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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)

O’Dowd once again calls on Health Minister to respect the rights of Irish speakers6 January, 2009

O Dowd urges public to assist with Craigavon Area Hospital outbreak18 December, 2008

Welcome for Education announcements – Sinn Féin15 December, 2008

Educational Skill Authority an important step in modernising our education system8 December, 2008

O’Dowd calls for speedy re-opening of Portadown Primary School1 December, 2008

Disappointment at DHSSPS's treatment of Irish language13 November, 2008

Woodward response to Hamill inquiry exposes policy of cover-up5 November, 2008

Church leaders intervention helpful - O’Dowd5 November, 2008

Today's meeting of the AERC should have went ahead – Sinn Fein4 November, 2008

Amazed Robinson has time to play petty politics29 August, 2008

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