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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.

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Education Bill introduced to Assembly2 October, 2012

O’Dowd launches review of GCSE and A Level qualifications1 October, 2012

Quality of assessment and training at Middletown Autism Centre is ‘Outstanding’26 September, 2012

O’Dowd presented with ‘Languages for the Future’ recommendations19 September, 2012

Online consultation facility for post-primary area plans open4 September, 2012

O’Dowd welcomes publication of draft area plans5 July, 2012

Investment in 18 local schools25 June, 2012

O’Dowd: School leaders are vital to educational achievement19 June, 2012

O’Dowd officially opens £500,000 refurbishment at Ballyoran Primary School13 June, 2012

O’Dowd opens new school building at St Joseph’s31 May, 2012

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