DS News Webcast: Friday 1/24/2014

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Housing Recovery Unmoved by Rising Interest Rates Next: Recovery Expected to Enter ‘Middle Innings’ in 2014 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Welcome to the new DSNews.com. Existing-home sales increased 1% month-over-month to an annualized rate of 4.87 million in December, according to the National Association of Realtors. At the same time, November’s numbers were revised downward. Even with prices and mortgage rates slated to rise, NAR says sales should hold fairly steady in 2014 as job numbers improve.Experts at Freddie Mac and Equifax echoed those sentiments. They expect falling unemployment and economic growth to keep the housing market on solid ground in 2014. Frank Nothaft, chief economist at Freddie Mac, says the economy should increase by 2.5% to 3% this year, which should empower more consumers to buy homes, but there’s still a long road ahead and a lot of healing left to do.Equifax’s chief economist Amy Crews Cutts says one thing to keep an eye on is the pace of household formations in the months ahead. Cutts pointed out that the number of new households created annually fell sharply when the recession hit—and she’s not expecting much change in 2014. Farther down the line, though, she says the lack of buying today could trigger a swell of pent-up demand, once these prospective homeowners start to feel more financially secure. Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img About Author: DSNews in Featured, Media, Webcasts DS News Webcast: Friday 1/24/2014 Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Friday 1/24/2014 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save 2014-01-24 DSNews January 24, 2014 508 Views Subscribelast_img read more

Where is the Mortgage Industry Headed in 2018?

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago  Print This Post Where is the Mortgage Industry Headed in 2018? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Borrowers Customers Home Equity Lenders loans mortgage Originators Veros 2018-05-30 Radhika Ojha May 30, 2018 3,336 Views About Author: Radhika Ojha Home / Daily Dose / Where is the Mortgage Industry Headed in 2018? Previous: Compromise Common Among Millennial Homebuyers Next: How Residential Segregation Affects the Marketplace Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Effective marketing and loan fulfillment programs, coupled with a laser-sharp focus on customer service will drive the mortgage industry to generate solid revenue and profit in a tough year according to a white paper titled “Efficient Collateral Valuation Key to Success in 2018,” published by Veros Real Estate Solutions (Veros) recently.The paper also outlines the important opportunities for mortgage lenders working to be more competitive in a purchase money market and how they can position themselves well for securing additional business when loan volume levels increase in the future.According to the study, “by focusing their efforts on the right products, [lenders] will also have the opportunity to build stronger relationships with existing bank customers and credit union members.” Outlining three keys to success in a tough year, the study said that excellent customer service, good marketing, and efficient operations to ensure good customer experience while reducing costs and increasing profitability would be important for lenders in 2018.”This paper offers lenders a real opportunity during a year that both the MBA and Fannie Mae predict mortgage loan originations will be down, making competition more intense,” said David Rasmussen, SVP, Operations at Veros.Towards the end of 2017, the paper indicated, lenders began to gear up to attract more purchase money transactions, but “now four months into the new year, competition for this business has heated up significantly.” Adding pressure on smaller institutions that wanted to compete for business, were the deep pockets of the bigger lenders who were investing a great deal of their marketing budget into television and radio ads, the paper said.Home equity products were another great opportunity for both, borrowers and lenders the paper indicated. Despite the new tax law that reduced the overall amount of interest borrowers could write off depending upon the number of qualified residential mortgage loans they carried, the paper said that for the vast majority of home equity borrowers, the loans still made excellent sense.Making home equity loans more attractive for borrowers was the fact that as interest rates continue to rise, cash out refi lending would become unsustainable. Home equity loans, therefore, would provide lenders with the opportunity for effective marketing and efficient processes to stay ahead of the competition.To learn more about the white paper, click here. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Borrowers Customers Home Equity Lenders loans mortgage Originators Veros in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Subscribelast_img read more

Visualizing Hurricane Florence’s Impact on East Coast Housing

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Tagged with: DIMONT Fannie Mae Freddie Mac hurricane florence hurricanes Natural Disasters Vacant Properties About Author: David Wharton The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save DIMONT Fannie Mae Freddie Mac hurricane florence hurricanes Natural Disasters Vacant Properties 2018-09-12 David Wharton Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Visualizing Hurricane Florence’s Impact on East Coast Housing September 12, 2018 3,996 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, Journal, Loss Mitigation, News, Servicing With Hurricane Florence hitting the East Coast, residents on the ground are bracing for the impact and the industry is bracing for the aftermath. The past year has seen a series of damaging storms such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, events that caused thousands of deaths and billions in damages. As with any disaster, both preparation and response are paramount, but what will the impact of Hurricane Florence look like for the servicers who will be helping navigate the housing damages in the weeks and months to come?Now DIMONT, a Dallas-based provider of insurance claims management and adjustment services for mortgage and auto lenders, servicers, and investors, is offering its skills to servicers with properties in the region.Denis Brosnan, CEO and President of DIMONT, said, “As part of our effort to assist the mortgage and housing industries, DIMONT is asking servicers to reach out and we will run projections based on historical damage from prior hurricanes, tailored to the specific properties for that servicer in potentially impacted areas. As a service to the industry, we will not charge those servicers who reach out to us looking for a more custom data visualization.”DIMONT provided DS News with a 3D map analysis examining the potential impact of Hurricane Florence on the East Coast, specifically on vacant and foreclosed properties. While damage to those properties thankfully holds less potential for human loss, DIMONT’s Chief Solutions Officer Tom Stover told DS News that they often have an increased chance of sustaining damage, simply because they often have not been maintained as well as an occupied home, and they have no one on hand to secure them before the high winds and water blow in.“DIMONT’s data visualization for Hurricane Florence provides historical damage assessments that can be used by servicers to gain the perspective they need to speed up and improve their decision-making processes,” Stover said. “This enables them to communicate much faster and more effectively with both investors and homeowners and help mitigate any potential losses.”DIMONT’s video above tracks potential increases in both claims and damages across two regions. Tier 1 areas are most likely to bear the brunt of Hurricane Florence’s initial landfall. The storm will likely weaken as it reaches the Tier 2 areas, but there’s a catch—those areas are further inland and usually have a higher population density, meaning more homes could be impacted. Stover told DS News that the cumulative damages across a Tier 2 region often surpass that of Tier 1 areas, in spite of the storm being much weaker by the time it reaches them.DIMONT told DS News that servicers typically see a 285 percent increase in the number of claims and a 700 percent increase in the total damages on foreclosed and vacant properties in the Tier 1 Impact Zone. For properties in the Tier 2 Impact Zone, the claims typically double in volume with the damages increasing by 150 percent.After a meeting yesterday with President Donald J. Trump and other senior officials, FEMA Administrator Brock Long said, “Hurricane Florence is setting out to be a devastating event. We’re supporting the governors with achieving their life safety evacuation and movements. We’re focused on mass care and sheltering. And then we’ll be focused on helping them to execute their response and recovery goals.”Today, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have released a reminder of their disaster relief policies, including disaster relief options that are available to borrowers whose homes or places of employment are located within a Presidentially declared Major Disaster Area, where federal individual assistance programs are made available to affected individuals and households.“It is important for those in the Carolinas and nearby states to focus on their safety as Hurricane Florence approaches,” said Yvette Gilmore, Freddie Mac’s VP of Single-Family Servicer Performance Management. “Once out of harm’s way, we strongly encourage homeowners whose homes or places of employment have been impacted by Hurricane Florence to call their mortgage servicer to learn about available relief options. We stand ready to ensure that mortgage relief is made available.”For those within a Major Disaster Area, options include suspending foreclosures by providing forbearance for up to 12 months, waiving assessments of penalties or late fees against borrowers with disaster-damaged homes, and no reporting of forbearance or delinquencies caused by the disaster to the nation’s credit bureaus.For homes impacted by the hurricane but not covered by the Major Disaster Area, Fannie Mae authorized servicers to suspend or reduce a homeowner’s mortgage payments immediately for up to 90 days without any contact with the homeowner if the servicer believes the homeowner has been affected by a disaster. Freddie Mac encourages servicers to refer to their standard relief policies, which include forbearance and mortgage modifications.“We want to ensure those in the path of Hurricane Florence have peace of mind and time to focus on their safety,” said Carlos Perez, SVP and Chief Credit Officer at Fannie Mae. “Fannie Mae and our lending and servicing partners are focused on ensuring assistance is offered to individuals and families in need.” Previous: BCFP Updates FCRA Disclosure Rules Next: FHFA Releases Plan to Better Align Fannie and Freddie Home / Daily Dose / Visualizing Hurricane Florence’s Impact on East Coast Housing Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Hurricane Laura Threatens Homes Across Texas, Louisiana

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Hurricane Laura Threatens Homes Across Texas, Louisiana About Author: Phil Hall Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The potential for Gulf Coast housing damage from Hurricane Laura could total more than $88 billion, according to a new forecast from CoreLogic.Laura is heading in the path of 431,810 homes in Texas and Louisiana, and CoreLogic estimates a reconstruction cost value of approximately $88.63 billion resulting from the storm surge if the hurricane arrives on land in its projected Category 3 status. The Houston metropolitan area is at the greatest risk for damage, with more than 126,000 residential properties in the hurricane’s projected path, followed by Texas’ Beaumont-Port Arthur area with more than 77,000 residential properties at risk and Lafayette, Louisiana, with more than 66,000 residential properties at risk.“The coincidence of two catastrophes—a damaging hurricane season and the ongoing global pandemic—underscores the importance of the correct valuation of reconstruction cost, one of the core tenets of property insurance,” said Tom Larsen, Principal for Insurance Solutions at CoreLogic. “Homeowners, mortgage lenders and insurers need to work together to ensure properties are fully protected and insured. CoreLogic data has found a correlation in mortgage delinquencies and catastrophes, which could point to a serious issue of underinsurance trends.”Laura is the fourth hurricane of the historically busy 2020 season. As of 11 a.m., Laura was a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph sustained winds and was moving through the Gulf in a west-northwest path at 16 mph, roughly 620 miles southeast of Galveston. Laura has already swept across the Caribbean island of Hispaniola that is shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti, causing the deaths of at least 11 people and creating floods and power disruptions in both countries.Weather forecasters feared that another potential hurricane, Marco, was going to cross paths with Laura. However, that storm deteriorated into a tropical depression on Monday and briefly swept across land near the mouth of the Mississippi River. Destruction HOUSING Hurricane Laura 2020-08-25 Christina Hughes Babb August 25, 2020 1,083 Views Tagged with: Destruction HOUSING Hurricane Laura The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Previous: Housing Market Managing ‘Impressive V-Shaped Recovery’ Next: Report: The Best Real Estate Markets of 2020 Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Hurricane Laura Threatens Homes Across Texas, Louisiana Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

California’s Last Legislative Session Left Housing Advocates Disappointed

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News 2021-02-24 Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Home / Daily Dose / California’s Last Legislative Session Left Housing Advocates Disappointed Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago In The Golden State, the February 19 deadline for introducing new bills for this year’s legislative session is history, so housing advocates have a clearer picture of which issues will take center stage in 2021.Berkley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation Policy Director David Garcia says that, “in the shadow of a raging pandemic and prolonged housing crisis, the 2020 session ended mostly in disappointment as nearly every significant housing-related bill failed to reach the governor’s desk.””While legislators did pass a critical last-minute bill to stave off a wave of evictions,” he said, “other efforts to expand where and what housing can be built largely fell short.”This letdown, according to Garcia, is a product of a session shortened by pandemic-related “idiosyncracies” as well the continued difficulty of passing major housing proposals without broad consensus from the diverse set of stakeholders engaged in the policy process.That said, the lawmakers statewide agreed that housing will remain a core issue for the California legislature, as many of last session’s ideas have already been reintroduced in the first year of the 2021-22 legislative session, along with a slew of new proposals, Garcia reports.More than a year ago, Garcia told Bloomberg news that policy must support the creation of more homes. “Broadly speaking, there is no solution to the California housing crisis without the construction of millions of new houses,” he said.”Bad government”—from outdated zoning laws to old tax provisions benefitting long-time homeowners at the expense of everyone else “has created a severe shortage of houses,” noted Bloomberg’s Noah Buhayar and Christopher Cannon.  The authors hold that while California’s problems were echoing nationwide, the situation in the Golden State was just more “extreme.”Garcia has taken a look at proposals and summarized how this year could be different.Lawmakers spent the beginning of this year’s session passing much-needed relief to those suffering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, he says, including eviction moratorium extensions and rental relief aid (landlords who receive such aid in California, in return, must agree to forgive the balance of arrears).Federal actions have helped Califonia, Garcia says, but much more is required.”While federal efforts to stabilize the housing market through new rounds of emergency rental assistance relief will ultimately help, California’s share so far represents only a fraction of what is required to adequately address this challenge,” he said. “Encouragingly, President Biden has called for an additional $25 billion in rental assistance in early 2021, though this new aid, if it passes, would likely be months from distribution.”Califonia’s “Building Opportunities for All” housing package comprises a number of bills that were unable to advance in 2020, including legislation that would allow for ministerial lot splits on single family parcels (SB 9), require cities to allow residential development on commercially zoned property (SB 6), create a streamlining tool for cities to rezone certain areas to allow up to ten units per parcel (SB 10), and expand an existing tool to expedite the CEQA process for larger projects (SB 7).Garcia points out that, coupled with proposed legislation, Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2021-22 budget new spending and policy priorities would affect California’s housing situation. The budget includes $500 million to support the creation of affordable housing through the state’s Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program.The Governor also proposed the creation of a new enforcement unit at the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), which would be responsible for monitoring local governments’ compliance with state housing laws.Garcia, in his summary that can be read in full on ternercenter.berkeley.edu, additionally discusses proposed policy aimed at curbing development fees, creating new ADU financing tools, requiring cities to establish rental registries, and more. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Roughly 2.1 Million Homeowners Remain 90+ Days Overdue Next: Fed Chair: Developments Point to Improved Economic Outlook 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. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago February 24, 2021 689 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago California’s Last Legislative Session Left Housing Advocates Disappointed Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Haulier calls off fuel protest planned to coincide with Queen’s visit

first_img Twitter By News Highland – May 16, 2011 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Previous articleDonegal arts practicioners meet with newly elected TDsNext articleFine Gael confirms Slowey expulsion News Highland Google+ WhatsApp Newsx Adverts NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly center_img The Donegal haulier who has been coordinating a series of protests calling for a reduction in the taxes and duties imposed on diesel has decided to call off a planned protest to coincide with the Queen’s visit to Ireland tomorrow. However, a protest during US President Barak Obama’s visit in a week’s time will go ahead.John Mc Laughlin says a protest during the Queen’s visit would have been been counter productive, as the trucks would not have been allowed into the city, and there could also be security issues.He is hosting a public meeting in Letterkenny tonight, and a number of other meetings across the country over the coming days to decide what to do next week.John Mc Laughlin’s been outlining why tomorrow’s protest was cancelled……….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/jml1pm.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Haulier calls off fuel protest planned to coincide with Queen’s visit Twitter Facebook Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Worldwide interest for Donegal BOGOF house deal

first_img Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Newsx Adverts Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Facebook Worldwide interest for Donegal BOGOF house deal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsAppcenter_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+ A Donegal estate agent, who is offering a buy one get one free deal for new houses in Letterkenny and Milford,  has said there have been enquiries about the properties from all over the world.Letterkenny-based estate agent Brendan McGlynn says he has been inundated with enquiries about the BOGOF deal.Speaking earlier on the Shaun Doherty Show Mr McGlynn gave the back ground to the idea:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/house.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – September 12, 2011 Pinterest Google+ Previous articleStorm update: Winds begin to ease but many are still left without powerNext article‘Spoilt Brat’ budding rugby star escapes jail sentence News Highland Twitterlast_img read more

Search continues for prisoner who escaped from Altnagelvin Hospital

first_img Facebook Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Previous articleDissidents give Co Donegal brothers 48 hours to leave countyNext articleUlster Council award Monaghan Harps Intermediate title News Highland Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – November 5, 2014 Google+ Facebook Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterestcenter_img The search is continuing for a prisoner who escaped from police custody at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry yesterday.The man was receiving treatment at the hospital when he escaped from police officers.The Police Service of Northern Ireland have not said why the prisoner was in custody.Ch Insp Tony Callaghan said they were “currently working to locate him”. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Search continues for prisoner who escaped from Altnagelvin Hospital LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamiltonlast_img read more

New Mayor of Derry looks ahead to a historic year

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp The new Mayor of Derry is SDLP Cllr. Brenda Stevenson, who has become the last Mayor of the current Derry City Council.The council will continue to operate until April 1st, when it will be replaced by the new 40 member Derry City and Strabane Council, for which elections were held last month.Cllr. Stevenson, a niece of the former SDLP leader and Foyle MP John Hume did not secure election to the new council, which will operate on a shadow basis alongside the present administration for the next 10 months.She says the fact that she won’t be on the new council means she can concentrate on the job in hand………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/brendamayor.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp By News Highland – June 3, 2014 Pinterest New Mayor of Derry looks ahead to a historic year Facebook Google+ Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Facebook Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Previous articleMTV to host major concert in Derry’s Ebrington SquareNext articleCouncillor says tourism potential of Errigal and Dunlewey is not being realised News Highland News Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next weeklast_img read more

Latest poll has Fine Gael and Sinn Fein as biggest parties

first_imgHomepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest A new poll shows support for Fine Gael is recovering and a rise in the satisfaction rating of the Taoiseach.The latest Ipsos MRBI survey in today’s Irish Times has support for the main government party at 24 percent – up 5 on the last poll.Enda Kenny’s support rating meanwhile has jumped 9 points to 28 percent.Sinn Fein are still scoring well with voters – they’re also on 24 percent, an increase of 2 points.Labour are up one to 7 percent, while Fianna Fail have suffered a four point drop to 17 percent.Independents are also down in this latest poll – they’re now at 28 percent – a fall of 4 points. Twitter By admin – March 26, 2015 center_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Latest poll has Fine Gael and Sinn Fein as biggest parties Pinterest Previous articleReturning Jackson and Olding in Ulster side to face CardiffNext articleCalls for more resources to be allocated to Ramelton Garda Station admin Twitter Google+ Facebooklast_img read more