first_imgThe Flood Aid fundraising concert has been hailed as a huge success, raising over €30,000 in aid of the victims of the Inishowen floods.The event on Sunday September 3rd saw over 1,000 people enjoying a county music spectacular at the Aura Leisure Centre Letterkenny.Fans flocked to the concert to see their favourite Irish Country stars, including Daniel O’Donnell, Nathan Carter and many more. The true spirit of country music shone through as the performers showed solidarity with their fans in Donegal who have supported them throughout the decades. A huge surprise was the performance by Big Tom, where he proved he really is still the king as he wowed the crowd.Big Tom: Flood Aid, 3rd September 2017. Photo: North West NewspixThe benefit concert was organised at incredible speed to quickly raise money for the families who have had their lives devastated by the flash flooding on Tuesday 22nd August.Over €30,000 was raised for the victims at yesterday’s concert. Ticket sales and a raffle brought the great sum together and there was a great feeling of goodwill among the stars and all who volunteered their time to bring the event together. Money raised will go towards the Red Cross fund to help the people of Inishowen begin rebuilding their lives after they were displaced from their homes, businesses and livelihood.Photo by Geraldine DiverBy the time the grand finale came together everyone was singing, dancing and clapping along. All performers lined the stage to sing together and celebrate a fantastic fundraising evening. Were you there? See who you can spot in the crowd in our picture gallery below:Flood Aid, 3rd September 2017. Photo: North West NewspixFlood Aid, 3rd September 2017. Photo: North West NewspixFlood Aid, 3rd September 2017. Photo: North West Newspix  Flood Aid for Inishowen raises over €30,000 was last modified: September 8th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:concerteventsflood aidInishowen floodspicture speciallast_img read more

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first_img Share in Daily Dose, Headlines, Market Studies, News FHFA House Price Index Shows 1.4 Percent Increase U.S. home prices rose for the 14th consecutive quarter by 1.4 percent, according to the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s House Price Index released Thursday. The price increase was seen in the purchase-only, seasonally adjusted index in the fourth quarter of 2014.Home prices rose 4.9 percent from the fourth quarter in 2013 and the adjusted monthly index for December was up 0.8 percent from November.”Contrary to prior indications of a possible slowdown, home price appreciation in the fourth quarter was relatively strong,” said FHFA Principal Economist Andrew Leventis.  “The key drivers of appreciation over the last few years—low inventories of homes available for sa​le and improvement in labor markets—likely played a role in driving up prices during the quarter.”The HPI is calculated by using home sales price information from mortgages sold to, or guaranteed by, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.FHFA’s expanded HPI is up 1.3 percent prior to last quarter. That index is up 6 percent from last year. The seasonally adjusted, purchase-only HPI rose 4.9 percent from the fourth quarter of 2013 to the fourth quarter of 2014.The seasonally adjusted, purchase HPI rose in 48 states and Washington D.C. The top five areas in annual appreciation were: Washington D.C., 12.5 percent; Nevada, 9 percent; North Dakota, 8.4 percent; Colorado 7.9 percent; Michigan, 7.8 percent.Fourth quarter increases for the 100 most populated metropolitan areas in the U.S. was greatest in San Francisco-Redwood City in  the South San Francisco, California area, where prices increased by 6.0 percent. Prices were weakest in El Paso, Texas falling 6.6 percent.Of the nine census divisions, the Mountain division experienced the strongest growth with a 1.8 percent quarterly increase and a 5.5 percent increase since last year.  House price appreciation was weakest in the New England division, where prices fell .03 percent.The monthly seasonally adjusted, purchase-only index for the U.S. has increased for 23 of the last 24 months. November was the month which showed a decrease in 2013.last_img read more

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