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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 (428)

Governing Bodies Association are clutching at straws - O'Dowd24 March, 2010

O'Dowd welcomes UTU support for end to academic selection22 March, 2010

PPS must now act in Hamill case – O’Dowd12 March, 2010

O’ Dowd attends High Court Shoot to Kill Hearing.8 March, 2010

Reg Empey’s opinions on education fall apart when scrutinised.16 February, 2010

SDLP backflip on academic selection evident15 February, 2010

SDLP continue with negative agenda7 February, 2010

O'Dowd congratulates children entering post primary education6 February, 2010

Durkan says farewell to Irish politics6 February, 2010

Acting First Ministers comments inaccurate – O’Dowd21 January, 2010

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