Monthly Archive: May 2021

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May
2021

Millennials Grab Greatest Market Share of Home Purchases

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Millennials Grab Greatest Market Share of Home Purchases  Print This Post Tagged with: Down Payment First-Time Homebuyers Millennials National Association of Realtors Millennials Grab Greatest Market Share of Home Purchases Previous: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 3/11/2014 Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 3/12/2014 For all the discussion in the industry surrounding Millennials and their apparent lack of presence in today’s housing market, a new study from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) found they now account for the greatest market share of recent home purchases.According to the association’s Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study for 2014, Millennials—aka “Generation Y” or “Generation Next”—comprised 31 percent of recent purchases, leading all other age groups. Following that were Generation X (defined as those born between 1965 and 1979), which made up 30 percent.NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun said the increase isn’t that surprising, given that many in the younger generation are now in the peak period in which people buy their first home.“Given that Millennials are the largest generation in history after the baby boomers, it means there is a potential for strong underlying demand,” Yun said. “Moreover, their aspiration and the long-term investment aspect to owning a home remain solid among young people.”Indeed, about 87 percent of recent buyers age 33 and younger said they consider their home purchase a “good financial investment” compared to 80 percent of the total survey population.Millennials were also among the age groups most likely to a simple desire to own a home of their own as their motive for purchasing—as opposed to senior generations, who relocated due to retirement or to be closer to friends and family.Still, despite their evident interest, “the challenges of tight credit, limited inventory, eroding affordability and high debt loads have limited the capacity of young people to own,” Yun said.Out of recent Millennial homebuyers, 20 percent said they had to delay their purchase because of difficulties saving for a down payment, with 56 percent of that group pointing to student loan debt as the greatest hurdle.In purchasing characteristics: The median age of recent Millennial buyers was 29, according to NAR, while their median income was $73,600. The typical choice of homes among the group was a 1,800-square foot house costing $180,000.Eighty-seven percent purchased an existing home, and they plan to stay in their homes for a median 10 years.When it comes to shopping, all age groups typically began by looking online for for-sale properties and then contacting a real estate agent, though NAR found Millennials are more likely to also use the Internet to find information about the buying process. When it comes time to actually buy, though, it seems there’s no replacement for a human—according to the study, younger buyers relied more heavily than older groups on real estate agents to help them navigate the process. in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 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 Down Payment First-Time Homebuyers Millennials National Association of Realtors 2014-03-11 Tory Barringer Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily March 11, 2014 628 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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May
2021

Mortgage Experts Weigh in on Vacant and Abandoned Properties

first_imgRecently, a report from the National Mortgage Servicing Association (NMSA) addressed the issue of vacant and abandoned properties in regard to instituting policies that standardize procedures, definitions, and best practices. The report, which was developed with input from several NMSA member organizations such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Bank United, Selene Finance, and others, sparked conversation amongst industry leaders nationwide.“I’ve seen the worst of the worst and I’ve seen what vacant properties do to the property itself, the value, and the communities,” said Founder and Chairman of Community Blight Solutions Robert Klein. “I think that no plywood boarding, which has been adopted by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the VA, is definitely a step in the right direction where we don’t advertise vandalism and we don’t advertise vacant properties.”Based on research, the paper discusses how extended periods of vacancy encourage vandalism, squatting, and violent crime—specifically a 19 percent increase in the number of reported crimes per year within 250 feet of a foreclosed home. Klein explained that the concept of combining all the Government Sponsored Enterprises and determining one format of how the industry will protect and preserve the property issues can be summed up in one phrase: “it’s about time.”“This should’ve been done years ago,” Klein said. “There really is no reason why we have different GSEs all focused on preserving and protecting vacant properties. Why different guidelines should apply to each problem would make life much easier for preserving and protecting the property, for the communities, for the mortgage servicers, and for the GSEs as well.”Jim Taylor, SVP of Property Preservation at Wells Fargo and Chairman of the NMSA subcommittee on vacant and abandoned properties, and Gui Kahl, SVP of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and NMSA representative from Wells Fargo, in a joint statement agreed that implementing these ideas will be beneficial for all.“Finding common ground through the pursuit of these policy recommendations will create meaningful benefits for the consumer, the communities, and investors,” said Taylor and Kahl. “More importantly, such common ground supports NMSA’s leadership and partnership in the pursuit of our mutual mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and the quality of affordable homes for all.”The NMSA wants to define terms such as “occupied,” “unoccupied,” “vacant,” and “abandoned.” Because most times vacant and abandoned properties have to go through the same process as a home that remains occupied by the consumer, the likelihood of properties going into states of disrepair is much higher, resulting in detrimental effects on the consumer and lower property values for the neighborhood. The National Community Stabilization Trust (NCST) said in a unified comment that aligning key definitions, guidance, and best practices across all sectors of the industry and regulatory framework is important to them and they are eager to be a part of it.“In particular, NCST supports NMSA’s efforts to standardize definitions relating to occupancy status of a residential property,” said NCST. “There is no universally accepted taxonomy across the mortgage servicing industry, and where definitions exist at all, they are frequently in conflict, making it difficult for property preservation managers to ensure that they adhere to all relevant rules.”Specifically, according to NCST, “vacant” and “abandoned” are used interchangeably too often, and the proposed distinctions are nuanced and useful.“Of particular benefit is the distinction between “unoccupied” and “vacant” in assessing whether a property should be secured and maintained by the servicer, the former status accounting for scenarios and life events such as a homeowner or lawful tenant’s vacation, sabbatical, or long-term hospitalization,” said NCST. “As NMSA works to build industry consensus for the adoption of these standard definitions, we encourage a collaborative approach that brings together community, consumer and industry voices.”As the NMSA looks to handle this pressing subject, Five Star Institute President and CEO Ed Delgado said he welcomes additional feedback from industry professionals and experts.“The issue of vacant and abandoned properties has been at the forefront of the mortgage industry for decades,” said Delgado. “I am pleased to see such a favorable response from the industry towards the NMSA paper, that by design offers real solutions. I look forward to a collaborative discussion with federal agencies, business leaders, and mortgage companies and continuing to work with communities to address such an important subject.”To view the NMSA white paper, click here. To add additional comment, please contact Derek Templeton at [email protected] in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Experts Weigh in on Vacant and Abandoned Properties Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago July 19, 2017 3,962 Views Share Save Vacant and Abandoned Properties 2017-07-19 Brianna Gilpin Previous: Suburban Boom Next: An Unlikely Pair  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Mortgage Experts Weigh in on Vacant and Abandoned Properties Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] About Author: Brianna Gilpin The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago 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 Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Vacant and Abandoned Propertieslast_img read more

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May
2021

Mulvaney: “The CFPB Never Existed”

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Mulvaney: “The CFPB Never Existed” Previous: How Foreclosures Impact the Nation’s Hottest Housing Markets Next: Your Pre-Foreclosure Crash Course Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Speaking at a recent industry event, Acting Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Mick Mulvaney told an assembled crowd of bankers that numerous changes were in store for the bureau. Among those changes: the bureau will no longer post consumer complaints online, and the organization itself may be undergoing an official name change.A long-time critic of the CFPB even before President Trump appointed him to the role of Acting Director, Mulvaney’s appointment sparked a legal leadership battle on the very first day. Outgoing Director Richard Cordray had named the CFPB’s Chief of Staff, Leandra English, as the Deputy Director, and the question of who was the rightful interim head of the department soon headed to the courts—with the courts backing President Trump’s pick of Mulvaney.Mulvaney said that “We are going to do what the law says, but not what the law doesn’t say.” That sentiment echoed Mulvaney’s tone throughout his tenure at the CFPB, where he has worked to scale back what he believes to be overreach by the bureau and has called for changes to its oversight and overall mission. During recent testimony before the House Committee on Financial Services, Mulvaney said, “The bureau is not designed to be accountable and my work there is aimed towards one end goal: to make the bureau more accountable.”Mulvaney even requested zero funding for the bureau for Q2 2018.One bone of contention many in the industry have had with the CFPB has been its policy of posting consumer complaints online. Critics complain that there is no system in place for evaluating these complaints to determine whether they are valid and accurate. At the recent industry event, Mulvaney indicated that the CFPB would be discontinuing the policy of posting these complaints online.“I don’t see anything in here that says I have to make all of this public,” Mulvaney said. “We are going to maintain the consumer database. It is mandated by law.” However, Mulvaney added that “I don’t see anything in here that I have to run a Yelp for financial services sponsored by the federal government.”While it might not impact policy as much as some of the other changes Mulvaney has championed, he told the crowd he’s also working to alter the bureau in one fundamental way: its name. When the agency was originally created under the auspices of the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, it was first named the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. Mulvaney is working to transition it back to that original nomenclature.“I’m trying to get in the habit of now saying the ‘BCFP,’” Mulvaney said. “The CFPB doesn’t exist,” he added. “The CFPB has never existed.” The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mick Mulvaney  Print This Postcenter_img CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mick Mulvaney 2018-04-24 David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles April 24, 2018 2,198 Views David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Journal, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Mulvaney: “The CFPB Never Existed” The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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May
2021

Merging Technology, Personal Touch in the Mortgage Process

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Merging Technology, Personal Touch in the Mortgage Process 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 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Nate JohnsonNate Johnson is the SVP—Mortgage Business Leader for SLK. Johnson oversees the mortgage practice for SLK, and manages client on-boarding, conceptualizes and designs new products, collaborates with operations, and works to grow the SLK porfoilo. Johnson recently sat down and spoke to DS News about the future of technology in the mortgage space, its advancements, and what it all means for the mortgage realm moving forward. What are some functions in the mortgage process that a person can do, that technology hasn’t caught up to yet? In a word… trust. A mortgage professional can guide a loan through different phases of the origination process from application to document collection to fulfillment during processing. From the first time a borrower interacts with the lender, you can begin to lay a foundation for trust and preferably long-term relationship. Ellie Mae recently published a borrower insight survey that stated that almost half of borrowers would prefer to work directly with a person during the loan application. They also found that many of those people had abandoned online applications because they felt it was taking too long. Borrowers said they didn’t feel it was personal and they weren’t able to get a hundred percent of their questions answered.  Many borrowers have doubts about the entire mortgage process, especially first-time home buyers. Many of the reservations and questions can easily be clarified over a call or an in-person meeting with a seasoned loan professional. Many of chat boxes and frequently asked question windows can give the borrower the information they are looking for, but it’s the personal touch and guidance from a live person that can make the borrower feel more comfortable.  Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Responding to the New Reality: Problems With the NFIP Next: World Economic Conditions and U.S. Housing Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Merging Technology, Personal Touch in the Mortgage Process Technology 2019-08-07 Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Are you seeing a generational gap for borrowers that want to use technology?From our interaction with our clients, mortgage market analytics and talking with my peers throughout the business, we are seeing less of a gap that you would expect. There is research that shows that the Millennials, Gen-xers, and Baby Boomers all prefer in-person communication across all phases of the loan process. Ellie Mae’s research project also stated that almost eighty percent of Millennial and Gen-xers wanted to speak frequently with their lenders during their mortgage process. In comparison, Baby Boomers preference would be to meet with lenders less frequently.  When it comes to automation, customer facing technology needs to be simplified. If you are a mortgage company or mortgage services provider like we are, use technology to automate some ancillary and rules based functions. Borrowers do want to have options for communication. Technology is great in augmenting the customers experience, but you don’t want to lose the human touch.  Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post August 7, 2019 1,070 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Will the mortgage process ever lose that personal touch and be replaced by technology?        I don’t think so, but you can’t look at it in a vacuum.  Some borrowers are going to want high contact and some will not.  I think the majority of closed loans will require a personal touch.  Let’s talk about a family purchasing a home. The borrowers have already found a house, bid on the house and agreed to a price generally through a real estate agent, right? So they’ve been able to utilize technology and AI either online or on mobile applications to help them find that house. Now once that process has finished and they’re under contract, the mortgage process ramps up and the loan is underwritten.  There are more moving parts to the process and the fulfillment and closing of that loan, where I think they want a little bit more guidance from a mortgage professional. I prefer to have a real estate agent who has known that particular market for a long time, has a good reputation and will be honest and upfront with you on the properties that you are considering. Technology has moved us to a point where a potential homebuyer is able to look online for several different properties and get an idea what a neighborhood looks like.  But there is still value in having professional guidance in both the real estate and mortgage part of the process.   About Author: Mike Albanese The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago How can loan offices better utilize technology to their advantage?Continuing to increase and simplify communication channels with your client is going to be number one.  Many times that is the biggest complaint that borrowers have with mortgage professionals; they don’t know exactly where they are in the process. Utilizing technology to communicate, either by using a dashboard or a platform where your clients can go and see exactly where they are in the mortgage process, or by automated updates that go out in emails, texts or push notifications.  This will cut down on a lot of the miscommunication and there will be better chance of the loan officer and their client being on the same page. So communication is number one. Number two is being able to reduce the amount of touches that the underwriter has to touch the loan. You can automate a lot of the ancillary orders, verifications and rules based functions in order to have a complete file faster.  If an underwriter can review a loan one or two times as opposed to five or six, you can cut down on a lot of the static that can be in a mortgage file, keeping your underwriters happy. We do this through automation and process excellence. It has really helped our clients improve their efficiency and workflow to get loans closed faster. Tagged with: Technology Are there any upcoming trends or new advancements you’re seeing in technology with mortgage processing?Absolutely. For the decade you’ve been seeing companies trying to enhance customer satisfaction.  Analytics and process engineering companies have been trying to improve productivity for banks and mortgage lenders.  Technology has given borrowers more optics into where they are in the loan process. Much of the existing technology like optical character recognition (OCR) and intelligent character recognition (ICR) is being improved upon in order to process and manage large volumes of documents.  These tools reduce the time and cost to originate a loan. We are seeing more and more online/mobile tools for borrower like automated mortgage and income calculators. Real-time notifications that simplify communication increases efficiency, keeps the borrowers updated and absolutely reduces the cycle time.We are using automated loan origination checklists for many of our customers.  We’re using algorithms to help our clients reduce the time for an app to close. There is an influx of AI and machine learning that a lot of people are talking about, but not a lot of people have implemented yet. So I think that there’s going to be gains in the future of efficiency and improved productivity.last_img read more

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May
2021

Study: Federal Mortgage Penalty Could Block Homeownership

first_img Federal Government Homeownership mortgage 2020-07-22 Mike Albanese July 22, 2020 1,045 Views Study: Federal Mortgage Penalty Could Block Homeownership The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Federal Government Homeownership mortgage Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Phil Hallcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago A new research paper from the Urban Institute is accusing the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the GSEs of potentially profiting from a new penalty that could prevent more than a quarter-million borrowers from obtaining purchase loans or refinancing.The research paper, “A New Mortgage Penalty Is Blocking Homeownership and Refinancing Opportunities for 255,000 Borrowers,” focused on federal housing policy changes created in the wake of the economic turmoil from the COVID-19 pandemic. These policy changes are aimed at loans that go into forbearance before being packaged into the secondary market.The Urban Institute observed that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac placed an additional 5% delivery fee for first-time homebuyers and a 7% fee on all other purchase borrowers and rate-and-term refinances, excluding cash-out refinances that are in forbearance. For its part, the FHA now requires servicers to absorb 20% of the eventual loss if a loan misses two payments in the first two years.“Lenders have added additional filters to their underwriting process to weed out homebuyers who might quickly go into forbearance on their new mortgage and trigger this penalty,” the Urban Institute research paper stated. “We estimate that this will result in a minimum of 1% fewer purchase loans and 5% fewer refinance loans. Applying these estimates to publicly available industry forecasts of 2020 originations implies that the new penalties will limit homeownership and refinancing opportunities for approximately 255,000 creditworthy borrowers.”But while many borrowers will be impacted, the Urban Institute predicted the “maximum income the government could derive from this penalty is $53.4 million,” with the GSEs reaping up to $48 million for 2,400 early-forbearing loans and the FHA profiting by up to $5.4 million for 1,350 early-forbearing loans.The research paper argued it was “not worth the loss of mortgage access for more than 200,000 borrowers. Eliminating the penalties for selling loans made in good faith that subsequently go into forbearance before sale to the FHA or the GSEs would open access to credit for as many as 255,000 borrowers at a low cost. To eliminate the potential for abuse, the FHA and the GSEs would need to make sure that loans sitting in a portfolio for months are not sold after they go into forbearance. This can be accomplished by eliminating the penalty for loans in forbearance only if they are sold no more than one month after closing.The paper was co-authored by Laurie Goodman, VP at the Urban Institute and Co-Director of its Housing Finance Policy Center, and Michael Neal, Senior Research Associate in the Housing Finance Policy Center. 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. Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: National Delinquency Rate Improves for First Time Since January Next: Financial Services Committee Commemorates 10 Years of Dodd-Frank Act Home / Daily Dose / Study: Federal Mortgage Penalty Could Block Homeownership Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

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May
2021

Three arrested as PSNI investigate devices in Claudy

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Three arrested as PSNI investigate devices in Claudy By News Highland – September 14, 2011 WhatsApp Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Google+ It’s emerged that police in County Derry have arrested three men as part of an investigation into an explosion Claudy this morning. A device exploded outside a house at Ervery Road in the early hours, damaging the front door.There was noone in the house at the time.Three men, two 36-year-olds and one 28-year-old, are being detained for questioning.Meanwhilw, a suspicious object is being examined at Learmont Road, also in Claudy.There’s speculation that in both cases, ther homes of people with links to the PSNI are being targetted.Local SDLP Councillor Thomas Conway says while speculation remains unconfirmed, it appears that for the first time in Derry, dissidents are moving their activities out of the city and in to rural areas…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/conwy1pm.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Previous articleSecurity operation underway in ClaudyNext articleInitiative launched to help young people on Letterkenny’s street News Highland Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Newsx Advertslast_img read more

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May
2021

Deputy hits out at Letterkenny General Hospital’s manager

first_img Deputy hits out at Letterkenny General Hospital’s manager Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Pinterestcenter_img Google+ A Donegal Deputy says weekend confirmation from the HSE that Oncology Services at Letterkenny General are to be maintained at there current levels does not go far enough.The statement followed concerns raised by Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn that cancer patients may be referred to other hospitals because of medical staff shortages.While the HSE has rejected this, the deputy says the executive has not addressed all of his concerns – he has also not happy that the hospital’s manager Sean Muprhy has yet to respond to a letter highlighting his concerns:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/pad1pmLETTER.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleDeputy Pringle calls on council to defer Sliabh Liag repairsNext articleDurkan rejects Tamboran’s latest fracking plan in Fermanagh News Highland Twitter By News Highland – August 11, 2014 Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

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May
2021

Brogan confirms he will not contest election as an independent

first_img Facebook By News Highland – January 12, 2011 Brogan confirms he will not contest election as an independent Google+ Twitter Previous articleMauritius accussed claims police brutalityNext article8-year-old boy dies after choking News Highland Letterkenny Councillor Ciaran Brogan has confirmed he has withdrawn his name from the Fianna Fail candidate selection process in Donegal North East, and will not be contesting the forthcoming general election.Cllr Brogan says it has become clear that Fianna Fail will not select a Letterkenny based candidate. There have been indications that he would run as an independent, but he says he values the loyalty of his supporters and does not want to lead them somewhere they do not want to be.He communicated his decision to the Fianna Fail organisation in Letterkenny last night.Speaking to Highland Radio News this afternoon, Cllr Brogan would not speculate about whether he might have won a seat, saying the important thing now is to show leadership……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/cbrog530.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Newsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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May
2021

Gardai appeal for information after Convoy hit-and-run

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Gardai have appealed for witnesses after a man was hurt in a hit-and-run outside Convoy.The 22-year-old man suffered shoulder and neck injuries in the collision with a jeep half a mile outside Convoy on the Old Letterkenny Road.The driver of the jeep failed to stop and drove off in the Letterkenny direction.The incident happened at about 8 o clock on Friday night.The injured mans brother has appealed for information….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/steve.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – December 11, 2011 WhatsApp Previous articleGardai say Ballyshannon school fire may have been arsonNext articleGovernment open to selling closed Donegal garda stations News Highland Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week center_img Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Gardai appeal for information after Convoy hit-and-run Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also News Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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2021

Blaney refutes McHughs claims that patients are being treated in ambulances at LGH

first_imgNews Blaney refutes McHughs claims that patients are being treated in ambulances at LGH Google+ Pinterest Donegal North East Deputy Niall Blaney has refuted claimes by fellow Deputy Joe McHugh, that patients are being treated by staff in ambulances in Letterkenny General Hospital because of overcrowding.Earlier today Deputy McHugh said there was a crisis waiting to happen at Letterkenny General Hospitals Emergency Unit if the A&E Unit didn’t open soon.He said because there wasn’t enough space, some patients were being treated in ambulances.But Deputy Niall Blaney, said that it was completley untrue that some patients were being treated in ambulances:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/blany.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Facebook Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also center_img Facebook Previous articleBody of Michaela Mc Areavey arrives in BelfastNext articleSuccess for Donegal students at BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition News Highland By News Highland – January 14, 2011 Google+ Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitterlast_img read more