strongly shy from providing quotes of long duration and any estimates to borrowers. 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What Would Housing Finance Reform Look Like Under Clinton?

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / What Would Housing Finance Reform Look Like Under Clinton? Tagged with: Gene Sperling GSE Reform Hillary Clinton Housing Finance Policy The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: CFPB Plans Further Servicing Rules Updates Next: Counsel’s Corner: Reversal of the “Free House” Decision Hillary ClintonThe possibility of Hillary Clinton winning the Democratic nomination for the presidency is becoming more of a likelihood and GSE reform has become more and more of a hot button topic as of late.A few months ago, Clinton laid out her plan to provide “a fair shot at homeownership” for everyone, but has not spoken on the possibility of GSE reform—nor have any of the presidential candidates. The closest they have come was earlier this week when presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump said that in a couple of weeks he would overhaul the controversial Dodd-Frank Act if he is elected.Clinton may have indirectly commented on a plan for GSE reform with the hiring of Gene Sperling, who was Director of the National Economic Council under Clinton’s husband and Obama and also served as Counselor to former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, as her top economic adviser. Sperling and noted economists Jim Parrott, Lewis Ranieri, Mark Zandi, and Barry Zigas in March authored a white paper for Urban Institute titled “A More Promising Road to GSE Reform” in which they not only proposed to merge Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into one government entity, but they highlighted the urgency of the situation, saying that the FHFA is helping Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac “tread water” and that “the situation is not healthy.” They insisted, “Let’s not wait until the next crisis” for GSE reform.Gene SperlingIn that paper, the authors contend that a government corporation titled the National Mortgage Reinsurance Corporation (NMRC) would replace Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and would perform the same functions as the GSEs do currently—it would purchase conforming single-family and multi-family mortgages and issue securities backing the loans through a single issuing platform operated by the NMRC—but unlike the GSEs, would be required to transfer all non-catastrophic debt risk on the securities it issues to a broad range of private entities.Perhaps the most important difference between the NMRC and the current GSEs is that the NMRC “would be motivated neither by profit nor market share, but by a mandate to balance broad access to credit with the safety and soundness of the mortgage market.”The plan offered by Sperling and his co-authors is similar to a plan offered earlier by Senators Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) and Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) when the two were, respectively, Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Banking Committee. That plan included a government backstop for any catastrophic losses the mortgage industry might incur.There is speculation that if Clinton is elected, she would likely tackle GSE reform at some point during her first 18 months in office. The hiring of Sperling as a top economic adviser would seem to indicate that she would share his views on housing policy reform. 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. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Subscribecenter_img What Would Housing Finance Reform Look Like Under Clinton? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago May 20, 2016 1,513 Views Gene Sperling GSE Reform Hillary Clinton Housing Finance Policy 2016-05-20 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save  Print This Post Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Why Reverse Mortgages Keep Moving Forward

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post March 18, 2019 3,933 Views For many older homeowners, reverse mortgages are an easy way to tap into their home’s equity. Despite many misconceptions about reverse mortgages, they may not even be as risky as many believe, according to experts, as more and more homeowners take advantage of the product.An article from Bloomberg explores the recent movement to reverse mortgages. Despite the risk, such as taxes, insurance, maintenance, and utilities as well as a risk of foreclosure, reverse mortgages are still a viable equity alternative to selling and moving. Tightening rules after 2008, including requiring homeowners to show they can afford tax and insurance payments, has reduced the risks involved with reverse mortgages since then. However, some still note the risks involved“The profits are significant, the oversight is minimal, and greed could work to the disadvantage of seniors who should be protected by government programs and not targeted as prey,” said Dave Stevens, CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association on Bloomberg.DS News reported earlier that, according to LendingTree and data from the Federal Housing Authority’s Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program, HECMs originated in the 100 studied cities at an average rate of 7.1 loans per 1,000 homeowners over the age of 60 between 2012 and 2017. The top city, Virginia Beach, boasted a rate of 13.8 loans per 1,000 homeowners over the age of 60.Government-back loans as a whole have seen a resurgence. Kroll Bond Ratings Agency reported 63 percent increase in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) issued in 2018 over 2017. The report indicated that if the U.S. GDP was to grow at the steady pace it has this year, until July 2019, the year could see “another robust issuance year in 2019.” However, factors such as higher interest rates, home price moderation, and widening spreads that have been experienced by the market in the last few weeks are likely headwinds that might pull down the performance of RMBS next year, the report revealed.”Given the potential downside risks, we aren’t forecasting issuance growth in 2019, but believe issuance will be comparable to 2018 levels,” KBRA stated in the outlook. Bloomberg HECM Kroll Bond Rating LendingTree Reverse Mortgages RMBS 2019-03-18 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Bloomberg HECM Kroll Bond Rating LendingTree Reverse Mortgages RMBS About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Why Reverse Mortgages Keep Moving Forwardcenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, Market Studies, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Why Reverse Mortgages Keep Moving Forward Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Court Approves $13.8M Wells Fargo Settlement Next: Fair Warning: State Supreme Court Rules on Foreclosure Notices Subscribelast_img read more

Austin: Top Site for Investors

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Austin: Top Site for Investors Previous: Low-Priced Rents Drive Growth Next: Dorian Could Bring Losses of More Than $1B The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Austin Investment 2019-09-17 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Austin Investment The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Sign up for DS News Daily Austin, Texas is one of the hottest real estate markets out there in the U.S., and according to Ari Rastegar is CEO of Rastegar Property on Forbes, expansion in Austin is continually fueled by a rising population, tax benefits, industry influx, affordable housing, available jobs and highly rated schools.With 50,000 new residents in Austin between 2017 to 2018, and several major companies setting up shop in the city, Austin has seen a boom in residential investment and construction.“It’s a growth market for the single-family and small multifamily investor.,” Rastegar said. “You can own a pocket of homes or a vintage multifamily to garner prime rents and positive cash flows. There’s tremendous opportunity to make healthy margins and still provide an accessible price point for the tenant.”Investors looking for favorable cap rates, stable returns and low vacancy rates see Austin as a social and economic environment with excellent demand factors. Potential deals exist across the range of values and property classes, and you can find value-add opportunities with numbers that cash flow.Surrounding areas, such as Round Rock, Buda and Kyle, are experiencing the trend and also presenting excellent investment opportunities, according to Rastegar. Median home prices in these areas are around $315,000, “creating unique appeal for young professionals and families transitioning to Austin.”Austin itself is still affordable compared to other major metropolitan markets in the U.S, and according to Rastegar, there is still room to grow, as homebuyers can buy a starter house and still expect to have excellent equity growth in their property.“Austin has it all: a booming economy, a scholarly environment, a creative culture, an educated workforce, tax advantages and more,” said Rastegar. “For the same reasons that residents and corporations choose Austin, insightful real estate investors and developers should position themselves to meet the growing demand for residential and commercial space.” September 17, 2019 974 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Austin: Top Site for Investors Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, Market Studies, News  Print This Post Related Articles Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

How Property Owners Can Prepare Financially for a Tornado

first_img Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Related Articles How Property Owners Can Prepare Financially for a Tornado Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / How Property Owners Can Prepare Financially for a Tornado 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. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 2021-04-02 Christina Hughes Babbcenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Examining FHFA’s Commitment to Diversity Next: CFPB Instructs Servicers to Prepare for Forbearance Expirations The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago April 2, 2021 792 Views About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago A staggering number of tornadoes in America over the past decade has resulted in billions of dollars in property damage, which could be especially nerve-wracking for certain homeowners during the spring, since April, May, and June typically see the most tornado activity countrywide.The government outfit created to respond to natural disasters and aid victims, The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has allotted $359,768,106 for tornado-related recovery during this time span, shows a report from LendingTree’s Value Penguin. That goes toward the approximately $14.1 billion damage overall to property and crops caused by 5,710 tornadoes hitting every state except Alaska, including Washington, D.C. In each of Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, and Illinois, twisters wreaking more than $1 billion in damages.But the frequency of hits did not necessarily dictate the distribution of funds.FEMA’s records show that just two states received nearly 50% of the agency’s disaster relief funds during this period, with unlikely Massachusetts leading the way, according to the report.The big takeaway for homeowners is this: Value Penguin data journalist Andrew Hurst says that “while the federal government’s efforts to repair tornado damage pose a multibillion-dollar financial commitment, data from insurers don’t indicate that affected property owners will face huge premium increases if a storm destroys their homes.”In the 13 states that are most prone to tornadoes, homeowners generally don’t face punitive increases to their premiums after a catastrophic loss. Insurance rates increased by an average of 8% following a total loss, according to the report.In other words, rate information shows an average per-year increase of only $180 in the states most likely to experience the greatest number of tornadoes.He adds that, based on the findings, FEMA Funding is not an adequate system to rely upon in case of a natural disaster.”If you are preparing for the upcoming Tornado season, double-check your home insurance coverage—and make sure your insurance will allow you to recover completely after a storm,” Hurst advises.”While most homeowners can be assured that their rates won’t rise precipitously after a tornado, if not adequately insured, [homeowners] may face hundreds of thousands of dollars of damage [they] may need to pay out of pocket.”To view his full report, visit: valuepenguin.com/damage-caused-by-tornadoes. Subscribelast_img read more

Irish Government to make formal complaint about Mc Areavey photos

first_img Pinterest Twitter News Facebook Statement by The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD.The Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD has expressed his deep shock and disgust at thepublication of images in today’s Mauritius Sunday Times.Speaking on the matter the Taoiseach said:”The publication of these images represents an appalling invasion ofprivacy and is a gross affront to human dignity.  There are issues offundamental human rights in question in relation to this deeply upsettingmatter.”This reprehensible act can only add to the pain and suffering of theMcAreavey and Harte families and our thoughts and sympathies are againwith them at this time.”On behalf of the people of Ireland, the Government will be lodging aformal complaint in the strongest possible terms, with the Governmentof Mauritius.” Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Previous articleBoy who died after Kerrykeel farm accident namedNext articleFarmers seeking recognition of effects of adverse weather News Highland Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Irish Government to make formal complaint about Mc Areavey photos NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly center_img By News Highland – July 15, 2012 Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny WhatsApp Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today WhatsApp Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Publicans predict VAT hike would cost jobs

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – November 21, 2011 Publicans fear more jobs could be lost within the sector – if the Government approves the Finance Minister’s proposal to increase VAT by 2 per cent in next month’s budget.The move to push the VAT rate up to 23 per cent would add an extra eight cents to a four euro pint of beer.In order to prevent cross-border shopping, the Vintners Federation of Ireland is now calling on the Government to reduce excise duty in the upcoming budget.President of the group is Padraig Cribbin:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/08crib.mp3[/podcast] Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Previous articleMan targeted in Derry punishment style shootingNext articleEfforts underway to save jobs at Flanagan’s Furniture News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twittercenter_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Facebook Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Google+ Newsx Adverts Google+ Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Publicans predict VAT hike would cost jobslast_img read more

Pat Finucane Centre calls for an end to “Stop and Search”

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Previous articleGAA – Donegal Tyrone finish all square in Dr. Mc Kenna CupNext articleBoards.ie hacked News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp The North’s Policing Board says stop and search powers should not be seen as an alternative to traditional policing methods.However, the powers under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act remain in place, despite a European Court of Human Rights judgement that the practice is illegal.There’s been a marked increase in the extent to which the powers are being used, with almost 10,000 incidents of stop and search across the North last year, a 300% increase.Paul O’Connor of the Pat Finucane Centre believes the measure does more harm than good. By News Highland – January 21, 2010 Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton center_img NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson News Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Pat Finucane Centre calls for an end to “Stop and Search”last_img read more

Cold spell to stay until beginning of February

first_img Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Cold spell to stay until beginning of February Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Twitter There’s a snow and ice warning in effect across the country.Met Eireann has a status yellow alert in place for wintry showers, which could lead to up to 3cm of snow during tonight and tomorrow.The northwest, as well as high ground, are expected to see the largest accumulations. It’s to remain windy with showers of rain this morning, but as the air turns colder the showers will turn to snow overnight.And forecaster with Met Eireann, John Eagheton says the cold weather will hang around until the beginning of February:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/jeag830.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Twitter Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Homepage BannerNews Previous article100 people rescued by Donegal RNLI Lifeboats last yearNext articleDonegal mothers to meet Health Minister to discuss issues of paediatric care News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – January 28, 2015 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton last_img read more