Month: May 2021

CFPB Plays Defense Against PHH Corp.’s Appeal of $109 Million Penalty

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is defending itself against a $109 million penalty the Bureau handed down to PHH Corp. for allegedly accepting kickbacks from mortgage insurers.In June, CFPB Director Richard Cordray, in agreement with a November 2014 recommended decision by Administrative Law Judge Cameron Eliot, decided that the New Jersey-based mortgage services provider had violated the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) by accepting kickbacks for illegally referring consumers to mortgage insurers as far back as 1995. Cordray ordered PHH to disgorge $109 million, the amount the CFPB claims PHH received in kickbacks. With that decision, Cordray overturned an administrative judge’s original disgorgement order of $6.4 million, saying that penalty was too lenient.The Bureau first announced the administrative proceeding against PHH in January 2014 seeking a civil fine, a permanent injunction to prevent future violations, and victim restitution. The $109 million penalty handed down by Cordray is the amount of reinsurance premiums PHH received on or after July 21, 2008, according to the CFPB.Almost immediately, PHH’s lawyers filed a petition with the District of Columbia U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to “modify or set aside civil investigative demand,” claiming an abuse of power on the part of the CFPB. In the petition, PHH also questioned the constitutionality of an agency such as the CFPB which is funded by the Federal Reserve but not subject to the Congressional appropriations process and run by a single director rather than a board.Recently, the CFPB defended itself and the $109 million disgorgement in a filing with the D.C. U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, claiming the penalty was a “small fraction” of the kickbacks and that the $109 million was merely money that the company should have never received to begin with, and therefore in essence not a penalty.A CFPB spokesman told DS News that the Bureau did not comment on pending litigation. A spokesman for PHH Corp. did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but the company did issue a statement in June saying, “We strongly disagree with the decision of the Director. We believe this decision is inconsistent with the facts and is not in accord with well-settled legal principles and interpretations. We continue to believe we complied with RESPA and other laws applicable to our mortgage reinsurance activities. The company did not provide reinsurance on loans originated after 2009.”A trio of judges from the District of Columbia U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals later stayed the August 5 deadline by which PHH was supposed to pay the $109 million to the CFPB. Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: CFPB Consumer Finacial Protection Bureau Lawsuits PHH Corp. CFPB Plays Defense Against PHH Corp.’s Appeal of $109 Million Penalty Previous: DS News Webcast: Tuesday 11/10/2015 Next: Foreclosure Completions Skyrocket While Inventory Plummets Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. November 9, 2015 1,203 Views center_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / CFPB Plays Defense Against PHH Corp.’s Appeal of $109 Million Penalty The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News CFPB Consumer Finacial Protection Bureau Lawsuits PHH Corp. 2015-11-09 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Pamela Patenaude Sworn in as Deputy Secretary of HUD

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Vice President Mike Pence delivering the oath of office Pamela Hughes Patenaude with her daughter Meghan Patenaude (holding the Bible). Official White House photo: Joyce BoghosianPamela Hughes Patenaude has been announced as the new Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Following her confirmation by the U.S. Senate on September 14th, Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office to Patenaude Tuesday evening.In her role as Deputy Secretary, HUD’s second-ranking official behind Secretary Ben Carson, Patenaude will lead the Department’s Disaster Management Group and play a primary leadership and operational role in coordinating recovery efforts following the recent hurricanes, according to the release.Patenaude will direct 16 program and support offices within HUD in order to assist state and local governments design and execute their recovery plans to rebuild damaged housing, business, and infrastructure.Patenaude’s role as Deputy Secretary will be the second time she’s served a pivotal role in the agency’s work. Under the administration of George W. Bush, she held the title of Assistant Secretary of Field Policy Management, where she oversaw the long-term goals of HUD, as well as managed relief efforts in the wake of both Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita.“At this moment when so many of our citizens are suffering, Pam will bring strong leadership when we need her most,” said U.S. Secretary Dr. Ben Carson after Patenaude’s confirmation earlier this month. “Pam’s extensive housing and community development experience will be invaluable as we embark upon the long road to recovery for communities hard-hit by disaster and I’m grateful the Senate confirmed her nomination.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago September 27, 2017 1,814 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Pamela Patenaude Sworn in as Deputy Secretary of HUD Home / Featured / Pamela Patenaude Sworn in as Deputy Secretary of HUD Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Nicole Casperson is the Associate Editor of DS News and MReport. She graduated from Texas Tech University where she received her M.A. in Mass Communications and her B.A. in Journalism. Casperson previously worked as a graduate teaching instructor at Texas Tech’s College of Media and Communications. Her thesis will be published by the International Communication Association this fall. To contact Casperson, e-mail: [email protected] Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img breaking news HOUSING HUD mortgage 2017-09-27 Nicole Casperson in Featured, Headlines, News Tagged with: breaking news HOUSING HUD mortgage Previous: The Truth Behind Housing Data Next: Pending Home Sales: Losing Momentum? The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Nicole Casperson Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Related Articleslast_img read more

Could Fannie and Freddie Be Eliminated Without Legislation?

first_img February 27, 2018 2,982 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE Reform GSEs 2018-02-27 David Wharton Share Save Tagged with: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE Reform GSEs Previous: Ocwen Acquiring PHH Corporation for $360 Million Next: New Bill Addresses Reverse Mortgage Foreclosures Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago GSE reform has been a hot-button topic ever since Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac came under government conservatorship during the financial crisis, but it’s one of those talking points that often seems heavy on the talk and light on the corresponding action. This week an assembly of analysts and think tanks, including the American Enterprise Institute, introduced a proposal outlining how President Trump could, at least theoretically, move to eliminate the GSEs without having to rely on Congressional support.The plan hinges upon having a Trump-appointed head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the government organization tasked with overseeing the GSEs. The FHFA is currently overseen by Obama-era appointee Mel Watt, whose term will conclude at the end of this year. The new paper, which includes among its authors former Reagan White House Counsel and upcoming Five Star Government Forum Keynote Speaker Peter Wallison, argues that a Trump-appointed head of the FHFA could essentially whittle Fannie and Freddie down gradually. This process would involve limiting the types of loans the GSEs could purchase and lowering the size limits for those loans. The authors of the paper said they believed that the plan would allow President Trump to “break this logjam.”Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) has recently been trying to advance bipartisan GSE reform legislation that would keep Fannie and Freddie intact, but would also include a government guarantee for mortgage-backed securities and provisions designed to support affordable housing initiatives. This latter part especially runs contrary to the approach of the new AEI proposal, as Wallison and others have argued that government affordable housing initiatives actually helped flood the market with subprime mortgages that destabilized the market and lead to the collapse of the housing bubble.In a January op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Wallison put it bluntly: “The trouble here is not merely that the Treasury is an outlier in what was supposed to be a deregulatory administration. It is also that the department’s current custodians appear to have learned nothing from the financial crisis, which was caused by precisely the policies they now support.”The AEI paper argues that, rather than focusing on affordable housing mandates, government subsidies should be reduced, which they argue would bring down home prices and make homeownership available to a broader spectrum of Americans.Not everyone would support such a plan, of course, with some proponents arguing that of Fannie and Freddie are in need of either moderate reform or minor policy adjustments. Moody’s Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi put it succinctly, telling MarketWatch that when it came to the GSEs, “it’s not fixed but it’s not broken.”Last week California-based investment management firm PIMCO wrote in a letter to Congress that, “We believe GSE ‘reform’ should simply formalize the current state of affairs—namely, by making the government guarantee explicit and otherwise keeping Fannie and Freddie functioning as they largely are today. In other words, Congress should be honest about conservatorship: It has been and continues to be immensely successful, not to mention wildly profitable, and the current system works.”According to a February survey conducted by the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions, 73.3 percent of respondents opposed eliminating the GSEs and privatizing housing finance without a government guarantee. Moreover, 74.1 percent of respondents supported retaining the GSEs and the explicit government guarantee or replacing them with something similar.You can watch the full archived stream of the AEI’s Tuesday conference discussing their GSE reform proposals below. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Journal, Newscenter_img Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Could Fannie and Freddie Be Eliminated Without Legislation? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Could Fannie and Freddie Be Eliminated Without Legislation?  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Non-Bank RMBS Servicers Retreating from Delinquent Loans

first_img About Author: Radhika Ojha Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago July 25, 2018 1,983 Views Tagged with: Delinquencies Fannie Mae Fitch Freddie Mac Ginnie Mae GSEs loans nonbanks RMBS Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Delinquencies Fannie Mae Fitch Freddie Mac Ginnie Mae GSEs loans nonbanks RMBS 2018-07-25 Radhika Ojha Previous: Preparing for Natural Disasters: An Industry Perspective Next: Combating Sexual Harassment in Housing The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img 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. The nation’s non-bank RMBS servicers are shifting their focus from delinquent borrowers and are concentrating their efforts on Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae loans, so reports Fitch Ratings in its latest U.S. RMBS Servicer Handbook.“Mortgage servicers are benefiting from a positive credit environment with clean-paying loans becoming the norm and seriously delinquent loans fading from view,” said Roelof Slump, Managing Director, Fitch. More than 90 percent of the company’s rated servicers managed to curtail delinquencies in the first quarter compared with the Q4 2017, it notes.Many RMBS servicers are documenting a growth in GSE and government servicing profiles between 25 percent and 50 percent, Fitch says. One notable outlier: Bayview Loan Servicing LLC’s aggregate government and agency portfolio exploded by a whopping 140 percent over the course of the year. The phenomenal growth was mostly propelled by a $2.2 billion uptick in its servicing portfolio of Fannie Mae loans, Fitch reports. “Special servicers are seeking out new avenues of business as the volume of re-performing loan product available in the market continues to diminish,” Slump said. For the uninitiated, Fitch Ratings’ U.S. RMBS Servicer Handbook provides a description of all Fitch-rated servicers, their current servicer ratings and key rating drivers, portfolio size and key attributes, important trends, links to the full RMBS servicer reports, and Fitch analyst contact information, the company explains. The portfolio information covers the profiled servicers’ latest quarterly updates. To keep full tabs on the ever-changing market, Fitch publishes an updated handbook each quarter. The updates include rating changes, any changes to key rating drivers, and portfolio size and attribute data, it notes. Share 1Save Home / Daily Dose / Non-Bank RMBS Servicers Retreating from Delinquent Loans Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Non-Bank RMBS Servicers Retreating from Delinquent Loans Subscribelast_img read more

Brian Montgomery Confirmed as Deputy HUD Secretary

first_img Brian Montgomery Confirmed as Deputy HUD Secretary 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. May 12, 2020 1,552 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Brian Montgomery Confirmed as Deputy HUD Secretary The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Subscribe About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Hon. Brian MontgomeryU.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson applauded the confirmation of Brian D. Montgomery to serve as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). As the second most senior official at HUD, Montgomery will manage the day-to-day operations of the agency and will advise and assist the Secretary in leading the Department’s nearly 8,000 employees.“Brian has done an exemplary job both leading FHA and performing the additional duties of the Deputy Secretary since January 2019. During this unprecedented pandemic, he has been by my side every step of the way as we have implemented policies to protect Americans across the country. As the head of FHA, Brian has helped HUD relieve the burden on renters and homeowners experiencing financial hardship, and to ensure no one loses their home as a result of this national health and economic emergency.” Secretary Carson said. “The IT modernization effort underway at FHA under his stewardship has been central to our ability to continue to serve as a source of strength to the housing market. I am thrilled that the Senate agrees that he will be an excellent Deputy Secretary. Congratulations to Brian and his family on his confirmation.”As Federal Housing Commissioner since June 2018, Brian Montgomery has managed FHA’s more than $1.4 trillion mortgage insurance portfolio, which includes its Single Family, Multifamily, and Health Care programs. As Assistant Secretary for Housing, he has overseen HUD’s Project-based Section 8 rental assistance housing program, the Office of Housing Counseling, and HUD’s Manufactured Housing Program.“I am honored to take on this new role, supporting the outstanding leadership of Secretary Carson during an extraordinary time for our country. We will continue to do everything possible to protect our country’s most vulnerable populations – including the homeless, the elderly, and many others with compromised health. We will provide critical support to low-income renters in public housing, seniors, people with disabilities and with AIDS, among others, including homeowners under stress at this time and those hoping to make it into a decent, safe, affordable home,“ Montgomery said. “I am proud to help lead the Department and humbled to be able to offer all that I can to our endeavors, to deliver it more effectively, efficiently, and with the highest integrity on behalf of American taxpayers.”“Brian Montgomery’s long and respected record of service more than establishes his ideal qualifications to serve as HUD’s Deputy Secretary,” said Ed Delgado, President and CEO, Five Star Global. “Across three administrations, he has worked tirelessly to strengthen FHA and to help bring the dream of homeownership within the reach of people across the nation. From upgrades to FHA’s technological infrastructure to much-needed changes in CWCOT guidance, Deputy Secretary Montgomery has demonstrated a clear vision for progress within HUD. I look forward to seeing how much he can accomplish in this new role.”Montgomery recently sat down with Five Star Global’s President and CEO Ed Delgado for a conversation on HUD’s response to COVID-19, changes to the CWCOT program, and what the department is doing to help homeowners.Listen to the full conversation in the embed below. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Carson FHA HUD Montgomery 2020-05-12 Seth Welborn Tagged with: Carson FHA HUD Montgomery Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: HUD, FHFA, CFPB Join Forces to Assist Homeowners Next: Prepping for a Delinquency Spikelast_img read more

Donegal building firm goes bust

first_img Twitter Donegal building firm goes bust Twitter By News Highland – July 11, 2011 Pinterest Google+ Pinterest 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today A Donegal building firm that paid a €100 deposit for a €19 million land deal at the peak of the boom has collapsed into receivership.Bank of Scotland (Ireland) has installed Tom Kavanagh of insolvency firm Kavanagh Fennell as receiver to McGinley Construction.It is understood that the firm has debts of around €30 million, with the bulk of the money owed to banks. Trade creditors are also owed a seven-figure sum by the firm.McGinley Construction is based in Lifford and initially focused on house building in Co Donegal. It later moved into the Dublin market and built apartments in the East Wall Road area and in Killiney in south Dublin.In 2008,the firm was sued by two businessmen who said they had a contract to sell McGinley Construction land at Ravensdale Road in Dublin for €19 million. McGinley Construction had paid a €100 deposit but had not paid the balance by the agreed date of May 31, 2008.At the time, Mr Justice Peter Kelly said it was ‘‘extraordinary’’ that a €19 million land deal was based on a €100 deposit. Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleThe Commission of Irish Dancing acts to prevent abuser from teachingNext articleCouncil awarded 300 thousand euro for cycle routes and walkways News Highland WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Newslast_img read more

Gweedore Sewerage Scheme delayed as Irish Water prepare a “business case review”

first_img Gweedore Sewerage Scheme delayed as Irish Water prepare a “business case review” NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ Facebook Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+ Previous articleCrossan says presidential visit will boost national profile of Tipp O’Neill awardNext articleMalin to Mizen cycle in memory of two fallen gardai arrives in Donegal News Highland Twittercenter_img Pinterest By News Highland – September 11, 2014 News 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterest WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH The long awaited Gweedore sewerage scheme has been put back by Irish Water, and will not go ahead in the next two years.Responding to queries today from Cllr Michael Colm Mc Giolla Easbuig, Irish Water acknowledged is listed on its Capital Investment Plan 2014-2016 and planning is already at an advanced stage.However, the company said it intends to undertake an in-depth business case review of the scheme prior to it advancing any further, and in this context, it’s unlikely that the scheme will advance to construction before 2016.Cllr Mc Giolla Easbuig says it’s a bad day for West Donegal………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/michgweedoresewage.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Taoiseach says Boston blasts were ‘act of insanity’

first_img Facebook The Taoiseach has described the bombings at the Boston Marathon as an act of insanity.Enda Kenny has expressed his sympathy to the people of Boston in a city he described as being “so Irish”.And he expressed his hope that the people responsible for the explosions that killed three and injured around 140 people will be brought to justice as soon as possible.Speaking on his way into Government Buildings this morning the Taoiseach said he met with the Governor of Massachusetts last year and will welcome him to Ireland on a trade mission next month.”This is an act of insanity. When so many people enjoyed the preparation for that wonderful race and the occasion itself” he said.”We sympathise with the people of Boston in a city that is so Irish – this is a tragedy”.”I do hope that the authorities – from Federal level down to local level – will get to the root of this, and bring those perpetrators of this particular crime to justice in the shortest possible time” he added. Google+ Facebook Pinterest Taoiseach says Boston blasts were ‘act of insanity’ Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter Twitter News Previous articleGovernment fully respects independence of judiciaryNext articleCouncil claims to be winning the war on illegal dumping News Highland center_img Pinterest WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today By News Highland – April 16, 2013 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApplast_img read more

Inishowen clean-up to take place next month

first_imgNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Twitter WhatsApp NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Facebook Facebook Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Previous articleInjuries board pays out €5.5m to Donegal claimantsNext articleSinn Fein Deputy backs Government and says TD’s now sit more days News Highland Inishowen will be taking part in a peninsula wide clean up led by the county councillors next month.On Saturday 21st April in conjunction with the Buncrana Tidy Towns Association, the county councillors will take to the roads of Inishowen to clean up the towns in preparation for the summer months.Speaking at Inishowen Electoral Area Meeting Councillor and Buncrana Tidy Towns member, Rena Donaghey, called on her fellow members to get in touch with their local GAA, soccer clubs and all community groups to join the clean-up.Carrying on from the success of last year’s Spring Clean in the peninsula, senior environment engineer Pat Gillespie, described the continued contribution made by people as amazing.However, a number of the councillors pointed to the going need to carry out clean-ups as a worrying issue in itself.Burnfoot councillor John Ryan said the clean-up showed a negative point that littering was still continuing in the peninsula.He said the public needed to get the message that it will not be tolerated.On a positive note Councillor Mickey Doherty praised the Moville Tidy Towns who in recent weeks adopted a pilot road project cleaning areas within the town.He said it has been a great success stating the improvements they carried out in particular along the Derry road have been outstanding. Twitter Pinterest Inishowen clean-up to take place next month By News Highland – March 14, 2012 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

New Development Plan nearing completion for Carndonagh

first_img Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest A new Development Plan for Carndonagh is nearing completion, with local community groups, businesses and Donegal County Council involved in putting it together.A draft plan was produced at a meeting last night, and that’s now being considered before the final plan is agreed.Local Councillor Martin Mc Dermott believes this plan will succeed, because it belongs to the local community and is driven by local needs………… Google+ Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleHutton says a win in Drogheda would lift Derry’s confidenceNext articleNew Letterkenny Courthouse to go to construction later this year admin By admin – June 12, 2015 Homepage BannerNews New Development Plan nearing completion for Carndonagh Facebook Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/carnplan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUHlast_img read more

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