NAR President Asks CFPB to be Cautious With Mini-Correspondent Brokers

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Tory Barringer Tagged with: CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mini-Correspondent Brokers NAR National Association of Realtors Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mini-Correspondent Brokers NAR National Association of Realtors 2014-10-08 Tory Barringer Home / Daily Dose / NAR President Asks CFPB to be Cautious With Mini-Correspondent Brokers Sign up for DS News Daily The National Association of Realtors (NAR) recently sent a letter to the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) urging the agency to adopt a cautious approach as it puts greater scrutiny on brokers operating under the “mini-correspondent” lender model.In a note addressed to CFPB chief Richard Cordray, NAR President Steve Brown asked the director to “be mindful” of certain business concerns when evaluating arrangements between mini-correspondent brokers and lenders so as not to “unduly restrict access to credit.”Brown’s letter comes months after the bureau signaled it will be watching out for brokers trying to skirt its compensation rules by operating the same way under a different label. Those rules were put in place early this year as a way to remove financial incentives for brokers to direct borrowers toward riskier products.”Before the financial crisis, consumers seeking mortgages were steered toward high-cost and risky loans that were not in the consumer’s interest,” Cordray said in July. “The CFPB’s rules on mortgage broker compensation are intended to protect consumers from this type of abuse. Today we are putting companies on notice that they cannot avoid those rules by calling themselves by a different name.”In his letter, Brown voiced NAR’s support for the bureau’s efforts to stop brokers from getting around its rules but said the group “also supports access and choice in credit provider channels,” including affiliated business arrangements and joint ventures.Brown specifically points to arrangements in which the joint venture partner is the main partner or the channel for selling loans.He also pointed to warehouse lines of credit, a product he says the mortgage banking industry has suffered a shortage of over the years.”The withdrawal of warehouse lines and correspondent channels for selling loans has been a way the largest players have attempted to gain market share,” Brown said. “By turning to comparably smaller but substantial venture partners, smaller lenders have maintained the services and access to credit they provide consumers. One of the major reasons why the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was enacted was to deal with too-big-to-fail entities and industry concentration. The Bureau should therefore be mindful of the concentration effects of provisions that bar entry or growth of smaller lending entities.” October 8, 2014 604 Views  Print This Post Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Report: Nearly Half of December 2013 Foreclosures Remained In August Next: DS News Webcast: Thursday 10/9/2014center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago NAR President Asks CFPB to be Cautious With Mini-Correspondent Brokers Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Report: REO Sales Account for More Than Half of All-Cash Transactions

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Report: REO Sales Account for More Than Half of All-Cash Transactions Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Cash Sales CoreLogic REO sales 2014-10-21 Tory Barringer  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago October 21, 2014 1,022 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Castro Outlines HUD’s ‘Blueprint for Access’ Next: DS News Webcast: Wednesday 10/22/2014 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, REO About Author: Tory Barringer Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Report: REO Sales Account for More Than Half of All-Cash Transactions The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Cash Sales CoreLogic REO sales Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The sales of REO properties, or those repossessed by lenders, accounted for more than half of all-cash sales in the U.S. in July, according to transaction data recently released by CoreLogic.Overall, all-cash home sales slipped yet again in July, falling to their lowest share in nearly six years, according to CoreLogic. Home sales transacted entirely in cash accounted for 32.9 percent of total home sales in July, down from 35.9 percent year-over-year. It was the lowest cash sales share since August 2008, according to CoreLogic.By transaction type, REO sales continued to account for the majority of all-cash sales at 56.3 percent in July, CoreLogic reported. They were followed by re-sales (32.4 percent), short sales (31.1 percent), and newly built homes (16 percent).While REO sales still account for more than half of cash transactions, REOs made up only 7.1 percent of total sales in July, meaning they made little impact on the overall cash sales share.”A trend to watch is the cash share of re-sales, which has fallen almost 15 percentage points from its peak cash share of 47.1 percent in February 2011,” said Molly Boesel, senior economist at CoreLogic. “This category will determine the direction of cash sales going forward, since re-sales make up the largest share at 81 percent of all sales.”Compared to June, cash sales were down only a tenth of a percentage point. CoreLogic says cash sales share comparisons should be made on a yearly basis due to the seasonal nature of the housing market.As of July, all-cash sales were still well above their pre-crisis average of 25 percent as traditional mortgage buyers still find it difficult to get a foot into the market. Cash sales peaked at a share of 46.3 percent in January 2011.Florida continued to lead all other states, with 49.7 percent of sales transacted in cash in July. Sunshine State locals also topped the list of the biggest 100 metros for cash sales, led by West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach (57.9 percent), Cape Coral-Fort Myers (57.3 percent), and Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall (56.5 percent). Share Save Subscribe Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

Sen. Brown Calls for Mulvaney’s Resignation

first_img Related Articles  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sen. Brown Calls for Mulvaney’s Resignation The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Location, Location, Location: Best Cities for Real Estate Agents Next: The Long-Term Impact of Redlining on Home Prices Home / Daily Dose / Sen. Brown Calls for Mulvaney’s Resignation April 25, 2018 5,186 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newscenter_img Tagged with: CFPB mulvaney OMB Sen. Sherrod Brown Senate Banking Committee Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 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 Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The U.S. Senate Committee of Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs’ top-ranking member, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) has called for the resignation of Mick Mulvaney, Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This was in reaction to comments made by Mulvaney at a recent industry event, where he alluded to meeting with lobbyists if they contributed to his campaign.Speaking of his time as a Congressman, Mulvaney is reported by The Hill to have said, “If you were a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you. If you were a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you. If you came from back home and sat in my lobby, I would talk to you without exception, regardless of the financial contributions.”“Deciding who you will meet with based on campaign contributions is the kind of ‘pay to play’ that understandably makes Americans furious with Washington, D.C.,” Sen. Brown said. “Mr. Mulvaney should resign, and The White House should quickly nominate a permanent CFPB Director with bipartisan support and a moral compass.”Tom Cole, an Oklahoma Republican, and a House Appropriations Committee member was reported by Bloomberg as saying that he had no reason to question Mulvaney’s integrity despite the remarks. Cole noted he “wasn’t exactly a lobbyist’s favorite when he was here.”Defending Mulvaney’s speech, OMB spokesman John Czwartacki said that Mulvaney’s comments were being taken out of context. “Director Mulvaney’s speech today made it clear that being from “back home” is “without exception” more important than money when visiting congressmen. Read the transcript for yourself,” Czarnecki said.Referring back to Mulvaney’s remarks to lenders that they should press lawmakers hard to pursue their agenda, Brown said that banks and lenders didn’t need any more lobbyists. “Banks and payday lenders already have armies of lobbyists on their sides—they don’t need one more,” he said.During the industry event, Mulvaney had also said that “We are going to do what the law says, but not what the law doesn’t say.” That sentiment has echoed Mulvaney’s tone throughout his tenure at the CFPB, where he has worked to scale back what he believes to be an 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.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago CFPB mulvaney OMB Sen. Sherrod Brown Senate Banking Committee 2018-04-25 Radhika Ojha Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Making Housing Work for Vets

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post July 4, 2019 1,232 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Making Housing Work for Vets Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Tagged with: CFPB DoD Lenders loans Military mortgage Servicers va loans The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Home Affordability in the “13 Original Colonies” Next: The Industry Pulse: Updates on Black Knight, Flagstar, and More About Author: 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. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles As the country celebrates 243 years of freedom, DS News takes a look at some of the recent initiatives by the industry to help military veterans towards homeownership and sustaining it.Wells Fargo Awards Housing GrantsWells Fargo Foundation recently announced that it has doubled the commitment to the 2019 VeteranWINS grant program with $605,000 in donations across 17 nonprofits to address sustainable housing for military veterans. The VeteranWINS grant program has donated a total to $1.2 million to nonprofits serving veteran housing needs over the past four years.VeteranWINS grants support community-based nonprofits focused on addressing veteran homelessness, transitional housing and low- to moderate-income veteran home rehabilitation.“Everyone deserves a safe and secure place to live, especially our veterans, who have already sacrificed so much for our country,” said Jeff Chavannes, VeteranWINS Program Manager at Wells Fargo and an Army veteran. “The VeteranWINS program is just one way Wells Fargo supports the great work these nonprofits are doing for veterans in their communities.”For the Benefit of VeteransIn May 2019, representatives from a broad array of companies representing the mortgage industry and beyond gathered at the Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco, Texas, for the first annual Veterans Financial Services Advisory Council (VFSAC) Golf Classic. Hosted by VFSAC, an organization that helps veterans and their families in search of support related to housing and critical services, the day’s events raised more than $200,000 to benefit Operation Homefront, a national 501(c)(3) that partnered with VFSAC to address the ongoing housing needs of veterans and their families.After attendees spend the day on the green, they reconvened inside the clubhouse for a silent auction and presentations that included a brief welcome from VFSAC Chairman and Rushmore Loan Management Services CEO Terry Smith.”We have the opportunity to do a lot of great things through VFSAC,” Smith said.VFSAC Founder Ed Delgado brought up an earlier discussion with Operation Homefront President and CEO John Pray, Jr., Brig. Gen., USAF (Ret.), in which they discussed the nature of the sacrifices that veterans make in service of their country. Delgado recalled Pray telling him that he never viewed his time in the military as a sacrifice, but rather as “an honor, a privilege, and a duty.”Examining Financial WellbeingAccording to the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Annual Report on financial literacy and preparedness, military servicemembers show slightly higher levels of financial well-being compared to the general population.The report was released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which created a test to measure financial well-being. Scores range from 0-100, with a higher score correlating to higher levels of financial well-being.The average score was 61 for a servicemember on active duty and 60 for reserve members. The general population had the lowest share of higher scores at just 36%. Fifty percent of active service members and 45% of reserve members scored higher than 61. The average score for the general population was 54.The general population had the most individual scores in the bottom tier at 13%. Servicemembers combined to have just 10% score lower than 10.“The higher levels of financial well-being exhibited by servicemembers may be explained by certain characteristics and benefits of military service,” the report states. “For example, the CFPB found in its research that U.S. adults with a stable month-to-month income had a higher score (56) than those whose income varies from month-to-month (50). Individuals with employer-provided health benefits had a higher score (56) than those without (51).”An Eye on VA LoansRob Posner, Founder and CEO of Maryland-based NewDay USA, a national VA mortgage lender, announced a forecast for 10% growth in VA loan volume for 2019 over last year. He said NewDay USA’s total origination volume for this year is expected to reach $2.4 billion, compared to $2.2 billion in 2018.Posner indicated an expected increase to 11,000 residential loan originations at NewDay USA this year, with the Operation Home purchase division assisting 2,000 veteran families buy homes by the end of the year. He attributed the projected growth to the company’s national Operation Home purchase campaign, a commitment to lend to underserved veterans and first-time homebuyers and a dedicated team of professionals trained specifically to help military borrowers. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Making Housing Work for Vets Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago CFPB DoD Lenders loans Military mortgage Servicers va loans 2019-07-04 Radhika Ojha Subscribelast_img read more

HUD’s 100 Days of ‘Delivering on Urgent Housing Needs’

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago April 29, 2021 855 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily When President Joe Biden took office 100 or so days ago he was met with enthusiasm by many major trade associations serving the mortgage, housing, and financial services industries as he laid out some major relevant promises and proposals.To lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Biden tapped former Ohio Representative Marcia L. Fudge, who vowed to empower America’s most vulnerable citizens when it comes to homeownership, homelessness, and affordable housing.HUD on Thursday published a status report on its first 100 days under the Biden-Kamala Harris administration, during which it says the administration, Secretary Fudge, and HUD “have delivered on urgent housing needs and laid the foundations to tackle longer-term housing challenges.”Here, a few highlights:Related to COVID-19, HUD extended forbearance and foreclosure and eviction moratoria. As we reported, the action received mixed reactions. The department also issued guidance to HUD recipients on how HUD funding can be used to support vaccination efforts, HUD reports.HUD announced a $450 million investment to provide American Rescue Plan funding to Native American communities across the nation. HUD awarded $5 million in ARP funding to address the housing needs of low-income Native Hawaiian families. HUD is assisting the Treasury Department with the implementation of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Here, we reported on what the American Rescue Plan might mean for housing.HUD allocated $5 billion in American Rescue Plan funds to increase affordable housing to address homelessness. Additionally, HUD awarded $2.5 billion to renew support to thousands of local homeless assistance programs across the nation.Fudge held a conference call last week to discuss those allocations with local leaders.HUD also took steps to allocate $5 billion—roughly 70,000 vouchers—to people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. HUD reaffirmed its policy that ensures equal access to homeless services for LGBTQ+ people (more on that, here).To increase affordable housing, HUD allocated $700 million through the Housing Trust Fund to help states produce more affordable housing for extremely low- and very low-income households.To advance fair housing, one of Secretary Fudge’s primary areas of focus, based on her public talks, HUD announced that it will enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. HUD began examining its “disparate impact” and Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rules. HUD took steps to implement the President’s executive order on equity.In these actions, leaders acknowledged “the federal government’s legacy of housing discrimination and securing equal access to housing opportunity for all.”When it comes to disaster relief, as we recently reported, HUD just unlocked $14 billion dollars of the more than $20 billion in federal disaster recovery and resilience funding for Puerto Rico. This includes the removal of “onerous restrictions” unique to Puerto Rico. “These actions are the latest in an ongoing whole-of-government approach to support the island’s recovery and renewal,” HUD reported. The department also implemented federal disaster assistance for Texas, in areas affected by the severe winter storm.HUD awarded some $742 million for affordable housing activities in Tribal communities. Additionally, HUD awarded more than $36 million to support public housing and Native American residents in achieving economic and housing stability. HUD says it also has held multiple Tribal consultations to strengthen the nation-to-nation relationship.That’s not all, according to HUD’s fact sheet. Read the entire list at HUD.gov. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / HUD’s 100 Days of ‘Delivering on Urgent Housing Needs’ About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago HUD’s 100 Days of ‘Delivering on Urgent Housing Needs’ Previous: Navy Federal, Black Knight Expand Partnership Next: Idaho City Tops List of Emerging Housing Markets Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2021-04-29 Christina Hughes Babblast_img read more

Victim sustains dislocated shoulder in gang attack

first_img Previous articleDonegal Marathon confirmed for 2016Next articleIndustrial scale removal of stones from Mamore Gap poses serious threat to locals – Donaghey admin Victim sustains dislocated shoulder in gang attack Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Twitter WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Twitter By admin – September 22, 2015 center_img Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Police at Strand Road in Derry are appealing for information about an assault incident.The incident is said to have taken place at 2.30am Monday last in Westland Street of the city.A man in his twenties sustained a dislocated left shoulder as a result of the assault.Four attackers are believed to have been involved in the incident.The only description the victim could recall is that all four assailants were wearing jeans.Information can be given on the non-emergency number 101. GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Homepage BannerNews Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Into the West says some NIR admin jobs should be moved to Derry

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – November 7, 2014 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Pinterest Pinterest The rail lobby group Into The West is calling for part of the administration of Northern Ireland Railways to be moved to Derry.Spokesperson Eamon Mc Cann says until the section from Derry to Coleraine is upgraded to two lines, the potential of the Derry Belfast route will not be realised.This week, it emerged that Translink significantly underestimated how much the promised upgrade of the line would cost. leading Into The West to call for a new focus on the issue.Eamon Mc Cann says as long as decisions are coming from Translink HQ in Belfast, there won’t be a proper focus on the issue…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/eamonmccannrailjobs.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Facebook GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Previous articleMel B interested in women ‘for a few years’Next articleDail told there is confusion in Donegal about water charges News Highland Twitter Into the West says some NIR admin jobs should be moved to Derry WhatsApplast_img read more

KFO expects significant compensation payments after 11 vessel owners win safety tonnage appeal

first_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Google+ Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp 11 Irish fishermen, the bulk of them based in Donegal and members of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation, have won a second case against an EU commission decision not to grant them extra tonnage on the basis of money they spent on safety measures in 2001.KFO Chief Executive Sean O’Donaghue says the work was done in the expectation of extra safety tonnage being granted, and when that was refused, the fishermen had to buy the tonnage at a significant cost.They won an initial case in 2006, and now, their case has concluded, with the European Court ruling that the rejection of their tonnage applications was wrong.Mr O’Donaghue says they will now sit down with the EU commission to discuss how the vessel owners are to be compensated…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/kfosafetytonnage.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also center_img News Previous articleCalls for council to review how it allocates Housing Adaptation GrantsNext articlePeter Hutton named as new Derry City Manager News Highland By News Highland – May 14, 2014 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR KFO expects significant compensation payments after 11 vessel owners win safety tonnage appeal WhatsApp Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress schemelast_img read more

Ruling due on Pearse Doherty’s Referendum Commission challenge

first_img A High Court ruling on a challenge by Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty to the Referendum Commission will be handed down this morning on the eve of the ballot.The Donegal TD wants clarification on comments by the Commission’s chairperson made earlier this month in relation to Ireland’s veto of the ESM.Pearse Doherty’s lawyers say all they want from this court battle is a declaration to dispel the confusion as to whether the government can still veto the ESM.They say the Referendum Commission has issued contradictory statements on the issue but some have got more publicity than others and this has inadvertently benefitted the Yes campaign.However when lawyers for the Referendum Commission countered that there’d been no inconsistency, Pearse Doherty’s lawyer Ruling due on Pearse Doherty’s Referendum Commission challenge Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By News Highland – May 30, 2012 Facebook Newsx Adverts Google+center_img Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleCouncillor claims a lack of rural B&Bs is damaging tourismNext articleCounty Council to honour All-Ireland winning hurlers News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

Mc Crossan hits out at decision to close Strbane Courthouse

first_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By admin – February 9, 2016 Pinterest Google+ Previous articleMinister Kathleen Lynch urged to meet community hospital campaignersNext articleRents rise by just over 4% in Donegal admin Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Mc Crossan hits out at decision to close Strbane Courthouse Homepage BannerNews Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img WhatsApp Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North The North’s Justice Minister David Ford has said he intends closing the courthouse in Strabane.Mr Ford made the announcement in the Assembly yesterday.West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan challenged the minister on the decision, saying his dogged determination to close Strabane Courthouse flies in the face of the needs of local people and the local legal profession.Mr Mc Crossan says this will disenfranchise people in Strabane, while creating an additional burden for the courthouse in Omagh.He believes the decision is a flawed one, but it seems Minister Ford is determined to go ahead……………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/danielcourt.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more