FDIC Urges Institutions to Mitigate Cyber-Related Risk

first_img Previous: DS News Webcast: Friday 4/11/2014 Next: Urban Areas Lead in Home Prices; Suburbs Grow Faster Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Cyber Attacks Cyber Security Ellie Mae FDIC Heartbleed 2014-04-11 Colin Robins The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Cyber Attacks Cyber Security Ellie Mae FDIC Heartbleed Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago A release issued Thursday by the Federal Deposit Insurance (FDIC) urged financial institutions to “actively utilize available resources to identify and help mitigate potential cyber-related risks.” The timing of the release is particularly germane, considering the recently discovered Heartbleed bug which affects almost two-thirds of the web, as well as recent cyber-attacks on industry giant Ellie Mae.”Cyber threats have been widely covered in the national media, and we believe that financial institutions and their technology service providers have been managing system updates to mitigate potential vulnerabilities in an effective manner,” said Doreen Eberley, Director of the FDIC Division of Risk Management Supervision.The FDIC release would appear to reference the recently discovered Heartbleed bug. The bug, according to the appropriately named heartbleed.com, “is a serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet.”The site continues, “SSL/TLS provides communication security and privacy over the Internet for applications such as web, email, instant messaging (IM) and some virtual private networks (VPNs).”SSL, or secure sockets layer, is a standard web protocol used for encrypting secure data. A computer using SSL sends a request to another computer, verifying the other computer is in fact the one it is attempting to reach. If successful, the second computer responds with data verifying itself, and a handshake occurs to exchange data securely.Heartbleed exploits this connection.”Web servers that use the affected versions of the code store some data unprotected in memory. Hackers can grab that data, and reconstruct information about users or keys that would allow them to monitor past or future encrypted traffic,” according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.The Wall Street Journal article commented on possible actions for consumers: “If you need strong anonymity or privacy,” Roger Dingledine, president of the Tor Project, a web service used to obscure Internet users’ identity, wrote in a blog post, “you might want to stay away from the Internet entirely for the next few days while things settle.”More recently, cyber security has been in the news with respect to attacks on large institutions. A recent attack against Ellie Mae resulted in slowdowns and overwhelmed servers.The FDIC urges financial institutions to “ensure that their Information Security staff are aware of and subscribe to reliable and recognized resources that can help quickly identify cyber risks as they emerge.”Specifically, the FDIC recommends United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT), U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force (ECTF), FBI InfraGard, Regional Coalitions, and the Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs)More detailed technical information about the Heartbleed bug can be found here. Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Share Save Colin Robins is the online editor for DSNews.com. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FDIC Urges Institutions to Mitigate Cyber-Related Riskcenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News, Technology Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago FDIC Urges Institutions to Mitigate Cyber-Related Risk About Author: Colin Robins  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago April 11, 2014 762 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

Winner of Fannie Mae’s Non-Performing Loan Pool Takes It All

first_img Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: Fannie Mae non-performing loan sale The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago September 26, 2016 1,708 Views 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. Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fannie Mae non-performing loan sale 2016-09-26 Kendall Baer Winner of Fannie Mae’s Non-Performing Loan Pool Takes It All Home / Daily Dose / Winner of Fannie Mae’s Non-Performing Loan Pool Takes It All The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Kendall Baer Fannie Mae announced on Monday that The Community Loan Fund of New Jersey, Inc., an affiliate of New Jersey Community Capital, a non-profit community development financial institution, is the winning bidder on the GSE’s fifth Community Impact Pool of non-performing loans.Fannie Mae anticipates this transaction to close on November 22, 2016, and it is set to include 120 loans secured by properties located in the Miami, Florida area with an unpaid principal balance of approximately $20.3 million.Fannie Mae began marketing this Community Impact Pool to potential bidders on August 10, 2016 in collaboration with Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and The Williams Capital Group, L.P.The loan pool awarded in this most recent transaction includes 120 loans with an aggregate unpaid principal balance of $20,280,326.61. It also includes an average loan size of $169,003 and a weighted average note rate of 5.23 percent. Additionally, the transaction entails a weighted average delinquency of 42 months as well as a weighted average broker’s price opinion loan-to-value ratio of 111 percent.Fannie Mae reports that the cover bid price for this Community Impact Pool is 56.6 percent of unpaid principal balance – 52.4 percent of Broker Price Opinion.On April 14, 2016, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced additional enhancements to its requirements for sales of non-performing loans by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that build on requirements originally announced in March 2015.The additional requirements, which apply to this Fannie Mae non-performing loan sale, encourage sustainable modifications that have the potential to give more borrowers the opportunity for home retention by requiring evaluation of borrowers with underwater loans for modifications that may include principal and/or arrearage forgiveness; forbidding “walking away” from vacant homes; and establishing more specific proprietary loan modification standards.Fannie Mae notes that potential buyers can register for ongoing announcements or training, and find more information on Fannie Mae’s sales of non-performing loans and on the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s guidelines for these sales on their site. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: State Spotlight: Florida Court Decision May Bring Difficulties for Servicers Next: Canidates Remain Silent on Housing Policy Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Shaping Tomorrow’s Mortgage Leaders

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies  Print This Post Shaping Tomorrow’s Mortgage Leaders hiring Millennials mortgage staffing 2017-03-10 Staff Writer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago tweet About Author: Staff Writer Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: hiring Millennials mortgage staffing Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago On Friday, new data came out regarding staffing and recruiting challenges seen by by C-level executives in a recent survey on mortgage leaders. The survey, conducted by recruiting expert Rick Glass of Rick Glass Executive Search based in California, was intended to determine the most important concerns and challenges for this year and beyond.“It is too simplistic to say they are concerned about loan volume,” said Glass. “Of course they are. But to achieve and sustain growth, profitability and market share, executives are all-too aware that they must have the right people in place to lead their origination and operating teams. This is where the most meaningful challenges are to be found,” he said.Senior leadership ranked their top four priorities to meet the needs of a rising rate environment:Talent acquisitionLeadership developmentEmployee retentionMergers and acquisitions leadership experienceAmong the primary concerns will be finding top field sales agents and developing the leaders to manage them while ensuring optimal integration with acquirers, along with retaining those team members most valued.“It is a tricky time. Companies will be competing for the best origination talent and that means they must be able to merchandise and deliver a meaningful value proposition while finding the right leadership to attract, manage and retain those high performers,” Glass said.The most surprising trait executives indicated was missing from their leadership teams, according to Glass, was “performance accountability.” Seventy-eight percent of respondents had concerns over the way their leaders accepted and embraced responsibility for the results of their teams’ performance.Sixty percent of respondents indicated that millennial talent acquisition was among their highest priorities of investments over the course of the year. “I found this both surprising and expected,” Glass said, who has published articles on the challenges of recruiting millennials. “This young group has a somewhat different set of priorities and a global view that differs from previous generations. To recruit them effectively, C-level executives need leaders who can identify the top millennial prospects and relate to them in a way that brings out their best,” he said. “Recruiting and leading them are not necessarily as intuitive as in the past. They require a careful approach and new thinking on the part of management.”For more information on this survey, click here. Related Articles Previous: $6 Billion in Cuts for HUD Met with Opposition Next: President Trump Promised Jobs, Recent Employment Report Delivers Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 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 March 10, 2017 1,396 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Shaping Tomorrow’s Mortgage Leaders Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

FHA Reverse Mortgage MBS Issuances Surged in Q4 2017

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: american advisors group FHA Ginnie Mae HECM HECM mortgage-backed securities HMBS Home Equity Conversion Mortgages MBS Mortgage-Backed Securities newview Reverse Mortgages FHA Reverse Mortgage MBS Issuances Surged in Q4 2017 american advisors group FHA Ginnie Mae HECM HECM mortgage-backed securities HMBS Home Equity Conversion Mortgages MBS Mortgage-Backed Securities newview Reverse Mortgages 2018-01-04 David Wharton Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FHA Reverse Mortgage MBS Issuances Surged in Q4 2017 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton 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 Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago NewView Advisors, LLC, a financial services firm based in New York, has released a new look at the state of HECM mortgage-backed securities for 2017. HECM is the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Home Equity Conversion Mortgage reverse mortgage program, which allows homeowners to withdraw some of the equity in their home. These HECM loans can also be pooled into HECM mortgage-backed securities (HMBS) within the Ginnie Mae II MBS program.The total HMBS issuance volume for 2017 was $10.5 billion, falling just short of the 2010 record $10.7 billion. According to NewView, HMBS issuance was particularly strong in the back half of 2017, with nearly a third of the HMBS issued during the year falling during Q4 2017. That amounted to nearly $3.3 billion of HMBS, with nearly $1.35 billion issued in December alone. Fixed-rate HMBS accounted for 8.5 percent of the 2017 totals.NewView also compiled a list ranking the top issuers of HMBS for 2017. American Advisors Group took the top spot with over $2.3 billion in securities issued in 2017. That gave AAG an impressive 21.9 percent market share for the year.Rounding out the top five are Reverse Mortgage Funding ($2 billion in 2017 issuance), Finance of America Reverse ($1.8 billion), Ocwen Loan Servicing ($1.2 billion), and Live Well Financial ($945 million). You can see the rest of NewView’s top HMBS issuer rankings below. NewView compiled its rankings based on a both publically available Ginnie Mae data and private sources.“Despite the month-to-month fluctuations in HECM endorsements, HMBS issuance remains robust, aided by growth in tail issuance and, in the fourth quarter, some issuance of highly seasoned pools,” said NewView’s report. “While endorsement count is an ok proxy for new origination volume, it does not provide a comprehensive picture of overall industry growth or health.”  Print This Post January 4, 2018 2,318 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News, Secondary Market Subscribe Previous: Northsight Management Merges with ASONS Construction, Inc. Next: Puerto Rico Evacuees Exacerbating Florida Housing Crisis Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

New York Fed Gives Unfavorable Review of Housing Sector

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Previous: Rising Waters, Rising Delinquencies Next: Fannie Mae Launches 13th Re-Performing Loan Sale in Daily Dose, Featured, News August 13, 2019 1,199 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defines anemic as: “lacking force, vitality, or spirit.”The Federal Reserve Bank of New York felt that is an appropriate depiction of the current housing market, as it called housing starts and permits “anemic” in its August report on the economy. According to the report, total housing starts fell 1% in June to 1.25 million units, which follows a 0.4% decline in June. Compared to June 2018, total housing starts were up 6.2%. Single-family housing starts rose 3.6% in June to 850,000 and is a decline from 5.1% in June. The report adds that mortgage interest rates have fallen nearly 100 basis points since the beginning of the year, with the bank adding, “we expect to see some improvement in single-family starts in the months ahead.” Existing home sales fell 1.5% in June to 4.69 million units, and are 1.7% below 2018’s figures. New home sales rose 7% with a year-over-year increase of 4.5%. The New York Fed called home sales, “lackluster.” “Following a robust increase in the first quarter, the pace of new-home sales has slowed modestly in 2019Q2,” the report said. Additionally, Redfin reported that the supply of new homes fell 1% in Q2—the largest decline in six years. “When there’s a shift in the market, new construction is always one of the first categories to take a hit,” said San Jose, California, Redfin agent Kristen Nowack. “In the San Jose area, overall prices are falling and there are plenty of homes for sale right now, which means buyers may be less likely to pay a premium for new construction.“And when one builder starts dropping prices in response to the market, competitors follow suit, which could lead to overall lower prices.”Although the supply of new homes took a hit, the inventory of existing homes rose 1.1% for the quarter—the fourth-consecutive quarter of increases. Prices of new-build homes dropped 0.5% year-over-year to an average of $372, 900 for the quarter. The median-sale price for existing homes continued its seven-year trend of growth by rising 3.2% in Q2 2019 to $309,700.   Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / New York Fed Gives Unfavorable Review of Housing Sector Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles New York Fed Gives Unfavorable Review of Housing Sector Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Housing Market 2019 Housing Starts 2019-08-13 Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 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. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Housing Market 2019 Housing Starts About Author: Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

SEC Seeks Commentary on Disclosure Rules and RMBS

first_img Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago October 31, 2019 931 Views  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: GSE Quarterly Results: An Important Step Toward Privatization Next: Debt and the Widening Black Homeownership Gap Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Subscribe Tagged with: mortgage RMBS Securities Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 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. Home / Daily Dose / SEC Seeks Commentary on Disclosure Rules and RMBS The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking feedback on disclosure rules regarding SEC-registered residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). Reuters reports that the (SEC) wants to know if disclosure rules are discouraging RMBS issuance.SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said that he had asked agency officials to review SEC disclosure requirements for RMBS introduced in 2014 in a bid to revitalize offerings for these products and help boost capital formation in the housing market.According to Reuters, with the future privatization of Frannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the RMBS market will likely shrink and decrease funding available for home loans without changes.“Potential issuers of SEC-registered RMBS have expressed concerns regarding the scope and interpretation of disclosure requirements,” Clayton said in a statement. “In light of the absence of SEC-registered RMBS offerings, I have asked SEC staff to review our RMBS asset-level disclosure requirements with an eye toward facilitating SEC-registered offerings.”The review was recommended by the U.S. Treasury Department in its blueprint for removing the GSEs from conservatorship. The SEC said it was seeking comment on, among other issues, whether the SEC should implement a “provide-or-explain regime,” which would allow an issuer to omit any asset-level data point, as long as the issuer identifies the omitted field and explains why it cannot provide the information.According to the American Enterprise Institute, the non-QM market is the fastest-growing segment of non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities in the U.S., despite still being a relatively small slice of the pie. The non-QM market is on track to double, or even triple, last year’s securitization issuance within this year.S&P found that there have been 20 odd transactions year-to-date, totaling over $6 billion in issuance, which is already almost double 2017’s full-year volume. S&P also notes that, when compared to other RMBS categories, non-QMs have prepaid quicker, often soon after loan origination. The report found a conditional prepayment rate (CPR) 35%. About Author: Seth Welborn SEC Seeks Commentary on Disclosure Rules and RMBS mortgage RMBS Securities 2019-10-31 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Industry Pulse: Compliance Technology Advancements and New Office Expansions

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Previous: Mortgage Industry to Convene for Five Star Virtual Conference Next: FHFA: Forbearance Plans Dominated May Foreclosure-Prevention Actions Asurity Best Homes RiskExec 2020-08-20 Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily RiskExec added Fair Servicing into its leading reporting and analysis platform for HMDA, CRA, and Fair Lending. That’s because loan servicing practices have become ever more critical in the world of COVID-19 loan forbearance and modification, according to a company spokesperson.To aid lenders and loan servicers in navigating these challenges, RiskExec this month has announced a cutting-edge compliance module dedicated to Fair Servicing. RiskExec Fair Servicing is specially configured to help lenders and servicers manage complex loan forbearances and modifications authorized under the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.RiskExec is a comprehensive web-based compliance reporting and analysis platform that automates Home Mortgage Disclosure Act, Community Reinvestment Act, redlining analysis, and fair lending compliance processes. Developed by Asurity, which delivers end-to-end products and services for the mortgage lending market, RiskExec monitors borrower treatment and manages regulatory compliance obligations for lenders. Asurity is “proud to add Fair Servicing to our product suite, making us the most integrated fair lending compliance solution on the market,” said Dr. Anurag Agarwal, Founder, President and Chief Architect of RiskExec. “Compliance is very complicated. Our clients must react quickly to the evolving compliance landscape, and RiskExec’s rapid development process keeps them current.”_____________________________________________Best Homes Title Agency (BHT), a provider of residential and commercial title insurance, announced the opening of their newest office location in Gateway Executive Park, at 1821 Walden Office Square Suite 400, Schaumburg, IL 60173–company executives say the new location is set to service their expanding regional market presence.“The opening of Best Homes Title Agency’s newest Chicago office was an important step in continuing to offer our clients the highest level of convenience and customer service” said Founder and President Neil Sherman. “As a company we are continuing to grow and we needed our regional footprint to support our clients closer to home.”He said the title industry has continued to evolve over the last several months and BHT has been at the forefront of these swift changes, adding, “Today, as a result of the pandemic, we are as much a technology company as we are a title and escrow services business. We will continue to enhance our services and service areas to evolve with and for our customers and the industry as a whole. We are excited to expand our team and look forward to being in the Greater Chicago area.” Home / Daily Dose / Industry Pulse: Compliance Technology Advancements and New Office Expansions Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb 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 Industry Pulse: Compliance Technology Advancements and New Office Expansions Related Articles Share Savecenter_img  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Asurity Best Homes RiskExec Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago August 20, 2020 1,293 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

37 people awaiting admission to hospitals in North West

first_imgHomepage BannerNews By admin – November 7, 2016 Previous articleTwo Donegal rescues get recognition at Irish Water Safety’s National Annual Awards CeremonyNext articleEducation Minister has accused the ASTI of blocking a pay rise for young teachers admin LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter 23 sick people are without a bed at Letterkenny University Hospital today.The INMO figures show 20 of them are on trolleys with 3 in wards.14 people are without a bed at Sligo University Hospital while nationally 364 people are either on a trolley or in a ward. WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson center_img Google+ Pinterest 37 people awaiting admission to hospitals in North West RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Pinterest GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath WhatsApp Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme last_img read more

Brogan says Varadkar must intervene to address LGH staffing issues

first_img Google+ GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Health Minister Leo Varadkar is being urged to visit Letterkenny General Hospital in the wake of weekend pressures which culminated with the INMO recording 40 patients waiting for beds yesterday morning, 18 of them in the emergency department and 22 on wards.Cllr Ciaran Brogan, one of Donegal’s representatives on the HSE West Regional Health Forum says there are no closed wards at the hospital which can be reopened to ease the crisis, and he believes this is an issue of staffing.This, he says, means outside intervention is necessary………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/cbrogLGHleo.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleWhitney’s daughter “fighting for her life”Next articleTransport Minister says government remains committed to the A5 News Highland center_img WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – February 3, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Brogan says Varadkar must intervene to address LGH staffing issues Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme last_img read more

Donegal principals pen letter to Minister calling on him to reverse cuts

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Principals at seven Donegal primary schools have put their signatures to a letter opposing cuts to rural disadvantaged schools.They have joined with 10 other schools across the country which will lose teaching posts from September 2012.Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn earlier this year apologised for targeting disadvantaged schools announced a review of cuts previously announced.And while many DEIS schools were saved from the cuts, 17 disadvantaged schools, including seven in Donegal, were not.The call on Minister Quinn to reconsider his stance adding that at a time when our country is facing huge challenges we need to harness the potential of all our children and maintain current educational standards. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Newsx Adverts Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ By News Highland – April 17, 2012 Previous articleTwo men in court after Muff filling station robberyNext articleCondemnation of bomb left outside Police officer’s family home News Highland Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Donegal principals pen letter to Minister calling on him to reverse cuts Facebooklast_img read more