Rising Rates, Squeezed Supply Have Housing Industry’s Attention

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News  Print This Post Rising Rates, Squeezed Supply Have Housing Industry’s Attention Tagged with: GSE Reform Interest rates inventory shortages Moody’s Moody’s Investors Service Optimism Optimism Survey Survey Home / Daily Dose / Rising Rates, Squeezed Supply Have Housing Industry’s Attention Sign up for DS News Daily GSE Reform Interest rates inventory shortages Moody’s Moody’s Investors Service Optimism Optimism Survey Survey 2018-04-13 Alison Rich Today’s rising interest rates have some market participants concerned, according to Moody’s Investors Service. The survey reports that crimped housing supply, coupled with the higher cost to borrow, is chipping away at optimism. Some participants, however, feel that conditions in their housing-related domains are going seriously downhill, Moody’s notes.For the second year in a row, in tandem with its annual U.S. Housing and Housing Finance Conference, Moody’s surveyed debt issuers spanning a variety of industries exposed to the housing space. The company’s survey includes 86 answers from issuers in corporate finance (homebuilders), financial institutions (mortgage lenders and insurers), public finance (housing finance agencies), and structured finance (RMBS issuers and single-family/multifamily REITs).“Tightening housing supply and increasing interest rates will have the biggest effect on issuers as they drive up the cost of homeownership—issuers expect more substantial price increases than last year—and potentially shut out many first-time homebuyers,” Moody’s reported.Besides housing supply (a new category for 2018), the other most pressing concern on industry members’ minds is demographics, Moody’s says.“Market participants expect demographics to become a more significant driver of industry conditions over the short- and long-term as millennials entering the housing market and downsizing baby boomers compete for the same smaller homes and rentals,” Moody’s reported.Amid moderating concerns over tax rates and regulatory issues, the company notes, issuers feel that visibility in their industries is “medium to good.” This is a positive marketplace barometer, indicating issuers feel upbeat about the ability to move their companies in the right direction in the foreseeable future.As for GSE reform, most respondents don’t expect it to happen until the next presidential election. “Ninety-one percent of respondents feel that at least one of the two GSEs—Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac—will survive any reform measures, while 34 percent feel that there will be no government guaranty on conforming mortgages,” the survey reported. Alison Rich has a long-time tenure in the writing and editing realm, touting an impressive body of work that has been featured in local and national consumer and trade publications spanning industries and audiences. She has worked for DS News and MReport magazines—both in print and online—since they launched. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Alison Rich Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img 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 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Streamlining Banking Processes Next: Maintaining Middle-Income Housing Supply 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 Share Save April 13, 2018 2,023 Views Subscribelast_img read more

Outdoor Property Enhancements and ROI

first_img Related Articles Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago May 30, 2018 4,031 Views Tagged with: home renovations NAR remodeling ROI The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Outdoor Property Enhancements and ROI Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago We all know curb appeal can help a home sell, but just what is the return on investing in a home’s outdoor space? The National Association of Realtors and the National Association of Landscape Professionals teamed up to determine which outdoor property enhancements earned the greatest returns when it was time to sell. “This report validates that landscaping is an investment worth making, offering the immediate benefits of increased enjoyment of your property, as well as desirable long-term value that holds if or when it comes time to sell,” says Missy Henriksen, VP of Public Affairs at the National Association of Landscape Professionals. “From lawn and tree care to installing a new fire or water feature or landscape lighting, there’s no shortage of opportunities to enhance your landscape and to reap the benefits these upgrades provide.”The outdoor investment likely to reap the greatest returns for a homeowner is simply a standard lawn care service. According to the “2018 Remodeling Report: Outdoor Features,” homeowners will recover 267 percent of the cost of standard lawn care when selling their home. The report estimates standard lawn care costs $375, and homeowners can expect to recover $1,000 on their home sale. Landscape maintenance and tree care both bring a 100 percent return on investment. An irrigation system installation is likely to recoup 86 percent of the cost at sale, and an overall landscape upgrade is likely to recoup 83 percent of the cost.Of the 13 outdoor projects the report covers, adding a new pool recovered the least amount of what was spent on the project, at 43 percent. Lighting incurred 50 percent ROI, according to the report. “Realtors understand that a home’s first impression is its curb appeal, so when it comes time to sell, a well-manicured yard can be just as important as any indoor remodel,” said Elizabeth Mendenhall, President of NAR and a sixth-generation Realtor. She added, “Even homeowners with no immediate plans to sell can gain more enjoyment and satisfaction from their home by taking on a project to revive their outdoor spaces.” In addition to calculating the ROI for outdoor projects when it comes to resale, NAR and the National Association of Landscape Professionals also surveyed homeowners to find out how much joy each type of outdoor project brings to homeowners. Fire features and irrigation systems earned a score of 10 out of 10 on the “joy scale.” Wood decks, water features, statement landscaping, and new patios all earned scores of 9.7 or higher. Residential properties aren’t the only ones that can benefit from extra attention given to landscaping. The report found that standard lawn care, overall landscape upgrades, and landscape management services are also good investments for commercial properties. All three are likely to bring high returns when the property sells. However, the report does not list percentage returns for commercial property projects. For more information, visit the full “2018 Remodeling Impact Report: Outdoor Features.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News 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. About Author: Krista Franks Brock home renovations NAR remodeling ROI 2018-05-30 Krista Franks Brock Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: How Residential Segregation Affects the Marketplace Next: Strengthening the Industry Through Diversity and Inclusion Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Outdoor Property Enhancements and ROI Subscribelast_img read more

Delaying the American Dream

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save January 14, 2019 2,038 Views About Author: Krista Franks Brock The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: HUD Addresses Questions About Shutdown Impact Next: Super-Priority Issues Linger in D.C. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordability Barriers to Homeownership home affordability Homeownership Housing Market Housing Market 2019 Affordability Barriers to Homeownership home affordability Homeownership Housing Market Housing Market 2019 2019-01-14 Krista Franks Brock The share of homeowners who view homeownership as part of the American Dream is quite high at about 90 percent, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) most recent analysis.However, among non-homeowners, 75 percent view homeownership as part of the American Dream. So what is preventing these Americans from making their dream a reality?According to NAR, it’s affordability.“The lack of affordable and moderately priced homes has forced non-homeowners to delay achieving that part of the American Dream,” said Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist at NAR with Monday’s release of the Aspiring Home Buyers Profile.“However,” he added, “as the survey confirms, significant lifestyle changes like marriage or starting a family often spur non-owners to pursue homeownership.”In the fourth quarter of 2018, 43 percent of non-owners cited affordability as their primary reason for not owning a home, down from 49 percent in the third quarter but still ranking as the No. 1 reason for not owning a home.Thirty-three percent of non-owners cited “current life circumstances” as their reason for foregoing ownership for the time being, and 16 percent said they would wait to purchase a home because they need “the flexibility of renting” right now, according to NAR.The share of non-homeowners who feel now is a good time to buy a home waned over the year, starting at 51 percent in the first quarter and ending the year at 47 percent in the fourth quarter.Non-owners who said now is a good time to purchase a home spanned all age, income, and city size brackets, except in the West where non-owners were slightly more pessimistic, NAR pointed out.Meanwhile, the share of homeowners who feel now is a good time to purchase a home hovered between 69 and 73 percent in 2018, ending the year at 72 percent.“While home sales were slightly down in 2018, there is still a sizable pent-up housing demand,” Yun pointed out. “Economic growth, interest rates, and the supply of moderately-priced homes will dictate how well the real estate industry will do this year.”NAR also questioned survey respondents about opening their homes to their adult children or other adults and how that has impacted their outlook on their homes. Eleven percent of homeowners had an adult move into their home in the past year, while five percent of non-owners reported the same. Of those, 44 percent said that adult plans to stay for more than a year or permanently.Twelve percent of those who had an adult move into their home have considered moving or did move because they feel their housing is now “inadequate,” according to NAR’s survey. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Delaying the American Dream in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles 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. Delaying the American Dream Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Super-Priority Issues Linger in D.C.

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago January 14, 2019 2,833 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Print Features About Author: Christianna Kersey Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Home / Daily Dose / Super-Priority Issues Linger in D.C. Tagged with: Condominiums Court of Appeals foreclosure sale Lease Legal Lenders mortgage Servicers Previous: Delaying the American Dream Next: A Volatile Q4 for Big Banks Editor’s Note: This article originally featured in the January issue of DS News, out now.With the issuance of its decision in Chase Plaza Condominium Ass’n v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., 98 A.3d 166, (D.C. 2014), the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upended the established manner in which condominium liens have been handled in the District. In Chase Plaza, the court interpreted D.C. Code §42-1901 and its provisions regarding the six-month “super-priority” of a condominium association lien to wipe out a mortgage lender, including those in “first” position. As a result of this decision, a number of related cases have been working their way through the Superior Court to the Court of Appeals. In Liu v. U.S. Bank, N.A. 179 A.3d 871 (D.C. 2018), the court once again ruled in favor of third-party purchasers at a condominium association’s foreclosure auction and against the mortgage lender, despite notice to all potential buyers that the sale was to be conducted “subject to the first mortgage or deed of trust.”In Liu, the court discounted arguments of equitable estoppel put forth by the lender and ruled that the statute specifically prohibited the ability of the condominium association to “waive” the super-priority status per D.C. Code. §42-1901.07. At the time, the court apparently offered hope to lenders as the court did not address the issue of a “split-lien” and how it might rule in the event that the condominium lien at issue was longer than six months. However, that issue was addressed quickly thereafter in 4700 Conn 305 Trust v. Capital One, N.A., No. 16-CV-977, CAR-593-15, September 13, 2018. In 4700 Conn, the court ruled that the fact that a condominium lien was for more than six months did not constitute a difference for the purposes of interpreting the statute. The lender once again was faced with a situation where its lien was extinguished by the court.How then, are lenders to move forward? One apparent avenue of assistance was the Condominium Owner Bill of Rights and Responsibilities Amendment Act of 2016. This legislation anticipated and directly addressed the issues that arose out of Chase Plaza and its progeny by specifically requiring that a condominium association send notice to any holder of a first deed of trust or first mortgage of record, their successors and assigns, etc. More importantly, it required the association to expressly state whether the foreclosure sale is either 1) for the six-month priority lien, not subject to the first deed of trust, or 2) for more than the six-month priority lien, which is subject to the first deed of trust. However, the court has also called into question the validity of this legislation. Once again, the court does not directly address the effect of this particular statute and leaves it to future cases.This sequence of decisions would indicate a continual pattern by the court to reinforce its decision in Chase Plaza. Currently, the litigation in 4700 Conn is moving back to the trial court to address issues related to a sale price that was significantly below the value of both the property and the mortgage and whether or not the condominium foreclosure should be invalidated based upon the “erroneous” belief that the sale was subject to the first deed of trust. Lenders should be cautious moving forward, however, as to the apparent opening left by the Court of Appeals. The court seems eager to rule on the enforceability of notice conditions on current and future condominium associations, and the court may disappoint lenders yet again upon reviewing a decision in 4700 Conn, even if the trial court invalidates the condominium sale due to unconscionability or other equitable grounds. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Christianna Kersey holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Delaware and a Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. Kersey is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. She concentrates her practice in the area of creditor’s rights, real estate, litigation, foreclosure, eviction, and unsecured collections. She has been an Associate at Cohn, Goldberg & Deutsch, LLC since 2015. Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Share Save Related Articles  Print This Post Super-Priority Issues Linger in D.C. Matthew Fischer currently concentrates his practice in the areas of creditor’s rights and foreclosures. He assists and advises clients regarding their needs related to mortgage default, title issues, and eviction. Fischer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Loyola University Maryland and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. Fischer is a member of the bars of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the Supreme Court of the United States. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Condominiums Court of Appeals foreclosure sale Lease Legal Lenders mortgage Servicers 2019-01-14 Radhika Ojha Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Matthew Fischer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Unemployment Rate Skyrockets to 14.7%

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Unemployment Rate Skyrockets to 14.7% Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Housing Market Jobs Report Unemployment Rate US Economy Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Housing Market Jobs Report Unemployment Rate US Economy 2020-05-08 Mike Albanese 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 Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago May 8, 2020 1,433 Views center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: The Industry Pulse: Mortgage Leaders Donate for COVID-19 Assistance Next: Mortgage Industry Shifting Its Credit Standards The U.S. economy lost 20.5 million jobs in April and the unemployment skyrocketed to 14.7%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The unemployment rate rose from the prior month’s 4.4%, with CNN reporting this being the most-sudden decline on monthly job losses since data started being tracked in 1939. CNN adds the last time jobless was this severe was more than 80 years ago during the Great Depression, when the unemployment rate peaked at 24.9% in 1933, according to historical data by the BLS. Unemployment rates in April rose among all working demographics. The rate for adult men was 13%; 15.5% for adult women; 31.9% for teenagers; 14.2% for whites; 16.7% for African-Americans; 14.5% for Asians; and 18.9% for Hispanics. The rates for all groups, with the exception of African-Americans, are all record highs.The number of people reporting to being temporarily laid off rose to 18.1 million in April. Unemployment fell among all categories, including construction, which lost 975,000. Most of the losses recorded were for specialty trade contractors (-691,000). Robert Dietz, Chief Economist for the National Association of Homebuilders, employment for homebuilding and remodeling fell to 2.54 million in April—the lowest level since November 2015. First American Financial Corporation’s Deputy Chief Economist Odeta Kushi called the April jobs report “unprecedented,” noting losses have erased the decade of job gains since the Great Recession. Kushi added that while most of the losses were concentrated in leisure and hospitality, the housing industry reported an 11% annual decline in residential construction workers.   “The loss in residential construction jobs negatively impacts the pace of home building because building a home does not readily lend itself to outsourcing and automation,” she said. “The housing market needs new supply at every point of the income spectrum, and it’s very hard to build more homes without increasing residential construction employment and productivity.”The one silver living, Kushi said, is that 78.3% of those who lost their jobs classified it as a temporary layoff, while 11.1% said it was permanent. “While this trend may change in future reports, for now, it offers some optimism that employment relationships can be maintained for some time,” she said.  The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Unemployment Rate Skyrockets to 14.7% Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Headed for a ‘Foreclosure Surge’

first_img Previous: Mortgage Industry Companies Rally to Support Military Veterans Next: Policies That Could Combat the Affordable Housing Crisis This has been a year full of unexpected developments and questions with no easy answers. As we enter the home stretch of 2020, many are speculating what the final months of the year will hold. A panel of real estate experts forecast what they anticipate for the final months of 2020, including a “substantial increase in foreclosures, short sales, and bank-owned properties” and more distressed property sales “as homeowners fall behind on their mortgages.”The Real Estate Council for Forbes comprises senior-level executives in the industry, who, according to the economic-news outlet, “are selected for the council based on the depth and diversity of experience in the real estate industry.”The foreclosure surge “will happen toward the end of the year and the beginning of next year,” said Lex Levinrad, a representative of The Distressed Real Estate Institute, “as banks start foreclosing on delinquent mortgages.”The 15 panelists proceeded to discuss with Forbes this and other trends they expect to see in the latter half of this year.The housing demand will remain robust, said member Gary Lanham, “as millennials and baby boomers power through to keep the economy moving.”And, existing home sales will return to early 2019 levels, panelists foretold.”White-hot summer activity due to pent-up demand will work its way through the system and pandemic-inflicted economic challenges will come home to roost,” said Craig Cheatham of The Realty Alliance.Americans will probably see the continuance of refinance demand, the panel predicted, adding that “ongoing Covid-19 fears will force mortgage originators to shift most of their process to being fully digital.””This means that getting and closing on a mortgage will finally start to become more of an instant experience for consumers, mirroring other industries like groceries, prepared meals, transportation, and even medical care,” said  States Title’s Max Simkoff.In fact, several of Forbes’ predictions are related to technology and increasing remote business, such as the rise in virtual tours and other implementations that will reduce human interaction.”We’ll see the real estate space increasingly implement tools like keyless entry systems, voice-activated appliances, etcetera, to minimize anything face-to-face or anything that requires physical touch,” said Vered Schwarz of Guesty.”This also includes using automated messaging solutions to send emails noting amenities in-property, check-in instructions and more.”The panel also highlighted the much reported recent trend of homeowners choosing rural/suburban dwelling over urban living, in light of COVID-related remote working.”Right now, homeowners are adapting to a new lifestyle and realizing what doesn’t work in their current home,” said Jennifer Anderson of Anderson Coastal Group. “The global shift toward remote work—and lack of commute—may cause homebuyers to reconsider suburban and even rural living. They’ll also desire more square footage and outdoor space, which is more readily available and affordable in suburban and rural areas.”The full list of observances and expectations can be read here. About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 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 September 28, 2020 4,508 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago 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. Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Headed for a ‘Foreclosure Surge’ Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Headed for a ‘Foreclosure Surge’ The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2020-09-28 Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Deputy Mac Lochlainn calls for cross border policing strategy

first_img Google+ Deputy Mac Lochlainn calls for cross border policing strategy Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Twitter Newscenter_img Padraig MacLochlainn TDSinn Fein’s Justice Spokesperson is calling for a cross border policing strategy meeting, saying the level of cooperation between gardai and the PSNI should be replicated at a local community and political level.Donegal Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn wants the Donegal Joint Policing Committee to come together with the Policing and Community Safety Partnerships in Derry, Strabane and Fermanagh to discuss how communities in the North West cross border region can work together to combat criminality.Deputy Mac Lochlainn says such a meeting has the potential to be a historic first move in a genuine cross border policing initiative…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/paric1pm.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – September 12, 2013 Previous article€1.9 million in tax settlements was paid by Donegal companies and individualsNext articleNew traffic lights to be switched on outside LYIT this morning News Highland Facebook Facebook Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Digital switchover today at 10am

first_imgNews Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey By News Highland – October 24, 2012 Previous articleTrial into Ireland’s worst ever road accident to last over three weeksNext articleStabane Council to seek clarification on civil service jobs controversy News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Hundreds of thousands of Irish people will be anxiously watching their TV sets in a couple of hours time, when Europe’s analogue TV signal is turned off.202-thousand people here rely on analogue.The switchover to digital happens at 10 AM.Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte says there are a number of services people can contact if they’re experiencing difficuties:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/08rabbDIGI.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Facebook Digital switchover today at 10am WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published last_img read more

Your Five a Day – Top 5 stories this morning

first_img WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook The latest results for the Irish Sports Council Anti-Doping Programme will be published todayOfficials from the World Anti-Doping Agency will be on hand to see the evidence.It’s been 10 years since the programme was developed to combat doping in Irish sport.Last month Lance Armstrong brought the topic to the top of the news agenda once again after he admitted using banned substances during his cycling career.David Hickey, team Doctor with the Dublin football team and former All-Ireland winning player, says there’s huge pressure on young people playing sport to have professional athlete’s bodies. Agriculture ministers from the countries affected by the horse scandal to meet in Brussels todayThe meeting has been called by Ireland, as holders of the EU Presidency, and will be chaired by Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney.Ireland and the UK are to put together their own response to the crisis – while the EU formulates a wider plan.Henry Burns, Livestock chairman with the IFA, says Minister Coveney must ensure there are more stringent controls over meat processors here.The meeting gets underway at 4.30pm Irish time this afternoon. Twitter Body of former US policeman wanted for murder found The man, wanted for multiple murders in the US, is believed to have been found in mountain cabin in CaliforniaIts reported a SWAT team moved in on Christopher Dorner before he set the building on fire.A Sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Bachman confirmed that one deputy had been killed and another injured in an exchange with mr Dorner.He had been on the run since last week when he allegedly killed three people. Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Facebook New legislation to give effect to the measures announced in last December’s budget will be published todayThe Finance Bill will include a range of supports for the small business sector – as well as measures to tackle tax evasion.It will also give effect to tax reliefs for the film and TV industry and the excise rebate for the transport sector.The legislation will be accompanied by a seperate bill on the property tax which will provide for an exemption from the tax for homes affected by pyrite.You can read the full Budget 2013 breakdown here Ireland could be set for a jobs boost as a result of new trade talks between the US and EuropeDuring his first State of the Nation address since his re-election, US President Barack Obama confirmed negotiations would begin to launch the world’s largest free trade zone.Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has welcomed the announcement, saying it “opens up enormous untapped potential” to boost jobs and trade on both sides of the Atlantic.Obama also promised to focus on domestic priorities in the Sates by pledging to narrow inequality, re-ignite the economy, fight gun crime and fix immigration.The President also announced that he will halve the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan within a year. News Google+center_img By admin – February 13, 2013 Previous articleFears that old Oatfield Factory site could become an eye-soreNext articleSafety concerns in vicinity of Ballyraine National School admin Pinterest Your Five a Day – Top 5 stories this morning Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Reportlast_img read more

Man charged in connection with horrific Monaghan crash

first_img Pinterest Man charged in connection with horrific Monaghan crash By News Highland – January 26, 2011 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp News Pinterest A 29-year-old man has been charged at Carrickmacross District Court with dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol.The charges relate to a collision involving three cars outside Carrickmacross on 27 December in which three people, including a pregnant woman, died.39 year old teacher Róisín Connolly, nee Langan, was on her way back to her Dublin home with her husband when the crash occurred. They had been visiting Roisin’s family home in Fanad.She was critically injured in the crash, and died a number of hours later at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda,Co Louth.She was five months pregnant and efforts to save her baby, Catherine, were unsuccessful. They were both buried together in Fanad on New Year’s Eve.The other two who died were friends Glen Curtis and Paul Carroll, both 27 and from County Meath.Kevin McArdle of Longfield, Carrickmacross in Co Monaghan, was charged with dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol. He was remanded on continuing bail to appear in court again in four weeks time. Google+center_img Facebook Facebook Previous articleTwo people arrest in relation to Kieran Doherty murderNext articleMc Ginley concern at Fintown PO closure News Highland PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Twitter Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more