John O Dowd
John O’Dowd is originally from the parish of Tullylish, he is married with three young children. A former Minister of Education he has held several high profile posts in his 25 years as an elected representative and is currently Sinn Fein’s Assembly Chief Whip.
He has a record of delivery, including new school builds and youth facilities across Upper Bann. He continues to have a strong interest in education sitting on the Board of Governors of a large Post Primary school.
John has been to the fore front in supporting workers and families by helping to sustain and create new jobs. He has a vision for Upper Bann as a thriving economic hub with good jobs, situated as it is on the main road and rail networks on the island of Ireland including access to the ports serving Britain and Europe. John has the abilities needed to deliver prosperity and peace for all the people of Upper Bann.
Latest news from John
O’Dowd calls for action to tackle fresh hike to electricity prices
Sinn Féin’s John O'Dowd has called on the Utility Regulator to step in and tackle the latest increase of 30% in electricity bills that is being proposed by Electric Ireland in May. John O’Dowd said: “Over 100,000 people who get power from Electric Ireland are faced...
O’Dowd condemns attack on Doug Beattie’s office
Sinn Féin’s John O’Dowd has condemned an attack on UUP leader Doug Beattie’s constituency office. John O’Dowd said: “The attack on Doug Beattie’s office is wrong and I condemn it. “Those intent on whipping up tensions and dragging society back will not succeed, we...
O’Dowd calls on DUP economy minister to close RHI scheme
Sinn Féin MLA John O'Dowd has called on the DUP economy minister to immediately close the ‘flawed’ RHI scheme. The Upper Bann MLA said: “The DUP economy minister needs to end the delay and close the flawed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme immediately. “Despite...