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John O'Dowd


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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 (522)

Rural communities should not have to pay more for broadband - O'Dowd11 March, 2020

Executive must engage British Government on coronavirus sick pay - O'Dowd4 March, 2020

O'Dowd disappointed at lack of plans for Bann Foot Bridge2 March, 2020

O'Dowd welcomes ad hoc committee to look at Bill of Rights24 February, 2020

O'Dowd expresses sympathy to family of man killed in Craigavon17 January, 2020

‘Reject the Tory/DUP Brexit and support Irish unity’ – O’Dowd26 September, 2019

Community shocked and saddened by Lurgan baby death - O'Dowd28 August, 2019

British government abandoned any pretence of neutrality in favour of pact with DUP - O'Dowd23 August, 2019

Community shocked after Waringstown shooting - O’Dowd20 August, 2019

O'Dowd condemns attempt to kill police officers27 July, 2019

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