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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 (442)

Minister receives independent report on shared education

22 April, 2013

Let's end the economic apartheid that is academic selection - John O'Dowd13 April, 2013

Education Minister John O’Dowd today announced a further £9.9million to help schools fulfil their requirements under the Entitlement Framework.22 February, 2013

Ten schools to benefit from £1.1million investment14 February, 2013

Unionist forum will not solve issue – John O'Dowd10 January, 2013

O’Dowd welcomes publication of ‘hugely significant’ report and commends primary school communities11 December, 2012

Physical activity delivers benefits across all aspects of life – O’Dowd3 December, 2012

United Ireland position never been stronger29 November, 2012

O’Dowd – good careers advice more important than ever29 November, 2012

O’Dowd addresses primary school governors conference15 November, 2012

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