Comptroller Outlines Proposals to Reduce Regulatory Burden for Small Banks

first_img Comptroller Outlines Proposals to Reduce Regulatory Burden for Small Banks  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Freddie Mac’s Mortgage Portfolio Expands for Ninth Straight Month Next: DS News Webcast: Friday 12/4/2015 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. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Speaking at the sixth interagency outreach meeting on The Economic Growth and Regulatory Paperwork Reduction Act (EGRPRA) of 1996, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas J. Curry outlined specific legislative proposals that have been introduced to reduce regulatory burden on smaller banks.The series of outreach meetings began last December 2 in Los Angeles, and the meetings have been hosted by the Federal Reserve System, the OCC, and the FDIC, to discuss their collective effort to reduce regulatory burden placed on insured deposit institutions by the EGRPRA. The meetings are part of the EGRPRA review to allow interested parties to comment on regulatory burden directly to the government agencies.In the sixth and latest outreach meeting, which took place on December 2 in Washington, D.C.—the one-year anniversary of the first outreach meeting—Curry discussed two specific legislative proposals. First, the House voted in October to raise the asset threshold for small banks to $1 billion and is currently included in another funding measure that is likely to be signed by the President, Curry said. Raising the asset threshold to that level would qualify an additional 600 additional banks for the 18-month examination cycle.“That would not only reduce the burden on those well-managed institutions, it would allow the federal banking agencies to focus our supervisory resources on those banks and thrifts that present capital, managerial, or other issues of significant supervisory concern,” Curry said.Curry said the second proposal would provide federal savings associations with greater flexibility to expand their business model without changing their governance structure.“It’s important that federal savings associations, like other businesses, have the flexibility to adapt to changing economic and business environments to meet the needs of their communities, and they shouldn’t have to bear the expense of changing charters in order to do so,” Curry said. “We have recommended authorizing a basic set of powers that both federal savings associations and national banks can exercise, regardless of their charter, so that savings associations can change business strategies without moving to a different charter.”This second proposal recently passed in the House Financial Services Committee, and Curry said he hopes it soon goes for a full House vote.While Curry said these legislative proposals are meaningful steps taken toward achieving relief from regulatory burden for community banks, he admitted there are other ways to make smaller institutions financially viable.“One especially promising approach involves collaboration, which was the subject of a paper we issued recently,” he said. “By pooling resources, smaller institutions can trim costs and serve customers that might otherwise lie beyond their reach.”Click here to read Curry’s complete speech. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Comptroller Outlines Proposals to Reduce Regulatory Burden for Small Banks About Author: Brian Honea Community Banks OCC Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Regulatory Burden 2015-12-03 Brian Honea in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Newscenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago December 3, 2015 1,132 Views Related Articles Tagged with: Community Banks OCC Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Regulatory Burden The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

At Your Service

first_img About Author: John Park October 24, 2017 1,623 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines HOUSING mortgage 2017-10-24 John Park Share Save Previous: Freddie Mac Reports Portfolio Update Next: Home Prices: Rising in Energy-Producing States Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post At Your Service Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: HOUSING mortgage Home / Daily Dose / At Your Service Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Editor’s note: This feature first appeared in the October issue of DS News, available now. A co-worker recently told me about a bad experience he had with mortgage servicers. The company, which had previously serviced his mortgage, transferred servicing to another company. The co-worker was notified of this change through a letter in the mail. The letter also outlined his monthly payments would no longer be automatically drafted from his checking account on the first business day of each month. To make matters worse, the co-worker told me when he first contacted the new mortgage servicer, they had not yet received a record of his new loan number quoted in the letter and advised him to call back later. Eventually, he was able to make his monthly payment and set up an automatic recurring draft via the servicer’s website, but the question remained as to why he couldn’t do that to start with. Whereas my co-worker was previously able to pay his mortgage without thinking about it—and get on with living his life—he now suddenly had a fire drill on his hands and a negative impression of both mortgage servicers.The importance of satisfactory customer service is underscored by Expectations & Experiences quarterly consumer trends research from Fiserv, which revealed that 61 percent of consumers with at least one loan said prior loan experience had a moderate to great influence when choosing a lender for subsequent loans. In addition, when applying for a new loan, customer service was second only to securing the best interest rate and no or low fees and service charges in being a key factor in how borrowers selected a lender.With exceptional customer experience so important to borrowers, it is time for a mindset change. The housing crisis is now thankfully far in the rearview mirror, but it occurred on such a huge scale that its legacy continues to be felt today. The crash led to a wave of regulatory mandates with the mortgage servicing environment becoming increasingly complex in the face of Dodd-Frank reforms. To address the critical need to comply in an accurate and consistent manner, technology solutions popped up like dandelions. Striking a Delicate BalanceIn our industry, there will always be evolving regulations to keep up with–the latest CFPB servicing updates are a prime example—but it should not consume servicers’ time, effort, and thoughts to the exclusion of everything else. More than ever, consumers today expect exceptional engagement and a real-time lending experience, because they have grown accustomed to having access to everything on their terms. Therefore, lenders must balance consumers’ expectations for quick, frictionless lending experiences with regulatory, risk, and process requirements.As attitudes shift, servicers are transitioning their focus to the consumer experience and how technology can support that effort. This is manifesting itself in several ways, but all with a common thread in that they are centered on delighting their borrowers.Ensure Consistency in Communication ChannelsThe first facet is how lenders communicate with their borrowers. Those borrowers want to be empowered to choose their preferred method of communication–this is evident in the wide variety of options consumers choose to use. Whether it is by letter, telephone, walk-in, online, or mobile, consumers want it to work seamlessly with their daily lives.This underlines the importance of lenders having the capabilities to deliver a true omni-channel experience to guarantee superior borrower communication support. That way, a borrower can select the best way to interact with their servicer, and pick up in one channel where they left off in another. For instance, if a borrower had recently initiated an escrow analysis via the web, but for whatever reasons their next touchpoint is a call, the call center agent must have the ability to see that the borrower had recently initiated the escrow analysis and is perhaps calling in with questions.Many borrowers may opt to have a completely digital experience, but still want to seek out consultation. Only, instead of phoning in, they want a real-time webchat. The same premise still holds true in that the agent should be aware that the customer had initiated an escrow analysis, is likely to ask about it, and will expect the agent to have answers at their fingertips.The point is that it simply isn’t satisfactory to have many channels … all with different messages. The servicer’s brand, personality, and helpfulness should shine through regardless of the channel used. If the branch experience feels more personable or friendlier than the call center or the mobile site–or vice versa– then the borrower is not receiving a consistent experience. Equally, if the borrower begins the conversation digitally they don’t want to have to begin that dialogue from scratch when they show up at the branch. Today’s borrower–indeed today’s consumer–doesn’t think in terms of unique, standalone environments; they want every channel from digital to human to possess the same personality and knowledge.Provide Information on Their TermsThe second facet is borrower education.This is related to how borrowers choose to communicate with servicers and consume information. Two demographic groups in particular are seeking trusted advisors– millennials and empty nesters whose grown-up children have now moved out of the family home. Millennials by nature seek out education and want to be taught when it comes to mortgages. In some cases they remember parents foreclosing on a home during the crisis, so they may have a level of distrust when it comes to mortgages.For empty nesters, they may be looking for advice about how to transition into retirement, securing a reverse mortgage loan, their equity, or whether they need to remain in a five-bedroom house now that the kids have moved on.Both cases represent different ends of the spectrum of adult life, but they are tied together by a common thread–they want an advisor to guide them through their life changes. Whether they want to talk to an agent face-to-face or engage via social media channels, a borrower wants to be able to gather information on a particular aspect of their loan in a way that suits the consumer. It’s no longer enough to have a one-size-fits-all approach; it really needs to be custom-fitted for the individual.Blending Hi-Tech With High-TouchThe best way to delight the borrower is to get the blend right between hi-tech and high-touch. Some borrowers may want to minimize the need for interaction, while others require it continually. The rise of digital labor and workflow to perform certain tasks helps servicers maintain consistent levels of service, especially in the execution of back-office activities. The automation of high-volume, repetitive transactions ensures adherence to regulation and business policy. The use of user interface-driven workflow can create a better experience for the borrower by ensuring every interaction is consistent in content and procedure across all borrowers. While the cost of these systems has come down, they have also become vastly more sophisticated–and they are in effect a software version of the robotic arm that assembles automobiles. This frees up staff to do what they do best–interacting with consumers.Focus on Delighting Your BorrowersThe regulatory environment will continue to evolve–the 2020 CECL requirements come to mind–and minimizing organizational risk will always be of paramount importance as this is the new normal we find ourselves in. However, top-notch customer service should always be top of mind, and the two are not mutually exclusive. It is not only possible, but also desirable, to shift the focus to the consumer experience, while still keeping your eye on the regulatory ball.Through the right mix of borrower communication, borrower education, and human and automated processes, loan servicers can provide the real-time lending experience consumers increasingly expect. Disgruntled borrowers are statistically more likely to report loan servicers, so compliance and customer satisfaction go hand-in-hand. Taking a customer-centric approach will delight your borrower and efficiently mitigate risk. 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Industry Pulse: Promotions at BSI, Fannie Mae and Free Training from Padgett

first_img September 2, 2020 1,411 Views  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Padgett Law Group Offers ‘Post COVID Reality’ Web Summit Next: Report Ranks 11 Top Communities for Opportunity Zone Investments 2020-09-02 Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Industry Pulse: Promotions at BSI, Fannie Mae and Free Training from Padgett Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Home / Daily Dose / Industry Pulse: Promotions at BSI, Fannie Mae and Free Training from Padgett Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe 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. 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 BSI Financial Services, a mortgage-centric financial services company, last week announced it has promoted Larry Goldstone to President of Capital Markets and Lending and John Lawrence to President of Servicing and Lender Services.A 20-year veteran of the mortgage industry, Lawrence previously served as BSI’s EVP and Chief Servicing Officer, where he led the company’s Entra, ESPL and quality control groups. In his new role, Lawrence will be responsible for the overall profitability and operations of the company’s servicing and lender services businesses. Prior to joining the company, Lawrence held senior executive positions at PIMCO, PennyMac, Wells Fargo and IndyMac Bank.Goldstone previously led BSI’s mortgage servicing rights strategy as executive vice president of capital markets. Over the past six years, he“It’s a privilege to work with such accomplished leaders in John and Larry, who have made enormous contributions to our growth,” said Gagan Sharma, President and CEO of BSI Financial Services. “These promotions could not be more well deserved. I’m confident John and Larry will continue driving our future success as a key partner to our lender and investor clients, whether they need servicing, MSR sales or other services for their lending and servicing groups. As we leverage technology to deliver a world class consumer and client experience, Larry and John will help lead the fulfillment of that vision.”__________________________________________________________________________Fannie Mae has appointed Jeffery Hayward to the newly created position of EVP and Chief Administrative Officer. It has appointed Michele Evans EVP and Head of Multifamily. Hayward, previously Head of Fannie Mae’s Multifamily business, will lead Fannie Mae’s Affordable Housing; Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG); Human Resources; Diversity & Inclusion; and Enterprise Workplace teams. Evans most recently served as Fannie Mae Multifamily CEO.The new role of CAO reflects Fannie Mae’s ongoing commitment to affordable housing, diversity and inclusion, and leading the industry with the company’s ESG efforts.“We’re fortunate to have someone of Jeff’s unique experience and talent to help us mobilize our most important asset—our human capital,” said David C. Benson, President, Fannie Mae. “Michele has built strong, trusted relationships with our Multifamily customers, driven change and innovation, and managed Multifamily’s business operations. At a time when affordable rental housing is more important than ever to our country, she is the right person to lead our Multifamily team.”__________________________________________________________________________Today Padgett Law Group (PLG) opened registration for the firm’s inaugural web summit, “PANDIFFERENT.” The summit is in response to growing client demand for digital training and education resources, and comes on the heels of the firm’s summer webinar series. That series included seven webinars devoted to various default, legal, title, and compliance issues impacted by COVID-19.This week’s announcement of PANDIFFERENT elevates the firm’s online educational offerings for clients by developing seven new sessions, six of which are pre-recorded, and one final session serving as a live closing super session to recap updates and answer attendee questions. All content will be made available on October 1 to registered attendees. The first 150 registrants will receive a $15 coupon for UberEats to order lunch during the web summit. Event details and registration can be found at PadgettLawGroup.com/PANDIFFERENT.Featured speakers include Robyn Padgett, Chief Development Officer; Keena Newmark, Esq., Managing Attorney of Bankruptcy; Marissa Yaker, Esq., Managing Attorney of Foreclosure; and nearly a dozen more legal, operational, and compliance leaders from the firm as well as a mix of industry partners and guest speakers. The summit also includes a presentation from Five Star Global’s Chairman Emeritus Ed Delgado.“Hosting PANDIFFERENT is our way of recognizing that in these uncertain times, one thing is certain: you must have forward vision,” said Chief Development Officer Robyn Padgett. Registration is free for employees of GSEs, regulators and other government bodies, lenders, servicers, credits unions, investors, and other financial services companies. All other interested parties may contact PLG to request an invitation for a limited registration. Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Legal League 100 Summit: A Focus on Challenges, Forbearances

first_img Five Star Conference Five Star Virtual Conference Legal League 100 Legal League 100 Summit 2020-09-14 David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Legal League 100 Summit: A Focus on Challenges, Forbearances Previous: Florida Court Rules on Foreclosure Judgement, Deficiency With Complaint Next: Five Star Virtual Conference Explores Industry Pandemic Response The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Legal League 100 Summit: A Focus on Challenges, Forbearances Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Legal issues, including compliance, defaults, and the government and service sector perspectives were the topics of discussion at the Five Star Legal League 100 Fall Summit, part of the Five Star Virtual Conference.The Summit provided top industry insights on various legal issues, including the latest details on foreclosures and forbearances, how the government is handling moratoriums, and other issues and how servicers are managing their pipelines in this unprecedented economy.The Summit kicked off with experts from the Legal League 100’s Advisory Council discussing how it represents the membership in its discussions, priorities and actions. Roy Diaz, Managing Shareholder, Diaz Anselmo Lindberg, P.A. & Chairperson, LL100; and Stephen Hladik, Partner, Hladik, Onorato & Federman, LLP discussed these items, as well as the impact foreclosure moratoriums have had on law firms. They also talked about fee parity within the industry.Following the Advisory Council’s discussion, industry economic experts provided insights on how unemployment is expected to impact foreclosure levels and how forbearance rates is expected impact bankruptcy filings, as well as other factors affecting the default market.“The economy is in a pretty bad place,” said Tendayi Kapfidze, Chief Economist, LendingTree. “During the financial crisis, the economy shrunk 4.8%. We had a decline in the second quarter [of 2020] of up to 30%. That’s not going to persist, but even if we get all but 9% of that back, that’s going to be an economy that’s about 10% smaller than it was at the beginning of the year. The question is how long will it last, and what changes are going to occur in the economy as a result of it.”“We are in a once-in-a-lifetime event,” said Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist and SVP of Research, NAR. “We may actually be in a new economy, with a large percentage of people able to work from home in the future years. Without a doubt, we plunged into a recession, with more than 50 million people applying for unemployment insurance at some point. That’s more than one third of the labor force.”But there is job creation occuring in some sectors, while there are job losses in others, Yun added. And the housing sector is actually enjoying a bounce, even as unemployment remains high.“We expect very strong activity in autumn and winter of this year,” Yun said.A session on compliance and government outlook examined how the government is handling moratoriums, timelines, and updates to compliance rules, as well as what the future will look like once moratoriums expire.The government decisions on moratoriums, foreclosures and forbearances will sharply impact servicers’ businesses, as the last panel of the day discussed.“We are seeing a lot of activity from our borrowers,” said Patrick Cox, SVP Operations, PHH Mortgage Corporation. “While we had a tremendous increase in the requests for forbearance in March and April, but we have since seen a decrease in activity in new borrowers reaching out to us. We do anticipate a lot of those borrowers who are currently on forbearance extending.“One surprising thing we found is that a lot of the borrowers who asked for forbearance in the March/April time frame actually continued to pay. We expect that behavior to continue.”Bankruptcies have fallen to half of what they were in March, Cox added.With the changes in borrower’s finances, and the foreclosure/forbearance/moratorium rules, PennyMac Loan Services is re-evaluating its financial review methodology, said Jennifer Gordon, VP Vendor Management. “We’re also taking a look at our attorney network, which I think is a very solid network. We’re taking a look to make sure we have appropriate backups in place in every space.”You can see all our Five Star Virtual Conference coverage by clicking here. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Phil Brittcenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Phil Britt started covering mortgages and other financial services matters for a suburban Chicago newspaper in the mid-1980s before joining Savings Institutions magazine in 1992. When the publication moved its offices to Washington, D.C., in 1993, he started his own editorial services room and continued to cover mortgages, other financial services subjects, and technology for a variety of websites and publications. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Five Star Conference Five Star Virtual Conference Legal League 100 Legal League 100 Summit Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, Loss Mitigation, News, Servicing Related Articles September 14, 2020 1,155 Views Subscribelast_img read more

Finn Valley parents meet to discuss school transport changes

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Finn Valley parents meet to discuss school transport changes Pinterest WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Previous articleHSE review on sex offender working at Donegal school due in MarchNext articlePriest pleads for no retaliation at Andrew Allen’s funeral News Highland A public meeting takes place tonight to discuss the transport crisis effecting schools in the Finn Valley area.The new transport scheme will only offer free transport for new pupils to their closest school – its claimed the move will divide siblings and cause extra expense and inconvenience for parents.The public meeting on the issue will be held in the Castlefin Partnership Initiative office.Local Councillor Cora Harvey hopes a special case can be made for Donegal given its broad geographical spread but says time is of the essence:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/cora1pmbusses.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Facebook Google+ Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Newsx Adverts Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest By News Highland – February 13, 2012 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Hogan urged to clarify Town Council plans

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Hogan urged to clarify Town Council plans Environment Minister Phil Hogan is being urged to clarify his plans for town councils.The Mayor of Letterkenny says he intends meeting with Environment Minister Phil Hogan at the AMAI conference at the end of this week to discuss the issue.Yesterday, the Mail on Sunday quoted Minister Hogan as signalling he would be bringing proposals to cabinet in the coming months to abolish all town councils.This is at variance with comments the minister made last year which suggested that while councils in smaller towns may be abolished, bigger councils would be retained.Cllr Mc Monagle says clarity is needed……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/gmac1pm.mp3[/podcast] Facebook WhatsApp Google+center_img Twitter Twitter By News Highland – February 6, 2012 Previous articleTranslink respond to Waterside Station concernsNext articleGAA – Tyrone Off To Div2 Winner But Defeat For Derry. News Highland Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Newsx Advertslast_img read more

James Reilly confident his department will stay in budget in 2013

first_img WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Previous articleThieves steal Nobel Peace PrizeNext articlePhilpotts to be sentenced for the manslaughter of six children News Highland By News Highland – April 3, 2013 Pinterest Google+ The Health Minister says he’s confident his Department will remain within budget this year – after a spending overrun of 360 million euro last year.His comments come after it emerged the troika is seeking monthly reports to track cost controls and spending plans – in order to avoid a repeat of the overrun.The European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund says certain targeted savings in the health sector have failed to materialise.However James Reilly says he does not see a scenario – under which the troika would try to take direct control of health spending: Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton James Reilly confident his department will stay in budget in 2013 Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook News Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Grenade thrown at police in Derry

first_imgNews Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published What’s been described as a “viable military hand grenade” was thrown at police in Derry yesterday as they were clearing the scene of a security alert in Derry.Several homes had been evacuated and Army bomb experts had been called to the scene to examine a suspicious object in Creggan’s Southway Road area. The alert began at 12.30 and had just been declared a hoax at 5.45 when the attack happened.Police say the device, which did not explode, landed at the feet of a police officer who was speaking to two children under the age of ten. Pinterest Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+center_img WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Previous articleIncrease in number of death certificates mentioning alcoholNext articleLetterkenny councillors told City of Culture designation will benefit Donegal News Highland Twitter Grenade thrown at police in Derry By News Highland – May 10, 2011 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton last_img read more

Two soldier arrested following recovery of pipe bomb in Burnfoot

first_img Facebook Facebook Two soldier arrested following recovery of pipe bomb in Burnfoot HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ By News Highland – February 19, 2014 Pinterest Google+ Two soldiers remain in Garda custody this morning in connection with the discovery of a pipe bomb in Co Donegal.The man and woman were arrested yesterday under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.It follows the discovery of a pipe bomb at a premises in Burnfoot.Gardai are investigating if the discovery is linked to what’s been described as an ongoing row between two groups within the Defence Forces. Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twittercenter_img WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp News Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Previous articleMichael Mooney – IndNext articleDerry body identified as that of missing teenager News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal last_img read more

Cllr concerned that Donegal County Council will take part in Gateway scheme

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Cllr concerned that Donegal County Council will take part in Gateway scheme By News Highland – March 6, 2014 Facebook News 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Twitter A Councillor has expressed his concern that Donegal County Council will take part in the controversial Gateway local authority work placement scheme despite councillor’s opposition to it.The scheme, is intended to offer work experience to 3,000 jobseekers but Councillors in Donegal past a motion last month calling on the council not to cooperate with it.The motion was moved by Councillor Mick Quinn who admits it is likely to be ignored by the council executive.He says Union support is required if the Gateway initiative is to be scrapped:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/mick1pm.mp3[/podcast]center_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleVictims of paramilitary violence and representatives from Amnesty International to speak to Oireachtas CommitteNext articleDonegal woman welcomes Dublin solicitor being struck off News Highland Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitterlast_img read more