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DS News Webcast: Monday 9/30/2013

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Wells Fargo Lawsuit Alleges ‘Retro-signed’ Foreclosure Documents

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Wells Fargo Lawsuit Alleges ‘Retro-signed’ Foreclosure Documents Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. March 18, 2014 1,097 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Wells Fargo Lawsuit Alleges ‘Retro-signed’ Foreclosure Documents Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago A lawsuit filed last week in a New York federal court alleges that Wells Fargo, the nation’s top mortgage provider, created a detailed, step-by-step internal manual on how to retro-sign foreclosure documents originated by other lenders.The suit filed on March 11 by Linda Tirelli, a bankruptcy attorney and consumer advocate based in White Plains, N.Y., claims that Wells Fargo crafted a 150-page manual for its attorneys that outlines exactly how to make it look as if a lender has signed over a mortgage to the bank, by auto-signing electronic documents.It is the latest layer of trouble regarding robosigning for Wells Fargo. Claims of improperly signing court-entered documents first surfaced in 2010, when Wells and CitiBank found themselves on the defensive for allegedly transferring mortgages that didn’t belong to them.According to the New York Post, which broke the latest story the day after Tirelli’s filing and has reviewed the manual Tirelli cites in her suit, the Wells Fargo document spells out how to provide post-dated endorsements and allonges ‒‒two bits of paperwork that prove that the foreclosing lender actually owns the loan‒‒on mortgage notes that did not originally have them.Wells Fargo denies it has done anything wrong.Spokeswoman Vickee Adams said “Wells Fargo’s foreclosure processes—today and back in 2012—are appropriate, legal and customer focused. To allege otherwise is simply misrepresenting the facts.” Adams also stated that a note endorsement review is “a thorough, multi-step internal process designed to ensure that Wells Fargo has the right to enforce the note in cases when a borrower defaults and foreclosure alternatives have been exhausted” and that the bank’s Foreclosure Attorney Procedure Manual provides “only the information that our outside foreclosure attorneys need to know.”The reference to 2012 is an allusion to a landmark $25 billion federal mortgage fraud settlement with the five largest lenders in the country, regarding fraud and abuse claims in mortgage lending‒‒including the issue of robosigning documents retroactively.How Wells Fargo found itself in its current position goes back to the beginning of the century, said bankruptcy and consumer litigation attorney Gary Armstrong, a partner at Armstrong Kellett Bartholow in Dallas. Around 2003, an insatiable global appetite to invest in securities generated a mortgage and lending boom that itself created numerous REMICs, or real estate mortgage investment conduits, that held bundles of mortgages from various lenders in trust. “We saw a ton of these trusts created then,” Armstrong said.What was supposed to happen, according to Armstrong, was that as notes changed hands, all necessary securitization documents were to be properly recorded as originals in these trusts, but because of the sheer volume of loans written at the time, many documents were instead photocopied.This was not such a problem until the bottom fell out of the economy in 2008 and many major lenders such as Countrywide Home Loans and Washington Mutual, as well as numerous small “John Doe” lenders, went under.The bust left an enormous number of mortgage notes effectively unowned, as the original loan holders were now out of business. It also subjected notes to changing many hands, given the structure of the REMIC model. To solve the problem, Armstrong said, lenders such as Wells Fargo set up a system that allowed them to electronically sign endorsements that transferred ownership of a note to a still-breathing lender within 90 days.The trouble, Armstrong said, is that the practice begs the question of who has the authority to sign an endorsement when the originator of the note is out of business, especially given that the dates of the endorsements Wells Fargo is accused of creating on demand often would have to be retrofitted to comply with the 90-day limit.New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is currently investigating Tirelli’s claims, including the allegation that while the manual states that Wells’ attorneys must determine whether they have the authority to execute an allonge on a note, there is no such instruction regarding endorsements.And while Tirelli has referred to the Wells Fargo document as a “blueprint for how to commit the fraud,” Wells Fargo stated that there are detailed internal processes and procedures that its attorneys “follow exactly to ensure that any note endorsements required are done legally and appropriately.” Adams added that these procedures are “not included in the manual the New York Post reviewed.”The potential fallout could benefit some consumers in states such as New York, which require court proceedings for home foreclosures. Consumer advocate attorneys in these states, said Armstrong, already use the robosigning controversy to challenge or even block foreclosure proceedings.”There have been so many hands that have touched some of these notes that you have to ask, ‘Who on the end has the authority to sign?'” Armstrong said. “It creates a great deal of unreliability for everybody.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Fraud Robosigning Wells Fargo 2014-03-18 Scott Morgan in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, News Previous: Bank Credit and Money Growth Show ‘Subpar Recovery’ Next: Ocwen to Pay $2.1 Billion to 49 States  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: Fraud Robosigning Wells Fargo About Author: Scott Morgan Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Millennials’ Credit Access Not Hindered by Student Loan Debt, Study Shows

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago May 13, 2015 1,370 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Millennials’ Credit Access Not Hindered by Student Loan Debt, Study Shows The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: REO Cash Sales Share Hovers Near 60 Percent Next: Senators Introduce Bill Limiting Fed’s Lending Authority, Ending ‘Too Big to Fail’ Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Xhevrije West Credit Access Millennials Student Loan Debt 2015-05-13 Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Share Save Home / Daily Dose / Millennials’ Credit Access Not Hindered by Student Loan Debt, Study Shows The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago A TransUnion study discovered that in spite of the rises in student loan balances for the past decade, younger consumers have not allowed loan obligations to hinder repayment of other credit-related items such as auto loans and mortgages when compared with peers with no student loans. These findings place a contradiction on the belief that student debt is preventing young adults from accessing credit.”Going to school impacts young consumers’ access to credit; while in school, students may be less likely to have a job and generate the income necessary for loan approval,” said Steve Chaouki, EVP and the head of TransUnion’s financial services business unit. “However, most catch up once they leave school-and their ability to catch up has not changed over the past decade.”The study noted that, compared to students without loans, consumers ages 18 to 29 that are repaying their student loans are usually able to get new loans. These students perform as well or better on those new loans. Student-loan consumers in their 20s are also more likely to surpass those without loans when taking out mortgage and auto loans and credit cards in three to six years.After students start to repay their student loans, they begin to have new mortgage obligations and higher new auto and credit card open rates than those with no student debt, TransUnion says.”Our study demonstrates that consumers in their 20s with student loans in repayment-that is, once they finish school-are in fact able to access credit at levels similar to or better than their peers who do not have student loans,” Chaouki said.The data in the study showed an increase in the amount of consumers ages 20 to 29 with student loans from 32 percent in 2005 to 52 percent at the end of 2014. Student loan balances have increased from $589 billion in Q1 2010 to $1.1 trillion in Q1 2015. The overall loan “wallet” for consumers ages 20 to 29 for student loans has also grown dramatically, increasing from 12.9 percent in 2005 to 36.8 percent in 2014, an increase of 186 percent in relation to other products such as mortgages, credit cards, and auto loans.The study also shows that both, consumers with student loans and without loans were affected by the changes in the economy and shifts in credit access. Consumers ages 18 to 29 with credit obligations like mortgages, credit card, and auto loans declined significantly between 2005 and 2012.”Participation rates for mortgages, credit cards and auto loans dropped significantly between the 2005-2007 and 2012-2014 timeframes-and impacted both consumers repaying student loans and those in the control group to a similar degree,” said Charlie Wise, co-author of the study and VP in TransUnion’s Innovative Solutions Group. “However, just as we observed in 2005, student loan borrowers in 2012 generally left school with lower loan participation rates than their control counterparts, likely due to difficulty in accessing credit while a student with little or no income.”To view the complete study visit: TransunionInsights.com  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Credit Access Millennials Student Loan Debt Subscribelast_img read more

Freddie Mac to Auction $1.2 Billion Worth of Deeply Delinquent NPLs

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Deeply Delinquent Loans Freddie Mac Non-Performing Loans NPL Auctions 2015-08-13 Brian Honea The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Brian Honea Share Save 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. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Freddie Mac announced Thursday it will be auctioning a Standard Pool Offering (SPO) of non-performing loans (NPLs) from its mortgage investment portfolio with $1.2 billion in aggregate unpaid principal balance (UPB).The NPLs in this transaction are being serviced by Ocwen Financial, according to Freddie Mac. The loans are deeply delinquent, which means in many cases they are delinquent by two years or more and are likely either in foreclosure or some stage of loss mitigation.The loans for this transaction are being marketed as five geographically diverse pools and offered for sale via auction, according to Freddie Mac. All eligible bidders are encouraged to bid, including private investors, minority and women-owned businesses (MWOBs), non-profits, and neighborhood advocacy funds. Bidders must be approved by Freddie Mac in order to access the data room containing secure information about the NPLs and in order to bid in the auction. Winners will be determined on the basis of economics, subject to meeting Freddie Mac’s internal reserve levels, according to Freddie Mac.All bidders must comply with the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA)’s enhanced requirements for NPL sales announced on March 2, which include approval by and good standing with government housing agencies (Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Ginnie Mae, and the Federal Housing Administration); evaluating borrowers for eligibility in the government’s Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP); and applying a “waterfall” of resolution tactics before resorting to foreclosure.Bids are due from qualified bidders on September 9, and the sale is expected to settle in October. According to Freddie Mac, advisors for the transaction will be Credit Suisse Securities, Wells Fargo Securities, and First Financial Network, a woman-owned business.The NPLs are being marketed as five geographically diversified pools and are offered via an auction process. Bids are due from qualified bidders on September 9, 2015. The sale is expected to settle in October 2015.This transaction is Freddie Mac’s sixth NPL transaction of 2015 and seventh overall since July 2014; six of those have been Standard Pool Offerings and the other was an Extended Pool Offering. The previous five SPO NPL transactions totaled approximately $2.76 billion in UPB. The last one, which was completed on July 28, was comprised of 3,577 deeply delinquent loans with $591 million in UPB.For more information about Freddie Mac’s NPL sales, click here. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe August 13, 2015 1,021 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Freddie Mac to Auction $1.2 Billion Worth of Deeply Delinquent NPLs Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Freddie Mac to Auction $1.2 Billion Worth of Deeply Delinquent NPLs Previous: Foreclosures Hit 16-Year Low While Overall Household Debt is Little Changed Next: Mortgage Payments are More Affordable Than Ever With Rents at an All-Time High  Print This Post Tagged with: Deeply Delinquent Loans Freddie Mac Non-Performing Loans NPL Auctions Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

Coalition Pushes for Stricter Wall Street Regulation

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Subscribe While Republicans have long claimed that the financial system in the United States have been severely overregulated since the crisis, a group of progressives who believe that Wall Street is not regulated enough has organized a coalition in hopes of getting stricter rules passed.Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), the architect of the controversial Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that came from the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010—the focal point of Republicans’ complaints of financial industry overregulation—led the coalition on Tuesday, according to Think Progress. Also joining in were Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota) and Nydia Velasquez (D-New York) and various labor leaders, civil rights groups, and community groups.Tuesday’s rally comes just one week after presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announced that he would overhaul Dodd-Frank if he is elected president.According to Warren, the coalition is operating on two key principals—“No cheating and no pushing the risks on taxpayers”—the coalition is making five key demands:Break up the largest banksEnsure consumer access to non-predatory banking productsEnd the carried interest tax loophole allowing hedge fund managers to use a tax break for investment income on income they make at workRein in executive bonusesImpose a financial transaction taxIn her address on Tuesday, Warren noted some of the accomplishments of Dodd-Frank—namely the more than $10 billion the CFPB has returned to consumers that the Bureau has deemed to have been harmed by predatory financial practices. But she said there is more to be done.“We have made a lot of progress under the Dodd-Frank financial reforms,” she said. “But we’ve also got a lot more to do.”Notably, Warren called for the breaking up of the country’s largest banks, because she believes that Dodd-Frank did not end “Too Big to Fail” as it professed to do.The report noted that the point of the coalition is not just to lay out policy but to combine forces in hopes of getting that policy passed. Warren pointed out that she believes it will not be an easy fight, but “we didn’t take on this fight because it’s easy, we took on this fight because it’s right.” May 24, 2016 1,128 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Coalition Pushes for Stricter Wall Street Regulation Previous: ‘Survivor Bill of Rights’ is Gaining Traction Next: Fairholme: Status Quo Makes Another Bailout ‘Inevitable’ Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Dodd-Frank Elizabeth Warren Financial Industry Regulation Wall Street 2016-05-24 Brian Honeacenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Brian Honea Home / Daily Dose / Coalition Pushes for Stricter Wall Street Regulation 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. Tagged with: Dodd-Frank Elizabeth Warren Financial Industry Regulation Wall Street Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Savelast_img read more

How Much Have Banks Been Fined Since the Crisis?

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / How Much Have Banks Been Fined Since the Crisis? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago February 21, 2018 4,678 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Bank of America Banking Banking Regulation BNP Paribas Citigroup Credit Suisse Deutsche Bank Financial Crisis Fines Fines and Penalties Goldman Sachs JPMorgan Chase Morgan Stanley RBS UBS Wells Fargo 2018-02-21 David Wharton According to a tally released Tuesday by New York-based investment banking firm Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, banks have been fined $243 billion since the financial crisis in 2008.As reported by Marketwatch, repayment of the fines involves a mixture of actual cash payments, which go into federal or state coffers, and credits in the form of loan forgiveness, debt restructuring, and other measures.Bank of America is by far the hardest hit, having racked up $76.1 billion in fines since the crisis. JPMorgan Chase is second on the list with $43.7 billion in fines. There is a significant dropoff after that, with the third-highest fine load going to Citigroup at $19 billion. From there, the rundown continues with Deutsche Bank ($14 billion), Wells Fargo ($11.8 billion), RBS ($10.1 billion), BNP Paribas ($9.3 billion), Credit Suisse ($9.1 billion), Morgan Stanley ($8.6 billion), Goldman Sachs ($7.7 billion), and UBS ($6.5 billion).The report added that it does expect fines to subside going forward, citing both the fact that it’s been a decade since the crisis and that the Trump administration is actively scaling back regulation on many fronts.In related news, Goldman Sachs announced last week that forgiving principal on 806 mortgages had brought the bank to the halfway point toward fulfilling a $1.8-billion consumer-relief obligation. That obligation stems from a pair of April 2016 settlement agreements between Goldman Sachs, the U.S. Department of Justice, and three states. A report by Prof. Eric D. Green, the independent monitor tasked with overseeing the consumer-relief portions of the agreements, noted that Goldman Sachs had forgiven a total of $73,508,818 in principal on those 806 first-lien mortgages since November 15, 2017. That works out to an average principal forgiveness of $91,202 per borrower.According to the report, Goldman Sachs’ consumer-relief measures during the period since November 2017 were “spread across 41 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, with 35 percent of the credit located in the settling states of New York, Illinois, and California.” Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Bank of America Banking Banking Regulation BNP Paribas Citigroup Credit Suisse Deutsche Bank Financial Crisis Fines Fines and Penalties Goldman Sachs JPMorgan Chase Morgan Stanley RBS UBS Wells Fargo Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago How Much Have Banks Been Fined Since the Crisis? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Refis Rise on Low Purchase Market Next: Fed Minutes: More Interest Rate Hikes Incoming The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Journal, News About Author: David Wharton Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Subscribelast_img read more

Treasury, HUD Address Mortgage Servicer Liquidity

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago In a press conference, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin addressed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on mortgage servicers.“We’re going to make sure that the market functions properly,” he told reporters at a White House briefing. According to Bloomberg, Mnuchin added that the Treasury Department has had discussions with the Federal Housing Finance Agency about the mortgage market.“We have all the appropriate people on it,” he said. “We’re very aware of the issue.”Mnuchin said a Financial Stability Oversight Council task force had specifically studied the issue of mortgage servicer liquidity.Servicers will be impacted by the $2 trillion stimulus package as borrowers will be allowed to delay payments on government-backed mortgages for as long as a year. Analysis from Black Knight’s latest Mortgage Monitor Report found that if 5% of homeowners seek forbearance, servicers would need to advance more than $2.1 billion in principal and interest per month to security holders. If the number of homeowners seeking forbearance rises to 10%, the monthly cost could jump to $4.2 billion.“The various forbearance programs being offered to borrowers via the recently passed CARES Act, as well as via individual agencies and mortgage servicers, are a key difference today,” Black Knight Data & Analytics President Ben Graboske said.Department of Housing and Urban Development Director Dr. Ben Carson also gave an update on how the pandemic is impacting borrowers directly. In an interview with Daily Caller, Dr. Carson stated how future stimulus packages will need to offer assistance to servicers to provide some amount of liquidity.“What we have to think about, though, are the services and the people providing those mortgages, they have obligations as well,” Dr. Carson said. “Particularly the non-banks, who really do a lot of the mortgage lending these days, who don’t have, you know, enormous amounts of cash, we have to make sure in the stimulus package that we provide them a mechanism or we’re going to destroy the mortgage industry. So those are the things that we’re obviously thinking about.” April 15, 2020 1,604 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Mnuchin Stimulus Treasury Previous: CFPB, FHFA Partner on Borrower Assistance Program Next: DS5: Zoning Shifts and Adapting to Change Mnuchin Stimulus Treasury 2020-04-15 Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Treasury, HUD Address Mortgage Servicer Liquidity Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  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. Treasury, HUD Address Mortgage Servicer Liquidity About Author: Seth Welborn Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

National cancer study shows levels in Donegal were below the national average

first_imgHomepage BannerNews NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest Facebook Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today National cancer study shows levels in Donegal were below the national average Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th Facebook Cancer levels in Donegal have been identified as “significantly low” over a 19 year period between 1994 and 2012.Figures published by the National Cancer Registry show an average annual reported rate of 580 cases a year, against an expected rate of 607 compared to the national average.A recent study by the National Cancer Registry – which tracked cancer rates during that time – has found higher numbers of men in western counties with the disease than in other parts of the country.The map also reveals that lung cancer was significantly higher in Louth, Carlow, Kildare and Dublin.In both those instances, Donegal’s figures are deemed to be average.Donal Buggy is Head of Services with the Irish Cancer Society. He says people can further reduce the risk…Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/buggystats.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsAppcenter_img WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMcGuigan qualifies for European JuniorsNext articleDoctors appeal against assault conviction adjourned admin By admin – May 5, 2015 Google+ Google+ Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programmelast_img read more

Three school projects to begin in New Year in Letterkenny

first_img Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter By News Highland – December 19, 2011 Three school projects to begin in New Year in Letterkenny Facebook Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Google+ WhatsApp Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Three school projects in Letterkenny are to begin construction in the New Year.Gaelscoil Adhmanain in Glencar will begin while work on the Irish-speaking secondary school Colaiste Ailigh will start at its location in Carnamuggagh.It has also been confirmed that work on the extension to St.Patrick’s National School in Lurgybrack, on the outskirts of Letterkenny, will also begin in the New Year.Donegal North-East Deputy, Joe McHugh said its positive news for Letterkenny…….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/mchugh.mp3[/podcast]center_img 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleHundreds turn out for protest in LetterkennyNext articleKillygordon man charged with rape in Derry Magistrates Court News Highland Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Irish charity to provide internet and phone access to Philippines

first_img Facebook Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – November 19, 2013 Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Twitter Pinterestcenter_img An Irish charity is travelling to the Philippines to provide internet and phone access to those affected by Typhoon Haiyan so they can re-connect with their families.Disaster Tech Lab is a non profit organisation that works to restore communications following natural disasters.It will provide internet access to local and foreign relief organisations – as well as two temporary hospitals.According to official estimates –  2,000 people are still missing and at least half a million people are homeless following the typhoon.Founder of Disaster Tech Lab, Evert Bopp, says many of the IT volunteers are people from the Phillipines who are going home to help:”We’ve got volunteers from Ireland, we’ve got volunteers from the UK and the US. As it happens at the moment now, nearly half of our team are native Philippinos, or people who live there themselves and have chosen to work with us.” Google+ Twitter News 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today WhatsApp Google+ Irish charity to provide internet and phone access to Philippines Previous articleScientists discover “fantastically dense” animal habitat in Irish watersNext articleSinn Fein call for public access to Carrigart beach to be reinstated News Highland Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more