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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 welcomes creation of PWC Skills Academy18 October, 2021

O'Dowd welcomes progress on his Small Scale Energy Bill13 October, 2021

Closure of JMC devastating blow for workers11 October, 2021

O'Dowd welcomes progress of Green Energy Bill28 September, 2021

O'Dowd calls for urgent review of Student Accommodation16 September, 2021

'Jabbathon’ drive offers students the opportunity to get vaccinated - O'Dowd8 September, 2021

‘Vocational Qualification arrangements must be sustainable’ - O'Dowd7 September, 2021

Projected gas price hikes another blow for families - O'Dowd26 August, 2021

Tackling climate emergency changing how and who produces energy - O’Dowd16 August, 2021

Important that Assembly has its say on legacy proposals - O'Dowd15 July, 2021

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