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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)

Sheehan calls for an end to gun attacks30 January, 2018

‘Transformation needed to address waiting times’ - Sheehan25 January, 2018

Sheehan calls for all-Ireland health regulation24 January, 2018

Sheehan meets with RCEM over health pressures22 January, 2018

Workforce issues ‘central to health pressures’ - Sheehan18 January, 2018

Action needed to retain and recruit more nurses to HSC - Sheehan15 January, 2018

Sheehan welcomes French decision to move Basque prisoners closer to home14 January, 2018

Sheehan MLA meets PHA on Flu response11 January, 2018

‘Health Inequalities must be addressed’ – Sheehan11 January, 2018

Growing waiting times for cancer patients unacceptable - Sheehan10 January, 2018

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