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Housing Grabs 15 Percent of Q4’s GDP Growth

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Previous: Two-Year High for Pending Home Sales Shows ‘Positive Momentum’ For Housing Next: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 3/31/2015 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago March 30, 2015 1,000 Views Housing Grabs 15 Percent of Q4’s GDP Growth Gross Domestic Product housing industry National Association of Home Builders U.S. Economy 2015-03-30 Brian Honea In the third estimate for the nation’s fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) growth recently released, housing retained a 15.25 percent share of the 2.2 percent GDP growth, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.Homebuilding and remodeling, commonly known as residential fixed investment (RFI), made up 3.09 percent of housing’s share in Q4. RFI includes new single-family and multifamily construction, residential modeling, manufactured home production and brokers fees, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). With an annualized pace of $504 billion in Q4, the RFI component of the GDP reached its highest quarterly rate since mid-2008.The measure of housing services is the second component of housing that affects the GDP, comprising 12.15 percent of the economy. Housing services include gross rents (including utilities) paid by renters, owners’ imputed rents, which are estimates of the cost of renting owner-occupied units), and utility payments. According to NAHB, without the inclusion of owners’ imputed rents, increases in homeownership would result in declines for the GDP.”Historically, RFI has averaged roughly 5 percent of GDP while housing services have averaged between 12 percent and 13 percent, for a combined 17 percent to 18 percent of GDP,” NAHB economist Robert Dietz wrote on the NAHB’s blog. “These shares tend to vary over the business cycle.”The third estimate of Q4 for GDP growth of 2.2 percent is below the rate for the entire year, which was 2.4 percent. The slower growth carried over into Q1 due to “temporary factors” cited by Fannie Mae, such as a drawdown in inventory, unusually high snowfall in some parts of the country, and the West Coast port slowdown.Nonetheless, Fannie Mae expects the reduction of these temporary factors, combined with upbeat labor market conditions and positive consumer and business fundamentals, to push GDP growth up to 2.8 percent in 2015.”The economy is getting a boost from the strong employment numbers we’ve seen last year and at the start of 2015,” Fannie Mae Chief Economist Doug Duncan said earlier this month. “When this employment growth partners with income growth and consumers experience a rise in their personal household income, we should see a similar boost in the housing sector. Overall, we expect an improving 2015 with continued economic growth bringing housing above 2014 levels.” Share Save 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. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Housing Grabs 15 Percent of Q4’s GDP Growthcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Gross Domestic Product housing industry National Association of Home Builders U.S. Economy Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

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The Fight Against Blight in Maryland

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post The Fight Against Blight in Maryland Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed a fast-track foreclosure law which would expedite the foreclosure process with the intent to reduce community blight, following the footsteps of a similar bill in Ohio.”Blight caused by vacant properties is a serious problem in certain Maryland communities,” said Delegate Marvin Holmes, sponsor of the house bill. “The longer properties remain vacant–the greater the chance problems will occur, including vandalism, crime and lower property values.”This bill could be the push other states need to move forward with their own fast track foreclosure bills.“Vacant and abandoned properties are a community crisis of national proportion,” said Five Star President and CEO Ed Delgado. “The bills introduced in Ohio and Maryland provide other states the needed incentive to make progress towards ensuring that these magnets for crime and drugs will be quickly rehabilitated and promote the safety and stability of neighborhoods across the nation.”Robert Klein, Founder and Chairman of Community Blight Solutions, has been a leading advocate of the bill. We spoke with Klein on the impact of this bill in the fight against community blight in states and communities across the country.“It’s very significant,” said Klein. “Both the Ohio bill and the Maryland bill passed unanimously, not many bills pass unanimously. This bill was debated quite a bit by the Maryland legislators, and they all came to the conclusion that having a property vacant and abandoned for two years is the wrong thing for community blight. So now we’re seeing a number other states looking at it closely and considering it, like New York, Illinois and Pennsylvania.”What Klein notes is the more proactive approach states are taking toward the problem of community blight.“I feel like we’re finally reaching a stage where the industry and communities and states are looking at the whole community blight and properties sitting out there with a more proactive approach,” said Klein. “Everything has been reactive, the property has already been vandalized, the property has already caused community blight. I think this fast track of vacant and abandoned properties is the first step in being a proactive approach, to not allow the property to become a community blight.” Community Blight Solutions Ed Delgado Five Star Foreclosure Larry Hogan Maryland Governor Ohio Foreclosure Bill Robert Klein 2017-05-25 Brianna Gilpin Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Community Blight Solutions Ed Delgado Five Star Foreclosure Larry Hogan Maryland Governor Ohio Foreclosure Bill Robert Klein Share Save Rachel Williams attended Texas Christian University (TCU), where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Williams is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, widely recognized as the nation’s most prestigious honor society. Subsequent to graduating from TCU, Williams joined the Five Star Institute as an editorial intern, advancing to staff writer, associate editor and is currently the editor in chief and head of corporate communications. She has over a decade of editorial experience with a primary focus on the U.S. residential mortgage industry and financial markets. Williams resides in Dallas, Texas with her husband. She can be reached at [email protected] Subscribe Previous: FHFA Releases Q1 Price Index Next: Factual Data Announces Lein and Judgment Reporting Home / Daily Dose / The Fight Against Blight in Marylandcenter_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles About Author: Rachel Williams Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago May 25, 2017 2,192 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Events, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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Acting Comptroller of the Currency Addresses Amendments to HMDA

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago October 17, 2017 1,279 Views HOUSING mortgage OCC 2017-10-17 Nicole Casperson in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Acting Comptroller of the Currency Addresses Amendments to HMDA Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] About Author: Nicole Casperson Related Articles Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: HOUSING mortgage OCC The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) issued a bulletin on Tuesday to publicize key fields—which examiners will use to validate the accuracy and reliability of home mortgage loan data collected.These key fields, which are intended for national banks, federal savings associations, and insured federal branches and agencies of foreign banks, will establish beginning in 2018, pursuant to the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) rule issued October 15, 2015.According to the release, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and the OCC issued “similar guidance designating the same key fields for these purposes.”In response, Keith A. Noreika, Acting Comptroller of the Currency, said he commends the hard work of the staffs of the OCC and the other federal banking agencies.“The action the agencies take today will support the efficient and effective evaluation of financial institutions’ compliance with the requirements of HMDA,” Noreika said in a statement released Tuesday.Noreika continued, “In my conversations with OCC examiners and community banks across the country, I have heard how HMDA data reporting can create an unnecessary burden, especially for small community banks, when they are required to resubmit their entire HMDA reports simply because of a few minor errors.”Additionally, Noreika added that it has become clear to him that examiners need discretion to exercise judgment to ensure corrections of errors and proper reporting of HMDA data, “without imposing the needless burden involved in a full resubmission.”In an effort to establish clarity, the OCC’s bulletin makes it clear to OCC examiners that they have the discretion and should exercise judgment in their supervisory actions to ensure the accurate collection of HMDA data—without requiring burdensome resubmissions, according to the OCC.The purpose of HDMA, which is implemented by Regulation C (12 CFR 1003), is to require certain financial institutions to collect, record, and report information about mortgage lending activity.Therefore, HMDA amendments attempt to ensure compliance with the HMDA’s requirements, traditionally the FRB, the FDIC, and the OCC have identified and focused examination-related testing of HMDA data on certain agency-designated key fields. According to the OCC, the key fields are those fields considered to be “most important to ensuring the integrity of analyses of overall HMDA data.”To view the full bulletin, click here. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Acting Comptroller of the Currency Addresses Amendments to HMDA Previous: U.S. Senate: Credit Bureaus Data Security and Equifax Next: Quicken Rocketing Toward E-Lending Expansionlast_img read more

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The Challenges of the ‘Housing Burdened’

first_img Share Save  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 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. Sign up for DS News Daily More than one in three California households struggles to afford basic needs, and about four in 10 are “housing burdened,” spending more than 30 percent of their incomes on housing, according to a new report from the United Way’s United Ways of California chapter. The United Way created a Real Cost Measure, taking into account the cost of housing, food, healthcare, childcare, and transportation in each county in California. About 3.3 million households across the state do not earn enough to meet the Real Cost Measure and are struggling to meet their basic needs, according to “Struggling to Stay Afloat: The Real Cost Measure in California 2018.”Economic struggles impact all races and ethnicities across the state of California. More than 1.5 million Latino households, more than 1 million white households, about 429,000 Asian households, and 269,000 African-American households earn below the Real Cost Measure and qualify as housing burdened, according to the United Way. Also, seven out of 10 single mothers fall below the Real Cost Measure. Nine out of 10 households that do not meet the Real Cost Measure are employed, leading the United Way to suggest, “the challenge is raising pay rather than finding a job.” For those who fall below the Real Cost Measure in California, housing is a particular burden. “The comparison between what families report spending on housing and their overall incomes can be sobering,” the United Way report states. While California families who earn above the Real Cost Measure spend about 22 percent of their incomes on housing, those living in poverty spend an average of 79 percent of their incomes just on housing. Those who earn above the national poverty line but below the Real Cost Measure spend an average of 46 percent of their incomes on housing. Households that spend more than 30 percent of their incomes on housing are consistently considered “housing burdened” by economists. In total, about 72 percent of households below the Real Cost Measure fall into this category, according to the United Way. “A severe shortage of affordable housing is a brute fact in most California communities,” the United Way report stated. Tax credits and other subsidies for low-income housing fall short in California. First, many of the low-income units built are geared toward households earning 60 or 80 percent of the median income. Many households fall below this threshold. Secondly, a lack of funding for federal rent vouchers has made them unavailable to about three-fourths of eligible households. With an estimated 3.5 million additional low-income housing units needed to meet existing demand, “it should be clear that we cannot build our way out of the affordability problem,” according to the United Way. While housing issues facing California’s working, low-income residents are complex, the United Way does offer at least a couple solutions to ease the housing burden for lower-income Americans. First, the United Way points out that more than 60 percent of subsidies for homeownership go to households with income over $100,000. Also, for every $1 in taxpayer money that goes to rental support, $3 is spent to support homeownership, which is out of reach for many low-income Americans. The United Way suggests increasing support for lower-income renters in two ways. The first is fully funding federal housing vouchers so that all eligible families can obtain them. The second is to implement refundable federal renters’ credit, which the United Way says “would be an effective way to improve prospects for struggling households at scale, as well as to rebalance some of the tilt in federal housing subsidies that have grown to increasingly favor upper-income households.” The report states that housing has a greater impact than just a family’s monthly budget. “Housing plays a central role in the fate of struggling households,” according to the report. “The quality and location of housing for struggling households affects virtually every aspect of their lives, so improvements here can have impact well beyond reducing financial stress.” June 11, 2018 1,404 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Renters vs. Buyers—Who Creates More Wealth? 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Moynihan: “Housing Demand Will Ebb and Flow a Little Differently”

first_img Moynihan: “Housing Demand Will Ebb and Flow a Little Differently” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Bank of America Homeowners HOUSING mortgage Supply 2018-10-17 Radhika Ojha  Print This Post Tagged with: Bank of America Homeowners HOUSING mortgage Supply Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Moynihan: “Housing Demand Will Ebb and Flow a Little Differently” Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Brian Moynihan, Chairman and CEO, Bank of AmericaA number of factors are affecting the housing market. Despite these changes, one needs to keep perspective when analyzing this industry, according to Brian Moynihan, Chairman, and CEO of Bank of America, who recently spoke about the changes in mortgage interest caps and the macro factors affecting housing at CNBC’s Net/Net event in New York.Speaking about the changes to the cap in the mortgage interest that homeowners could write off, implemented in the Tax Cuts Act, Moynihan said that it was unchartered territory for many homeowners as well as financial institutions because the home mortgage interest deduction was “so jealously protected for so many years. And $10,000 is a pretty healthy amount of interest.”However, he said that these changes wouldn’t have a huge effect on homeowners because to qualify for that kind of cap on a mortgage, “a household’s probably got to have a $100,000 to $125,000 of income, a little bit more. So a couple hundred dollars a month isn’t going to make the decision different.” At the most, Moynihan said it would slow down a homeowner’s decision to upgrade. “But I think we’ve got to be careful about over-estimating across the 60 million households that have debt out of 130 million households in America.”Touching upon the high-interest rate environment and the health of the housing market, Moynihan said, “Housing is at tails,” as a number of factors were affecting the housing market, but they should be kept in perspective, especially since the rising rates will not change the market in any major way. “We still did, around, 10.5 billion of mortgage loans this quarter. Last year we probably did 13 billion,” Moynihan told the audience.Looking at the effect of population on housing, Moynihan said, “At the end of the day, without population growth that we had in the mid-2000s at 1.5 percent the demand for housing is going to sort of ebb and flow a little differently.”Looking at the larger market, Moynihan said that housing construction was growing evenly because of locational problems. “It’s really tight in cities like Charlotte where we’re trying to build tens of thousands of units for workers because we’re short. In other places, there’s an excess of supply,” especially in cities that are still recovering from the Great Recession. Despite rising home prices and inventory remaining down, for the most part, Moynihan said that they were fine for now. “But we got to watch it because it’ll be a leading indicator of people’s belief in their wealth if we see housing prices tip over,” he said. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: The Housing Choices of Older Americans Next: How are Owners Using Their Home Equity? About Author: Radhika Ojha Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. October 17, 2018 1,275 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Layton: GSE Scorecard Brings Little Value to the Public

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Don Layton Edward DeMarco Fannie Mae Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) FHFA Scorecard Freddie Mac GSEs The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Don Layton Edward DeMarco Fannie Mae Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) FHFA Scorecard Freddie Mac GSEs 2021-03-18 Eric C. Peck March 18, 2021 1,229 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Layton: GSE Scorecard Brings Little Value to the Public Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Eric C. Peck Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Fed to Keep Rates Locked Near 0% Next: Advancing Fair Housing, Racial Equity Through Federal Policy Home / Daily Dose / Layton: GSE Scorecard Brings Little Value to the Public Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) recently released its 2021 Scorecard, outlining specific conservatorship priorities for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the government-sponsored enterprises or GSEs), and their joint venture, Common Securitization Solutions LLC (CSS).The 2021 version of the Scorecard was the 10th such installment, a tool originally developed in 2012 by FHFA Acting Director Edward DeMarco to give the GSEs—who have been in conservatorship since September 2008—specific policy direction in providing transparency to the mortgage industry and policy community. It was also meant to show transparency to the American taxpayers, who are financially supporting the companies, what was being done with their tax dollars.The three primary objectives of the 2021 Scorecard are to ensure the GSEs continue to:Focus on their core mission responsibilities to foster competitive, liquid, efficient, and resilient (CLEAR) national housing finance markets that support sustainable homeownership and affordable rental housing;Operate in a safe and sound manner appropriate for entities in conservatorship; andPrepare for their eventual exits from the conservatorships.Don Layton, Senior Industry Fellow for Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies and former CEO of Freddie Mac (from May 2012-June 2019), has authored The Many Flaws and Weaknesses of FHFA’s 2021 GSE Scorecard: A Hollowed-Out Document, arguing that the 36 specific stated goals of the 2021 Scorecard are riddled with problems.“Not every one of the 36 goals is problematic, but enough are so that the document is quite weak. At times, the Scorecard appears to engage in signaling about ideology rather than providing implementable direction for the GSEs,” said Layton. “Furthermore, the criteria for its goals are entirely qualitative and judgmental, never quantitative; this absence of quantitative criteria further erodes the scorecard’s transparency. Taken together, these weaknesses greatly decrease the Scorecard’s value as a communications vehicle: it conveys less content with less value, and it does so less transparently.”Layton notes that the intent of the FHFA’s Scorecards from day one was to bring clarity to the public in terms of its conservatorship. However, he feels it has done nothing of the sort.“The concept of the scorecard, going back to its first appearance in 2012, is to provide transparency to the activities of the FHFA as conservator of the two GSEs,” said Layton in his paper. “The Scorecard should therefore clearly explain what the GSEs must do as they seek to meet the Scorecard’s stated goals. Unfortunately, the 2021 Scorecard fails to provide that clarity, leaving even the most knowledgeable reader unsure of what is being proposed. In other words, the Scorecard is sometimes worded so unclearly that one can’t figure out what it really means, leaving the FHFA with a blank check of sorts.”Layton found the “flaws and weaknesses of the 2021 GSE Scorecard rather extensive,” but came to three main conclusions:The Scorecard’s value has diminished dramatically from 2012-2019 (the years Acting Director DeMarco and Director Mel Watt led the FHFA), describing fewer goals with less specificity, and duplicating already-known requirements.The 2021 Scorecard uses some key “ideological virtue signaling,” verbiage not suited for a document from an independent regulator.The FHFA seems to care little for the Scorecard and its value as a means of communication with the public that, as Layton states “one wonders why it bothered to produce one at all.”Layton commented: “We now have a hollowed-out GSE Scorecard, with little value to the public.”Click here to view the report, The Many Flaws and Weaknesses of FHFA’s 2021 GSE Scorecard: A Hollowed-Out Document. 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Derry bookmakers robbed for second time in a year

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Previous articleMc Elhinneys in Ballybofey is poised to become one of Ireland’s leading online retailersNext articleO’Driscoll calls for Schmidt extension News Highland By News Highland – December 18, 2014 Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly A bookmakers shop in Derry, which was robbed on boxing day last year, has been robbed again.The Ladbrokes shop at the cross lanes between Elmwood Street and Beechwood Street in the Bogside was robbed yesterday evening.A masked man entered the premises at around 530pm, he got away with a small sum of money.Local Cllr Colly Kelly says staff were left badly shaken:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/colly.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today center_img Derry bookmakers robbed for second time in a year Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Twitter Google+ Facebook Facebook Google+ WhatsApplast_img read more

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Police investigate latest armed robbery in Derry

first_img Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Police investigate latest armed robbery in Derry Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleInvestigations underway after jeep crashes into Buncrana dole officeNext articlePolice urged to use extra resources to protect Derry businesses News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – December 28, 2013 Google+ Police in Derry are appealing for information following an armed robbery in the city last night.The incident took place in the Central Drive area at around 8.30 when two masked men entered a business premises, one of them armed with a handgun. A member of staff was threatened before the men made off with a sum of money. Nobody was injured in the incident.One of the men is described as being approx 5 8″ tall, of slim build and wearing a ski mask and a black leather jacket. The other man who remained at the front door, was also wearing a ski mask and is described as being slightly taller and wearing a padded coat.Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Stand Road Police Station. Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota WhatsApp 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report center_img News WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress schemelast_img read more

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Protest held outside Bank of Ireland in Letterkenny

first_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme By News Highland – November 18, 2011 Protest held outside Bank of Ireland in Letterkenny RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter Google+ A protest has taken place outside the Letterkenny branch of Bank of Ireland.The Sinn Fein organised protest is to highlight the bank’s refusal, so far, to pass the interest rate cut announced by the ECB this month onto its variable rate mortgage customers.Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank are the only major banks to refuse to pass on the cut.Pressure is increasing on BOI to pass on the cut as it is covered under the Government guarantee and part owned by the state .Speaking from the protest, Sinn Fein Councillor Mick Quinn says the banks inaction is disgraceful:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Bank.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Previous articleLetterkenny council to erect new signs on approach to hospital roundaboutNext articlePeople are working “flat out” to resolve A5 impasse – Mc Guinness News Highland Newsx Adverts HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers last_img read more

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People urged to ensure they are registered to vote as deadline approaches

first_img Previous articleResidents in Glenswilly / Churchill area advised to boycott Irish WaterNext articleDonegal on international stage as major Irish-American conference gets underway admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook Twitter Pinterest Twitter People in Donegal are being reminded to ensure they are on the voting register as the deadline fast approaches.The deadline is the 25th of November and anyone not registered before that date will have to go through a supplementary register which takes more time to transfer.You can check if you are registered by visiting your post office, Garda station or going online.Councillor Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig is urging everyone to make sure they are able to cast their vote for the forthcoming General Election:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/micheal.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Google+center_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme By admin – November 5, 2015 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week People urged to ensure they are registered to vote as deadline approaches Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

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