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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 (683)

‘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

Sheehan seeking further Neurology assurances9 July, 2018

Sheehan praises Health staff on NHS 70th anniversary5 July, 2018

The time for action is now, expel the Israeli ambassador - Sheehan3 July, 2018

Parties raise concerns with Neurology inquiry panel – Sheehan27 June, 2018

‘Parties jointly challenge Department over neurology recall’ - Sheehan25 June, 2018

Sheehan to address conference in Ramallah22 June, 2018

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