Agency Has Recovered $1.48 Billion In Funds From TARP-Related Crimes

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Investigations conducted by the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) into crime and civil violations of the law related to the government’s TARP program have resulted in the recovery of more than $1.48 billion as of December 31, 2014, according to an announcement from SIGTARP.The government has collected $1.26 billion out of the amount collected, and the $224 million has returned to victims of TARP-related crimes. Since 2012, when SIGTARP began its investigations into those crimes. TARP was signed into law in 2008 by then-President George W. Bush in order to restore the nation’s financial stability and restart economic growth.SIGTARP’s investigations have resulted in orders of restitution, forfeiture, civil judgments, and other government agreements totaling $7.38 billion. The Office expects to recover more than the $1.48 billion it has already recovered, since many investigations have not yet reached the conviction and sentencing or civil resolution phases that must be completed to issue a government order.”SIGTARP was established by Congress to provide oversight, law enforcement, and accountability over the unprecedented, taxpayer-funded bailout known as TARP,” said Christy Romero, Special Inspector General for TARP. “SIGTARP roots out crime related to TARP, and as a result of our investigations, $1.48 billion has already been returned to the government and to other victims of TARP-related crime and civil violations of the law. Profit must be taken out of crime, and SIGTARP and our law enforcement partners stand united in ensuring justice and accountability on behalf of federal taxpayers.”The investigations conducted by SIGTARP have resulted in criminal charges against 222 individuals, 143 of which were senior officers at their respective organizations. Criminal convictions of 160 individuals have been achieved while more await trial, and 91 of the individuals convicted have received prison sentences (more are awaiting sentencing). Civil cases and other actions have been brought against 66 individuals, 52 of which were senior officers, and 67 entities. In addition, 90 individuals have been either permanently or temporarily barred from working in the banking or financial services industry, working as a contractor with the federal government, working as a licensed attorney, or working for another type of business. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 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: SIGTARP TARP Troubled Asset Relief Program Previous: Index Reports Modest Gains for Housing Markets in Q4 Next: DS News Webcast: Friday 2/6/2015 Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Agency Has Recovered $1.48 Billion In Funds From TARP-Related Crimes The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img 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. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post February 5, 2015 993 Views Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago SIGTARP TARP Troubled Asset Relief Program 2015-02-05 Brian Honea Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Agency Has Recovered $1.48 Billion In Funds From TARP-Related Crimes About Author: Brian Honealast_img read more

Whistleblower Attempts to Revive RMBS Suit Against Wells Fargo

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Whistleblower Attempts to Revive RMBS Suit Against Wells Fargo Whistleblower Attempts to Revive RMBS Suit Against Wells Fargo Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Lawsuits Mortgage-Backed Securities Wells Fargo Previous: Share of SFR Built-for-Rent Homes Remains Low Next: Freddie Mac’s Credit Risk Transfer Continues With Last Offering of 2015 Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago November 23, 2015 1,320 Views About Author: Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 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.  Print This Post Elizabeth Jacobson, a former subprime loan officer from Wells Fargo Bank, has attempted to revive her whistleblower suit against the bank in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.Jacobson, who originally filed her suit in 2012, claims that Wells Fargo knowingly packaged and sold toxic mortgage-backed securities to investors and that those securities did not qualify for a tax exemption under law. Wells Fargo claims the securities qualify as real estate mortgage investment conduits, which made them eligible for both city and state tax exemptions in New York. The law states that nearly all mortgages in a securities bundle must be qualified mortgages—defined by a lower court as being secured by real property.The lawsuit, filed by Jacobson on behalf of both the city and the state of New York, claims that Wells Fargo engaged in the scheme to gain the both city and state tax exemptions by falsely qualifying the mortgage-backed securities as REMICs. Jacobson claims the tax exemptions saved the bank more than $1 billion.Jacobson’s attorney, Geoffrey Bestor, told the three-judge panel in the Second Circuit Court that the Wells Fargo loans in the securities bundle fit the IRS’s definition of “defective obligations.” Under that definition, a) the borrower reasonably expected to default on the loan, b) the borrower committed fraud with the loan, c) the mortgage isn’t secured by real property, or d) the loan doesn’t conform to RMBS investors’ usual representations and warranties. Based on that definition, Bestor told the judges that a “defective obligation” cannot be defined as a qualified mortgage.Wells Fargo attorney Daniel Rapport contended that the law requires only an interest in real probably and does not require the REMICs to be perfect.Jacobson also made an attempt to have her case remanded to state court, making an appeal to the Second Circuit Court to reverse the district court’s decision that denied her bid to remand. Jacobson contended that there is no federal cause of action in her case; although New York uses a federal standard to determine if some companies qualify for state tax exemptions, Jacobson claimed in her appeal that this is irrelevant. Wells Fargo’s attorney, Rapport, countered that the case is an issue of federal law and that the Supreme Court has said the U.S. Supreme Court has said the federal courts should decide a certain category of cases.The panel of judges reserved a decision on Jacobson’s appeal. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Lawsuits Mortgage-Backed Securities Wells Fargo 2015-11-23 Brian Honealast_img read more

Things That Go Down, Must Go Up?

first_img Things That Go Down, Must Go Up? Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago July 11, 2017 1,349 Views Share Save Tagged with: Delinquency The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Things That Go Down, Must Go Up? In it’s April 2017 Mortgage Performance Report, CoreLogic, a global property information, analytics, and data-enabled solutions provider, showed 4.8 percent of mortgages were in some stage of delinquency, meaning they were 30 days or more past due, including those in foreclosure. In overall delinquency, this continues its decline representing 0.5 percentage point regression compared to April 2016’s 5.3 percent.The share of mortgages in some stage of the foreclosure process, or foreclosure inventory rate, was 0.7 percent. This is slightly down from April 2016 when the rate was 1 percent. Serious delinquencies, which are 90 days or more past due including loans in foreclosure, was down 0.6 percent from April 2016’s 2.6 percent.“Most major indicators of mortgage performance improved in April, showing that the market continues to benefit from improved economic growth and home price increases,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft, Chief Economist for CoreLogic. “Regionally, with the exception of several energy industry intensive states – Alaska and North Dakota – the rest of the U.S. continues to see improvements in mortgage performance. While overall performance is improving, it reflects the older legacy pipeline of loans that continue to heal, especially in judicial states which typically take longer to clear out.”According to CoreLogic, measuring early-stage delinquency rates gives a good outlook at the health of the overall mortgage market. They monitor all stages of delinquency along with transition rates from one stage of delinquency to the next, particularly because early-stage delinquencies can be volatile. From Current to 30-days past due, 1.2 percent of mortgages transitioned in April 2017. This is 0.2 percent above April 2016. Just before the financial crisis in January 2007, the rate was 1.2 percent and peaked in November at 2 percent.Mortgages 30-59 days past due, or early-stage delinquencies, increased 2.2 percent in April from last years 2 percent. Sixty to 90 days past due were at 0.63 percent, which is a minuscule 0.1 percent decline from April 2016.“Delinquency rates are down virtually across the board as the rebound in the U.S. housing market continues to gather steam,” said Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic. “It appears likely that delinquency rates will continue to fall for some time, but at a moderating pace. As we look forward, improved fundamentals provide us with a firm foundation and we must now increase our attention to carefully expand the supply of affordable housing stock and ensure that mortgage lending policies help to prudently promote first-time homeownership.” Previous: How Deep Are Your Pockets? Next: Top 5 Hottest SFR Markets Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Brianna Gilpin Related Articles Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Delinquency 2017-07-11 Brianna Gilpin Subscribelast_img read more

Investor Confidence Measured

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Investor confidence is slipping as market conditions remain volatile, according to a new study from Wells Fargo. According to the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor Optimism Index, U.S. investor optimism fell to its lowest point since the fourth quarter of 2016 as investor confidence weakened in the 12-month outlook for the stock market and U.S. employment.The Q3 2019 Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index is now 72, down 13 points from 85 in the second quarter and well below the post-recession high of 117 reached in the fourth quarter of 2017,  the largest quarterly drop for the index in more than three years.“Even before the volatility of the past two weeks, investors were rattled by the market decline at the start of the month, including a nearly 800-point drop in the Dow at the start of the survey period,” said Andy Byer, head of Client Service and Advice for Wells Fargo Advisors on Business Wire.A major factors influencing investor decision is the U.S.-China trade war. According to a survey from SophisticatedInvestor.com, 45.8% of investors citing it as their top concern. The trade wars are twice as important as the national debt and significantly higher than interest rate cuts from the Fed. Other factors of concern to investors include tensions in the Persian Gulf.Wells Fargo’s index notes that 59% of investors this quarter said this was a good time to invest in the stock market, down from 65% last quarter. However, 76% saying they feel very confident or somewhat confident they will have enough money to maintain the lifestyle they want throughout their retirement.“With the market still up from the start of the year, recent market losses have not cut into investors’ underlying confidence in their portfolio or long-term retirement goals,” Byer said. “Even with volatile markets, investors should keep their focus on their long-term investment plans. And making sure investments are aligned with their personal risk tolerance and rebalancing portfolios to match their investment objectives.” Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Investment Sales Stocks Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Investor Confidence Measured Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Previous: State of Emergency Declared for Florida Next: Recession: Is Real Estate Safe? About Author: Seth Welborn Investment Sales Stocks 2019-08-28 Seth Welborn August 28, 2019 797 Views Share Save 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. Related Articles Home / Daily Dose / Investor Confidence Measured Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Supply Shortage to ‘Hold Strong in the Short Term’

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Mr. Cooper Names New Chief Diversity Officer Next: Shaky Economy Hasn’t Slowed Rise in Home Equity Tagged with: housing shortage Housing Supply HousingCanary Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 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. About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Supply Shortage to ‘Hold Strong in the Short Term’ housing shortage Housing Supply HousingCanary 2021-05-13 Christina Hughes Babb Share 2Save Related Articles Supply Shortage to ‘Hold Strong in the Short Term’ 17 days ago 639 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The latest data indicates the housing shortage could linger for a while, but there might be hope on the horizon, according to the data analysts at HousingCanary, which provides residential real estate data and home valuations.“Last spring, the real estate market was rocked as a result of COVID-19 lockdowns, but what ensued was a housing boom marked by residential home prices hitting all-time highs, record-low mortgage rates, and extremely limited inventory coupled with unwavering demand from buyers,” Jeremy Sicklick, Co-founder and CEO of HouseCanary said. “One year later, we are finally starting to see some positive developments on the supply side for the first time since the pandemic began. New listings are up 19.1% year-over-year, however, the number of listings under contract continues to outpace the increase in new listings, which leads us to believe that the supply shortage will hold strong in the short-term.”The report from HousingCanary showed that, since April 2020, there have been 3,045,485 net new listings placed on the market, which is an 8.8% increase versus the same period in 2019.Broken down by home price, it looks like this:$0-$200,000: 20.6%$200k-$400,000: 42.9%$400k-$600,000: 18.8%$600k-$1 million: 11.6%More than $1 million: 6.1%The following is the net percent change in new listing activity over the past year versus the same period in 2019, by home price, according to HousingCanary:$0-$200,000: (-18.2%)$200,000-$400,000: +3.4%)$400,000-$600,000: +30.8%$600,000-$million: +54.9%More than $1 million: +81.4%HousingCanary found that due to the intensifying inventory lack, listed properties in the past year spent about half the time on the market as they did the year of the previous study, for April 2019-2020.While the number of new listings is up overall 19.1% year-over-year, that remains outpaced by contract volumes, and the following is what that looks like, by home price, in the past year, according to the report, which can be downloaded in full at housingcanary.com:In the past 52 weeks, 3,460,246 properties have gone into contract, representing a 14.1% increase relative to the same period in 2019, says HousingCanary.By home price, the percentage of total contract volume since April 2020:$0-$200,000: 20.9%$200,000-$400,000: 43.1%$400,000-$600,000: 18.7%$600,000-$1 million: 11.4%Greater than $1 million: 5.8%The following is the percent change in contract volume over the last 52 weeks versus the same period in 2019, by price:$0-$200,000: (-13.3%)$200,000-$400,000: +9.6%$400,000-$600,000: +36.8%$600,000-$1 million: +59.4%And, over $1 million: +80.6%Methodology notes: As a nationwide real estate broker, HouseCanary reports that its broad multiple listing service participation allows its analysts to evaluate listing data and aggregate the number of new listings as well as the number of new listings going into contract for all single-family detached homes observed in its proprietary database. Using this data, HouseCanary continues to track listing volume, new listings, and median list price for 41 states and 50 individual metro areas. Subscribelast_img read more

Mackerel quotas should be built into any future Iceland EU membership

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mackerel quotas should be built into any future Iceland EU membership 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook Facebook Iceland is moving closer to EU membership with the adoption of an enlargement report by the European Parliament.However, a North West MEP is seeking to ensure that agreement on mackerel quotas is built in to any future deal.At present, the EU and Norway are in dispute with Iceland and the Faroes over mackerel stocks, with the EU claiming that Iceland has unilaterally increased its catch to unsustainable levels.Now, Pat the Cope Gallagher, the Chairman of the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee, has moved an amendment calling for a renewed effort to reach an agreement.It’s an issue he will also be raising when he leads a committee delegation to Reykjavik next month……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/cope.mp3[/podcast] News By News Highland – March 15, 2012 Google+center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Twitter Previous articleDallat condemns Coleraine petrol bomb attackNext articleDeputy McHugh says all parties must work together to issue mortgage arrears News Highland Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Failte Ireland says Donegal is vital to the success of the Wild Atlantic Way

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Failte Ireland says Donegal is vital to the success of the Wild Atlantic Way WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Fáilte Ireland is meeting members of the Donegal tourism industry in Letterkenny as part of a series of Fáilte Ireland briefings, with a focus on the Wild Atlantic Way.Over the coming week 6 additional workshops will take place along the Wild Atlantic Way route for members of the trade.At the briefing, Joan Crawford of Fáilte Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way Team provided an update on the 2014 progress of the project as well as highlighting plans for 2015.She says Donegal is a very important element of the initiative……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/wawjoan1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook Pinterest Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme By News Highland – February 9, 2015 Pinterest Google+ Twitter Previous articleCancer campaigner pledges to continue campaign to retain breast services at LGHNext articlePolice in Derry investigate shop robbery on Laurel Hill Road News Highland GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamiltonlast_img read more

O’Reilly presenting Lost at Sea report to Oireachtas committee

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Ombudsman, Emily O’Reilly will appear before the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries and Food this morning to discuss her Special Report on the Lost at Sea Scheme, which she found was ‘contrary to fair and sound administration’.”The committeen initially refused to meet her, but relented in the face of concerted pressure.Fine Gael says this should be the first step to a full parliamentary investigation into the Lost at Sea Scheme which should involve former Marine Minister Frank Fahey, Department Officials and others. Facebook Google+ Previous articleTwo men arrested in relation to Strabane shootingNext articleUS based priest to contest extradition order News Highland WhatsApp Pinterest News Twitter WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota O’Reilly presenting Lost at Sea report to Oireachtas committeecenter_img Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Twitter By News Highland – April 21, 2010 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Reportlast_img read more

Farmers get a break over ’20 mile rule’

first_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ WhatsApp Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Newsx Adverts Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApp Previous articleGormley pulls out of Buncrana conferenceNext articleAer Arann examiner confirms 14 expressions of interest in company News Highland Farmers get a break over ’20 mile rule’ Twitter Farmers with fragmented farms are being advised to ignore letters from the Department of Agriculture telling them that they need separate herd numbers if cattle are being kept on fields more than 20 miles apart.Letters enforcing the “20 mile rule” began arriving on farms last week, with all the farm organisations swamped with complaints and queries.Now, after a meeting between the department and the farm organisations last evening, the department says it will revisit the issue.South Donegal farmer John Barron is the ICSA’s National Rural Development Officer. He says this seems to be another case of a rule which was always there, but is only now being enforced: HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week By News Highland – September 10, 2010 Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released last_img read more

Donegal man who many have died from ebola named

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal The HSE is awaiting the results of tests carried out on the body of a Donegal man at the centre of a major Ebola scare.43-year-old Dessie Quinn from Mountcharles was found dead yesterday morning – having recently returned from West Africa.Mr Quinn returned home from working in Sierra Leone two weeks ago, and people close to the man say he had been in good form and he had attended the All-Ireland Quarter Final between Donegal and Armagh on August 10.Mr Quinn has also attended a local festival in the town recently.He had been treated for malaria before he passed away.His remains have been kept in isolation – and the HSE says the risk of any virus spreading is “extremely low”.This scare materialised early yesterday morning when the HSE was made aware of the body of a man – who had recently returned from Ebola-afflicted Sierra Leone.The body of Dessie Quinn from Mountcharles, in Donegal was quickly moved to isolation as tests began to establish whether or not he was killed by the Ebola virus.The results of those tests are due later today.If the case is confirmed today, then an established Government Task Force is expected to meet to discuss the situation.Speaking in Letterkenny, these people said that they are shocked that there is a suspected case in Donegal:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ebola.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp By admin – August 22, 2014 Twitter Twitter Donegal man who many have died from ebola namedcenter_img Pinterest Facebook Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleEuropean double for Jason SmythNext articleWork to do for McIlroy admin HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Watch: The Nine Til Noon Show LIVE WhatsApp Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers last_img read more