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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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O’Dowd attends official opening of new building for Gaelscoil Éanna4 May, 2012

Minister agrees co-educational provision at Cygnet House Preparatory School, Bangor4 April, 2012

O’Dowd visits school and outdoor education centre in South Down28 March, 2012

New Olympic and Paralympic eLearning resource will help pupils Aspire, Aim and Achieve15 March, 2012

O’Dowd opens new extension at St Patrick’s Primary School, Gortin14 March, 2012

Education Minister visits Gaelscoil na gCrann, Omagh14 March, 2012

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

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