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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.

Statements (699)

Sheehan concern as Health Trust recalls 44 children5 December, 2018

Sheehan welcomes MDT announcement for West Belfast3 December, 2018

Break the stigma, know your status - Sheehan1 December, 2018

Wear a red ribbon to mark World Aids Day – Sheehan29 November, 2018

‘Partnership is key to Health Review’ - Sheehan26 November, 2018

Feasibility of an All-Ireland paediatric pathology service being explored22 November, 2018

Israel must end the war against Palestinian children - Sheehan20 November, 2018

Sheehan concerned at lack of Paediatric Pathology services13 November, 2018

‘Maximum engagement needed on ambulance consultation’ - Sheehan13 November, 2018

‘Republicans won’t be intimidated by latest threat’ – Sheehan12 November, 2018

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