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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 (427)

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

Education Minister marks new beginning for Gaelscoil Éanna10 November, 2011

O’Dowd welcomes updated research on bullying in schools26 October, 2011

Education Minister commends St Bernard’s Primary School25 October, 2011

John O'Dowd challenges British Government to reveal the truth over Finucane murder20 October, 2011

Education Minister visits Castle Tower Special School, Ballymena6 October, 2011

O’Dowd – reading for pleasure a great pastime for children3 October, 2011

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