Alabama Senator Shelby Elected Chairman of Senate Banking Committee

first_img Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 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 Alabama Senator Shelby Elected Chairman of Senate Banking Committee In a widely anticipated move, U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) was elected Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs for the 114th Congress, according to an announcement from Shelby’s website Thursday.Republican members of the committee elected Shelby on Wednesday and the Senate Republican Conference confirmed his appointment on Thursday. Shelby previously held the position of chairman of the Senate Banking Committee from 2003 to 2006.Shelby, 80, is replacing retiring Senator Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) as chairman of the committee.”It is an honor to lead the Senate Banking Committee in the 114th Congress,” Shelby said.  “I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House and Senate to implement policies that will foster economic growth.”The standing rules of the Senate say that the committee has jurisdiction over legislation concerning such subjects as public and private housing, including veterans’ housing; federal monetary policy, including the Federal Reserve System; banks, banking, and financial institutions; deposit insurance; economic stabilization and defense production; and many others.Shelby will have just two years to lead the committee under GOP party rules. Despite working against the clock, many analysts and observers believe that his experience and longtime involvement with the committee will allow him to speed up the committee’s activity.Analysts believe that one of Shelby’s top priorities as Senate Banking Committee chairman will be taking on issues with the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act in 2010 and in particular concerns over the activities of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which formed a year after the Dodd-Frank Act was passed. There are reported to be several proposed bills regarding financial regulation reform in the House that have yet to make their way to the Senate due to outgoing chair Tim Johnson’s opposition to such reform. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / Alabama Senator Shelby Elected Chairman of Senate Banking Committee Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily January 8, 2015 963 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Alabama Government Richard Shelby Senate Banking Committee 2015-01-08 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Alabama Government Richard Shelby Senate Banking Committee Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Poll: Two-Thirds Of Americans Unsure How to Achieve Financial Stability Next: Weltman, Weinberg & Reis Announces Election of Two New Partners Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. last_img read more

Winter Is Coming…With Lower Investment Property Costs

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Winter Is Coming…With Lower Investment Property Costs Previous: Driving Decision Making Next: What Will the End of HAMP Bring for Servicers? The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago November 17, 2016 1,783 Views Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Mirasha Brown is a graduate of Florida A&M University and is pursuing a masters degree at Syracuse University. Born and raised in Florida, she has contributed to public relations and marketing campaigns for Rent The Runway and Billboard. She is a communications specialist with The Five Star and a contributing writer to DS News and the MReport. 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 ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Mirasha Brown 2016-11-17 Kendall Baer in Daily Dose, Featured, News Soon, investors will find themselves purchasing more single-family rental properties due to the changing of seasons.The Seasonal Single-Family Rental Investment Advantage Report, generated by HomeUnion, revealed that the winter off-peak period is the best time of the year to acquire SFRs. The report also found that investors will pay 7.2 percent less per square foot during the winter than they would during the summer months for the same property.“Based on seasonal cap rate fluctuations, our study conclusively found that early winter is the best time to acquire SFRs,” said Steve Hovland, director of research for HomeUnion. In many metros, median home prices drop substantially during the colder months, while rent losses were marginal for investors.”The markets offering the best winter discounts for investment housing are Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Cities rounding off the top 10 are Columbus, Boston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Greenville, South Carolina.Many investors are cashing in on investment properties because of the lower prices that you typically wouldn’t see during the warmer months. Tim Herriage, CEO of the 2020 REI Group, told DS News that winter is a great time to buy because investors are able to get a better deal. “Many investors and homeowners just check out during that time period. The law of supply and demand takes hold so if there’s less demand, you’re typically able to get a better bargain,” he said.Because of the holiday season, investors are advised to deal with maintenance at the top of the year. D’Arcy Young, president at Residential Recovery Partners, said, “It’s often difficult with the holidays to get labor and contractors to do the work that’s required. It’s best to buy before the end of the year and focus on the rehabilitation at the beginning of the new year.” He also suggests winterizing the home yourself even if it has already been done for you.As the year concludes, investors are spotting industry trends and are creating other avenues to approach investment housing.”There’s a big distinction between the way most people think about investing in single-family housing and the way that the new industry is emerging,” said Greg Rand, CEO of OwnAmerica. “2017 will be the first year where there are visible marketing campaigns from the industry to educate the world about investing in the housing market and buy performing and existing rental properties that already have people living in them.”To view the complete report, click here. Winter Is Coming…With Lower Investment Property Costs The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

4 Tips for Efficient Document Management

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / 4 Tips for Efficient Document Management The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Collateral trailing document management—the movement, accountability, and storage of recorded security instruments, title policies, and the like—is a critical part of the mortgage post-closing equation, not to mention a required function for mortgage lenders. Late or missing trailing documents can result in investor fines, delayed payments for loan sales, or loan buybacks.Despite these risks, document management rarely gets the attention it deserves, and neglecting it for too long can lead to chaos. The complexity in dealing with such a cumbersome process is partly what led First American Mortgage Solutions to launch CleanFile Solutions™, with the goal to assist clients in achieving “total loan quality, regulatory compliance, and file perfection from day one,” according to company President, Kevin Wall.Take it from the post-closing professionals that prevention is better than looking for a cure. A small investment now can save time, money, and hassle later. Here’s what is needed to make your document management operations more efficient and effective:Don’t skimp on resources. If ensuring loan packages are complete before delivery is a priority for your business, so should the supporting efforts to make that happen. Post-closing is an area often tapped when extra hands are needed to manage volume fluctuations, but incomplete or inaccurate collateral files can pile up quickly. A dedicated staff should manage the tail end of the loan process continuously regardless of volume fluctuations.Equally necessary are foundational resources. Allocating technical support is important, since systems inevitably need upgrading every time investor requirements change. Another must-have is adequate workspace for receiving, imaging, auditing, and shipping of all those trailing documents.Resolve deficiencies before they become problems.Half the battle of document management is identifying gaps, which requires knowing what to look for and being resourceful to quickly fix defects. Companies should perform this gap inspection upon receipt of a loan package to allow enough time to work with settlement agents to cure, perfect, and complete collateral files prior to investor delivery. Attempting to resolve document deficiencies at the last minute, prior to pool certification, can cause added expense.Know what’s coming in and what’s going out.Monitoring the flow of trailing documents requires more than an Excel spreadsheet or a few fields in a loan origination system (LOS). A comprehensive, 360-degree view of the process can greatly aid in effectively monitoring the status of documents.Statistics are useful to management, such as the average number of days from funding to receipt, from funding to delivery, and the number of documents with defects. Invest in building a sophisticated database that automates the tracking of this information into a system of record as it flows through the process. If building a tracking system is not an option, research available applications from a technology provider.It pays to be picky when outsourcing.The trailing document process is strictly back-office, so outsourcing frees resources to focus on customer-facing operations and provides a competitive advantage by moving fixed costs to variable. When choosing a service provider, important considerations should include access to comprehensive and quality data, as well as trailing document proficiency and industry reputation. Ask probing questions to understand the source of the data, the depth of the organization’s title expertise, and what methods are used to obtain or replace missing policies quickly.Although a clear-cut process, managing trailing documents is deceptively high-maintenance and complex. When left unattended for too long, incomplete or inaccurate collateral files will become an overwhelming chore, but a little attention goes a long way to make the trailing docs process a smooth-running machine, thereby mitigating risk. 2017-08-28 Chris Brinkley 4 Tips for Efficient Document Management in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, News, Technology Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Ask the Economist: Eddie Seiler Next: Arch MI Announces Enhanced Integration with Mortgage Cadence LFC Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img August 28, 2017 1,564 Views Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Chris Brinkley Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Chris Brinkley, VP, Division Operations for First American Mortgage Solutions, is responsible for leading the company’s CleanFile Solutions suite of post-closing and servicing tools for curing, perfecting, and completing collateral files. Chris has 20 years of mortgage industry experience leading business operations, performance excellence, and global delivery platforms. Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articleslast_img read more

Paradatec Announces One-Day Blind Test for Mortgage Files

first_img October 23, 2017 1,271 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Paradatec Announces One-Day Blind Test for Mortgage Files Previous: BNY Mellon Sees Jump in Earnings for Q3 Next: TransUnion: HELOCS to Spike 30 Percent in 2017 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Subscribe in Featured, Headlines, Technology Related Articles About Author: Dean Terrell Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Featured / Paradatec Announces One-Day Blind Test for Mortgage Files Tagged with: Loan mortgage solution Neil Fraser OCR automation Paradatec Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Loan mortgage solution Neil Fraser OCR automation Paradatec 2017-10-23 Dean Terrell Paradatec, a company specializing in advanced Optical Character Recognition (OCR) solutions for mortgage file processing has announced its One-Day Blind Test Challenge Monday at the Mortgage Banker Association’s Convention Expo in Denver. The mortgage OCR library identifies nearly 500 document types typically found in a mortgage file, as well as extracting over 6,000 data fields from said documents. This works in tandem with Paradatec’s sub-second OCR processing engine. “Many of our prospects have been disappointed in the results of past OCR initiatives, so they’re understandably cautious. Our One-Day Blind Test Challenge lets them run samples of their loans through our solution to validate our out-of-the-box performance claims. The Challenge will be conducted on-site rather than at our facilities, due in part to the confidential nature of the content, but to also minimize concerns about our skewing any results behind the scenes,” said Neil Fraser, Paradatec’s Director of US Operations. The Blind Test Challenge takes the provided loan files and indexes them by document type. One hundred data fields are extracted from various key documents, including the Note, Deed of Trust, Closing Disclosure, Appraisal, and W-2, and a bookmarked PDF is created from the produced loan. According to Fraser, other companies make great claims about their “out-of-the-box” mortgage specific functionality, but those interested in OCR automation are disappointed when they find out the functionality is limited.  “The typical experience found with other products is something less impressive.  We believe ours is the most expansive OCR offering available, such that we’ll gladly test it on a blind set of loans to show a prospect what makes Paradatec different.” The full release from Paradtec can be found here. 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 agolast_img read more

Fed’s Plan for Economic Growth

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Seth Welborn Economic Policy Fed 2020-02-19 Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Fed’s Plan for Economic Growth Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Fed’s Plan for Economic Growth Previous: Great Recession Recovery Recorded Across the Nation Next: Presidential Nom. Buttigieg Releases Housing Reform Plan Tagged with: Economic Policy Fed Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newscenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago February 19, 2020 1,607 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 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. The Federal Reserve has released the minutes of its January meeting, when the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voted to keep the the federal funds rate at 1.5 to 1.75%, according to a statement following the latest Committee meeting. The Committee cited a strong labor market and moderately rising economic activity.“Markets anticipated the Fed’s stance in the wake of the bank’s December meeting. As investors anticipate rising risks in markets, demand for bonds is likely to remain solid, keeping mortgage rates on a sideways trajectory in the months ahead,” said realtor.com’s Senior Economist George Ratiu. “Rates are about 80 basis points below last year, offering first-time buyers favorable home financing. However, the number of homes available for sale have reached a two-year low, adding headwinds to the housing market.”While interest rates are low, following multiple decreases from the Fed in 2019, some homeowners and potential buyers would still like to see them fall further. Of the three most popular government actions among first-time homebuyers—lowering interest rates, providing tax credits, and easing lending standards—lower interest rates are the most popular option, Redfin reports, especially among buyers with annual incomes of less than $100,000. However, as Redfin notes, though these government actions would make homebuying more affordable in the short-term, they would not directly address the long-term shortage of affordable homes.The FOMC will be looking at global economic indicators when determining its next rate decision. During the first part of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s Monetary Policy Report, Powell reported that the U.S. economy is currently in a “very good place,” citing the 11th consecutive year of economic expansion, as well as a moderate increase in activity and a strengthened labor market.On Monetary Policy, Powell noted that the FOMC believes that the current stance of monetary policy will support continued economic growth, a strong labor market, and inflation returning to the Committee’s symmetric 2% objective.  Print This Post Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

FEMA Extends NFIP Grace Period

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FEMA Extends NFIP Grace Period Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, FEMA is extending the grace period for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) renewals. For customers who may be experiencing financial hardships, the agency is extending the grace period to from 30 to 120 days. This extension applies to NFIP flood insurance policies with an expiration date between February 13-June 15, 2020.To avoid a lapse in coverage, there is typically a 30-day grace period to renew policies. However, due to the widespread economic disruption arising from this pandemic, FEMA recognizes that flood insurance policyholders may not meet the standard policy renewal deadline.“FEMA understands the sense of urgency related to financial hardships and wants to be proactive,” said David Maurstad, Deputy Associate Administrator of FEMA’s Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, who oversees the NFIP. “We want to make sure that policyholders don’t have to worry that their policy will lapse during the spring flood season or into the start of hurricane season.  We hope this extension will give policyholders some peace of mind and allow them extra time to renew their policies to ensure they are covered should a flood loss occur.”Earlier this year, the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has successfully transferred $400 million of the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) flood risk to the capital markets through the issuance of its third catastrophe bond transaction, Reinsurance News reports.Under the terms of the latest agreement, FEMA is set to pay $50.28 million in premiums for the first year of reinsurance protection. At the same time, FEMA states that the agreement will cover 33.3% of losses for any single flood event with losses between $6 billion and $9 billion, and 30% if that same event has losses of between $9 billion and $10 billion. Tagged with: Flood Insurance Loss nfip March 30, 2020 2,140 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img FEMA Extends NFIP Grace Period Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 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. About Author: Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles Previous: Investment Update: The Bright Spots in Bank Performance Next: DS5: How Servicers, Vendors Can be Better Prepared Flood Insurance Loss nfip 2020-03-30 Seth Welborn Subscribelast_img read more

HUD Responds to Financial Services Committee’s Claims

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Ginnie Mae Attracting Investors Next: Regulators Issue New Guidance for Examiners Amid COVID-19 Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) responded to claims Thursday by the House Financial Services Committee that it excluded excluding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients from the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) mortgage insurance program.A HUD spokesperson told DS News that the FHA’s policy has not changed under the Trump Administration, the Obama Administration, or even the Bush Administration.”Any entity asserting that the Obama Administration deemed DACA recipients eligible for FHA loans or that the Trump Administration changed this policy is incorrect. FHA’s handbook was updated in 2015 by the Obama Administration and clearly states that ‘non-U.S. citizens without lawful residency in the U.S. are not eligible for FHA-insured mortgages.’ This policy has never changed,” the HUD spokesperson said.House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, along with Congressman Al Green, requested an investigation into HUD based on their claims.“It appears that HUD may have violated the [Administrative Procedure Act] in initiating a policy or practice requirements change that carries the force of law without notice and public input,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter. “The new policy prohibiting DACA recipients from receiving FHA loans limits opportunities for homeownership in communities throughout the United States and disenfranchises individuals who are residing in the United States legally. This runs counter not only to the APA, but to the mission of HUD.”The letter went on to say that the Committee reviewed internal HUD and FHA communications that raise concerns that HUD could have violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) by “failing to provide adequate notice of this policy change and meaningful opportunity to comment.”“The Committee is concerned that HUD officials may have made repeated false and misleading statements to Members of Congress throughout 2018 and 2019 regarding DACA recipients’ eligibility for FHA loans,” the letter wrote. “The APA was intended to preserve individual rights against the abuse of administrative power. By prohibiting DACA recipients from receiving FHA loans without public input, HUD has disenfranchised a vulnerable population residing in the United States legally.”The Financial Services Committee added that documents obtained by the Democracy Forward Foundation in 2019 states that from the creation of DACA in 2012 until 2018, the FHA regularly provided mortgage insurance mortgages made to DACA recipients.“Shortly after the White House attempted to rescind DACA in late 2017, questions arose within HUD and among mortgage lenders about whether DACA recipients remained eligible for FHA loans. By summer and fall of 2018, HUD determined that lenders should review loan applicants’ work permits for a code associated with DACA and deny FHA loans to applicants with a DACA-related code,” the letter wrote.The letter added: “Even after formal guidance on this new policy began circulating within HUD, the public remained unaware of the change and many lenders continued to offer FHA loans to DACA recipients through the summer and fall of 2018. HUD apparently continued to insure the loans in the meantime, though the agency subsequently made representations to lenders indicating their liability for defaulted FHA loans made to DACA recipients. HUD finally publicly stated its prohibition against issuing FHA loans to DACA recipients in June 2019.” FHA Financial Services Committee HUD 2020-06-24 Mike Albanese June 24, 2020 1,521 Views Tagged with: FHA Financial Services Committee HUD Subscribe About Author: Mike Albanese Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / HUD Responds to Financial Services Committee’s Claims Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago HUD Responds to Financial Services Committee’s Claims Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articleslast_img read more

Sixth candidate declares in the Donegal South West by-election

first_img WhatsApp Sixth candidate declares in the Donegal South West by-election Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By News Highland – November 11, 2010 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest A sixth candidate has declared in the Donegal South West by-election. Ann Sweeney from Dunfanaghy has submitted her nomination papers, and will run as an independent candidate.She is the founder of the “New Island Party”, which she describes as a concept rather than an organisation. She says she wants it to act as a forum for ideas and independent thinking, with no formal membership and no whip system.Speaking to Highland Radio News, Ms Sweeney says people want an alternative to all the established parties:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/aswee1pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Google+center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleWhale carcasses will not be buried or towed out to seaNext articleMan found dead by neighbour in the Creggan News Highland Pinterest Facebook Newsx Adverts 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

Struggling families lose payments for religious ceremonies

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp By News Highland – April 11, 2013 Google+ Google+ Previous articleDonegal Creameries turnover increases – bank debt reducedNext articleMinister confident on deal to address Ireland debt News Highland Pinterest Struggling families lose payments for religious ceremonies The Government has announced its cutting the exceptional needs payments for religious ceremonies.More then 3.4 million euro was paid in communion and confirmation grants in 2011 to over 14,000 families.The payout was slashed last year with 12,500 families receiving 1.5 million euro – and now this year it will be axed altogether.The Department of Social Protection says that although clothing costs should be met by normal social welfare payments, it still provided funding for children’s and adults’ clothing in “exceptional circumstances”. WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twittercenter_img Pinterest News Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson last_img read more

Communication is good between City of Culture organisers and Donegal – Larkin

first_img Twitter Google+ Previous articleTension between councillors and City of Culture Company in DerryNext articleDonegal company says ISO certification will help secure new contracts News Highland Facebook Pinterest Newsx Adverts Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Communication is good between City of Culture organisers and Donegal – Larkin The Chairperson of the County Development Board in Donegal says there are very good communications between the councils and other agencies in Donegal, and the organisers of the  City of Culture events.Cllr Dessie Larkin says Donegal has a representitive on the board of Derry’s regeneration company ILEX, and this coupled with ongoing links between councils and business agencies mean Donegal and Letterkenny are well placed to benefit……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/des10.mp3[/podcast]center_img Google+ WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook By News Highland – January 27, 2012 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitterlast_img read more