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Despite Supreme Court Ruling, Disparate Impact Case Dismissed

first_img Share Save  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Subscribe Tagged with: Disparate Impact Rule U.S. Supreme Court Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Disparate Impact Rule U.S. Supreme Court 2016-08-29 Kendall Baer Previous: The Number of Underwater Homes Dives Downward Next: Bills Proposed to Protect Reverse-Mortgage Borrowers August 29, 2016 1,398 Views The housing advocacy group whose lawsuit last year sparked a controversial decision by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing disparate impact cases to be brought under the Fair Housing Act has now seen that lawsuit dismissed by a federal judge who ruled that the group failed to meet the Supreme Court’s standard of establishing disparate impact.The disparate impact issue has become a heated one in housing in the last few years, especially since the Obama Administration passed a rule allowing disparate impact claims—which are allegations made based on neutral practices that may have a discriminatory effect—under the Fair Housing Act in February 2013.The Inclusive Communities Project (ICP), a non-profit advocacy group that assists predominantly African-American families eligible for Section 8 housing with finding affordable housing in predominantly Caucasian neighborhoods in the Dallas area, brought a complaint against the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) in 2008 centering on allegations that low-income tax credits were awarded to real estate developers who own property in low-income minority dominated neighborhoods and denied to developers who own property in predominantly Caucasian neighborhoods.A district court originally ruled that the manner in which TDHCA allocated the tax credits, though neutral, had a disparate impact on the basis of race. In March 2014, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the district court’s ruling. The Supreme Court heard arguments for the case in January 2015 and subsequently ruled by a narrow 5-4 vote in June 2015 that disparate impact claims are cognizable under the Fair Housing Act. The case was remanded back to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas to apply the new standard set forth by the U.S. Supreme Court.U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater in the North Texas court dismissed ICP’s claims on August 26, ruling that ICP failed to provide any evidence that TDHCA’s discretionary application of the low-income tax credits had any disparate impact on low-income housing in North Texas.“For the reasons explained, the court finds and concludes that ICP has failed to prove a prima facie case of discrimination by showing that a challenged practice caused a discriminatory effect, as defined by 24 C.F.R. § 100.500(a),” Fitzwater wrote in his ruling.“As ICP and our attorneys review the District Court’s August 26, 2016 decision in ICP v. TDHCA and consider our next steps, we will continue our efforts to ensure low income families of color are able to exercise their fair housing rights and have access to housing outside of high poverty, under resourced, segregated areas of the Dallas Metroplex,” ICP said in a statement. “Since ICP first filed the case against TDHCA in 2008, a growing supply of low income housing tax credit units have been built and now provide a limited number of families of color with access to neighborhoods free from distress and segregation. ICP intends to use all available tools to pursue its mission and efforts, including the now settled Fair Housing Disparate Impact approach.”TDHCA Executive Director Tim Irvine released the following statement: “We are pleased that the District Court has dismissed this long-standing case, thereby acknowledging that TDHCA’s policies and rules do not create a racially discriminatory impact. As we have steadfastly maintained, TDHCA has sought to administer a tax credit program that carries out fair housing-compliant policies to develop affordable housing options for Texans through leveraging federal tax incentives that attract private investment. As the program continues to evolve, we intend to approach the development of policy with sensitivity to changing community needs, extensive public input, and the desire to provide choice and opportunity in a fair housing-compliant and non-discriminatory manner. ”Click here to view Fitzwater’s complete ruling. Home / Daily Dose / Despite Supreme Court Ruling, Disparate Impact Case Dismissed Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. 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Refinances May Nosedive as Purchase Market Booms

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Refinances May Nosedive as Purchase Market Booms  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, Market Studies, News November 20, 2017 1,612 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Construction Freddie Mac freddie mac monthly outlook Home Prices housing sales Housing Starts inventory shortage Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Refinances May Nosedive as Purchase Market Booms Although there are still problem areas, Freddie Mac’s latest monthly outlook shows many reasons for optimism, with “housing markets on track for their best year in a decade by a variety of measures.”In Freddie Mac’s November 2017 Outlook, released today, Freddie predicts 1.2 million housing starts for 2017, and 6.13 million home sales. Both starts and sales are anticipated to increase across 2018 and 2019 as construction helps relieve the inventory shortages.Sean Becketti, Chief Economist, Freddie Mac, said:It’s unlikely the economic environment will be much more favorable for housing and mortgage markets in 2018 and 2019. We forecast that interest rates will remain low by historical standards, but gradually creep higher over the next two years. We also forecast that housing construction will gradually pick up, helping to supply more homes to inventory-starved markets. More housing supply and modestly higher rates will lead to a moderation in house price growth. Refinance activity will drop to very low levels and the mortgage market will be dominated by purchase activity.The second half of 2017 has seen inventory shortages holding back a housing market that is otherwise doing well thanks to modest economic growth, job gains, and low interest rates. The inventory issue has been combining with low mortgage rates and a large number of interested potential homebuyers to drive price increases throughout the summer and fall.According to Freddie, “Nationally, home prices increased at a 6.4 percent annualized rate over the quarter ending September 2017.” Home price growth is over 10 percent for the year in some markets, including Washington (12.8 percent) and Nevada (11.3 percent).Freddie’s November Outlook also points out that tax reform could seriously affect their predictions for 2018 and 2019. According to the Outlook:Considering the current level of uncertainty surrounding tax reform, we have not factored in the potential effects of recent tax plans unveiled by both the Senate and House of Representatives into our latest Outlook forecast. Estimates from different analysts show a large variation in estimated impact, based on assumptions about which provisions will be enacted and how the economy will respond. Given the uncertainty around the tax proposals and their impact on the economy, we present a baseline forecast assuming no tax changes.You can read all the details in Freddie’s November Outlook by clicking here. Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: David Wharton Construction Freddie Mac freddie mac monthly outlook Home Prices housing sales Housing Starts inventory shortage 2017-11-20 David Whartoncenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Housing Market Still Not Meeting Potential Next: Delving into Delinquency Data: Hurricanes Continue to Impact The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

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California Mudslides Claim 17 Lives, Destroy 100 Homes

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save California Mudslides Claim 17 Lives, Destroy 100 Homes Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News About Author: David Wharton California montecito mudslides 2018-01-10 David Wharton Update: As of Friday morning, January 12, the death toll has risen to 17.______________________________________________Heavy rains set off a series of massive mudslides in Montecito, California, killing at least 15 people, trapping hundreds more in their homes, and destroying approximately 100 homes, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. The disaster began early Tuesday morning, around 2:30 a.m. PST, when rains began dislodging both boulders and cascades of mud, sending them pouring down area hillsides.Both local authorities and the U.S. Coast Guard were involved in response operations throughout the day Wednesday, including helicopter rescues and attempting to retrieve residents trapped inside their homes. Some homes were actually uprooted from their foundations and swept along by the river of mud.Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown compared the scene to that of a “World War I battlefield,” according to the Times.According to public information officer Amber Anderson, the official death toll has hit 15, with at least 28 reported injuries and 24 people missing. In addition to the 100 homes reported destroyed, 300 more were damaged by the mudslides. Anderson said that eight commercial properties were also destroyed. At least 7,000 people have been evacuated from the area.Tragically, the death toll is expected to rise as authorities work to access and clear the areas buried beneath debris and waist-deep mud.Tragically, much of this new disaster can be linked to a previous one California has been reeling from in recent months. The widespread wildfires that burned through the region destroyed vegetation and left the soil scorched. This type of soil cannot absorb water as easily, making the region more vulnerable to mudslides during heavy rains—such as the ones that dumped five inches of rain on parts of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties this week.Estimates for the housing damages from the California wildfires topped $5 billion. It remains to be seen what the financial cost of these mudslides will total, but the human cost is already far too clear. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Proposed Arizona Bill Addresses HOA Foreclosure Timelines Next: Can Homebuyers Get Better Government Loan Modifications? Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / California Mudslides Claim 17 Lives, Destroy 100 Homes January 10, 2018 3,673 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: California montecito mudslides The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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How Did Refis Impact the 2008 Financial Crisis?

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / How Did Refis Impact the 2008 Financial Crisis? How Did Refis Impact the 2008 Financial Crisis? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago 2008 Financial Crisis cash-out refinance cash-out refis Housing Crisis Purchase Loans rate refis Refinance Activity Urban Institute 2018-04-09 David Wharton Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago While there is still debate about the various factors that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis and the collapse of the housing market, a new paper by the Urban Institute suggests that the poor performance of cash-out refinances, and refinances in general, were important contributing factors.“What Fueled the Financial Crisis? An Analysis of the Performance of Purchase and Refinance Loans,” authored by the Urban Institute’s Laurie S. Goodman and Jun Zhu, opens with a recap of two competing theories about what caused the 2008 financial crisis. On one side, there is the narrative that government policies aimed at building homeownership backfired by encouraging the private sector to offer mortgages to borrowers with poor credit and without the financial stability to afford them. On the other side of the debate places more of the onus on the lenders themselves for lending to subprime borrowers. The Urban Institute report, however, suggests that refinances may have played more of a role in the crisis than has been acknowledged before.According to the report, recent research suggests first-time homebuyers were not the largest contributors to poor credit performance. Instead, the report points to established borrowers seeking cash-out refinances or second liens on their mortgages. “These borrowers often used non-traditional instruments such as Interest Only loans and negative amortization loans to stretch their buying power,” states the report.Examining “detailed loan-level information from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loan level credit database,” the Urban Institute researchers gathered data on 30-year fixed-term mortgage originations occurring between 1999-2016. From there, they divided the data into subcategories representing purchase loans, rate refi, and cash-out refi. “To qualify a rate refi, the borrower must use the proceeds only to pay off the first mortgage,” explains the report. “The cash out to the borrower cannot exceed 2 percent of the new refi mortgage or $2,000, whichever is less. Otherwise, the new mortgage will be considered as cash out refi.”The Urban Institute study found that, during the period leading up to the financial crisis, purchase loans accounted for 44-48 percent of the market, whereas refis were taking up an increasing percentage of the market (cash-out refis were at 37 percent during 2005-2008, as opposed to 15 percent in 2006).Examining default activity for both purchase loans and refis, the Urban Institute researchers found that during the examined years, purchase loans performed much better when it came to default rates than refis did. In 2004, 5.3 percent of purchase loans defaulted [defined here as going 180 days delinquent (D180) or having been “liquidated from a delinquent state prior to the D180 point”]. The rate was 5.8 percent for rate refis and 7.3 percent for cash-out refis. Shifting to 2007, those rates changed to 9.6 percent for purchase loans, 15.9 percent for rate refis, and 17.1 percent for cash-out refis.“Thus, inconsistent with their weaker credit profile, purchase loans have stronger performance than rate refis,” states the report. “The default rate on cash out refis is much worse than either purchase loans or rate refinances.”That pattern continues across multiple angles of examination, with purchase loans consistently performing better than rate refis or cash-out refis. “Our results reveal that cash-out refinances has the poorest behavior on every dimension, especially during the financial crisis,” states the report. “Thus, our results show it was not the expansion of lending to include more marginal borrowers that caused the financial crisis. Rather, contributing factors to the crisis include the performance of the cash out refinances in particular, and refinances more generally.”To read the Urban Institute’s full report, click here. 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U.S. Bank Sues Bank of America Over RMBS Issues

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Bank of America Reverse Mortgage Backed Securities RMBS U.S. Bank Home / Daily Dose / U.S. Bank Sues Bank of America Over RMBS Issues 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. Related Articles Previous: Technology Coming to Loan Applications Next: Temporary Extension Granted for National Flood Insurance Programcenter_img U.S. Bank Sues Bank of America Over RMBS Issues Share Save U.S. Bank has sued Bank of America, claiming that “a company it acquired sold defective mortgages to a $2 billion residential mortgage-backed securities [RMBS] trust and failed to disclose problem mortgages to the trust’s investors,” Reuters reported.According to Reuters, U.S Bank has alleged that Bank of America predecessor company First Franklin Financial Corp. “breached its contractual duties by selling the defective mortgages and failing to repurchase them after problems surfaced.” U.S. Bank filed the suit in “its capacity as trustee for the RMBS trust.”The case is just the latest in a long line of wide-ranging litigation stemming from the financial crisis, many of which is still being resolved. In 2015, Prudential Insurance Co. moved to settle its lawsuits with Bank of America NA, Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc., and First Franklin Financial Group. The suits, which were first filed in March 2013, alleged Bank of America and others knowingly sold Prudential $2.1 billion in low-quality mortgage-backed securities—and made false statements about them. Prudential claimed this left the company with more than 10,000 defective home loans, many that eventually went into default or foreclosure.Recent RMBS PerformanceMorningstar Credit Rating’s research reported that RMBS credit performance backed by nonqualified mortgage loans remained strong in Q1 2019. Morningstar’s report indicated that, while high prepayment levels may typically indicate poor loan quality, the trend of recent relatively high prepayments has not impacted credit quality. Morningstar’s report states that prepaid loans and the remaining loans have a similar credit quality, noting that many deals have seen prepayment rates above 20%.“As noted in our RMBS outlook for 2019, we expect non-QM RMBS issuance to continue to increase in 2019, with the credit quality of the collateral weakening somewhat but remaining overall consistent with the prior year,” said Morningstar in a release. “Also, we expect the non-QM RMBS transaction structures to evolve as issuers explore ways to optimize funding costs and maximize proceeds from securitization.”Government-backed loans as a whole have seen a resurgence. Kroll Bond Ratings Agency reported 63% increase in residential mortgage-backed securities issued in 2018 over 2017. The report indicated that if the U.S. GDP was to grow at the steady pace it has this year, until July 2019, the year could see “another robust issuance year in 2019.” However, factors such as higher interest rates, home price moderation, and widening spreads that have been experienced by the market in the last few weeks are likely headwinds that might pull down the performance of RMBS next year, the report revealed. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Bank of America Reverse Mortgage Backed Securities RMBS U.S. Bank 2019-05-29 Seth Welborn May 29, 2019 5,594 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Seth Welborn The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News, Secondary Marketlast_img read more

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Joe Biden Releases $640B Plan for Housing

first_img  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago housing plan Joe Biden 2020-02-24 Mike Albanese The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago February 24, 2020 1,821 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Share Save Tagged with: housing plan Joe Biden Related Articles About Author: 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. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Joe Biden Releases $640B Plan for Housing Previous: The Racial Divide of Flood Damage Buyouts Next: Foreclosure Increases Expected in 2020 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Joe Biden Releases $640B Plan for Housing Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden released his plan for housing on Monday, stating he would invest $640 billion over 10 years, to allow Americans to have access to affordable housing. According to a release, Biden plans to end redlining and other discriminatory and unfair practices in the housing market, provide financial assistance and down-payment assistance, increasing the supply and lowering the cost of housing, and pursuing a “comprehensive approach” to end homelessness. The plan says Americans should have access to housing that takes up no more than 30% of their household income. He added that he would work to protect homeowners and renters from “abusive” lenders and landlords through a new Homeowners and Renter Bill of Rights, modeled after the California Homeowner Bill of Rights. “Biden will enact legislation to end many shortcomings in the mortgage and rental markets,” the release states. “This new Bill of Rights will prevent mortgage brokers from leading borrowers into loans that cost more than appropriate, prevent mortgage servicers from advancing a foreclosure when the homeowner is in the process of receiving a loan modification, give homeowners a private right of action to seek financial redress from mortgage lenders and servicers that violate these protections, and give borrowers the right to a timely notification on the status of their loan modifications and to be able to appeal modification denials. “Building on the Obama-Biden Administration’s Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act, the Bill of Rights will also expand protections for renters. For example, the Bill of Rights will include a law prohibiting landlords from discriminating against renters receiving federal housing benefits.”Biden’s plan also calls for a $100 billion affordable housing fund to construct and upgrade affordable housing. Also, $65 billion in new incentives for state housing authorities and the Indian Housing Block Grant program to construct or rehabilitate low-cost, efficient, resilient, and accessible housing in areas where affordable housing is in short supply is included in the plan. last_img read more

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Time for decision on Rutland whales disposal

first_img Senior Donegal County Council officials will meet this morning to discuss how best to dispose of the 33 pilot whales washed up on Rutland Island just over a week ago.Area Manager John Gallagher will have to make the final decision, with two options open to the council, wither burial on the beach or transport by road to an incinerator in County Cavan.Glenties Area Chairperson Cllr David Alcorn says there’s been widespread discussion locally, and now it’s time for decisions……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/dalc830.mp3[/podcast] Time for decision on Rutland whales disposal By News Highland – November 15, 2010 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Newsx Advertscenter_img Pinterest NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Previous articleTreacherous road conditions in DonegalNext articleSafety cameras go live today News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

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Northwest MEP says HSE are re-hiring retired staff

first_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – March 14, 2012 Facebook Twitter Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Newscenter_img Pinterest North West MEP Jim Higgins has challenged the HSE to prove that it is not re-hiring retired administrative level and nursing staff at the expense of young qualified and unemployed graduates.He has been told by the HSE that its policy is that retired individuals should only be rehired in extreme circumstances and that guidelines are in place to this effect contrary to the MEP’s claims.And the HSE has asked Mr Higgins to furnish evidence of his concerns – He says he has been contacted by numerous people across the northwest who will back his claims:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/jimram.mp3 Previous articleHSA launch investigation in to Dunlewey tragic deathNext articleInjuries board pays out €5.5m to Donegal claimants News Highland Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Northwest MEP says HSE are re-hiring retired stafflast_img read more

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Donegal Cllr to meet with Minister Joe McHugh today

first_img Google+ Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest A Donegal Co Cllr is meeting with Junior Minister for Gaeltacth Affairs today.Cllr Micheál Cholm Mac GiollaEasbuig is meeting with Joe McHugh today, and he says he’ll be raising a number of issues affecting the Gaeltacth area.Cllr Mac GiollaEasbuig says he will also have no problem telling Minister McHugh that he is not the right person for the job.The Cllr for the Glenties Electoral Area says although he doesn’t agree with the appointment of Joe McHugh, he is still prepared to work with him:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/meehal1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous article‘Friends’ duo to reunite for BBC showNext articleEurope will have a new captain in 2016 News Highland Donegal Cllr to meet with Minister Joe McHugh today Google+ Homepage BannerNews WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Twitter WhatsApp By News Highland – September 29, 2014 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

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Jury to deliberate for a second day in Donegal rape trial

first_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers The jury in the trial of a Donegal man accused of raping a woman when she was a girl has been sent home for the night having failed to reach a verdict.The man has pleaded not guilty at the Central Criminal Court to 46 counts of indecent assault and rape of the woman, who is eight years younger than him. The alleged abuse took place between January 1965 and June 1975.The woman claimed the alleged offences occurred in two different Donegal houses and a shed behind one of the houses when she moved in with her guardian.She claimed the alleged offences started before her First Holy Communion when she was seven and continued until she completed her Intermediate Certificate in 1975.The jury of nine men and three women had been considering its verdict for an hour and 33 minutes on day four of the trial.At that stage Mr Justice Paul Carney told them to suspend their deliberations for the evening and they were allowed to go home.The jury will return today to continue considering its verdict. Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous article“Cross border linkages have disappeared off the political agenda” – HanniganNext articleCouncil to establish call centre in Milford News Highland By News Highland – March 28, 2012 Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrycenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Newsx Adverts Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Jury to deliberate for a second day in Donegal rape trial PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+last_img read more

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