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SDLP South Down Candidate Séan Rogers Talks About What Makes Him Tick

Séan Rogers MLA, South Down SDLP election candidate, speaking to Down News, explained that he is looking forward to being returned in the Assembly election on Thursday and continuing with the important work that lies ahead for the new administration. He has been an active MLA and raised a number…

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Rogers Expresses Concern Over Delays To Repair Burned Flats In Newcastle

SDLP South Down MLA Sean Rogers has urged the Housing Executive to make an urgent decision on the future of a number of badly fire damaged properties in Newcastle’s Bracken Avenue. Mr Rogers said: “The fact that local people have been left to cope with the sight of boarded up…

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Councillor Willie Clarke Rejects Rogers Position On Rates Support Grant

Sinn Féin Councillor for the Mournes Willie Clarke has said  press statements by SDLP MLA Sean Rodgers over the Rates Support Grant “shows a lack of understanding of the situation.” Cllr Clarke said:  “The claims, issued to the press recently, by the SDLP MLA Sean Rodgers regarding the Rates Support Grant in South Down…

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Rogers Says STEM Must Be Curriculum Priority

SDLP Education Spokesperson Seán Rogers, South Down  MLA, has urged the Assembly to prioritise STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology & Mathematics) education in future curriculums. Speaking in the Assembly chamber today Mr Rogers said: “The primary school experience is the essential foundation of our children’s learning and while we have ‘The World…

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Rogers Says There Is hope For Undocumented Irish In US Immigration Reform

South Down Assembly Member Seán Rogers, who has been following the fortunes of Irish emigrants in America, has expressed uncertainty following the recent statement from the House Republicans in Washington. Mr. Rogers said: “The Republicans accept that the immigration issue must be solved by what they refer to as a step-by-step,…

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Seán Rogers MLA Opens New SDLP Constituency Office in Newcastle

THE SDLP have officially opened up a Newcastle constituency office at Railway Street in the town. Seán Rogers MLA, who stepped in as MLA after Margaret Ritchie MP stood aside to concentrate on her Westminster constituency, is a well-know figure across South Down having been a headmaster in Kilkeel and…

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Call for Down District Inward Investment Gathers Pace

South Down MLA’s have backed action for more investment into Down District Following a Stormont debate of the decades of under-investment and economic malaise in Down District, Chris Hazzard Sinn Féin MLA has this week called for a reinvigorated approach to rebuilding the local economy in the area. Having secured…

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Castlewellan Road Safety Issues Being Addressed Says Rogers

SOUTH Down MLA Seán Rogers has welcomed the reply he received from the DRD Roads Service after he raised concerns in relation to road safety on the Castlewellan Rd, Newcastle. Mr Rogers said:  “I had written to the Roads Service highlighting my concerns following on from a number of collisions…

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Rogers Says Rural Schools Make Vital Contribution

SDLP Education spokesperson Sean Rogers has spoken of the importance of supporting rural schools and recognising their vital contribution to local communities. Mr. Rogers was speaking ahead of an Assembly debate on the issue yesterday (14 may 2013). He said: “In the North, half of our primary schools have fewer pupils…

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Rogers Says Health Dept Not Ready For Welfare Reform

SDLP MLA Seán Rogers has spoken out following receipt of a response from the Health Minister in respect of welfare reform. Mr Rogers said:  “I tabled a question to the Minister for Health querying what action his Department is taking to deal with the expected increase in demand for occupational…

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Cabra Road Repairs Welcomed By Rogers

South Down SDLP MLA Seán Rogers has welcomed road works that have been carried out on the junction of the Ardaghy Road and Lacken Road, Cabra. Mr Rogers said:  “My colleague Down District Councillor Carmel O’Boyle approached my office regarding serious flooding issues at the junction of these two roads….

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Rogers Calls for Clear Strategy for School Leadership

SDLP education spokesperson South Down MLA Seán Rogers has said that proper investment in leadership development for teachers is paramount in creating a culture of self-assessment and improvement at our schools. He was speaking during a motion on inspection reports in schools at the Assembly on Tuesday. Mr Rogers, a…

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