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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 (669)

A national conversation – public meetings across Ireland20 April, 2009

Organise for Freedom - Adams13 April, 2009

Sinn Féin 1916 Easter Commemorations 20099 April, 2009

Gerry Adams in Gaza8 April, 2009

Adams Speaks to Ford CEO on Visteon5 April, 2009

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams to visit Israel & Palestine this week5 April, 2009

Family Funday planned for Visteon workers, Sinn Féin continues to lobby on behalf of workforce4 April, 2009

Sinn Féin leadership meet in Dublin ahead of next weeks emergency budget4 April, 2009

Gerry Adams reveals on his blog that he will travel to the Middle East next week2 April, 2009

Battling for Visteon Workers2 April, 2009

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