Is the CFPB Really Protecting Consumers?

first_img CFPB House Financial Services Committee Richard Cordray 2016-03-16 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago March 16, 2016 1,747 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Richard CordrayIn his first appearance before the House Financial Services Committee since September 29, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray on Wednesday sat before the committee to defend his and the Bureau’s recent actions.Cordray faced intense criticism from the committee’s Republicans, particularly Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), who said that Congress has made the Director a “dictator” and given him power that is “amazing, frightening, and tragic.”The Director touted many of the Bureau’s accomplishments in his opening statement, such as last June’s expansion of the Consumer Complaint Database to include consumer narratives, a new series of monthly reports to highlight key trends from consumer complaints submitted to the CFPB which the Bureau began publishing last July, and the Ask CFPB online tool which includes more than 1,000 answers to questions about various financial products.Republicans—and even some Democrats, such as David Scott (D-Georgia)—on the committee were skeptical that the Bureau’s actions are fulfilling its mission to protect consumers. Hensarling, in his opening statement, noted that the “American people are angry” due to a “failed economic recovery,” but they are “even angrier at having their lives increasingly ruled by out-of-touch Washington elites.” Hensarling quoted Thomas Jefferson’s lament that government agencies are sending “swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.”“Today, the poster child of Jefferson’s lament is the CFPB. Its director, our witness, is neither elected nor accountable to the American people,” Hensarling said. “Yet when it comes to consumer financial products, he is vested with the awesome power of the entire United States Congress. This is amazing, frightening and tragic. . . In short, Congress has made Mr. Cordray a dictator. And when it comes to the well-being and liberty of American consumers, he is not a particularly benevolent one.”Cordray also pointed out that the Bureau has announced approximately $5.8 billion in relief to consumers whom the CFPB determined had fallen victim to predatory financial practices, and that the Bureau has handed out more than $153 million in civil money penalties. Hensarling wasn’t so sure about this, either.Jeb Hensarling“Apologists for the Bureau, along with Mr. Cordray, frequently cite the tens of millions of dollars of fines they have imposed as proof they are protecting consumers,” Hensarling said. “But the Bureau operates as legislature cop on the beat, prosecutor, judge and jury all rolled into one. Fines imposed in such an abusive structure tell us nothing about justice or consumer welfare. Nothing.”Whereas much of the questioning in Cordray’s last testimony before the committee in September centered around mortgages and the then-soon-to-be enacted TRID rule, the topic of mortgages was largely absent from this hearing. Cordray did mention during the hearing that the CFPB’s “hold harmless” period for those who make a good faith effort to comply with TRID will remain open-ended.Cordray reiterated his defense of the Bureau’s oversight of credit unions, saying that he believes credit unions have benefited from the CFPB’s regulations. The National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) disagrees, as does three-quarters of Congress. Earlier this week, a bipartisan majority of 329 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent Cordray a letter asking him to exercise the authority granted to the Bureau by the Dodd-Frank Act to exempt credit unions from certain rulemakings.The NAFCU reported on Wednesday that since the second quarter of 2010, more than 1,350 federally-insured credit unions have been lost, 96 percent of which had below $100 million in assets.“The assertion that credit unions are not being negatively affected by the tidal wave of overregulation arising from CFPB and Dodd-Frank could not be more wrong,” NAFCU CEO Dan Berger said. “Director Cordray’s denial that the tide of regulation is not contributing to the continued trend of credit unions being forced to cut back on member services, merge or go out of business flies in the face of facts.”The subject of questioning from several committee members was the CFPB’s methodology of determining racial discrimination in auto lending—particularly in the case of Ally Financial, which last September settled for $98 million for alleged “disparate impact” discrimination against minority borrowers. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wisconsin), who has introduced several bills attempting to reform the CFPB, was especially critical of this, and Cordray was not immune to criticism from Democrats in this area, either. Rep. David Scott (D-Georgia) expressed concerns about the “unintended consequences” of disparate impact in auto lending, such as settlement money going to consumers who the CFPB determined were harmed based on its methodology for determining racial discrimination but in fact were not. Scott said there were other Democrats who shared those same concerns. Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB House Financial Services Committee Richard Cordray Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Is the CFPB Really Protecting Consumers? Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Is the CFPB Really Protecting Consumers? 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Existing Sales Rise Above Market Volatility

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Featured / Existing Sales Rise Above Market Volatility The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. May 3, 2016 1,724 Views Related Articles About Author: Xhevrije West Existing Home Sales Housing Market 2016-05-03 Brian Honea  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Existing Sales Rise Above Market Volatility Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Global market turmoil coupled with supply and demand troubles have not been enough to restrain home sales, which continue remain on a strong path supported by positive labor gains.Ten-X’s Residential Real Estate Nowcast expects existing-home sales to outperform the previous month in April with a 3.6 percent increase from March and a 7.4 percent year-over-year increase. The company projects that sales will fall between seasonally adjusted annual rates of 5.3 and 5.7 million, with a targeted number of 5.52 million.Ten-X Chief Economist Peter Muoio explained, “U.S. home sales have recently been subject to volatility on a monthly basis, mostly due to external factors. However, beneath that volatility are clear signs that sales activity is floating at a relatively high level overall. And, while concerns remain over broader trends such as global economic volatility, weak first quarter U.S. GDP growth, and persistently lower oil prices affecting energy-based companies, the U.S. housing market stands firmly on solid ground supported by a solid labor market.”Existing-home sales have suffered in recent months due to the continuous imbalance of extremely low inventory levels and rapid home price appreciation, but homebuyers overcame the housing market’s biggest obstacle in March with a rebound in home sales.The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported Wednesday that existing-home sales rose 5.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.33 million in March from a downwardly revised 5.07 million in February and 1.5 percent year-over-year. According to NAR, the median existing-home price for all housing types in March was $222,700, up 5.7 percent from $210,700 in March 2015. This marks the 49th consecutive month of year-over-year gains.Last month’s nowcast was nearly spot on, calling for an increase to 5.32 million units in March and outperforming the consensus estimate of 5.27 million.”Closings came back in force last month as a greater number of buyers – mostly in the Northeast and Midwest–overcame depressed inventory levels and steady price growth to close on a home,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR Chief Economist. “Buyer demand remains sturdy in most areas this spring and the mid-priced market is doing quite well. However, sales are softer both at the very low and very high ends of the market because of supply limitations and affordability pressures.”Expectations for home prices also fell within range, with the nowcast predicting home prices within the range of $209,207 to $231,229. Ten-X expects sales prices for existing homes to fall between $218,770 and $241,798 in the month of April with a targeted price of $230,284, representing 3.4 percent month-over-month and 5 percent year-over-year gains.”Online activity by prospective home buyers continues to signal the slow but steady growth that we saw in existing home sales during the first quarter of 2016, ” said Ten-X EVP Rick Sharga. “Job creation, wage growth, low interest rates, and stronger household formation numbers are offsetting some of the headwinds that have hampered the housing recovery for the past few years.” Previous: Buffett: There is No Housing Bubble Next: Housing Discrimination? Not on HUD’s Watch Tagged with: Existing Home Sales Housing Market Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Drilling Down Delinquency Data

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Drilling Down Delinquency Data Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Previous Post Next: What’s Really Driving the Real Estate Market? Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Mortgage delinquency 2017-08-24 Brianna Gilpin Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Brianna Gilpin August 24, 2017 1,274 Views  Print This Post 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] Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Tagged with: Mortgage delinquency The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Delinquency rates experienced a decline in Q2 2017 for mortgage loans on one-to-four-unit residential properties, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) National Delinquency Survey. At a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.24 percent of all loans outstanding, the rate was down 47 basis points from Q1 2017 and 42 basis points from Q2 2016.Foreclosure action starts represented 0.26 percent of all loans in Q2 2017, a four basis point decrease from the previous quarter and six basis point decrease from a year ago.“In the second quarter of 2017, the overall delinquency rate was at its lowest level since the second quarter of 2000,” said Marina Walsh, MBA’s VP of Industry Analysis. “The foreclosure inventory rate was at its lowest level since the first quarter of 2007.The seriously delinquent rate, which combines loans that are 90 days or more past due with those loans in the process of foreclosure, dropped to a ten-year low according to Walsh. In Q2, the rate was 2.49 percent—27 basis points lower than Q1 and 62 basis points lower than Q2 of 2016.Mortgage delinquencies decreased on a seasonally adjusted basis, including conventional (3.47 percent in Q2 2017, 4.04 percent Q1 2017), FHA (7.94 percent Q2, 8.08 percent Q1), and VA (3.72 percent Q2, 3.90 percent Q1).“The employment outlook continues to support loan performance. Monthly job growth topped 200,000 jobs in June for the fourth time in the first six months of the year,” Walsh said. “Job growth in the month of July also topped 200,000. Possible factors that could influence a directional change include rising loan-to-value and debt-to-income ratios for certain product types, as affordability is stretched by tight inventory and rising home prices, and normal loan aging.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 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 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Drilling Down Delinquency Data Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Foreclosure Starts and Completions Hit 17-Year Lows

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, Journal, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Foreclosure Starts and Completions Hit 17-Year Lows Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Now, a New Solution to Streamline Real Estate Transactions Next: Home Point Financial Announces Executive Team Additions February 5, 2018 3,033 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Foreclosure Starts and Completions Hit 17-Year Lows Share Save  Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: 12-Month Foreclosure Sum Black Knight Data & Analytics Foreclosure Foreclosure Starts hurricane harvey Hurricane Irma Hurricane Maria hurricanes loan delinquency rate Mortgage Delinquencies Mortgage Monitor Report Natural Disasters Severe Delinquencies The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mortgage delinquencies hit a 23-month high as 2017 wrapped up, surging by 164,000 year-over-year, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor Report from the Data and Analytics Division of Black Knight, Inc. However, that figure only tells part of the story.Outside of hurricane-affected areas, Black Knight reports that the national mortgage delinquency rate was actually 11 percent below long-term norms. In these same areas, the total number of past-due or in-foreclosure homes dropped by more than 140,000 as December 2017 wrapped up.“Hurricanes Harvey and Irma significantly impacted 2017 mortgage performance metrics,” said Black Knight Data and Analytics EVP Ben Graboske. “[However] when Black Knight isolated non-hurricane-impacted areas—which represent 90 percent of the entire active U.S. mortgage universe—we see the national delinquency rate actually fell to 11 percent below long-term norms. … Due to the various foreclosure moratoria put into place after the storms, there was no hurricane impact to speak of in that regard. In fact, the improvement in foreclosure inventory—which continued unabated in 2017—may have actually received a short-term boost from the moratoria.”Last year also saw the fewest foreclosure starts nationwide of any year since 2000, with the annual total sitting at 649,000. The year also saw first-time foreclosure starts drop to 15 percent below the 2016 totals, putting them around half of the average before the housing crisis.Total foreclosure sales for 2017 hit 232,000, the lowest single-year total since the turn of the century, according to Black Knight. However, there are still more than 125,000 active foreclosures in which no payments have been made for more than two years. If you ramp that timeline up to five years or more, the total drops to 63,000.The total U.S. loan delinquency rate as of December 2017 was 4.71 percent, and the month-over-month change in delinquency rate was 3.47 percent. The total U.S. foreclosure pre-sale inventory rate for the month was 0.65 percent, and the month-over-month change in such was -2.22 percent.You can read Black Knight’s full December 2017 Mortgage Monitor Report by clicking here. 12-Month Foreclosure Sum Black Knight Data & Analytics Foreclosure Foreclosure Starts hurricane harvey Hurricane Irma Hurricane Maria hurricanes loan delinquency rate Mortgage Delinquencies Mortgage Monitor Report Natural Disasters Severe Delinquencies 2018-02-05 David Wharton About Author: David Wharton Subscribelast_img read more

Latest Look at Housing Trends

first_img Share Save 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. May 23, 2019 942 Views Home / Daily Dose / Latest Look at Housing Trends Tagged with: New Homes Prices Sales New home sales were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 673,000 in April 2019, 6.9% below March’s estimate but 7.0% higher year over year, according to the latest joint release from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The median sales price of new houses sold in April 2019 was $342,200, and the average sales price was $393,700.Genworth Mortgage Insurance Chief Economist Tian Liu notes that the below-average data is not all bad news. Liu notes that the homebuilding season is still progressing well.“New home sales for April came in below expectations. This does not necessarily mean that the spring home selling season is not going well for homebuilders,” Liu said in a statement. “Instead, homebuilders may be taking advantage of the lower interest rates and surging buyer interests by raising prices.  As a result, sales volume came in slightly below expectations.  The spring selling season is still progressing well for homebuilders, as the run rate for the year to date is still ahead of last year’s level.”According to realtor.com Chief Economist Danielle Hale, April’s data indicates potential increases later in the year.“This trend supports the fact that even though there will be ups and downs, lower mortgage rates have started to entice buyers this spring and will likely lead to an eventual pick up in existing home sales in the months to come,” Hale said. “We could see further improvement in new construction over the next year as home building still remains behind population and job growth in most areas. Strength in orders has already boosted builder confidence, as well as new construction.  The median new home sales price, which had moderated the past few months, picked up as we see an increase of sales in the median and higher price tiers.”LendingTree Chief Economist Tendayi Kapfidze notes that new home sales data is “always messy.”  Kapfidze notes that sales fell despite interest rates moving lower and aiding affordability.“The Census Bureau notes in the release that ‘it takes 6 months to establish a trend for new houses sold’ as they are among the most volatile and revision prone economic data series,” Kapfidze said. “At LendingTree we prefer the 3-month average to balance timeliness with information value. The 3-month average of 688,000 is the highest since the financial crisis.”Inventory declined in April as well, and Kapfidze notes that the decline from 7.4 months supply in December to 5.9 in April may lead to price pressures.“A lack of supply for lower valued homes may also be contributing to the mix of homes sold including more homes above $500,000,” he states. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News  Print This Post Previous: Five Minutes With: SunTrust’s Ken Meyer Next: The Industry Pulse: Updates on Consolidated Analytics, First American, and More About Author: Seth Welborn Subscribe Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Latest Look at Housing Trends The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 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 New Homes Prices Sales 2019-05-23 Seth Welborn Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

Los Angeles Agency Settles Claims It Violated Housing Requirements

first_img Tagged with: False Claims Act housing accesibility Los Angeles US Department of Justice Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: $1.8B in Unpaid Balance in Reperforming Loan Sale Next: HUD Urges California to Solve Homelessness Crisis Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Los Angeles Agency Settles Claims It Violated Housing Requirements in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe False Claims Act housing accesibility Los Angeles US Department of Justice 2020-02-14 Mike Albanese Related Articles About Author: Krista F. Brockcenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The CRA/LA, the successor of the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles, agreed to pay $3.1 million to settle allegations that its predecessor violated the False Claims Act, according to a statement from the Justice Department. The agency and the city face claims that they received funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) while falsely claiming they were in compliance with accessibility laws. The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles and the city of Los Angeles itself received local and federal funding for affordable housing development. As such, they were subject to federal accessibility laws, such as Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Fair Housing Act. Federal funding also requires maintaining a publicly available list of accessible housing units with descriptions of their accessibility features and having a designated individual tasked with addressing accessibility needs. In at least nine multifamily housing properties, the Community Redevelopment Agency “fell significantly short” of accessibility regulations. “Despite millions of dollars of federal taxpayer money sent to Los Angeles to create affordable housing over many years, the CRA opted to lie about its failure to ensure that these projects were accessible to everyone,” said U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna for the Central District of California.  The claims brought against the agency allege that ramps at some properties were too steep for wheelchairs; kitchen cabinets, and shelving were not within reach of people in wheelchairs; there were not enough accessible parking spaces; and more. “The basic tenant of fair housing translates into the premise of equal access for all, this is to include those citizens that face physical and functional challenges,” said Inspector General Rae Oliver Davis of HUD.  “This settlement reaffirms this office’s steadfast resolve to ensure those who receive federal housing funds abide by this fundamental principle.”Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt for the Department of Justice’s Civil Division said the settlement “demonstrates our continuing vigilance” that organizations receiving grants abide by the conditions of the grant. “Grant recipients who knowingly discriminate against people with disabilities using taxpayer money will face serious consequences,” Hunt said. Despite the $3.1 million settlement, this case has yet to be fully resolved. Claims against the city are outstanding. “This settlement resolves only a small portion of this case, and we are prepared to litigate additional allegations that the city of Los Angeles covered up its failure to comply with federal laws enacted to protect the civil rights of all citizens,” Hanna said. The lawsuit was brought by a Los Angeles resident and the Fair Housing Council of San Fernando Valley, a nonprofit that advocates for civil rights. The Department of Justice clarified that at this point there are “allegations only; there has been no determination of liability.” The settlement is “an important step” in ensuring those receiving government funds spend the funding “for their intended purpose,” said Todd Yoder in an article on The National Law Review.  Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Los Angeles Agency Settles Claims It Violated Housing Requirements Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago February 14, 2020 1,856 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Postlast_img read more

Government is trying to dupe the people over LPT – Doherty

first_img Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ Pinterest Previous articleRyan Mc Hugh named Ulster Player of the YearNext articleDisaffected farmers demanding changes to new CAP deal News Highland Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson says the announcement by Minister Alan Kelly of how the property tax will operated is further evidence that the government is trying to dupe the people.Donegal South West Deputy Pearse Doherty says while Minister Kelly is pledging that no authority will receive less than 2014, he fails to mention that this year was an extremely low point, and without more investment from central government, the LPT system does not allow for greater funding.He says claims that the LPT was designed to fund extra services have been now been exposed……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/pearselpt.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Government is trying to dupe the people over LPT – Dohertycenter_img Facebook WhatsApp News Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp By News Highland – September 5, 2014 Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterestlast_img read more

Pearse Doherty Insists Government has no Plan on Water Tax Credits

first_img NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pearse Doherty Insists Government has no Plan on Water Tax Credits WhatsApp Pinterest Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty has insisted the government still has no plan on water tax credits.Deputy Doherty was speaking after the Minister of Finance failed to bring forward any amendments to the Finance Bill to implement any tax credits.It was announced a few weeks ago that tax payers would receive 20% of water charges back in credits.But Deputy Pearse Doherty says the promise of tax credits was simply a smokescreen:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/pearsedoherty.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Previous articleWest Donegal priests selfie proves internet hitNext articleMarty Penrose is to Retire from Inter-County Football. News Highland Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – November 14, 2014 Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Councill will in future issue 2nd home tax reminders

first_img Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleDonegal Mayor to stay at home for St Patrick’s dayNext articleDonegal man jailed for “squalid and obnoxious” abuse of three young girls News Highland Google+ Facebook By News Highland – October 14, 2010 Pinterest Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Donegal County Council has agreed to issue reminder notices for those who are liable for the second home tax.This year, for many the first reminder the got about the tax was 3 months after it is due.It is claimed many were unaware that the new deadline was earlier this year and are now being told that they owe, not only the 200 euros but also 20 euros per month that they are over.Councillor Dessie Larking is Chairperson of the council’s  housing and corporate SPC:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/destaxpm.mp3[/podcast] Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published center_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Councill will in future issue 2nd home tax reminders Newsx Adverts Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Police seize cannabis during separate searches in Derry

first_img Police seize cannabis during separate searches in Derry Police recovered drugs in three seizures in the Derry area on Tuesday evening.In Eglinton, cannabis, cash and mobile phones were seized during a house search. There were no arrests.Meanwhile, a man is to be reported to the PPS after a quantity of cannabis was recovered from a property in the Ballymagroarty area.And a bag of suspected herbal cannabis was found on the road by police at North Edward Street. Google+ Google+ Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News By News Highland – April 16, 2014 Pinterest Facebook Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also center_img Pinterest 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Previous articleMc Conalogue clashes with Burton over Farm Assist changesNext articleAnglo Trial verdict – Sean Fitzpatrick acquitted News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress schemelast_img read more