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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 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

O’Dowd opens new playpark at Holy Rosary Primary School26 January, 2012

O’Dowd receives findings of viability audit of schools17 January, 2012

Changes to pre-school admissions arrangements unveiled - O'Dowd17 January, 2012

Education Minister approves new part-time nursery unit at Orchard County Primary School, Portadown22 December, 2011

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