Fergus O'Dowd, T.D.
Fergus O’Dowd is a TD for the Louth Constituency and is currently Minister of State for the NewEra Project . He was born in Thurles Co. Tipperary and lives in Drogheda where he has held office as Mayor of Drogheda on three separate occasions. He is married to Agnes Thornton and they have three sons. He is a brother of Niall O’Dowd, the Irish American Publisher.
He went to secondary school in Drogheda CBS and then went to the Crawford Institute in Cork City where he qualified as a Science Teacher. He taught in St Olivers Community College Drogheda and in 1997 was elected to the Seanad. Elected to the Dail in 2002 he was named as TD of the year by Magill Magazine in 2007 for his campaign in exposing abuses in Irish Nursing Home Care.