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Pat Sheehan


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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 (780)

Urgent clarity and communication needed over health recall’ - Sheehan2 May, 2018

Sheehan welcomes Funding for Rural Pharmacies1 May, 2018

Sheehan seeks urgent meeting over patient recall1 May, 2018

'Public appointments process must be followed’ - Sheehan30 April, 2018

Sheehan welcomes RCEM report26 April, 2018

‘Brexit health implications must be published’ - Sheehan18 April, 2018

Sinn Féin backing Gaza demo6 April, 2018

Sheehan responds to Department of Health announcement22 March, 2018

Sheehan concerned at RQIA ambulance hygiene report21 March, 2018

Sheehan calls for Diabetes Strategy implementation6 March, 2018

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