Median Homebuyer Age Has Remained ‘Remarkably Steady’ Over the Years

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Despite rising shares of homebuyers age 50 and over and shrinking percentages of homeowners ages 35 to 50 and under 30, the median age of homebuyers has remained “remarkably steady” in the last decade, according to a commentary from the National Association of Realtors.The median homebuyer age was 39 years old from 2005 to 2010 and 41 years old from 2011 to 2014, according to government data in the recently released American Community Survey (ACS). Data provided by the soon-to-be released 2015 Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers by NAR shows only a slightly older median age, according to Danielle Hale, Director of Housing Statistics with NAR.“In spite of the small changes in homebuyer shares by age, the government data shows a remarkably steady median age over the years,” Hale said.The ACS, which gathers information from approximately three million American consumers, found that the share of homebuyers (owners who moved in the previous year) age 50 and over was larger in 2014 than it was in 2005. During the same period, the homebuyer share for the age groups of under 30 and 35 to 50 has declined.The Census Bureau takes the ACS each month and does not necessarily target homebuyers, but provides data on those who own their home and have moved into the home within the previous year. The data in the ACS is such that homeowners who moved recently could have moved during any month in a 24-month window centered on January of the year the survey is taken. NAR’s Profile of Homebuyers and Sellers targets homebuyers who purchased their home at any time from July to June of the year the survey was taken. Still, Hale said, “the data between the surveys is remarkably consistent.”The good news for the housing industry is that the share of millennial homebuyers (age 30 to 35) has been on the rise in recent years, rising from 14.5 percent in 2011 to 14.7 percent in 2012, 15.4 percent in 2013, and 15.8 percent in 2014, according to the NAR data. While the data showed that most states mirrored the trend of the rising share of older homebuyers from 2005 to 2014, the median homebuyer aged actually declined in nine states and the District of Columbia during that period. The largest swing occurred in North Dakota, where the median homebuyer age declined from 41.3 in 2005 to 34.6 nine years later in 2014. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Previous: DS News Webcast: Thursday 11/5/2015 Next: Stewart Title Partners With PEXA to Cover ‘Lodgement Gap’ Risk Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Share Save Median Homebuyer Age Has Remained ‘Remarkably Steady’ Over the Years The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Median Homebuyer Age Has Remained ‘Remarkably Steady’ Over the Years Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img About Author: Brian Honea November 4, 2015 2,518 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Home Sellers Homebuyers Housing Market National Association of Realtors Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Home Sellers Homebuyers Housing Market National Association of Realtors 2015-11-04 Brian Honealast_img read more

Assessing the State of the Market

first_img Carrington Mortgage Holdings Delinquencies Existing Home Sales Foreclosures home price appreciation Home Prices Homes HOUSING Inventory mortgage New Home Sales Values 2018-04-10 Radhika Ojha 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.  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: HUD Awards $28 Billion for Disaster Recovery Next: Fitch Examines Top Servicers 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 Assessing the State of the Market Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Share Savecenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Carrington Mortgage Holdings Delinquencies Existing Home Sales Foreclosures home price appreciation Home Prices Homes HOUSING Inventory mortgage New Home Sales Values in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News April 10, 2018 4,258 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago How is the housing market poised at the end of the first quarter of 2018 and what can one expect in the near and long-term future? A webinar about The State of the U.S. Housing Market by Carrington Mortgage Holdings hosted by Rick Sharga, EVP, Carrington Mortgage Holdings looked at the various indicators that are affecting the housing market today and how they would impact it in the future.Starting off with an overview of the overall U.S. economy, Sharga said, “Inflation is something that people are watching more closely.” The solid numbers posted by the economy have meant that the Fed is now watching for inflation to get to a certain level and put brakes on the economic stimulus to keep it there. The strong job numbers have also helped boost the overall economic indicators as more workers are re-entering the workforce.The market might be finally putting the foreclosure crisis behind it according to the report. “We are seeing foreclosure activity falling rapidly with the activity concentrated only in a handful of states,” Sharga said. Citing data from Black Knight’s recent Mortgage Monitor Report the report said that delinquencies and foreclosures starts were declining with total U.S. delinquency rates at 4.3 percent and total U.S. foreclosure inventory rate falling to around 0.65 percent. The total delinquency rates were a little higher than expected due to the natural disasters of 2017 but they were showing a decline on a month-over-month basis. “There simply won’t be many distressed properties going around by this time next year,” Sharga said. “You won’t see many people in foreclosure until late 2019 or early 2020.”Moving on to the housing market, Sharga pointed out that existing home sales were off to a weak start in 2018. “Existing home sales are still well away from the record numbers we saw during the housing boom of 2006,” Sharga said. While existing home sales stagnated at 5.4 million by the end of 2017, we should be closer to 6 million existing home sales by the end of 2018.The culprit? Inventory shortage. According to Sharga, existing home sales inventory was a little under four months’ supply at present. “A significant percentage of existing home sales inventory is not for sale right now, which is driving inventory shortage,” Sharga said, citing various factors such as a psychological hangover where people were afraid to put their homes on the market because they wouldn’t be able to sell it for enough to buy a new home, and the fact that homeowners were staying in a home for a longer period of time, with the average being 10-11 years today, compared to 6-7 years in the previous years. This scarcity was also driving prices higher, with Black Knight’s HPI estimating a 6.6 percent home price appreciation in 2017 and a median home price of around $283,000. Despite these price increases, Sharga said that affordability was better than what people thought. “The prior peak was reached in 2006, and since then we’ve had 12 years of wage appreciation and even with the higher interest rates today, we still have lower mortgage rates than we had in 2006 which was in the 6-7 percent range,” Sharga said. While the inventory crisis is not as acute for new homes, sales for these were also lagging in the first quarter of 2018 according to the report, as labor, capital issues, and regulatory constraints continued to restrict builder activity leading to weak housing starts. About Author: Radhika Ojha Home / Daily Dose / Assessing the State of the Market Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Diversity and the Business Supply Chain in Mortgage

first_img Diversity and the Business Supply Chain in Mortgage Previous: HUD Files Housing Discrimination Complaint Against Facebook Next: Florida: The Only State to Post Increased Delinquencies Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Diversity and the Business Supply Chain in Mortgage in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Servicing Tagged with: AMDC Diversity mortgage Spends Supply Chain Vendor Management Related Articles 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. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe August 19, 2018 5,060 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago AMDC Diversity mortgage Spends Supply Chain Vendor Management 2018-08-19 Radhika Ojhacenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago How can a minority-owned business get certified? What are the best practices to track and report vendor activity for diverse vendors in the mortgage and servicing industry? What steps can be taken to foster diversity in the appraisal business? These were just some of the questions that were tackled by experts during a webinar by the American Mortgage Diversity Council (AMDC), titled “Diversity and the Business Supply Chain.”Presented by Edmond Buckley, President Aspen Grove Solutions, Francisco Reyes, Director, Vendor Oversight, Altisource, Clint Welser, VP, Business Development, Laudan Properties, and Kirk Willison, SVP Government and Industry Relations, Altisource, the webinar began with an overview of how minority-owned businesses could get certified.Going into the details for each, the speakers took the audience through the details of how a HUBZone designation qualified an entity to participate in federal contracts related to Low-Income Tax Credit areas. They also gave details on the different types of minority-owned enterprises that could qualify to get certified for businesses. These included LGBT-owned, service veteran-owned, small business entities, women-owned business entities, and minority business entities.The panel then gave insights to the audience on how key industry players tracked and reported vendor diversity and how companies could consolidate practices into standard guidelines into their own vendor diversity program. From benchmarking to making a business case for having a diverse vendor network, the speakers gave tips on how companies could track diversity spends as well as how they could create general guidelines for optimal vendor management.”Some companies require third-party certification to consider a vendor diverse while others accept self-certification as well,” the panel explained. “Qualifications may vary from one certifying body to the next, but majority ownership and management are common requirements.”The webinar concluded with examples of how companies could foster new opportunities in America’s appraisal industry and how increasing the ethnic and gender diversity in this industry could help the appraisal industry tackle its existing challenges.Click here to hear the full recording of this webinar.  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Share Savelast_img read more

Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in the Mortgage Industry

first_img Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily 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 Home / Daily Dose / Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in the Mortgage Industry Related Articles Previous: Homeowners Underinsured for Certain Natural Disaster Next: Clarification for Debt Collectors and Servicers The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in the Mortgage Industry About Author: Seth Welborn The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Diversity Diversity Symposium Five Star 2019-05-08 Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Diversity Diversity Symposium Five Star Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News On Wednesday, the Five Star Institute hosted the Five Star Diversity Symposium in Dallas, Texas. The event was a day-long event focused on advancing the conversation on diversity within the mortgage industry, and featured keynote addresses from industry leaders as well as panel discussions.Wednesday’s Symposium featured presentations from Charmaine Brown, Director in the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at Fannie Mae; Bob McCranie, Broker and Owner of Texas Pride Realty; Lori A. Trawinski, Director, Financial Security Team at the AARP Public Policy Institute; Five Star President and CEO Ed Delgado; and many more.Sheri Crosby Wheeler, VP Corporate Social Responsibility, Mr. Cooper, kicked off the day with a presentation titled “Disrupting Diversity & Inclusion: New Strategies, Initiatives and Technologies to Take Your Efforts to the Next Level.” Afterward, Lola Oyewole, HR Leader, U.S Operations and Global Chief Diversity Officer at Ocwen Financial Corporation moderated a panel on “Retaining and Advancing Underrepresented Talent,” featuring panel members including Caren Castle, Senior Attorney, The Wolf Firm.”I think it is important for diversity practitioners and those for which diversity and inclusion is a strategic business objective to come together and learn from each other different and new ways to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the marketplace,” Wheeler told DS News. “I hope to gain new knowledge that I can take back to Mr. Cooper and implement in our company-wide diversity and inclusion efforts.”“Raising consciousness around diversity in the workplace continues to be an important issue,” said Castle. ”I’m excited about attending the Symposium to learn from the experts about the many ways to increase diversity and decrease bias, whether conscious or unconscious, which I believe then improves not only the workplace but all of our overall lives.”After a break, Charmaine Brown moderated a panel titled “Navigating Intersectionality.” Brown spoke on the shifting tides of diversity in business.“There is now an expectation that leaders demonstrate their commitment to diversity and inclusion as it has become more normalized in business,” said Brown. “The Symposium offers the opportunity to engage with leaders on relevant issues, that quite frankly are a result of the progress we’ve made, particularly in terms of diversity. I hope to go deeper, expand the conversation to recognize its broader than race, gender, etc., and to learn from participants about what’s working in their organizations and where we can do better.”The day’s keynote address, titled “Bridging Generational Gaps and Hidden Threat of Ageism,” was presented by Kathy Cummings, SVP Homeownership Solutions and Affordable Housing Programs, Bank of America, joined by Dr. Lori A. Trawinski, Director, Banking and Finance, Financial Security Team, AARP Public Policy Institute. Following the keynote, Michael Ruiz, Director, Supplier Diversity, Fannie Mae moderated a panel on “Creating and Calculating A Diverse Supply Chain”This year’s event was sponsored by Fannie Mae, the America Mortgage Diversity Council, and Ocwen. The American Mortgage Diversity Council promotes diversity and inclusion throughout the mortgage industry. The organization provides a platform for the collaboration of mortgage industry leaders for the advancement of diversity and inclusion dialogue. The organization develops and provides tools and strategies to create an understanding and appreciation of individual differences in thought, experience, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, style, sexual orientation and gender identity. Move business practices forward to embrace diversity and inclusion as essential to innovation and optimal business results.  Print This Post 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. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe May 8, 2019 2,309 Views last_img read more

The (Empire) State of Mortgage-Backed Securities

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market December 9, 2019 1,345 Views About Author: Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / The (Empire) State of Mortgage-Backed Securities Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles The (Empire) State of Mortgage-Backed Securities Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 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 Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Paul Volcker, Namesake of ‘Volcker Rule,’ Dies at 92 Next: Gazing Into the Crystal Ball: 2020 Housingcenter_img New York RMBS 2019-12-09 Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: New York RMBS  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save According to Fitch Ratings, New York’s six-year statute of limitations (SOL) for rep and warranty (R&W) breach claims does not materially increase risk for investors in most post-crisis non-agency U.S. RMBS issued to date due to upfront third-party due diligence.As Fitch notes, most U.S. RMBS R&W agreements are governed in the state of New York, but if issuers migrate to a smaller upfront diligence sample for future U.S. RMBS, Fitch will place greater significance on the breach review performance triggers to mitigate against the six-year limit.“Third-party due diligence prior to the transaction close is expected to mitigate much of the risk of the six-year SOL for most post-crisis RMBS,” Fitch says. “The average sample size on Fitch-rated transactions since 2010 is approximately 90% of the mortgage pool (with most issuers providing due diligence results on 100% of the mortgage pool), which significantly reduces the risk of loans with R&W breaches being included in the securitized pool.”Fitch views an automatic delinquency review trigger as a strong mitigating factor to a reduced upfront due diligence sample size. Fitch assumes more than 75% of borrower defaults occur within six years of origination. Additionally, defaults that occur after year six are more likely to be the result of life events and less likely to be related to underwriting defects at origination that could be eligible for a repurchase.By contrast, non-prime RMBS transactions by contrast have weaker breach review triggers and are consequently more dependent on upfront due diligence to identify manufacturing defects. Non-prime RMBS transactions do not include an automatic review trigger for delinquent loans. As such, they typically only require a review when a realized loss is related specifically to an Ability-to-Repay claim. All other breach review actions rely on a bondholder vote.”All Fitch-rated Non-Prime RMBS issued to date have had 100% upfront diligence to help mitigate the risk,” Fitch adds. “Additionally, Fitch increases credit enhancement on any transaction without an automatic breach review trigger to further protect investors.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Investor Update: Non-Traditional Renters Take Over Market

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Gen Z: Past Recession Not Impacting Current Credit Activity Next: Single-Family Rental Experts to Assemble in Dallas Tagged with: Prices Rent About Author: Seth Welborn The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News Prices Rent 2020-02-03 Seth Welborn Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Investor Update: Non-Traditional Renters Take Over Market The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Investor Update: Non-Traditional Renters Take Over Market Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago High-income households have driven rental demand since 2010, according to the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies (JCHS). Households with incomes of $75,000 and above accounted for more than three-quarters of the growth in renters (3.2 million) from 2010 to 2018, while demand for middle- and low-income rentals have dealt with increased demand and reduced inventory.Rental markets have seen further constraint by more people who would traditionally by homes. Adults aged 35-64, married couples with children, and older adults are all more likely to rent than historically, and families with children now make up a larger share of renter households (29%) than owner households.“Rising rents are making it increasingly difficult for households to save for a downpayment and become homeowners,” said Whitney Airgood-Obrycki, Research Associate at JCHS. “Young, college-educated households with high incomes are really driving current rental demand.”Natural disasters have played a role in the rental squeeze as well. According to the report, 10.5 million of the country’s 43.7 million renter households live in zip codes that incurred at least $1 million in home and business losses due to natural disasters between 2008 and 2018. Additionally, 8.1 million renter households report that they do not have the financial resources to evacuate their homes if and when a disaster strikes.Whether buying a home or renting a home is more affordable often depends on the type of market. While buying is the more affordable option in just a little more than half of U.S. counties, it tends to be the less affordable option in more dense metro areas, according to ATTOM Data Solutions’ latest Rental Affordability report.Overall, buying is more affordable in 53% of the 855 counties ATTOM Data Solutions tracks.The single-family rental investment market is poised for continued growth. On March 24-25, 2020, the Five Star Single-Family Rental Summit will unfold at the Four Seasons Resort & Club at Las Colinas in Dallas, bringing together industry experts for focused discussions on the future potential of this sector. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 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. February 3, 2020 836 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

Campaign launched opposing scraping of the Seanad

first_img WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Previous articleCouncillor Ian McGarvey set to be Donegal’s next MayorNext article100 new jobs are being created at Aztec Money in Dublin. News Highland Pinterest By News Highland – May 27, 2013 Pinterest Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Facebook Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published center_img Campaign launched opposing scraping of the Seanad RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook WhatsApp News Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH A new campaign has been launched which claims it is short-sighted for the government to consider abolishing the Seanad rather than trying to reform it.The independent group Democracy Matters says the Seanad should be maintained to keep checks and balances on activities in the Dail otherwise it would create a power grab by the lower house giving it too much control.The government is expected to hold a referendum in the Autumn on whether to get rid of the Seanad and it’s 60 senators with no option to vote on changing how it works.A spokesperson from Democracy Matters – broadcaster Una Mullally – says the government should try and make the Seanad work better, rather than getting rid of it.”Because of the political and economic turmoil in Ireland that we’re all familiar with over the past few years, there’s kind of been an often justified rush – an enthusiasm for dismantling structures that got us here in the first place” she said.”The Seanad has been cited by those who wish to abolish it as an example of an institution that’s not functioning”.”But the idea that you’d simply get rid of something that’s not working before trying to make it better is completely ill conceived” she added. Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Questions about short term future of Donegal – Dublin PSO

first_imgNewsx Adverts Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Facebook Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter Questions about short term future of Donegal – Dublin PSOcenter_img Junior Gaeltacht Minister Dinny Mc Ginley says he’ll be seeking clarification from the Department of the Environment about the immediate future of the Donegal to Dublin air service after it emerged there will be a delay in the introduc tion of a new Public Service Obligation/The current PSO expires on July 31st, but according to the Department of Transport, new contracts will not be in place until the end of the year.The department has confirmed that the continuation of the PSO contracts will be curtailed to Donegal and Kerry and that the specifications for the two services are being finalised at present.However, Kerry, where the PSO expired in October, has already lost two of it’s three Dublin flights, and there are questions over what will happen here.Minister Dinny Mc Ginley says he’ll be seeking clarification………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/din.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – March 29, 2011 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Twitter Facebook Previous articleGAA – Tyrone Reach Hurling League FinalNext articleMac Lochlainn claims census contract company has Abu Ghraib links News Highland LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

Government denies that ambulance took 48 minutes to get to injured jogger

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey By News Highland – October 11, 2012 Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleCalls for Letterkennys CCTV system to be extendedNext articleStrabane denied 800 Department of Agriculture jobs News Highland Government denies that ambulance took 48 minutes to get to injured jogger Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch is denying that it took 48 minutes to get an ambulance to an injured jogger in Letterkenny last week.The issue was raised in the Seanad by Senator Jimmy Harte, who said the injured person was left lying on the road while waiting for an ambulance to come from Carndonagh, even though the injury happened less than two kilometres from Letterenny General Hospital.Minister Lynch said the official logs show that ambulance control in Ballyshannon logged the call at 29 minutes to eight, and because both on duty Letterkenny crews were busy, and ambulance was tasked from Carndonagh, which arrived 24 minutes later at five to eight.However, Senator Harte said assuming it takes three to four minutes to contact and brief the crew, getting to Letterkenny from Carndonagh should take much longer………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/jhart830.mp3[/podcast]Responding, Minister Lynch said while the ambulance was based in Carndonagh, it’s not clear where it was when the call came through. She also said if the nature of the emergency was more serious, a different response would have ensued………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/lyncham.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Google+ Google+center_img Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton WhatsApp Twitter News WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

‘Concern’ at removal of Catholic Chapel at Letterkenny General

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest ‘Concern’ at removal of Catholic Chapel at Letterkenny General Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – December 13, 2013 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Google+ Facebook Newscenter_img Twitter WhatsApp It is reported that the HSE plans to remove a Catholic Chapel and other rooms of prayer at Letterkenny General Hospital.According to today’s Donegal News – management are in discussions with church representatives to replace the chapel with an inter-denominational room.The paper reports that staff and visitors are concerned that the Catholic Chapel is to close.It has been closed since the floods of earlier this year but there was an expectation that the church would re-open as part of the renovation project. Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook Pinterest Previous articleBailout ends but no real change in austerity – MinisterNext articleCouncillor predicts Budget 2014 meeting will be an unprecedented farce News Highland Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more