CFPB: Some Mortgage Servicers Violated New Servicing Rules

first_img Share Save 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. Home / Daily Dose / CFPB: Some Mortgage Servicers Violated New Servicing Rules Examiners from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found that some mortgage servicers violated federal laws while supervising for compliance, CFPB announced recently.CFPB examiners found that some servicers failed to oversee the activities of service providers. CFPB’s new mortgage servicing rules that went into effect in January 2014 specifically require servicers to have a set of policies and procedures in place to oversee the activities of service providers, who are often contracted for the purpose of developing or marketing additional products. Failure to oversee the activities of service providers who are not familiar with CFPB’s rules can result in harm to the consumer.The CFPB investigation also revealed that some servicers unfairly delayed permanent loan modifications. The examiners found that some servicers delayed the conversion process from a trial loan modification into a permanent loan modification, thus preventing the consumer from receiving all the benefits that a permanent loan modification offers.The third violation of the mortgage servicing rules that CFPB examiners uncovered was some servicers deceived consumers about the status of their permanent loan modifications. Examiners found that some servicers failed to execute permanent loan modification agreements which had been signed and returned to them by borrowers. The servicers instead waited a period of time, then sent the borrowers updated agreements with different terms, thus affecting the borrowers’ payment and, in some cases, whether or not the borrower could accept the revised modification based on financial means and budgets.In addition to these servicer violations, CFPB examiners found that some consumer reporting agencies were not adequately tracking and resolving consumer complaints, and they found at least one debt collector that was charging consumers with illegal fees and threating litigation it had no intention of pursuing.CFPB’s issued the new mortgage servicing rules as a means of protection for struggling borrowers and for homeowners from servicing runarounds, and since then the Bureau has issued two warning bulletins to mortgage servicers regarding the servicing transfer rules. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 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 CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mortgage Servicers Mortgage Servicing Rules 2014-10-29 Brian Honeacenter_img About Author: Brian Honea CFPB: Some Mortgage Servicers Violated New Servicing Rules The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: LoanLogics Introduces Time-Saving Signature Audit Tool Next: Fed Announces End of QE3 Asset Purchase Program Tagged with: CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mortgage Servicers Mortgage Servicing Rules October 29, 2014 1,040 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

OCC Releases Evaluations of 36 Financial Institutions; Six Rated ‘Outstanding’

first_img About Author: Brian Honea Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) this week released its list of Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) performance evaluations that were made public during the month of October 2014 for 36 financial institutions.The financial institutions that received ratings from the OCC that became public during October were national banks, federal savings associations, and insured federal branches of foreign banks that have received ratings. The four possible ratings were outstanding, satisfactory, needs to improve, and substantial noncompliance, according to the OCC.Six of the institutions evaluated received outstanding ratings: First National Bank Alaska, a large bank in Anchorage; Eastern National Bank, an intermediate small bank in Miami; BankChampaign, National Association, a small bank in Champaign, Illinois; North Shore Trust and Savings, a small bank in Waukegan, Illinois; Sunrise Banks, National Association, an intermediate small bank in St. Paul, Minnesota; and Texas Heritage National Bank, a small bank in Daingerfield, Texas.Twenty-nine of the institutions evaluated received a satisfactory rating, and one bank – Certusbank, National Association, a large bank in Greenville, South Carolina, received a needs to improve rating. None of the 36 banks evaluated received a substantial noncompliance rating.A searchable list of all public CRA evaluations can be found on the OCC’s web site. The CRA was first enacted by Congress in 1977 and revised in both 1995 and 2005. The purpose of the CRA is to “encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, consistent with safe and sound operations,” according to the U.S. Federal Reserve Board web site. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: Banks Community Reinvestment Act CRA Financial Institutions OCC Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Home / Daily Dose / OCC Releases Evaluations of 36 Financial Institutions; Six Rated ‘Outstanding’ Banks Community Reinvestment Act CRA Financial Institutions OCC Office of the Comptroller of the Currency 2014-11-14 Brian Honea in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News 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. Previous: Report: Despite October’s Monthly Spike, Foreclosures Declined in 10 States Next: Fourteen Indicted in New York Over $20 Million Mortgage Loan Fraudcenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago November 14, 2014 942 Views 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 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles OCC Releases Evaluations of 36 Financial Institutions; Six Rated ‘Outstanding’last_img read more

GDP Growth Revised Up to 3.9 Percent for Final Q2 Estimate

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / GDP Growth Revised Up to 3.9 Percent for Final Q2 Estimate in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Previous: Will Rep. Hensarling Seek to Become the Next Speaker of the House? Next: Third-Party Servicing Portfolios for Big Banks Continue Drastic Decline Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The national gross domestic product (GDP) growth was revised upwardly to an annual rate of 3.9 percent in the third and final estimate for the second quarter released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) on Friday.In the second estimate for Q2 released in August, real GDP grew at an annual rate of 3.7 percent; in the “advance estimate” released at the end of July, it grew at a rate of 2.3 percent. In the third and final estimate for Q1, GDP growth was a mere 0.6 percent, way below expectations.”The acceleration in real GDP in the second quarter reflected an upturn in exports, an acceleration in personal consumption expenditures (PCEs), a deceleration in imports, an upturn in state and local government spending, and an acceleration in nonresidential fixed investment that were partly offset by decelerations in private inventory investment and in federal government spending,” the BEA said in its report.While the dramatic improvement in GDP growth for Q2 is a sign that the economy has rebounded from an extremely slow first quarter, housing’s share of the GDP actually declined in Q2 down to 15.31 percent, according to Robert Dietz, VP for Tax and Market Analysis with the National Association of Home Builders. The home building and remodeling component of the GDP, otherwise known as the residential fixed investment (RFI), expanded for the third straight quarter up to 3.21 percent of the total GDP. Without that RFI expansion, the GDP growth would have been less for Q2, according to Dietz.”For the second quarter, RFI was 3.21 percent of the economy, reaching a $524 billion seasonally adjusted annual pace (measured in inflation adjusted 2009 dollars),” Dietz said. “This is the highest quarterly rate for RFI since the first quarter of 2008. The second quarter growth for RFI added 0.3 points to the headline GDP growth rate (i.e. GDP would have expanded 3.6 percent absent the RFI contribution).”Housing services, including gross rents paid by renters, owners’ imputed rent (estimate of the cost to rent owner-occupied units), and utility payments combine to make up the second impact of housing on GDP. In Q2, housing services made up 12.1 percent of GDP growth, which calculates to an annual seasonally adjusted rate of $1.98 trillion. The 12.1 percent for housing services and 3.21 percent for RFI combined to make up housing’s share of the GDP for Q2, which was 15.31 percent.”Historically, RFI has averaged roughly 5 percent of GDP while housing services have averaged between 12 and 13 percent, for a combined 17 to 18 percent of GDP,” Dietz said. “These shares tend to vary over the business cycle.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles  Print This Post Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: GDP Housing Market U.S. Economycenter_img GDP Housing Market U.S. Economy 2015-09-25 Brian Honea September 25, 2015 1,008 Views Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago GDP Growth Revised Up to 3.9 Percent for Final Q2 Estimate Subscribe About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

The Industry Pulse: Updates on Covius, McMichael Taylor Gray, and More …

first_img Bendett & McHugh Covius Financial Servicing Firms KLR Group Lenders McMichael Taylor Gray secondary markets Servicing 2018-10-18 Radhika Ojha Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. The Industry Pulse: Updates on Covius, McMichael Taylor Gray, and More … Previous: Why Are Homeowners Choosing Not to Sell? Next: Transforming Toxic Properties into Affordable Housing October 18, 2018 1,395 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News Tagged with: Bendett & McHugh Covius Financial Servicing Firms KLR Group Lenders McMichael Taylor Gray secondary markets Servicing From new appointments and technology to rebranding and community initiatives, get the latest buzz on the industry in this weekly update.Denver, Colorado-based provider of solutions, insight, and technology to financial services companies, LenderLive, has rebranded itself as Covius Holdings. LenderLive Holdings is the parent company of LenderLive Services,LenderLive Network, and Require Holdings. The company said that there would be no change to LenderLive Network, LLC, the private-label fulfillment subsidiary that Covius is selling to Computershare.“For twenty years, the LenderLive brand has been synonymous with outsourced private-label mortgage fulfillment,” said Rob Clements, Chairman, and CEO of Covius. “With the pending sale of our Network Division, we chose a new brand–Covius–that reflects our new strategic direction. In the past year, John Surface and I have refocused the company’s strategy on the services, information solutions, and technology that leading financial companies to depend on to thrive in a highly competitive, highly regulated environment. Covius has been the name of our established SaaS development platform. It speaks to what we have built to date and points to the future state that we are working toward.”_______________________________________________________________Atlanta, Georgia headquartered McMichael Taylor Gray has announced the appointment of Mark Baker as the firm’s Managing Attorney to oversee its Alabama and Tennessee operations. In his new role, Baker will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s bankruptcy practice and all legal matters related to the Tennessee and Alabama region.“McMichael Taylor Gray, LLC, is excited to bring Mark’s industry knowledge and legal mind to our team. We couldn’t be happier,” January Taylor, Managing Partner, McMichael Taylor Gray said.Baker joins McMichael Taylor Gray with 30 years’ experience in mortgage banking and creditor’s rights. Prior to joining the firm, he was the owner of Mark A. Baker Law, LLC based out of Tallahassee, Florida. Prior to that, he was the Managing Partner at Johnson & Freedman. He also served as the Judicial law clerk to a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge (L. Chandler Watson, Jr. (deceased), Northern District of Alabama._______________________________________________________________Connecticut-based law firm, Bendett & McHugh P.C. has partnered with the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) to raise funds and support the children’s hospital through their annual Miles for Miracles 5k that raises money for the hospital.Back in 2011, Bendett & McHugh, organized their first Miles for Miracles 5k to benefit CCMC. Each year, they have watched it grow bigger and better with the support of co-workers, friends, family, industry colleagues, and the local community. To date, the firm has raised over $44,000 for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. The law firm said that it was proud to support the efforts of the children’s hospital and looks forward to their continued partnership in helping make a difference.The firm represents a wide array of local, regional and national clients in all New England States which include Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Founded in 1986, Bendett & McHugh has 30 years of experience in representing mortgage servicers and lenders._______________________________________________________________While Fannie, Freddie, FHA, and VA’s requirements for residential mortgage lenders to QC loan files post-closing have been in effect for some time, the process of selecting, reviewing (in a group separated from the origination group), and analyzing the results can cause problems when it comes to resource management, deadlines, and costs.The Boston-based KLR Group has now announced a layered solution to the problems residential mortgage lenders face in complying with the review requirements. The solution consists of three options that can be configured to meet the specific needs of each lender individually—technology, full service, and staffing. The technology option is a software platform, unique and specialized for individual agency and loan-type review compliance. The platform is a production management and QA tool, guiding the reviewer through a full file review that includes rules, tolerances, and compliance measures. The platform fully supports results reporting and detail imperative to loan production quality improvement._______________________________________________________________  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Industry Pulse: Updates on Covius, McMichael Taylor Gray, and More … Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

The Mental Impact of Housing

first_img Tagged with: Black Knight Foreclosure Homeowners Redfin Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Mental Impact of Housing About Author: Donna Joseph The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News The findings of Black Knight’s Mortgage Monitor report released on Monday indicate declining active foreclosures. The report also states, that at the current rate of reduction, (a six-month average annual decline of 27 percent) active foreclosure inventory would hit a record low in September 2019, with fewer than 200,000 cases nationwide. But looking back a decade ago, foreclosures were alarmingly high. And although the market has changed, the lessons learned from that period still have a lasting impact.Daryl Fairweather, Chief Economist at Redfin, spent a substantial amount of time in 2009 speaking to more than 100 homeowners facing foreclosures, the ramifications of foreclosures can leave an indelible mark on several households. She shared her takeaways from these conversations, in an article posted on Redfin’s site titled “What I learned from 100 homeowners facing foreclosure in 2009.” In order to better understand the underlying causes of the housing bubble that led to the subsequent crash, Fairweather explored the financial situation, employment history, financial literacy, and medical expense history of homeowners. What stands out in her assessment about their situation is a certain level of desperation and a call to help, which eventually led her to study more about how the economy is shaped through individual experiences and the financial consequences of their choices, she wrote in a recent blog on Redfin.Several homeowners, according to Fairweather, were ill-informed and lacked adequate experience about the housing market. The inability to detach themselves emotionally from their homes also played on how they valued their homes, often times above the market price. To ensure that individuals are economically and emotionally sound, there is a dire need to help consumers make informed decisions about their housing choices, which in turn affects their mental health. Providing easy access to as much as information possible to educate consumers about what goes on in their local market is also imperative to make a real difference. Keep an eye out for Fairweather’s interview in the Ask the Economist section of DS News’ December issue.Fairweather pointed to the importance of education on the housing market to equip buyers and sellers to appropriate the right value, financial literacy as well as a deeper understanding of their local markets. Emotions play a big role in how buyers and sellers base their decisions. More avenues that educate, inform and inspire homeowners to pursue their dream of owning a home without facing foreclosures and eviction will help shape the economy in a more positive way, she wrote. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] Related Articles Share 1Savecenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Mental Impact of Housing Previous: The “Potential Concerns” Troubling Wells Fargo Next: A Change of Order Black Knight Foreclosure Homeowners Redfin 2018-11-06 Donna Joseph November 6, 2018 1,431 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

SFR Investment Poised for Growth

first_imgSubscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save April 17, 2020 1,584 Views About Author: Seth Welborn Tagged with: Investment Rent SFR in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Investment Rent SFR 2020-04-17 Seth Welborn 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 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img SFR Investment Poised for Growth Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / SFR Investment Poised for Growth The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Single-family rental (SFR) investment is poised to be an investment portfolio stand out, according to SVN | SFRhub Advisors. The company recorded a 650% uptick in investment activity since mid-March 2020 for SFR/BFR portfolios on their technology platform, SFRhub.com, averaging 10,000+ listed homes, Yahoo Finance reports.”Investors have reaped financial advantages of a 10-year bullish marketplace, notably the past few years with SFR portfolios, and the newer BFR market,” said Jeff Cline, Executive Director and Principal of SVN | SFRhub Advisors. “For the first time in U.S. history, rental household growth outpaced U.S. homeownership.”He added “Looking ahead, consumer economic, lifestyle, and work-at-home popularity indicate global investors’ near and long-term outlook for capital growth and income opportunities in single-family detached homes for rent is better than it’s been for several years.”According to SVN | SFRhub, demand from millennials and older adults/retirees has destigmatized renting and touted SFRs’ benefits like increased space, yards and amenities representative of living in a single-family detached home. Skyrocketing unemployment, job uncertainty, and hefty student debt loans imply the SFR/BFR market should remain strong among millennials as home ownership moves farther out in time and remote working becomes more popular.Cline notes, “SFR/BFR investors’ main concerns are rent revenue and occupancy. In the short-term, unemployment may impact rent rather than occupancy issues. As the economy recovers, demand for SFR/BFR will be a favorite among alternative investors with capital on the sidelines seeking refuge and stock market diversification for growth and income.”U.S homebuilders may turn to REITs, private equity firms and individual investors to purchase completed or near completed single-family communities for rental investment if the new home buyer market continues to retract.”For the first time, we now have several private capital group clients with tens of billions of dollars to specifically invest in the BFR space,” said Michael Finch, EVP of SVN | SFRhub Advisors.  Print This Post Previous: The Industry Pulse: Keeping Servicers Updated Next: Wells Fargo Nears $18.5M Foreclosure Settlement Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

HSE to be asked for clarity on NoWDOC plans

first_img Pinterest GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath The HSE will today be asked to clarify the future of the NowDoc service in County Donegal.It is after Deputy Thomas Pringle revealed that from June 15th there will be no NowDoc service from the Derrybeg and Carndonagh centres from midnight to 9am Monday to Thursday.The GPs and Caredoc, the company that runs the service, propsed the changes regarding GP deployment in the GP out of hours serviceThe issue will be discussed at a meeting today in Stranorlar between Donegal’s Oireachtas members and HSE.Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn says if these changes are implemented, the HSE will have a war on their hands:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/podnowdoc.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp HSE to be asked for clarity on NoWDOC plans Twitter By admin – June 5, 2015 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Previous articleAGSI welcome judicial inquiry into death of Sgt Michael GalvinNext articleJerry Collins killed in car crash admin Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Google+last_img read more

Harvey seeks housing policy that recognises number of empty units

first_img Twitter Google+ By News Highland – September 7, 2012 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Facebook A Stranorlar area councillor has described figures released by the CSO, which reveal the number of vacant residential units in Donegal, as ‘shocking’.The figures published by the CSO in the ‘Roof Over Our Heads’ report show that there are over 13,360 residential units lying vacant in the county.This does not include people who are temporarily absent from their homes, or the 10,000 holiday homes that lie empty here for the majority of the year.Sinn Fein Cllr Cora Harvey says while many homes lie vacant, there are people in need, and a credible policy must be drawn up….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/charv100.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleMan in court for Dublin hijacking of Donegal woman’s carNext articleUnions say more discussions are needed on hospital resources News Highland LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Harvey seeks housing policy that recognises number of empty units Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp News Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Pinterest Facebook Google+last_img read more

Woman struck by car and seriously injured on Coneyburrow Road

first_img Pinterest Woman struck by car and seriously injured on Coneyburrow Road Gardai are appealing for witnesses to a serious injury collision which occurred at Coneyburrow Road, Lifford, Co Donegal on Saturday evening..At approximately 7.15pm a female pedestrian aged in her 40s was seriously injured when she was struck by a motor car.She was taken by ambulance to Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry. The occupants of the car were not injured.The road remains closed pending a technical examination and diversions are in place.Anyone with information is asked to contact Lifford Garda Station 074-9141000 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111. By News Highland – November 25, 2012 Facebook News Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Google+ Twitter Google+ Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Previous articleNorth’s Health Minister to visit Altnagelvin HospitalNext articleWards re-open following Alnagelvin Hospital fire News Highland WhatsApplast_img read more

Updated: Buncrana gardai investigate two collisions which may be linked

first_img Twitter Updated: Buncrana gardai investigate two collisions which may be linked Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest Previous articleMayor concedes Letterkenny Town Council will not be savedNext articleCiara Grant wins Cup medal News Highland center_img 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal News Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Gardai in Buncrana are seeking information about two collisions in close proximity outside the town last night.In one instance, a Silver BMW four by four left the road at Ludden at 9.25, and the driver left the scene.At the same time, a silver Mitsubishi Lancer left the road at Lisfannon and ended up in the garden of a house at Links View.The driver was subsequently brought to Letterkenny General Hospital where he was treated for injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.Gardai are appealing for information from anyone who was on the Derry Road outside Buncrana and may have seen either of the vehicles. The station can be contacted at 93 20540.Superintendent Eugen McGovern says  gardai are treating both incidents as seperate at present, but there have been suggestions of a possible link:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/appealRTC.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – November 4, 2013 Google+last_img read more