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Emma Sheerin

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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 (27)

British government needs to listen to calls to implement protocol - Sheerin7 July, 2021

Sheerin welcomes support for Bill of Rights25 June, 2021

Irish government must act on deepening crisis in Palestine – Sheerin11 May, 2021

Sheerin welcomes NIACT Report Recommendations1 April, 2021

Health Minister should commission modern healthcare services without delay - Sheerin18 March, 2021

Sheerin progresses proposal on Gender Budgeting9 March, 2021

UN statistics add to case for Irish unity - Sheerin18 December, 2020

Sheerin welcomes changes to allow more people to become blood donors14 December, 2020

‘Landmark day for equality in the north’ - Sheerin7 December, 2020

Sinn Féin support Transgender Awareness Week – Kathleen Funchion TD and Emma Sheerin MLA18 November, 2020

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