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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 (453)

British state agent was allowed to kill Catholics with impunity - John O'Dowd14 December, 2011

Education Minister reports on outcome of post-primary test investigation12 December, 2011

Workers earning under £32k should be exempt from pension contribution increase24 November, 2011

Improvement in attainment levels encouraging – O’Dowd24 November, 2011

O’Dowd - Teachers earning up to £32,000 can be protected from pension hike22 November, 2011

O’Dowd announces £40million extra for schools budget17 November, 2011

O’Dowd welcomes final report of the Literacy and Numeracy Taskforce17 November, 2011

O’Dowd launches Anti-Bullying Week15 November, 2011

O’Dowd comments on media reports concerning wearing of poppy at local school11 November, 2011

Assessment not testing, offers opportunities to learn - O’Dowd10 November, 2011

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