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CFPB and Justice Department Fine Hudson City Bank $27 Million for Redlining

first_img Previous: WALZ Compliance Solutions to Host Webinar on Wednesday, September 30 Next: Delinquency Rate Experiences Largest Year-Over-Year Decline in Four Years 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 Tagged with: CFPB Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Department of Justice Discrimination in Lending Fines and Penalties Hudson City Savings Bank Redlining in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago About Author: Xhevrije West The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / CFPB and Justice Department Fine Hudson City Bank $27 Million for Redlining Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 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. center_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago September 24, 2015 1,162 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have taken action against Hudson City Savings Bank for alleged discriminatory redlining practices, according to a joint announcement from the two government agencies Thursday.Hudson City was accused of denying access to mortgage loans from residents that dwell in majority-Black-and-Hispanic neighborhoods. Additionally, the CFPB and DOJ also alleged that the bank illegally provided unequal credit access to neighborhoods in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.If the court approves the proposed consent order, Hudson City will pay the largest redlining settlement in history. The fines, which total $27 million, will include a $25 million in direct loan subsidies to qualified borrowers in the affected communities, $2.25 million in community programs and outreach, and a $5.5 million penalty.”It is apparent to everyone that discriminatory practices in the mortgage market undermine people’s ability to buy a home and build long-term wealth,” said Richard Cordray, CFPB director. “Without access to affordable credit to buy or improve a home, without a mortgage broker nearby, without a bank branch to offer basic services, neighborhoods deteriorate in the long shadow cast by discriminatory practices. The integrity of the consumer financial marketplace is diminished.””It is apparent to everyone that discriminatory practices in the mortgage market undermine people’s ability to buy a home and build long-term wealth.”According to the announcement, the bank was allegedly found in direct violation of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), which prohibits creditors from discriminating against applicants in credit transactions on the basis of characteristics such as race, color, and national origin.The DOJ also alleges that Hudson violated the Fair Housing Act.Hudson City apparently found branches and loan officers, selected mortgage brokers, and marketed products to that discouraged potential borrowers in Black and Hispanic communities.The complaint alleged that these discriminatory practices went on from at least 2009 to 2013.“Hudson City Savings Bank structured its business operations to systemically avoid providing credit services in predominantly minority neighborhoods,” said U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman of the District of New Jersey. “There is no room for such behavior in our banking system. In addition to paying $25 million for a loan subsidy program, today’s settlement agreement will require the bank to take a number of concrete steps to ensure that they improve access to responsible and affordable credit to qualified borrowers in Black and Hispanic neighborhoods.” The joint action alleges that Hudson City illegally avoided and thereby discouraged consumers in majority-Black-and-Hispanic neighborhoods from applying for credit by:Avoiding locating branches and loan officers in majority-Black-and-Hispanic communities.Avoiding using mortgage brokers in majority-Black-and-Hispanic communities.Excluding majority-Black-and-Hispanic communities from its marketing strategy.Excluding majority-Black-and-Hispanic neighborhoods from its credit in assessment areas.In addition to the aforementioned fines Hudson City must also:Offer full-service banking in majority-Black-and-Hispanic communities.Expand assessment areas to include majority-Black-and-Hispanic communities.Assess the credit needs of majority-Black-and-Hispanic communities.Develop a fair lending compliance and training plan.Click here to view the compliant filed in the U.S. District Court.Click here to view the CFPB and DOJ joint announcement. 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Supreme Court Hears Opening Arguments in CFPB Case

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Supreme Court Hears Opening Arguments in CFPB Case Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Supreme Court Hears Opening Arguments in CFPB Case The U.S. Supreme Court heard opening arguments Tuesday in Seila Law v. the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)—a case that could decide the constitutionality of the Bureau. Kannon K. Shanmugan, attorney for Siela Law, who argues the CFPB was constructed against the U.S. constitution, had a clear message for the Supreme Court. “The structure of the CFPB is unprecedented and unconstitutional,” Shanmugan said. “Never before in American history has Congress given so much executive power to a single individual who does not answer to the President.” He added that by limiting the President’s ability to remove the CFPB’s director, Congress violated the “core presidential prerogatives” to exercise the executive power that laws are faithfully executed. Shanmugan continued his opening remarks by saying the Solicitor General contends that the Supreme Court should rewrite the Dodd-Frank Act, giving the president the power to remove the CFPB’s director. “But the constitutional question, in this case, arises in the context of a defense to an enforcement proceeding and not a facial challenge,” he said.Shanmugan added that the government’s proposed fix would make the CFPB less independent than the agencies it was replacing.  “The Court should leave to Congress the quintessentially legislative task of deciding how to fix the CFPB’s defective structure,” he said. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg questioned how the makeup of the CFPB impacts Seila Law. “I don’t see how the composition of the Bureau affects your client since your client was—the adverse action is now attributable to someone who the President could remove at will,” Ginsburg said. “I don’t see how differently you would be affected if the same thing occurred with the President having the power to remove at will.” Gen. Noel J. Francisco, arguing on behalf of the CFPB, said that the President has the “unrestricted authority” to remove principal officers. “The President stands for election. The director of the CFPB does not,” Francisco said. “So, if the director is insulated from presidential oversight, then her exercises of executive power are insulated from democratic control.” Ginsburg, however, questioned why a statute passed by Congress is being defended. Francisco said the statute “infringes upon the President’s own executive power.” Current Democratic Presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) envisioned the CFPB during her time as a professor at Harvard Law School. The CFPB was designed to rein in abusive practices in consumer credit marks, such as home mortgages and credit cards. CNBC states it returned $12 billion to consumers between 2011 and 2017 but stopped pursuing enforcement actions under President Donald Trump. The CFPB has been the subject of several lawsuits, most recently by the California-based Seila Law. Seila Law alleges the CFPB’s insulation from presidential control is unconstitutional. The law firm challenged the agency after the CFPB targeted the firm 2017, CNBC states.  Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Tennessee Homes Hit by Severe Storms Next: Michael Bloomberg Drops Out of Presidential Race Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago March 3, 2020 2,288 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago CFPB Supreme Court 2020-03-03 Mike Albanese Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese Tagged with: CFPB Supreme Court The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Where Renting is More Appealing Than Homeownership

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Where Renting is More Appealing Than Homeownership Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Where Renting is More Appealing Than Homeownership The discrepancy between homeownership costs and renting costs are increasing across the United States, according to the latest national index by professors at Florida Atlantic and Florida International universities. That gap is widening most in parts of the Southeast, Midwest, and Pacific Northwest.The Beracha, Hardin & Johnson Buy vs. Rent Index “determines whether consumers will create wealth faster in buying a home and building equity or renting the same property and reinvesting the money they would have spent on ownership, such as taxes, insurance, and maintenance.” The index takes into account the full U.S. housing market but narrows its focus by targeting 23 key metropolitan areas, “factoring in home prices, rents, mortgage rates, investment returns, property taxes, insurance and home maintenance costs.”The quarterly numbers show that Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Miami, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Oregon, are all significantly above their long-term fundamental home price levels. That means renting clearly is the better option in those areas, according to Ken H. Johnson, Ph.D., a real estate economist within FAU’s College of Business.”These metro areas are the most at risk for home price declines, including any future negative impacts to housing values brought about by COVID-19,” he said. “We’re still waiting to see how the pandemic will affect the housing market.”Renters who would not invest the money they would have spent on ownership are still better off buying a home, according to Eli Beracha, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Hollo School of Real Estate at FIU.”Homeownership doesn’t necessarily generate attractive rates of return, but it does force consumers to be more mindful of their expenses,” he said. “Renters should be honest with themselves. If they aren’t going to put their extra money into the stock market, then the safer option over the long run would be to own.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News June 18, 2020 1,670 Views 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. Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Ownership Rent 2020-06-18 Seth Welborn Previous: HUD’s Dr. Benjamin Carson Delivers Opportunity Zone Update Next: Protecting Homeowners From Fraud Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Ownership Rentlast_img read more

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Policies That Could Combat the Affordable Housing Crisis

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Subscribe About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Related Articles Share Save Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Several housing advocates recommend policies that could make a difference when it comes to the issue of “housing underproduction,” on which the Up For Growth organization published an extensive study. Said investigation showed “nearly every corner of the country bears part of the burden for the national 7.3 million home shortage.” In other words, it does not matter whether they looked at rural or urban areas, the “crisis” can be felt all across America.Up For Growth author Mike Kingsella interviewed several member-experts from smaller cities about the housing challenges they’ve seen and what policies, if enacted, would make the biggest positive difference.”Though they represent different types of communities located hundreds of miles apart, some similarities in their experiences emerge,” wrote Kingsella.  For example, two interviewees indicated that “various local, state, and federal tax incentives or programs are not currently geared to create affordable housing options in their communities. [Another] shared that zoning restrictions are making it harder to build the housing needed to keep up with housing demand …”A couple of noteworthy takeaways included:The appraisal gap, lack of investment in distressed communities confirm need for Neighborhood Homes Investment Act. John Niederman of Pathfinder Services in Huntington, Indiana told Up For Growth that the appraisal gap in rural communities where he works prevents those who want to move into rural communities from doing so, yet those are the very areas that want and need new families to compensate for “population loss or stagnation.”He added that issues including COVID-related foreclosures, lack of funding to rehabilitate properties, and lack of government assistance in making housing more affordable underscore the need for passing the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act (H.R. 3316).”The legislation, sponsored by Reps. Brian Higgins (D-NY) and Mike Kelly (R-PA), provides tax credits to the rehabilitation of older homes in distressed communities–up to 35% of development costs,” explained Kingsella.”NHIA targets low-income communities to maximize the impact of the tax credit on the areas and families that need it the most. Eligible neighborhoods must have poverty rates that are 130% or greater than the metro or state rate; have incomes that are 80% or less that area median income; and have home values that are below the metro or state median value.”The act is part of a larger act that has not yet received senate approval.The YIMBY Act could improve many neighborhoodsJosh Hanshaw of the Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Lincoln, Nebraska, as well as Chris Hall, General Counsel and Director of Regional Initiatives for the Greater Portland, Maine, Council of Governments both touched on the advantages of the Yes in My Backyard (YIMBY) Act, which they say would benefit all communities.“Zoning flexibility would be helpful in developing both single and multifamily developments,” said Hanshaw.Exclusionary zoning and restrictive land-use policies are two of the focus areas of YIMBY.“Zoning changes allowing increased housing density is essential to expanding housing choice,” Hall said. “Better integration of transit investments with land use policies focused on expanded housing choices is critical.”All of the contributors to this report agreed that local, state, and federal incentives and financing options can “spur affordable housing development and [are] essential for smart economic development strategies.”The HOME Investment Partnerships Program could have a significant impact for small developments, Niederman recommended. And subsidies for larger units under the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program could be beneficial, he added.The author summed up the research, noting that, “these observations suggest that every level of government has a role to play in financing, or at least spurring investment in, housing that is affordable for low and moderate-income Americans.” Previous: Headed for a ‘Foreclosure Surge’ Next: Responsibly Addressing Forbearance Costs Home / Daily Dose / Policies That Could Combat the Affordable Housing Crisis Policies That Could Combat the Affordable Housing Crisis  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago September 28, 2020 1,779 Views 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 2020-09-28 Christina Hughes Babb Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

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The Week Ahead: Eviction Moratoria Explained

first_imgSubscribe Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago January 29, 2021 1,138 Views 2021-01-29 Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save This week, Safeguard Properties, which manages mortgage field services on vacant, defaulted, and foreclosed properties, hosts a webinar entitled, “Evictions: Maneuvering Through the Moratoriums,” during which a panel of experts will detail and discuss the nuances of the latest federal, lending, and servicing rules related to the COVID-19 pandemic.Specifically, the pundits will explain what preservation-related actions servicers can and cannot take during the moratoriums; changes in eviction laws and guidance; the CDC order regarding evictions; and challenges in key states.The following speakers will be in attendance and available for questions:C. Lance Margolin, Partner Emeritus and Director of Eviction and REO Services, The Margolin & Weinreb Law Group, LLP in Syosset, N.Y.Daniel Barbagelata, Supervising Partner of Evictions, Deed in Lieu and National Closing Services, Aldridge Pite LLP in Atlanta, Ga.Will Jarrell, Senior Associate Attorney, Aldridge Pite LLP in Atlanta, Ga.Linda Erkkila, General Counsel and EVP, Safeguard PropertiesThe webinar is from 1-2 p.m. EST, Thursday, February 4. It’s complimentary when you register here.Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead:Stern & Eisenberg, “West Virginia Power of Attorney & Assignment of Mortgage/Deed of Trust Webinar,” Thursday, February 4 at 1 p.m. ESTRealtor.com, Housing Industry Core Metrics report, Thursday, February 4 The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Eviction Moratoria Explained Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Marcia Fudge Vows to Serve Most Vulnerable Americans Next: Navigating Foreclosures in the Face of a Pandemic About Author: Christina Hughes Babb The Week Ahead: Eviction Moratoria Explained Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily last_img read more

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Loans in Forbearance Drop for Third Consecutive Week

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago February 23, 2021 1,378 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Previous: HUD Announces Disaster Assistance for Texas’ Winter Storm Victims Next: Investors Take Note: Top Locations for Gen Z Renters Tagged with: Fannie Mae Forbearance Forbearance and Call Volume Survey Freddie Mac Mike Fratantoni Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Eric C. Peck in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, News Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Fannie Mae Forbearance Forbearance and Call Volume Survey Freddie Mac Mike Fratantoni Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) 2021-02-23 Eric C. Peck  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Loans in Forbearance Drop for Third Consecutive Week The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) has reported that the total number of loans currently in forbearance decreased by seven basis points from 5.29% of servicers’ portfolio volume in the prior week to 5.22% as of February 14, 2021.According to the MBA, 2.6 million U.S. homeowners are in forbearance plans.The MBA’s latest Forbearance and Call Volume Survey found that the share of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac loans in forbearance decreased from 3.01% to 2.97%, a four-basis-point improvement. Ginnie Mae loans in forbearance decreased two basis points, from 7.34% to 7.32%; while the forbearance share for portfolio loans and private-label securities (PLS) decreased by 20 basis points, from 9.14% to 8.94%. The percentage of loans in forbearance for independent mortgage bank (IMB) servicers decreased 15 basis points to 5.54%, and the percentage of loans in forbearance for depository servicers increased two basis points to 5.28%.”The share of loans in forbearance has declined for three weeks in a row, with portfolio and PLS loans decreasing the most this week. This decline was due to a sharp increase in borrower exits, particularly for IMB servicers,” said Mike Fratantoni, MBA’s Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. “Requests for new forbearances dropped to six basis points, matching a survey low.”Of the cumulative forbearance exits for the period from June 1, 2020 through January 24, 2021, 27.9% represented borrowers who continued to make their monthly payments during their forbearance period; 25.8% resulted in a loan deferral/partial claim; 15.4% resulted in reinstatements; 13.8% represented borrowers who did not make all of their monthly payments and exited forbearance without a loss mitigation plan in place yet; 7.8% resulted in a loan modification or trial loan modification; and 7.5% resulted in loans paid off through either a refinance or by selling the home. The remaining 1.8% resulted in repayment plans, short sales, deed-in-lieus, or other reasons.“The housing market is quite strong, with home sales, home construction, and home price data all testifying to this strength,” said Fratantoni. “Policymakers and the mortgage industry have helped enable this during the pandemic by providing millions of homeowners support in the form of forbearance. The decision to extend the allowable duration of forbearance plans should provide for a smoother transition this year as the job market continues to recover.”The study also delved into weekly servicer call center volume, as a percentage of servicing portfolio volume calls increased from the previous week from 9.2% to 9.3%, while the average speed to answer decreased from 3.2 minutes to 2.3 minutes. The average call time to call centers decreased from 8.2 minutes to eight minutes. Share Save Related Articles Loans in Forbearance Drop for Third Consecutive Week Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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Republic Network for Unity member refused bail in Derry rifle case

first_img Google+ Republic Network for Unity member refused bail in Derry rifle case Previous articleChinese woman appears in Court in Derry charged with husbands murderNext articleSF to publish plan that would reduce Ireland’s deficit, growing the economy News Highland News WhatsApp By News Highland – November 4, 2011 Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook A man accused over a rifle seizure allegedly linked to dissident republicans in Derry must remain in custody, a judge ruled on Friday.43-year-old Anthony Taylor, of Farmhill, Derry, was detained with another suspect in August.Taylor, who is a  member of the pressure group Republican Network for Unity, faces a charge of having a .22 Remington rifle with intent to endanger life.The evidence against Taylor him includes police helicopter camera footage.Prosecutors alleged that he was in contact with a car where the gun was found inside a holdall in the boot.Mr Taylor was arrested in the area, allegedly carrying wrapping which is suspected of being from the bag.The court heard he claimed it had been thrown at him by another motorist following a dispute between them.Bail was refused as the Judge said there was a risk of further offending. Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

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Council rejects bid to make funding allocation discussions public

first_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Twitter Facebook Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Twitter By admin – September 27, 2016 Council rejects bid to make funding allocation discussions public Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Homepage BannerNews A motion to allowing the public attend meetings at which decisions are made on applictions under the Development Fund Initiative has been defeated in the Donegal council chamber.The move would have allowed the public see how funding is being allocated, and on what basis decisions are being made to accept or reject applications.Cllr Michal Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig put forward the motion. He says in light of queries raised in the past in relation to funding allocations, it would have been in the public interest.He says he brought forward the motion after he was accused of having conflicts of interest in some previous decisions………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/michaelconflict.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articlePolice in Derry and Strabane announce autumn road safety programmeNext articleCouncil restructures development levy system with new charges for windfarms admin Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powerslast_img read more

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Doherty calls for introduction of school book rental scheme

first_img Facebook Pinterest Previous articlePARC welcomes confirmation that Hit and Runs will be recordedNext articleMan in coma after sectarian attack is asked if he is “fit for work” News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released By News Highland – August 27, 2013 Sinn Fein is calling on the Government to set up a school book scheme.It says a state scheme – where pupils would borrow books at the start of the year – would cost the Government an initial 45 million euro.But it’s claimed the cost would fall quite rapidly as the books continue to be used year after year.The party’s finance spokespseron Pearse Doherty says the government needs to recognise the hardship that buying schoolbooks is causing…………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/pearsebookscheme.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal center_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers WhatsApp Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Doherty calls for introduction of school book rental scheme Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

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Date scheduled for debate on North West transport infrastructure

first_img WhatsApp Claims that the transport infrastructure of the North West has been neglected by successive governments will be raised during a special debate in the Seanad next month.Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn has secured a debate for Wednesday November 16th, three weeks from today, which must be attended by Minister Shane Ross.Senator Mac Lochlainn says the minister will be asked to address a number of issues, but particularly the need to support a Dublin service from City of Derry Airport, and the government’s commitment to the A5 upgrade…Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/podweds1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Date scheduled for debate on North West transport infrastructure Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Twitter By admin – October 26, 2016 center_img Pinterest Google+ HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Previous articleDeputy Pearse Doherty claims Dáil is misleading first-time buyersNext article£25million funding allocated for projects in Derry and Tyrone admin Pinterest Homepage BannerNews 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiclast_img read more

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