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John O'Dowd MLA


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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 (113)

O'Dowd expresses concern at Lurgan job losses announcement9 August, 2023

Sinn Féin trio to meet PSNI on recent tragic events in Lurgan17 January, 2023

‘DUP should stop undermining postal workers ask for fair pay’ - O’Dowd12 December, 2022

Confirmation people in the north will not receive £600 energy payment until after Christmas "devastating" for workers and families - O'Dowd1 December, 2022

O'Dowd welcomes business leaders calls for restoration of Executive11 May, 2022

O’Dowd calls for action to tackle fresh hike to electricity prices30 March, 2022

O’Dowd condemns attack on Doug Beattie’s office28 March, 2022

O'Dowd calls on DUP economy minister to close RHI scheme22 March, 2022

‘If Poots serious about farmers, DUP should go back to Executive’ – O’Dowd16 March, 2022

O'Dowd calls on DUP economy minister to close RHI Scheme15 March, 2022

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