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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 (517)

Masked loyalists at Portadown parade echoes Pitt Park intimidation – O’Dowd5 April, 2021

College of the Future Report shows Further Education Students need better supported - O’Dowd25 March, 2021

‘Sinn Féin will not give up on supporting all students’ – O’Dowd24 March, 2021

Further education dispute needs to be resolved - O'Dowd24 March, 2021

Irish Language Act must be delivered - O'Dowd22 March, 2021

Sinn Féin plans to change law on £500 Covid payments to students - O'Dowd19 March, 2021

Economy Minister must act to extend COVID payment to all students - O'Dowd8 March, 2021

O'Dowd welcomes investment in Craigavon town centre3 March, 2021

O’Dowd welcomes review to end discrimination on Irish Passports for student funding17 February, 2021

Sinn Féin backs NUS-USI Campaign to Extend the £500 Student Payment12 February, 2021

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