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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 to contact Ombudsman over Portadown bonfire collapse11 July, 2021

Time to cut the cost of gluten free products - O’Dowd10 July, 2021

O’Dowd welcomes Irish government’s €40m injection into north south research5 July, 2021

O'Dowd condemns burning of election posters on bonfire4 July, 2021

O'Dowd condemns attack on Portadown home29 June, 2021

O'Dowd welcomes student payment22 June, 2021

Beattie and Lockhart need to clarify parade reports - O’Dowd6 June, 2021

PSNI should investigate alleged breaches at Portadown loyalist protest - O’Dowd5 June, 2021

O'Dowd welcomes clarity on teaching arrangements for Ulster University Students27 May, 2021

O'Dowd calls on British Government to come clean over Craigavon murders25 May, 2021

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