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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 (459)

O'Dowd expresses disappointment over Bannview GP16 January, 2017

DUP minister either incompetent or misleading the public - O'Dowd11 January, 2017

O'Dowd welcomes news that GP is to take over Bannview5 January, 2017

Speedy resolution needed on Bannview GP issue - O'Dowd4 January, 2017

Decisions about Ireland's future should be taken in Ireland - O'Dowd12 December, 2016

British government has no idea what it's doing - O'Dowd6 December, 2016

British government must respect remain vote of north of Ireland - O'Dowd5 December, 2016

Demand for north to have designated status within the EU - O'Dowd30 November, 2016

Irish government has responsibility to defend citizens from Brexit agenda - O'Dowd25 November, 2016

British government Brexit approach like an episode of 'Yes Minister' - O'Dowd15 November, 2016

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