EU Execs Warn Against Dodd-Frank Changes

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The executive body of the European Union warned against any rollback of the Dodd-Frank Act, according to a report by Law360.European Commission spokesperson Vanessa Mock said they are studying the executive order issued by President Donald Trump on Friday, which ordered the Secretary of the Treasury to review Dodd-Frank ahead of any attempts to modify the law.Mock said senior figures inside the commission believe changes to the law could cause unrest or even destroy the international regulatory framework for bank standards, the nonbinding rules known as Basel III.“Our view is that international cooperation is vital in the area of financial regulation,” commission spokeswoman Vanessa Mock said. “We want to see this continue, and this would be our message to the newly appointed U.S. administration.”Valdis Dombrovskis, vice president of the commission and portfolio holder for financial stability, tweeted his dismay at possible rollbacks to Dodd-Frank.“International regulatory cooperation was vital for effective response to the financial crisis and should continue,” he said. “No financial stability = no growth #EU #US.”Trump cannot completely dismantle Dodd-Frank on his own via executive order. Former U.S. Representative Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) said Friday in an interview with DS News that Trump would have to pass any substantive Dodd-Frank reform through Congress-an unlikely prospect, he said.”Financial reform is very popular,” Frank said. “When the Republicans were in power under President Obama, they kept voting to repeal the healthcare bill entirely but they never put the vote to the floor to repeal financial reform because the public supports financial form.”He’s not going to get this through the Congress, I believe,” Frank said.House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) said Trump’s order is similar to his bill, the Financial CHOICE Act, which he introduced last year as an alternative to Dodd-Frank.The bill included provisions to allow banks to escape capital, leverage and liquidity requirements required by the Basel III international banking accords, and instead to allow them to abide by a 10 percent leverage ratio. Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / EU Execs Warn Against Dodd-Frank Changes 2017-02-07 Phil Banker Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Carson Filling Out Advisory Team Next: Home Equity Jumps to $726 Billion About Author: Phil Banker Phil Banker began his career in journalism after graduating from the University of North Texas. He has covered a number of communities across Texas and southern Oklahoma, writing news and sports for publications including the Ardmoreite, Ennis Daily News and the Plano Star-Courier. He is currently a contributor to DS News and The MReport. in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago February 7, 2017 1,653 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago EU Execs Warn Against Dodd-Frank Changes Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Subscribelast_img read more

Recognizing Women’s Voices in Mortgage

first_imgSubscribe Five Star honored the mortgage industry’s female leaders Wednesday with the presentation of the Keystone Awards at the Women in Housing Leadership Banquet, during the Five Star Conference and Expo. This year, the banquet was a joint presentation of Five Star and mPower, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s organization dedicated to advancing and supporting women professionals. “Despite the greater awareness and progress for promoting women in business, there remains a lack of equality in compensation and promotion,” said Ed Delgado, President and CEO of Five Star Global, during his opening remarks. “Sadly, I say that about the industry that I love. I’ve witnessed it firsthand. That lack of transparency simply must stop.”Nicole Booth, VP of Public Policy for Quicken Loans, took home the Rising Business Leader Award; Deborah Garcia-Gratacos, President and CEO of DEVAL, LLC was the recipient of the Cultural Leader Award; the Community Leadership awarded to Yvette Gilmore, VP of Single-Family Servicer Relationship and Performance Management with Freddie Mac; Ingrid Jaschok, SVP of Servicing Operational Support for Mr. Cooper was the recipient of Diversity and Inclusion award; and Caroline Reaves, CEO of Mortgage Contracting Services, was the recipient of the Laurie A. Maggiano Award. Charmaine Brown, Fannie Mae’s Director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, accepted the honor on behalf of Booth. She thanked Five Star, and the leaders in the room, that Booth is honored to accept the award and recognized the advancements of professional leaders. Yvette Gilmore said she was honored to be recognized by Five Star, adding that these female leaders are helping build their communities and “lead in ways that impact not only this generation but the ones that will come after us.” “I’m proud of how we come together as an industry in times of financial crisis, disaster—all of those things that America’s families depend on us to assure for them. They may not know who we are, but they depend on us when they need us the most,” Gilmore said. She added that banks, government agencies, and mortgage companies are “better, they’re stronger when women not only have a seat at the table but are able to advocate for positive change from that seat.” “Please know that I will continue to work my hardest to be an advocate for women—all women. All the time. In all points in their career.” Jaschok, who established Mr. Cooper’s first gay pride group, and served as it’s first President, took home the Diversity and Inclusion award. Taking the podium, she said, “The rainbow finally paid off.” “Being a member of the LGBTQ community is not easy. It’s a group that has really transformed over the last several years, and I feel special to be a part of it,” Jaschok said. “Growing up wondering if you’re normal, if people will make fun of you, if you could use simple things, like just going into the restroom, can be a challenge” She said she was grateful now to be able to live her life, buy a house, have children who can be open and honest about their parents. She concluded: “Have confidence that being different is absolutely freaking okay.” Reaves, as she took the stage, said, “I can’t believe this is happening.” She added that she uses Laurie A. Maggiano, the former Servicing and Secondary Markets Program Manager at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) who passed away in 2018, and for whom the award was named, as an example to professionals coming up in the industry. Noting that they often had their differences, Reaves said she appreciated that she and Maggiano were able to remain close friends even when they disagreed.“I do believe that you should surround yourself with people who are different than you, and like you, and people who will be honest,” Reaves said. She added that she has a few priorities, with one of them being that you don’t need to do it all. “As a woman, everybody says, ‘you can do it all,’ and maybe you don’t want to do it all,” Reaves said. “I have five kids, and I made a decision to not do it all for a while. Sometimes, men and women both … choose to make family their priority — that’s okay.” “Do what’s good for you,” she added. Following the conclusion of the Keystone Awards, mPower took to the stage. “It takes leaders to move the needle, and that’s what’s is happening here,” said Marcia Davies, COO of the MBA, and last year’s recipient of the Laurie A. Maggiano Legacy Award. “The collaboration of mPower and Women in Housing, I’m hoping, will continue the momentum … to address equality in the workplace.” Davies added that she has been in the industry for a number of years, and “the issues that I faced nearly 30 years ago, are the same issues that we hear over and over again.” She added that through mPower’s events, online community, and webinars, mPower has reached more than 15,000 people.Davies said that research shows that females are still struggling to gain traction within the industry. “Women remain underrepresented in every rung of the ladder,” she said. She said women have been earning more bachelor’s degrees compared to men for years, and have been asking for promotions and negotiating salary more and more. Women, Davies said, are staying in the workplace for the same amount of time than men. The keynote speaker for mPower’s portion of the program was Janine Driver, a New York Times bestselling author and Owner & President of the Body Language Institute. Driver instructed the audience on how to increase their emotional intelligence and look for non-verbal cues to help read people’s emotions, even when they are not saying a word. “Our brain is programmed to be a mind reader,” Driver said.She added that her time with the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms taught her valuable tips on an executive presence that “we all need to know.”  She added that female professionals can not only use these tools to improve their lives away from the office but also help them exude more confidence in executive session. “Not just us here in the mortgage industry, but literally on planet Earth,” she said. 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. Recognizing Women’s Voices in Mortgage Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese September 25, 2019 4,345 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Leading From the Front: Mr. Cooper Group’s Tony Ebers Next: Data Company Introduces Digital Mortgage System 2019-09-25 Mike Albanese The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Recognizing Women’s Voices in Mortgagelast_img read more

Are Recession Signals Cooling?

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Are Recession Signals Cooling? in Daily Dose, Featured, News Home / Daily Dose / Are Recession Signals Cooling?  Print This Post About Author: Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago October 24, 2019 990 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Supreme Court Appoints Former Solicitor General to Defend CFPB Next: The Dawn of a New Era for Title 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. Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Duke Professor Campbell Harvey, an expert on the yield curve and how its inversion has served as a past precursor of recessions, warned that the yield curve’s un-inversion in recent weeks should not be considered an “all clear” sign. A recession may still be on the horizon, he told Business Insider.A negative spread between the three-month and 10-year Treasury yields—known as a yield-curve inversion—has precluded each of the seven economic recessions since 1950.Harvey’s 1986 thesis found that when short-term rates were higher than long-term rates, recessions followed. Since his thesis was published, the yield curve has inverted three times—1989, 2000, and 2006—correctly predicting the three recessions of 1990-1991, 2001, and 2007-2009. Harvey said that, although the inverted yield curve model is simple, he is aware there will sometimes be “false signals.” However, he suggests this shouldn’t detract from the metric’s past success at predicting economic downturns.Recession fears began in August after the Dow Jones fell more than 800 points when the 10-year Treasury yield broke the two-year rate for the first time since 2005. The yield curve uninverted on October 11. According to the Business Insider, one of the arguments against the inverted yield curve as recession signal is that the Federal Reserve’s unprecedented stimulus efforts have altered how economic cycles play out. Harvey said he isn’t convinced how big a role the Fed may play in economic cycles, but he noted that the government-bond market is so large today and  that the Fed’s influence is “greatly exaggerated.” Harvey said in the report that investors should be cautious of the latest warning because “it’s inevitable that there’s a business cycle,” noting the U.S. is currently in its longest expansion on record.“One thing that’s very important is that my model links the slope of the yield curve to economic growth or future economic growth,” Harvey said. “And frankly, whether the yield curve’s flat or slightly upward sloping or inverted, all that means the same thing. It means low growth.”“The inverted yield curve historically suggests future recessionary conditions within approximately 18-24 months,” said Ed Delgado, President and CEO of Five Star Global. “This, combined with global trade tensions, means the industry must remain alert and proactive in preparation for a possible future downturn.”The Council of Foreign Relations forecasted earlier this month that a recession could occur as soon as the 2020 Presidential Election. The report references the years preceding the 2008 financial crisis, which saw a rising gap in the growth in home prices and household income, and a “parallel dynamic is playing out” today.“In 2018, as in 2005, housing-price growth began falling rapidly, with significant price drops occurring in several major markets … The trend-line in existing-home sales growth has also been down since 2015, tipping into negative territory at the start of last year. Similar drops have preceded nearly every recession since 1970,” the report states. In BuildFax’s September Housing Health Report, Jonathan Kanarek, COO, BuildFax noted that the housing market is beating expectations, even with the threat of recession.“Amidst concerns of a recession, it’s promising to see the housing market responding to the impact of mortgage rate decreases and other positive moves in the market,” he added. “If housing continues showing the promise of growth, or even a leveling off, this activity has the potential to stimulate the larger economy.” Tagged with: Inverted Yield Curve Recession yield curve Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Inverted Yield Curve Recession yield curve 2019-10-24 Mike Albanese The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

Forbearances Drop for Fifth Consecutive Week

first_img The number of Americans currently in forbearance plans continues to decline, as the total number of loans now in forbearance decreased by six basis points from 4.96% of servicers’ portfolio volume in the prior week to 4.90% as of March 28, 2021. These findings, from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey, come on the same day the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed changes to help prevent impending foreclosure actions as emergency federal foreclosure protections are eventually set to expire. According to MBA’s estimate, approximately 2.5 million homeowners are in forbearance plans.“The share of loans in forbearance decreased for the fifth straight week, and new forbearance requests dropped to their lowest level since March 2020. The share of loans in forbearance also decreased for all three investor categories,” said Mike Fratantoni, MBA’s Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. “More than 21% of borrowers in forbearance extensions have now exceeded the 12-month mark. Of those that exited forbearance in March, more than 21% received a modification, indicating that their income had declined, and they could not afford their original mortgage payment.”In terms of government investor categories, the share of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in forbearance decreased to 2.72%–a five-basis-point improvement. Ginnie Mae loans in forbearance decreased five basis points to 6.78%, while the forbearance share for portfolio loans and private-label securities (PLS) decreased by 10 basis points to 8.80%. The percentage of loans in forbearance for independent mortgage bank (IMB) servicers decreased five basis points to 5.18%, and the percentage of loans in forbearance for depository servicers declined seven basis points to 5.03%.By stage, 13.7% of the total loans in forbearance were in the initial forbearance plan stage, while 84.1% were in a forbearance extension. The remaining 2.2% were forbearance re-entries.“March was a turning point for the economy, with hiring shifting into a higher gear and the unemployment rate continuing to decline,” said Fratantoni. “However, there are still more than 4.2 million people who have been actively looking for work for more than six months. Homeowners who are still facing hardships and need to extend their forbearance term should contact their servicer.”In order to get ahead of a potential wave of foreclosures when government extensions expire, the CFPB took actions today and proposed additional guidance for servicers as deadlines near.“We will do everything in our power to ensure servicers work with struggling families to find solutions that prevent avoidable foreclosures,” assured CFPB Acting Director Dave Uejio.Of the cumulative forbearance exits for the period from June 1, 2020, through March 28, 2021:6% resulted in a loan deferral/partial claim.5% represented borrowers who continued to make their monthly payments during their forbearance period.7% resulted in reinstatements, in which past-due amounts are paid back when exiting forbearance.9% represented borrowers who did not make all of their monthly payments and exited forbearance without a loss mitigation plan in place yet.0% resulted in a loan modification or trial loan modification.6% resulted in loans paid off through either a refinance or by selling the home.The remaining 1.7% resulted in repayment plans, short sales, deed-in-lieus or other reasons. in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago April 5, 2021 892 Views Share Save  Print This Post Dave Uejio Fannie Mae Forbearance Foreclosures Freddie Mac Ginnie Mae Mike Fratantoni Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) 2021-04-05 Eric C. Peck Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Tagged with: Dave Uejio Fannie Mae Forbearance Foreclosures Freddie Mac Ginnie Mae Mike Fratantoni Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Home / Daily Dose / Forbearances Drop for Fifth Consecutive Week Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Forbearances Drop for Fifth Consecutive Week Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 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 Related Articles Previous: Mother Nature Impacting Housing Relocation Choices Next: Housing Market Competition Heats Up About Author: Eric C. Peck The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Whitefish quotas increased following annual Council of Ministers’ meeting

first_img Pinterest Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By admin – December 16, 2015 Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Twitter Twittercenter_img Previous articleMartin Regan steps aside at Naomh Conaill after Championship winning yearNext articleDelay in implementing cross border recognition of driver disqualification admin Ireland’s whitefish quota has increased by an average of ten per cent, with higher increases in certain species. Cod, sole and boarfish quotas have been reduced.The quota for prawns has increased by eight per cent.The deal was secured early this morning following two days of talks at the EU Fisheries Council in Brussels.Minister of State Joe Mc Hugh says it is a good news story for the North West in particular…….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/joefish.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Whitefish quotas increased following annual Council of Ministers’ meeting Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ Facebook Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme WhatsApplast_img read more

Dail told that Donegal has not benefitted from the National Broadband Plan

first_img Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Homepage BannerNews By admin – November 11, 2015 Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme The Communications Minister has been told by a Donegal Deputy that the roll out of the National Broadband Plan to the county is unacceptably slow.The issue was raise in the Dail by Fianna Fail Deputy Charlie McConalogue, who also accused the government of setting the bar too low in terms of minimum up and download speeds in the National Broadband Plan.Minister Alan Kelly defended the goverments record on providing broadband since taking office……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/alankellybroadband.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Responding, Deputy McConologue told the Dail that according to the government’s own report, most of Donegal is without a broadband service, and to date, Fine Gael and Labour have done nothing to address this…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/charliemcbroadband.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Twitter Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today center_img Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Previous articleCourt told crossbow and stun gun were found during Annagry drugs raidNext articleWestern Health Trust announces series of public briefings on new radiotherapy centre admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Dail told that Donegal has not benefitted from the National Broadband Plan Facebook WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly last_img read more

Carlton Drive community outraged at playpark pipe-bomb

first_img Facebook News Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Yesterdays discovery of a pipe-bomb beside a childrens play-area in Strabane has been widely condemned.Army bomb experts made safe the device yesterday morning.Police said it was “reckless in the extreme” to abandon the device near the play area.And local Councillor Eugene McMennamin, says a young child could of been killed yesterday.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/eug1pm.mp3[/podcast] Previous articleCalls for review of expenses paid to Deputy McGinley and Senator O’DomhnaillNext articleDeputy McGinley and Senator O’Domhnaill strongly reject expenses claims News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+center_img Carlton Drive community outraged at playpark pipe-bomb By News Highland – June 10, 2010 WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

Councillor says more garda needed on the ground in response to armed raids

first_img Facebook Google+ Google+ Newsx Adverts Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest By News Highland – July 7, 2011 WhatsApp A Donegal County Councillor claims the latest armed robbery in Donegal underlines the lack of garda manpower and how that manpower is being used on the ground.Yesterday afternoon at around 3 o’clock an man armed  a sawn-off shotgun held up the post office in Manorcunnungham, the postmistress was badly shook up by the ordeal and was treated for shock.The man escaped in a Green Vauxhall Cavalier which was later found burnt out in Derry.Councillor Paul Canning says much garda time is being tied up with office work and attending court sittings and that is taking resources off the ground:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/canr830resources.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton center_img Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Councillor says more garda needed on the ground in response to armed raids Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleJudgement in Omagh bombing civil appeal due todayNext articleMary Coughlan’s time as Health Minister proves forgettable News Highland WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Sinn Fein not afraid to return to polls if government formation talks fail

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter It’s now 50 days since the General Election – the longest time on record it’s taken to form a Government.Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil will maintain contact this weekend following constructive talks yesterday.Official negotiations -aimed at forming a Fine Gael led minority Government – will resume on Monday.Yesterday’s talks have been described as brief – however Fine Gael still needs the backing of another six independents, in addition to the two who are already on board.Sinn Fein North West MEP Matt Carthy says his party isn’t afraid of going back to the polls if the current round of talks on forming a government fails:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/carthy10.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Pinterest 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report By admin – April 16, 2016 Previous articleFirst fundraiser of its kind to be held in Donegal todayNext articleListen back to live music, chat and features on the latest Weekend Edition admin Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme center_img Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Twitter Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Pinterest Facebook Sinn Fein not afraid to return to polls if government formation talks fail RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Northern Ireland students recieve A-Level results today

first_img Pinterest Northern Ireland students recieve A-Level results today WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 13,000 candidates from across Northern Ireland are receiving their A-Level results today, with UCAS also releasing its course offers.For those who do not receive their first choice, competition for places under the clearing system is tight, with fewer places this year than previously. The University of Ulster is estimating they will have around 50 clearing places, compared to 260 last year.Brenda Barr is a Careers Advisor with the Department of Employment and Learning in the North West – She if people are concerned, the most important thing to do is to seek advice…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/bbarr.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest Twitter Facebookcenter_img Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal News By News Highland – August 18, 2011 Previous articleCommemoration to take place to mark 40th anniversary of killing of Strabane manNext articleSea conditions and heavy catch may have resulted in Glengad fishing tragedy News Highland Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more