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Pat Sheehan is a 57-year-old Gaeilgeoir who spent 18 years in prison during which he was on the blanket protest and on hunger strike twice in 1980 and 1981.

In 1981 he went for 55 days without food and was critically ill before a halt was called to the hunger strike.

Pat is a keen GAA enthusiast and played for Antrim minor footballers and also won championship medals in hurling and football with his club St Galls.

In prison Pat gained a degree in philosophy and politics with first class honours.

Upon release in 1998 he became active in Sinn Féin and worked for the republican exprisoners organisation Coiste na n-Iarchími.
Pat was co-opted to the Assembly to replace Gerry Adams and was re-elected in 2011.

A member of the Policing Board, Pat also sits on the Assembly's Education Committee.

He has been to the fore in calling for truth and justice for the families of the Ballymurphy and Springhill massacres.

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'More must be done to tackle alcohol abuse' - Sheehan14 August, 2018

Sheehan backs defibrillator map plan8 August, 2018

Sheehan welcomes the release of Ahed Tamimi29 July, 2018

Sheehan welcomes commitment to Neurology recall briefings26 July, 2018

‘Department must end the delay on Billy Caldwell license’ - Sheehan23 July, 2018

Give the ambassador a one-way ticket home - Sheehan21 July, 2018

‘United approach to health inequalities needed’ - Sheehan19 July, 2018

Sheehan meets Trust over medicinal cannabis access18 July, 2018

Time for international action on Palestine - Sheehan17 July, 2018

Sinn Féin leader McDonald to address solidarity rally in Belfast on Monday14 July, 2018

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