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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 welcomes Trust apology to neurology patients17 May, 2018

Sheehan praises hospital staff following patient survey15 May, 2018

‘International community must end Israel’s slaughter of Palestinians’ - Sheehan14 May, 2018

‘Long awaited HSC Workforce Strategy welcome’ - Sheehan14 May, 2018

Sheehan welcomes establishment independent inquiry panel to review recall patients10 May, 2018

Transformation funding welcome but shouldn't be swallowed up plugging budget gaps – Sheehan9 May, 2018

'Patients requiring treatment after review process must be prioritised' - Sheehan4 May, 2018

Sinn Féin to meet Senior Management of Belfast Trust4 May, 2018

Further evidence of complaint in Watt case – Sheehan3 May, 2018

Cost of sending HSC staff to International conference 'unacceptable' - Sheehan3 May, 2018

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