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Emma Sheerin


Emma Sheerin is from Ballinascreen in South Derry. The daughter of a sheep farmer and an Irish language worker, she is passionate about the Sperrins and about local heritage. 

Driven to join the party by a desire to see an equal and united Ireland, she has been a Sinn Féin activist for several years, previously serving as runai of the Brian Keenan Cumann, Ballinascreen.

After leaving St. Colm’s High School in Ballinascreen, Emma went to Queen's University Belfast, where she graduated with a 2:1 in Politics, Philosophy & Economics.

Prior to joining the assembly, Emma worked as the constituency support officer to Mid Ulster's MP, Francie Molloy. 

Emma previously held roles on the Mid Ulster PCSP, as well as the Local Action Group, which deals with the distribution of funds in the Rural Development Programme. 

Since joining Sinn Féin in her late teens, Emma has held various roles within South Derry CC, most recently serving as the policing coordinator, and she has been responsible for the political strategy development & direction for Mid Ulster election campaigns since 2014. 

Emma has been a member of the Cuige Uladh officer board since 2016, and was re-elected on to the party’s Ard Comhairle at the November 2019 Ard Fheis.

Within the assembly, Emma is the party's spokesperson on Equality and Social Justice, and she is committed to using her position as one of Mid Ulster's MLAs for the betterment of the entire district, for all residents.

She sits on the Audit and Executive Office committees, and is the chair of the Ad Hoc Committee for a Bill of Rights.

Statements (37)

Sheerin slams Tory ‘Migration Bill’ as an attack on people seeking refugev8 March, 2023

A restored Assembly must deliver for women - Sheerin7 March, 2023

Sheerin welcomes that Safe Access Zones Act is now law8 February, 2023

Sheerin welcomes Supreme Court decision to uphold Safe Access Zones Bill7 December, 2022

Health Minister must tackle Gender Identity Clinic Staff Shortages - Sheerin15 September, 2022

Sheerin call on Health Minister to act on waiting lists at Gender Identity Clinic28 June, 2022

Sheerin expresses condolences after road death27 June, 2022

‘British Government must not threaten our rights or our peace' - Sheerin22 June, 2022

UN experts support for Colin Harvey welcome- Sheerin25 March, 2022

Abortion services must immediately be commissioned for women in north - Sheerin8 February, 2022

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