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John O'Dowd


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Born and raised in the Parish of Tullylish, near Banbridge, John O’Dowd lives in Upper Bann with his wife and three young children.

He has been a member of Sinn Féin for almost 30 years and has been an elected representative for 19 years.

John has been education minister for the last five years and also served as acting deputy First Minister for a time.

Statements (417)

O'Dowd condemns Craigavon shooting21 March, 2016

Drumellan gun attack put community at risk - John O'Dowd8 March, 2016

O’Dowd cuts the first sod on a £15.5million extension at Coláiste Feirste11 February, 2016

O’Dowd officially opens Bunscoil Bheann Mhadagáin in North Belfast11 February, 2016

O’Dowd launches Pathway Fund for Early Years Education10 February, 2016

Education Minister welcomes £20million additional funding for education10 February, 2016

Education Minister approves increased admission at Strandtown Primary School, Belfast4 February, 2016

O’Dowd opens new £1.3million Gaelscoil Ghleann Darach, Crumlin28 January, 2016

Impressive examination performance in 2014/15 indicates the continued success of school improvement policies – O’Dowd15 December, 2015

Education Minister marks the start of site work on a new £20.7million school for Parkhall Integrated College in Antrim15 December, 2015

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