How Does Shrinking Foreclosure Inventory Impact Investors?

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / How Does Shrinking Foreclosure Inventory Impact Investors? Subscribe About Author: Kendall Baer Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Media Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: DS News Interview Foreclosure Trends Rick Sharga Ten-X DS News Interview Foreclosure Trends Rick Sharga Ten-X 2016-09-29 Kendall Baer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save September 29, 2016 1,295 Views How Does Shrinking Foreclosure Inventory Impact Investors? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. Previous: STRATMOR Group Plans to Launch Standardized LOS Comparison Next: House Puts Wells Fargo in the Hot Seat Sign up for DS News Daily Rick Sharga, CMO for Ten-X, spoke with DS News at the 2016 Five Star Conference and Expo to discuss current foreclosure trends and their impact on the investment sector of the market.Sharga became CMO of Ten-X in January 2016, after spending two years with the company (then branded as Auction.com) as an Executive Vice President. One of the country’s most frequently-quoted sources on real estate, mortgage and foreclosure trends, Sharga has appeared on the CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, CNN, ABC World News, CNBC, FOX, Bloomberg and NPR; briefed government organizations such as the Federal Reserve and Senate Banking Committee; and corporations like JPMorgan Chase, Citibank and Deutsche Bank. Prior to joining Auction.com, Sharga was an Executive Vice President for Carrington Mortgage Holdings, which owns and operates multiple businesses in the mortgage, real estate and securities industries. Sharga also spent eight years at RealtyTrac, where as senior vice president he was responsible for marketing, business development and data operations, and won the Stevie® Award for National Marketing Executive of the Year. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Going Steady

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Going Steady August 4, 2017 1,140 Views Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Employment Situation 2017-08-04 Scott Morgan Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Scott Morgan Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Going Steady Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Employment Situation Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Job gains in July were modest, but solid, according to the latest Employment Situation Summary from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. The report, released Friday, showed total nonfarm jobs up by 209,000 last month. Overall, little changed in July, compared to the prior few months.Most employment increases occurred in the food and beverage sector, professional and business services, and health care. Employment in food services and drinking places rose by 53,000 in July. Professional and business services added 49,000 jobs, and health care employment increased by 39,000, with most job gains occurring in ambulatory health care services.Average hourly earnings rose by 9 cents to $26.36 in July. That brings average hourly earnings year-to-date up 65 cents, or 2.5 percent. Average hourly earnings of private-sector production and nonsupervisory employees increased by 6 cents to $22.10.Revised total nonfarm payroll employment for May was down from 152,000 to 145,000, and the change for June was revised up from 222,000 to 231,000. With these revisions, employment gains in May and June combined were 2,000 more than previously reported. Over the past three months, job gains have averaged 195,000 per month.The national unemployment rate remained a steady 4.3 percent. That’s about 7 million unemployed Americans, and those numbers have remained largely the same since spring. Black and Hispanic adults remained the largest unemployed populations in July, with unemployment rates of 7.4 percent and 5.1 percent, respectively.Among the unemployed, the number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) remained steady at 1.8 million in July. Long-term unemployed and accounted for 26 percent of the unemployment numbers last month.Despite the business-as-usual nature of the July jobs report, Doug Duncan, chief economist at Fannie Mae, said the report offered more evidence of a strong labor market.“Job gains were solid and broad-based, and a slight upward revision put year-to-date average monthly hiring at a healthy 184,000,” Duncan said. “The downtick in the unemployment rate amid a rise in the labor force participation rate sweetened the report. One could nitpick the lack of a pickup in year-over-year wage gains, which have stayed within a narrow range of 2.5 percent to 2.8 percent this year.”Duncan pointed out, however, that in the context of decelerating headline and core inflation witnessed this year, the steady annual wage increase “isn’t too shabby.“All in all, today’s report is consistent with gradual monetary normalization,” he said. “We continue to expect September balance-sheet tapering and a December rate hike.” Previous: All’s Not Fair With Gender Next: Wells Fargo Puts VA Refi Problems Behind it Subscribelast_img read more

Builder Confidence on Firm Foundations

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Builder Confidence on Firm Foundations  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily March 15, 2018 1,898 Views Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Facilitating Growth in a Changing Industry Landscape Next: San Diego Needs a Lot More Housing Than Planned Tagged with: Builder Confidence HMI Home Sales Housing Demand Housing Market Index inventory shortages NAHB National Association of Home Builders About Author: David Wharton Builder Confidence HMI Home Sales Housing Demand Housing Market Index inventory shortages NAHB National Association of Home Builders 2018-03-15 David Wharton Builder Confidence on Firm Foundations Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The latest installment of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) shows builder confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes mostly staying strong. However, there are concerns on the horizon that could continue to impact the balance between supply and demand when it comes to housing.The HMI for March shows builder confidence at 70, one point down from February’s revised score.“Builders’ optimism continues to be fueled by growing consumer demand for housing and confidence in the market,” said NAHB Chairman Randy Noel. “However, builders are reporting challenges in finding buildable lots, which could limit their ability to meet this demand.”Based on a monthly survey NAHB conducts, the HMI gauges builder perceptions of current single-family home sales and sales expectations for the next six months as “good,” “fair,” or “poor.” The survey also asks builders to rate traffic of prospective buyers as “high to very high,” “average,” or “low to very low.” Any number over 50 indicates that more surveyed builders viewed conditions as good than poor.The HMI component gauging current sales conditions held steady at 77. The measure of confidence in sales over the next six months decreased by two points, settling in at 78. Finally, the score for buyer traffic fell three points to 51.The West boasted the highest three-month moving average at 79, down two points. The South was next in line, dropping a single point to hit 73. The Midwest score decreased four points to settle at 68. The Northeast was up a single point, but its score still only totaled 57.NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz said, “A strong labor market, rising incomes, and a growing economy are boosting demand for homeownership even as interest rates rise. With these economic fundamentals in place, the single-family sector should continue to make gains at a gradual pace in the months ahead.” Subscribelast_img read more

The Week Ahead: Watching Affordability and Growth

first_img Affordability Home Prices Sales 2019-05-24 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily On Tuesday, the latest S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Home Price Index will reveal home price changes for March. February’s data saw that home prices in the U.S. grew by just 4.3%.February’s Case-Shiller index saw the 11th-consecutive month of slowing home-price growth, which is now at its lowest levels since 2012. Home prices in the U.S. grew by just 4.3% in February 2019.The report states that prices for the top 10 metropolitan areas increased 2.6%, which is down from January’s 3.1% increase. The top 20 markets also posted a gain of 3% year-over-year, down 3.5% in January.“Slowing U.S. home price growth has primarily been driven by affordability constraints in a few of our largest, most expensive housing markets,” said Ralph B. McLaughlin, Deputy Chief Economist and Executive of Research and Insights for CoreLogic. “While we’re not in a buyer’s market yet, several Pacific Coast markets are on the cusp of seeing the first annual declines in home prices since 2012.”“In places like San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles,” McLaughlin continued, “the proverbial chickens will be coming home to roost this spring because they haven’t been able to find a decently affordable coop.”The Case-Shiller report stated that 19 of the top 20 markets reported lower price increases compared to the previous month, with only Tampa Bay, Florida, reporting an increase of 5.4%.Las Vegas (0.7%) and Phoenix (6.7%) reported the highest year-over-year price increases. Markets with the largest setbacks were Seattle, San Francisco, and San Diego, reporting drops of 9.9 points, 8.7 points, and 6.5 points, respectively.Home prices along the West Coast have taken a hit since 2014, with home-price growth falling from nearly 25% in February of 2014 to less than 5% in 2019.Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead.FHFA Price House Index, Tuesday, May 28Conference Board Consumer Confidence Survey, May 28NAR Pending Homes Sales Index, Thursday, May 30 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Tagged with: Affordability Home Prices Sales May 24, 2019 1,125 Views 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. Previous: Understanding Default Risk Next: Partnership Aims to Improve Technology in Mortgage Industry Share Save Subscribecenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Watching Affordability and Growth Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Watching Affordability and Growth Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

The Week Ahead: Analyzing Vacancy Rates

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago July 19, 2019 1,141 Views Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News  Print This Post Tagged with: Census Bureau Rentals Sales Vacancies On Thursday, July 25, the U.S. Census Bureau will announce its findings on residential vacancies and homeownership for Q2 2019. The report covers both rental and homeowner vacancy rates for the 75 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs).Vacancy rates in the first quarter 2019 were 7.0% for rental housing and 1.4% for homeowner housing, and the homeownership rate of 64.2% was virtually unchanged from the rate in the first quarter 2018, but 0.6% points lower than the rate in the fourth quarter 2018. The homeownership rate was unchanged at 64.2%.The homeowner vacancy rates outside MSAs (1.6%) was higher than the rate in the suburbs (1.3%), but not statistically different from the rate in principal cities (1.4%). The rates in principal cities and in the suburbs were not statistically different from each other. The homeowner vacancy rate in principal cities was lower than the first quarter 2018 rate, while rates in the suburbs and outside MSAs were not statistically different from the first quarter 2018 rates.The first quarter 2019 rental vacancy rate was highest in the South (9.2%) followed by the Midwest (7.6%). The rental vacancy rates in Northeast (5.0%) and the West (4.6%) were not statistically different from each other. The rental vacancy rate in the West was lower than the first quarter 2018 rate, while rates in the Northeast, Midwest, and South were not statistically different from the first quarter 2018 rates.In Q4 2018, the homeowner vacancy rate was higher than the Midwest, at 1.7 percent compared to 1.3% respectively. While the West had a rate of 1.2%, it was not measurably different from the Northeast which was 1.5%. This is because of the numbers evening out due to the rate in the Northeast being higher than the West, while rates in the Midwest and West were not statistically different from each other.Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead:Chicago Fed national activity index (July 22)NAR Existing Homes Sales (July 23)Census Bureau New Residential Sales Survey (July 24) About Author: Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img 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. Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Census Bureau Rentals Sales Vacancies 2019-07-19 Seth Welborn The Week Ahead: Analyzing Vacancy Rates Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Analyzing Vacancy Rates Previous: Fannie Mae Finalizes Reperforming Loan Sale Next: Five Minutes With: Talking Tech and Disaster Prep Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Casting a Net for Cybersecurity

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Casting a Net for Cybersecurity The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Technology 2020-03-13 Seth Welborn in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Technology Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Financial Institutions Address Tornado Damage Next: HUD Suspends Face-to-Face Requirement in Response to COVID-19 March 13, 2020 2,328 Views About Author: Jeremy Yohecenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Casting a Net for Cybersecurity Tagged with: Technology Jeremy Yohe is ALTA’s VP of Communications. He can be reached at [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Editor’s note: This feature originally appeared in the March issue of DS NewsOne in every 99 emails is a phishing attack, according to Avanan’s phishing statistics. This amounts to 4.8 emails per employee in a five-day work week. Considering close to 30% of phishing emails make it past default security, the threat is very much present.The success rate of these attacks has emboldened scammers to launch more of them. Avanan reports an increase of 65% in phishing attacks from 2016 to 2017. This is a global phenomenon affecting every region and economy.In 2018, 83% of people received phishing attacks worldwide, resulting in a range of disruptions and damages. This includes decreased productivity (67%), loss of proprietary data (54%), and damage to reputation (50%). When it comes to the attacks, two in three phishing attempts use a malicious link and more than half contain malware.Malware—or malicious software—describes any program or code that is harmful to systems. Malware seeks to invade, damage, or disable computers, computer systems, networks, tablets, and mobile devices, often by taking partial control over a device’s operations. Once infected with malware, scammers gain access to a wide variety of functions, including taking computer screenshots, sending, downloading and deleting files, and stealing passwords.Phishing occurs when a scammer uses fraudulent emails, texts or copycat websites to get someone to share valuable personal information such as account numbers, Social Security numbers, login IDs, or passwords. Scammers use this information to steal someone’s money or identity—or both. In real estate transactions, this is a precursor to what the FBI refers to as business email compromise (BEC), often resulting in wire transfer fraud. The FBI reported 11,300 people suffered losses of nearly $150 million due to wire fraud in 2018.Ditch the Complex Password?If a company fails to properly educate and make employees aware of the dangers of phishing, the most complex password requirements won’t matter. Studies show that poor password security instead of password complexity is often a major cybersecurity weakness for most organizations and employees that leads to criminals accessing non-public personal information. The latest password guidelines issued by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommend significant changes to the way companies and people approach the complexity and usage of passwords.Among the changes, NIST recommends the removal of periodic password change requirements, dropping the algorithmic complexity that often resulted in passwords that are easily cracked with password cracking tools, and the use of long passphrases instead of developing complex passwords.Easy to Remember, Hard to GuessIn what may seem like a 180-degree turn, NIST moved away from what’s been promoted for more than a decade, recommending long passphrases in lieu of complex passwords. These new security guidelines are more focused on creating unique passphrases that users will remember easily, using whatever characters they want, instead of using convoluted and complex passwords that make no sense to the user.More Is MoreThe NIST password guidelines update requires users to create passwords that consist of a minimum of eight characters. However, it also allows the password form fields to include the use of up to 64 characters. This change was made to help support the use of passphrases. According to the Verizon 2018 Data Breach Investigation Report, lengthy and complexity of passwords are not enough on their own.“Users should use long password phrases consisting of three or more words that normally don’t go together but are easily remembered and be at least 15 characters long,” suggested Paul Noga, Director of Information Technology and Cybersecurity for Southern Title. “Passwords should be screened against lists of commonly used or compromised passwords. Users should only change their passwords when they suspect there could be a potential compromise.”What Title Agents Are DoingNoga said his company’s minimum password length is set to 15 characters, and it still requires character complexity (special characters, upper and lowercase). He added that Southern Title will soon revisit its policies and likely switch to passphrases with a minimum of 15 characters and maximum of 64.“A passphrase of five words would take a hacker eight years to crack,” Noga said. “We are going to set the password expiration to one year and only have user’s change their password if we suspect suspicious activity or compromise. Passphrases are easier for users to remember and allowing them to make a long enough passphrase that will be hard to crack with in the password age we set.”Remembering complex passwords or long passphrases can be difficult, so many use password managers. Southern Title is looking to purchase the business plan for the password manager Keeper. This will give staff the ability to access the program from multiple devices so the company can centrally manage accounts and allow for recovery.“Password managers allow users to use a different password for every application and website they access,” Noga said. “All they need to remember is their password to their vault and they can have the manager randomly generate long complex passwords for everything else. The manager allows them to log on form the vault and it automatically fills in the credentials. This makes their lives much easier and more secure.”Ken Kirkner, Director of Global Operations and SVP for Trident Land Transfer Co., agrees that password managers simplify the process. His company uses LastPass, which provides an extension for Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and other browsers.“It is easy to use and a good route to go,” he added.Genady Vishnevetsky, Stewart’s Chief Information Security Officer, says an additional security measure a title professional should employ is multifactor authentication for everything that supports it.The American Land Title Association (ALTA) recently updated portions of its Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices. One of the changes is the recommendation that companies use multifactor authentication for all remotely hosted accessible systems storing, transmitting or transferring non-public personal information.Vishnevetsky added that user email protection services can help title agents protect against phishing attacks.“Microsoft and Google both offer a solution as additional service,” he said. “There are standalone services such as Mimecast or Proofpoint that provide the same capabilities.”As a security practitioner, Noga believes layered security is the best advice for businesses. Complete protection against attacks isn’t a reality. Noga said the best that can be achieved is to reduce the risk by putting in controls that will protect, detect and respond to incidents.“The goal is to protect but be able to detect and respond when a protection fails,” he said. “The faster you can detect and respond the faster you can reduce the impact.”In addition to multifactor, examples of layers include firewall, intrusion detection and prevention system (IDS/IPS), data loss prevention, encryption (at rest and in transit), VPN access for remote users, next-gen endpoint protection (which replaces most antivirus programs that use only signature-based detection), security information and event management (to get visibility into your network and systems through log and event aggregation and correlation), patch management (updating firmware, operating systems, software, etc.), and security awareness training.“These are just a few of the controls that work together in a layered defense, but security awareness training is really the best bet to combat this,” Noga said. “Spam and malware filters only catch about 10 to 15 percent of phishing emails. Educating users on spotting the red flags is truly the best route for combating social engineering attacks and scams.”Raising AwarenessThese scams often lead to wire transfer fraud. To help raise awareness and educate homebuyers as well as real estate and mortgage professionals about the risk and urgency of the problem, ALTA launched in July 2019 the national Coalition to Stop Real Estate Wire Fraud.“For many individuals, buying a home can be stressful, confusing, and filled with a lot of paperwork to send and sign,” said Diane Tomb, ALTA’s CEO. “In recent years, we’ve seen the rise of a sophisticated type of fraud by cybercriminals who prey on these facts. The coalition raises awareness and educates consumers, especially first-time homebuyers, about how they protect themselves. We want to identify and empower those who have been victimized to tell their story and advocate for solutions.”The coalition outlines easy steps that consumers and professionals can follow to combat real estate wire fraud. Professionals should:Warn Early and Often: Make sure your clients know about the growing and looming threat of real estate wire transfer fraud.Educate: Remind your client that you will not email changes to wiring instructions or payment information.Call: Tell your client to call you via a known phone number to confirm all wiring instructions as well as soon after they make any wire transfers.Create: Within your company, establish a rapid response plan for wire fraud incidents.last_img read more

Fianna Fail launch attack on Mayor and call for meetings to be streamed online

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Fianna Fail launch attack on Mayor and call for meetings to be streamed online Twitter Facebook Fianna Fail have questioned the impartiality of the Donegal Mayor and want all future Council meetings streamed online.The party has made the call off the back of ongoing discipline issues occurring during recent meetings.Fianna Fail believes the situation is spiralling out of control.Fianna Fail want meetings streamed so the public of the county can witness first hand the conduct of the meetings.The also feel this will give an opportunity for the public to monitor the workings of the Council and how decisions are taken that directly concern them.The proposals come off the back of a series of controversial meetings – there have been numerous allegations of threats, bullying and intimidation being thrown around by councillorsFianna Fail also seems to suggest much of the blame lies with Fine Gael Mayor Noel McBride who chairs the meetings.The party’s is of the view that Donegal County Council can no longer function in its present manner with poor discipline, lack of respect for fellow colleagues during Council meetings, threatening behaviour by members within the chamber being unchallenged and not dealt with by the Mayor almost on a routine basisThe party also says that there is a lack of respect to members of staff and a total lack of respect to visitors to the chamber as witnessed the last meeting with members of the youth council. By News Highland – March 14, 2012 Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Newsx Adverts Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img Pinterest Previous articleDonegal Youth Council campaign highlights dangers of mobile use on the roadsNext articleDallat condemns Coleraine petrol bomb attack News Highland WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+last_img read more

Hill farmers call for more support as lamb prices plummet

first_img WhatsApp Previous articleEnglish competes in major Cork eventNext articleBloody Foreland thatched cottage saved from destruction after fire outbreak admin Homepage BannerNews NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Hill farmers call for more support as lamb prices plummet The Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Association says a recent fall in the price of lamb is creating significant difficulties for hill farmers in Donegal.The group says this means that farmers are losing money on every animal they sell, but they are obliged to graze their land in order to avail of EU funding.The INHFA’s Donegal Spokesman Henry O’Donnell says processors should increase the prices paid to farmers, and the government should review the way direct payments are coordinated.He says the farmers for whom the payments were intended are not the ones who are benefiting……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/henryhillfarmers.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Twitter Google+center_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest By admin – July 7, 2015 Facebooklast_img read more

Trial begins of man accused of dangerous driving causing garda’s death

first_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Trial begins of man accused of dangerous driving causing garda’s death Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Facebook Pinterest Twitter By News Highland – July 19, 2011 Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Previous articleLetterkenny council seeks new funding opportunitiesNext articleFoyle Cup parade won’t be disrupted by Derry security alert News Highland The trial begins today of a 24 year old Raphoe man charged with dangerous driving causing the death of a garda.Garda Gary McLaughlin, also 24, a native of Co Leitrim, was killed when his patrol car was involved in a collision with another car at Lisfannon, Burt on December 13th, 2009.Martin McDermott of Castlegrove, Raphoe, has denied the offence.The trial at Letterkenny Circuit Court is expected to last three days. WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Newsx Adverts Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week last_img read more

Snow and ice warning issued for Co Donegal

first_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter By News Highland – January 27, 2015 Snow and ice warning issued for Co Donegal Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Met Éireann has issued a status yellow snow and ice warning for Co Donegal.Wintry showers will bring up to 3cm of snow on lower ground tomorrow and into Thursday, with all areas at risk.Showers will be most frequent in the northwest and over hills and mountains, with higher snow accumulations expected there.The snow warning will start at 6am tomorrow and remain in place until 11pm on Thursday.A Status Yellow wind warning is also in place with gusts between 90 and 110km/h forecast for tomorrow. They will be strongest along the west and northwest coasts.The Road Safety Authority is advising all motorists to take extra care. Previous articleMoya Doherty named Donegal Person of the YearNext articleThe Mister Men and Little Misses are heading for the big screen News Highland Pinterest Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more