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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 investment in Craigavon town centre3 March, 2021

O’Dowd welcomes review to end discrimination on Irish Passports for student funding17 February, 2021

Sinn Féin backs NUS-USI Campaign to Extend the £500 Student Payment12 February, 2021

Port workers need answers over withdrawal - O'Dowd10 February, 2021

Questions remain over decision to remove workers from port - O'Dowd9 February, 2021

Police should investigate sinister posters in Lurgan town centre - O'Dowd7 February, 2021

No full-time FE college student should be left behind - O'Dowd5 February, 2021

O'Dowd welcomes £38 million student support4 February, 2021

Economy Minister should bid for more funding to support students - O'Dowd2 February, 2021

Economy Minister must support students - O'Dowd28 January, 2021

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