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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 (112)

O'Dowd raises concerns over capacity at COVID-19 testing centre1 September, 2020

O’Dowd expresses concern following Lurgan covid-19 cases28 August, 2020

‘Face coverings in secondary schools should be immediate’ – O’Dowd25 August, 2020

O'Dowd calls for armed groups to disband25 August, 2020

O’Dowd condemns Lurgan disturbances24 August, 2020

Sinn Féin to back Assembly recall over exam grading crisis – O’Dowd16 August, 2020

Urgent need for solution to exam grading crisis - O’Dowd15 August, 2020

Pressing responsibility on Irish government to actively prepare for reunification - O'Dowd10 July, 2020

O'Dowd calls on Economy Minister to act decisively to help save 500 jobs at Thompson's9 June, 2020

Thompson’s AreoSpace job losses devastating for local economy - O'Dowd4 June, 2020

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