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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 Minister says no to “linear only” GCSEs and yes to choice12 March, 2012

Publication of school viability audits6 March, 2012

Sinn Féin support for Marshall family after HET Report5 March, 2012

Education Minister visits County Tyrone schools29 February, 2012

Education Minister visits St Colmcille’s Primary School, Downpatrick23 February, 2012

O’Dowd publishes efficiency reports22 February, 2012

O'Dowd comments following publication of Post-Primary Review13 February, 2012

Education Minister visits Millburn Primary School, Coleraine8 February, 2012

Report aims to encourage community use of school premises2 February, 2012

O’Dowd re-assures parents on plans for special education provision1 February, 2012

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