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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)

Additional money will help students to return safely to colleges – O’Dowd21 May, 2021

Student Mobility Survey: Great potential for all-Ireland third-level education – Rose Conway-Walsh TD, John O'Dowd MLA11 May, 2021

O'Dowd criticises Economy Minister’s refusal to meet with student unions22 April, 2021

Masked loyalists at Portadown parade echoes Pitt Park intimidation – O’Dowd5 April, 2021

College of the Future Report shows Further Education Students need better supported - O’Dowd25 March, 2021

‘Sinn Féin will not give up on supporting all students’ – O’Dowd24 March, 2021

Further education dispute needs to be resolved - O'Dowd24 March, 2021

Irish Language Act must be delivered - O'Dowd22 March, 2021

Sinn Féin plans to change law on £500 Covid payments to students - O'Dowd19 March, 2021

Economy Minister must act to extend COVID payment to all students - O'Dowd8 March, 2021

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