How Much Can the Fed Really Influence the Economy?

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The weak April jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics last week has fueled speculation that a rate hike by the Fed in June is now off the table. But according to the president of one Fed bank, financial markets’ focus is in the wrong place if they are concentrating on what the Fed does with the short-term interest rates.Neel Kashkari, president of the Minneapolis Fed since November, has mostly focused on an initiative to end “too big to fail” since he took his post. On Monday, Kashkari spoke at the Economic Club of Minnesota and addressed monetary policy for the first time in his six months as president of the Minneapolis Fed.Kashkari said he believes the “current accommodative policy stance (keeping the federal funds target range at 0.25 to 0.5 percent) is appropriate” given the lack of notable price and wage pressures and the possibility of drawing more people back into the labor market. He also stated, however, “I think market participants are too focused on the Fed, and I am reluctant to draw even more attention to short-term monetary policy decisions, when attention should be focused on solutions to longer-term issues.”“But the truth is that central banks can’t influence many of the things that really matter to the long-term well-being of a society.”Neel Kashkari, Minneapolis Fed PresidentKashkari compared the market’s preoccupation with “every short-term move the Fed might make” to the Summer of the Shark in 2001, when on the surface it seemed that sharks were biting people more than usual. This prompted television crews to camp out at beaches waiting to catch the next bite on film. There was widespread speculation as to what caused the seemingly higher number of shark attacks, but in the end, it turned out that they were not biting people any more than usual; it was just a slow news summer.Neel Kashkari“Given all the attention market participants pay to every FOMC statement, one would think the Fed could control a lot,” Kashkari said. “But the truth is that central banks can’t influence many of the things that really matter to the long-term well-being of a society. We can’t influence trend productivity growth. We can’t influence competitiveness. We can’t influence educational performance.”Kashkari reminded the audience that central banks can “really do only three things”:Create a long-term stable monetary environmentRespond to an economic crisisInfluence short-term economic performanceKashkari noted that the legislative and executive branches of the government have a great deal of influence on the long-term trajectory of the economy, and that Congress determines how much public money is dedicated to educating the workforce. He noted, however, that despite the Fed’s lack of influence on the economy’s long-term trajectory, market participants seem to be focusing on the Fed and what move it will make next as far as interest rates. He speculated that the reason people are paying more attention to the Fed is because of the Fed’s increased transparency and because of fewer policy actions by Congress and the executive branch due to a lack of political consensus in Washington; hence, the “slow news summer” in the shark comparison.“The Federal Reserve has a role to play, but we shouldn’t be the only player nor the most important one,” Kashkari said.Click here to read Kaskhari’s complete speech. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago How Much Can the Fed Really Influence the Economy? May 9, 2016 1,175 Views Home / Daily Dose / How Much Can the Fed Really Influence the Economy? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles 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 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Federal Funds Target Rate Federal Reserve Neel Kashkari U.S. Economy  Print This Post About Author: Brian Honea Previous: The Effect of Stepups on HAMP vs. Proprietary Mods Next: How Does Cybersecurity Affect the Mortgage Industry? 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SunTrust Misses the Mark

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 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. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago HSBC National Mortgage Settlement SunTrust 2016-12-14 Kendall Baer in Daily Dose, Featured, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / SunTrust Misses the Mark  Print This Post Previous: Reducing Habitually Delinquent Properties – A New Year’s Resolution? Next: Didn’t Like October’s Foreclosure Spike? Here’s Good News… An independent monitor for the 2012 National Mortgage Settlement (NMS) has issued a report that SunTrust has fallen short in the progress with the NMS requirements, while HSBC’s first monitor report has passed with flying colors.The NMS was originally finalized in April 2012 between 49 states and the District of Columbia, the federal government, and five banks and/or mortgage servicers (Bank of America, Citi, JPMorgan Chase, Ally/GMAC, and Wells Fargo). As part of the agreement, the five servicers were required to provide $20 billion in consumer relief and $5 billion in other payments.SunTrust became party to the NMS in June 2014 when it settled with the DOJ for $968 million to resolve claims that the bank engaged in improper mortgage origination practices as well as servicing and foreclosure abuses.Joseph A. Smith, Jr., monitor of the National Mortgage Settlement (NMS), reported that SunTrust failed one test during the first quarter of 2016 related to the collection of default-related fees including property preservation fees, valuation fees and attorneys’ fees.This report was also the first monitor report after HSBC reached a settlement of $601 million with the DOJ, HUD, CFPB, Federal Reserve, and 49 states in February of this year over claims similar to that of SunTrust.According to Smith, HSBC did not fail any of the Monitor’s tests on compliance for this first report. Additionally, the servicer has been credited with $222,601,311 in consumer relief towards its total obligation of $370 million, says the report.“HSBC has completed 60 percent of its consumer relief obligation and did not fail any of its tests during the first half of 2016 on how it communicates with and treats borrowers,” says Smith. “SunTrust failed one metric in the first quarter of 2016 related to the collection of default-related fees. I will continue to monitor HSBC and SunTrust’s compliance with the NMS servicing standards and will report on my review to the Court and the public in early 2017.” SunTrust Misses the Mark Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img About Author: Kendall Baer Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: HSBC National Mortgage Settlement SunTrust Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago December 14, 2016 1,096 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

Ocwen Sues FIS Over Alleged Inflated Billing

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Scott Morgan Fidelity Information Services mortgage servicing 2017-05-30 Scott Morgan Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago May 30, 2017 8,006 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Savecenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Ocwen Sues FIS Over Alleged Inflated Billing The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Fidelity Information Services mortgage servicing Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Ocwen Financial Corp. has filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court alleging that Fidelity Information Services LLC (FIS) inflated its monthly rate and charged Ocwen for a variety of expenses while serving as its monitor for a 2015 mortgage servicing settlement case.According to the filing, Ocwen alleges that FIS wasted an agreed to $44.8 million budget through “fraudulent or negligent misrepresentations in its monthly invoices to Ocwen”. The suit also claims “whenever Ocwen questioned the legitimacy of FIS’s invoices or confronted FIS about their increasing enormity, FIS reiterated its misrepresentations that the hours and expenses reflected on the invoices were legitimately worked and incurred.”Because FIS held fast that its invoices were legitimate, “FIS induced Ocwen to continue to pay millions of dollars for work that was not performed,” the filing stated. Ocwen alleges that FIS did so because the monitor felt that it had “free reign to lie to Ocwen without consequence.”The suit orbits a 2015 settlement against Ocwen for alleged impropriety in its mortgage servicing practices. The California Department of Business Oversight ordered Ocwen to conduct a two-year review of its business and named FIS as the agency to do the review. FIS proposed the nearly $45 million budget to review as many as 50,000 loan files.“Each time FIS submitted an invoice to Ocwen, FIS represented that the amounts reflected hours actually worked in support of the review and expenses reasonably incurred and for which FIS was entitled to be reimbursed,” the filing states. “Those representations were false.”Ocwen alleges that FIS routinely submitted false, fraudulent, and improper invoices, featuring “dramatically inflated hours” that FIS and its contractors did not actually work. The suit claims FIS and its associates took as many as 14 breaks per day that were still billed to Ocwen, as well as “implausible” hours (as many as 16 a day).Ocwen also alleges that FIS billed them for expenses that either were never incurred or “reflected attempts by FIS associates to reimburse themselves for personal or other unallowable expenditures.” Ocwen claims FIS employees tried to write off employee visits to strip clubs; purchases of liquor and groceries for personal use; trips to casinos; and hotel expenses.“As a direct result of FIS’s fraudulent charges and artificially-inflated invoices,” the filing stated, “FIS ran through the $44.8 million budget for the entire two-year review in just 11 months, while delivering less than half of the work it was hired to do. FIS was on pace to charge Ocwen $120 million—nearly triple the project budge Ocwen Sues FIS Over Alleged Inflated Billing Previous: Home Prices Hit New Peak Next: Appraisal Software Now a New Mobile Application Subscribelast_img read more

Nonbank Lenders Becoming Draw for IT Professionals

first_img Tagged with: IT Nonbank Lenders Quicken Loans Share Save Computerworld has ranked Quicken Loans the No. 1 large company to work for in the information technologies industry for the fourth year running, due in large part to the can-do-it, optimistic attitude that pervades their offices, which are located in Detroit. Quicken Loans is known for their “isms,” or the 19 core values that drives their business ethos. “Isms” are more like sayings rather than an employee handbook. They include phrases like, “We’ll figure it out,” or, “You’ve got it,” or, “a penny saved is a penny.” And while they might sound simple, they signify a larger, more forward thinking to business and innovation. If anything is proof the mortgage-lending firm is doing something right, it shows in their turnover rate, which sits at a meager 6 percent. Their IT department has around 1,500 people employed under its umbrella, and the company expects that number to grow by 10 percent, even in light of their recent bout with the Department of Justice. The added popularity of nonbank lenders in both the market and the employment sector has been attributed to the way in which banks had stricter regulations than nonbank lenders after the housing crisis. With less restrictions, nonbank lenders had more autonomy to lend as they saw fit rather than follow rules set forth by regulatory bodies. By the end of 2016, six of the nation’s top 10 lenders were non-banks, while banks contribution to new mortgage loans fell to 21 percent. The four banks that made the top 10 were Wells Fargo with 12.55 percent of the market share, JPMorgan (5.95 percent), U.S. Bank Home Mortgage (4.12 percent), and Bank of America (4.07 percent). Non-banks, which were the top lenders, were Quicken Loans (4.90 percent); PennyMac Financial Services, (3.37 percent), Freedom Mortgage (2.90 percent), PHH Mortgage (2.01 percent), Caliber Home Loans (2.00 percent), and loanDepot (1.89 percent). Although non-banks are still currently driving new mortgage loans, President Trump’s recent executive order could spur banks to increase their balance sheets. Home / Daily Dose / Nonbank Lenders Becoming Draw for IT Professionals Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago IT Nonbank Lenders Quicken Loans 2017-06-12 Staff Writer The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Subprime Mortgages Moving From Rearview Next: Before and After the Storm  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News About Author: Staff Writer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Nonbank Lenders Becoming Draw for IT Professionals Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 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 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago June 12, 2017 1,562 Views Subscribelast_img read more

The Risk of Low Interest Rates

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Risk of Low Interest Rates Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 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] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago October 16, 2017 1,789 Views Share Save Previous: Freddie Mac: Providing New Solutions to Financial Health? Next: Market Update: Home Sales’ Status in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles The Risk of Low Interest Ratescenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Nicole Casperson Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Amidst uncertainty if the Fed will spike interest rates, an article released Monday by Seeking Alpha argues that low interest rates could be the cause of lending risks, but why?The article reveals the process of how low interest rates can lead to causes that implement risk. This starts with a bond bull market, which means that the price of bonds is high and “the higher the quality of the bond, the higher the price.”In addition, when bond prices go up, yields go down. Similarly, safe bond prices go up when interest rates go down.It is important to note that lower yields mean lower mortgage rates, and mortgage rates are directly tied to the yield of treasury bonds. Additionally, low interest rates don’t allow for refinancing, because if a borrower wants to refinance their mortgage the only thing that can happen is a lowering of interest rates.So what type of risk comes with buying a safe bond with a 4 percent yield? According to the article, “this bond would cost more than the bond will pay back when it matures.”When inflation has ruined an initial investment, then investors must look for another way to receive revenue, as this low interest rate situation “sets the stage for alternatives.”According to the report, “alternatives are ways to raise money by pledging not just assets, but also cash flows to you the lender.”However, these alternative forms of income come with some major risk, as it results in relying on “someone else’s mortgage or the cash flows” to back the money lent from a business. Today, these alternative income investments are tempting for “institutions that must deliver more income than they can get from safe investments.”Reminder: Being a beneficiary of any of these investment pools makes the risk is even higher. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post 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 Tagged with: bond prices bonds Fed low interest rates Mortgage Rates Risk Seeking Alpha bond prices bonds Fed low interest rates Mortgage Rates Risk Seeking Alpha 2017-10-16 Nicole Caspersonlast_img read more

CFPB Instructs Servicers to Prepare for Forbearance Expirations

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a warning to servicers to prepare for an onslaught of distressed homeowners come summertime, or as moratoria expire.This is the second CFPB notice in a week to indicate the bureau is aggressively readying to wind down COVID-19-related temporary provisions and flexibilities. One day prior to Thursday’s issuance, the CFPB rescinded pandemic-prompted flexibilities for financial institutions regarding regulatory filings, or compliance with consumer financial laws and regulations.It is a “known unknown” industry specialists have been anticipating for some time now, that the current high rate of forbearance plans could prove problematic down the road. The CFPB is warning services “to take all necessary steps now to prevent a wave of avoidable foreclosures” in the coming months.Most recently, the Biden Administration on February 16 extended the moratorium on home foreclosures for federally backed mortgages through the end of June. (The foreclosure ban previously was slated to end March 31).Millions of homeowners in forbearance plans today will need help from their servicers when the pandemic-related federal emergency mortgage protections expire this summer and fall. The CFPB says servicers should dedicate sufficient resources and staff now to ensure they are prepared for a surge in borrowers needing help.The CFPB says it will closely monitor how servicers engage with borrowers, respond to borrower requests, and process applications for loss mitigation. The CFPB will consider a servicer’s overall effectiveness in helping consumers when using its discretion to address compliance issues that arise.“There is a tidal wave of distressed homeowners who will need help from their mortgage servicers in the coming months. Responsible servicers should be preparing now. There is no time to waste, and no excuse for inaction. No one should be surprised by what is coming,” said CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio. “Our first priority is ensuring struggling families get the assistance they need. Servicers who put struggling families first have nothing to fear from our oversight, but we will hold accountable those who cause harm to homeowners and families.”Here are the CFPB’s instructions for servicers:Be proactive. Servicers should contact borrowers in forbearance before the end of the forbearance period so they have time to apply for help.Work with borrowers. Servicers should work to ensure borrowers have all necessary information and should help borrowers in obtaining documents and other information needed to evaluate the borrowers for assistance.Address language access. The CFPB will look carefully at how servicers manage communications with borrowers with limited English proficiency and maintain compliance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and other laws.Evaluate income fairly. Where servicers use income in determining eligibility for loss mitigation options, servicers should evaluate borrowers’ income from public assistance, child-support, alimony or other sources in accordance with the Equal Credit Opportunity Act’s anti-discrimination protections.Handle inquiries promptly. The CFPB will closely examine servicer conduct where hold times are longer than industry averages.Prevent avoidable foreclosures. The CFPB will expect servicers to comply with foreclosure restrictions in Regulation X and other federal and state restrictions in order to ensure that all homeowners have an opportunity to save their homes before foreclosure is initiated.The CFPB concludes that as long as servicers continue to demonstrate effectiveness in helping consumers, as outlined in Thursday’s compliance bulletin the bureau will continue to evaluate servicer activity consistent with April 3, 2020’s Joint Statement on Supervisory and Enforcement Practices Regarding the Mortgage Servicing Rules in Response to the COVID-19 Emergency and the CARES Act, which provides flexibility on certain timing requirements in the regulations. Related Articles Share Save April 2, 2021 1,134 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: CFPB CFPB 2021-04-02 Christina Hughes Babb Home / Daily Dose / CFPB Instructs Servicers to Prepare for Forbearance Expirations CFPB Instructs Servicers to Prepare for Forbearance Expirationscenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: How Property Owners Can Prepare Financially for a Tornado Next: The Week Ahead: Tech to Aid in the Servicing Surge  Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Pearse Doherty says government tax breaks will cost Irish workers jobs

first_img Twitter Twitter Newsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – February 8, 2012 Google+ Google+ Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Pearse Doherty says government tax breaks will cost Irish workers jobs Government proposals to offer new tax breaks to attract skilled workers to Ireland have been criticised by Sinn Fein.The measure – which is contained in the newly published finance bill – is designed to ensure that investors in Ireland can get the skilled employees they need to create jobs here.The Finance Minister Michael Noonan said he’s introducing the tax break at the request of the IDA and Enterprise Ireland who say Irish based companies need the incentive in order to compete for skilled labour.But Sinn Fein’s Pearse Doherty says the measure will cost Irish workers jobs.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/18dohetax.mp3[/podcast] Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Facebook 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Previous articleDonegal CE leaders attend national talks over government cutsNext articleHundreds watch online launch of “The Donegal Gathering” News Highland NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Health Minister asked to give assurances about the future of Carndonagh District Hospital

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Google+ Facebook Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Health Minister James Reilly is being asked to give assurances about the future of Carndonagh District Hospital.Donegal North East Deputy Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has tabled a number of questions to the minister seeking to clarify the up to date position about the number of people working at the hospital, after the HSE cited ‘staffing pressures’ as the reason for the temporary closure of four beds this week.Deputy Mac Lochlainn says a number of other questions submitted in the last 18 months show that the hospital has already been enduring cuts…..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/carnd.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Health Minister asked to give assurances about the future of Carndonagh District Hospital Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Previous articleGallagher set for 100 league games.Next articleCllr Ian McGarvey tipped to be next Mayor of Donegal News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – April 18, 2013 Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH News 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Facebooklast_img read more

Investigation launched in Aranmore school virus

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Health officials are investigating the outbreak of a mystery virus at a Donegal school.Three teachers from Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada on Arranmore Island are suffering from a virus.One has been treated in hospital.No other staff or pupils at the school have been affected.Six other teachers at the 60-pupil school are now looking after classes. Facebook Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson center_img WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Twitter Previous articleDeputy McConalogue: Emigration keeping unemployment artificially lowNext articleBWG buy Donegal based Morris Brothers News Highland 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 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Investigation launched in Aranmore school virus By News Highland – May 19, 2012 last_img read more

Mc Conalogue hits out at government refusal to extend books scheme

first_img Twitter News Google+ WhatsApp 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 By News Highland – December 18, 2013 Mc Conalogue hits out at government refusal to extend books scheme Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Deputy Charlie Mc Conolouge has been told that the Department of Education will not change the rules that exclude schools who started book rental schemes from availing of a new government scheme.Deputy McConologue told Highland Radio News last week that schools who started book rental schemes themselves are now being punished by the Government for taking the initiative in doing so.But speaking in the Dail on behalf of the Eduction Minister, Junior Minister Michael Ring explained why the system will not be changed:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/ringbooks.mp3[/podcast]Deputy Mc Conolouge said he was very disappointed with the government’s stance on the issue:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/chasbooks.mp3[/podcast]center_img Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook Twitter Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleFour year old boy hit by car in LetterkennyNext articleMet Eireann upgrades severe wind warning to ‘Red’ status News Highland Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more