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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)

'Cuts and inequality undermine health transformation' - Sheehan1 December, 2017

Wear a red ribbon to mark World AIDS Day - Sheehan1 December, 2017

Workforce strategy is needed now more than ever following RQIA notification - Sheehan29 November, 2017

‘Deep concern at Muckamore claims’ - Sheehan21 November, 2017

Sinn Féin hail success of all-Ireland health cooperation21 November, 2017

'Support needed for primary care' - Sheehan9 November, 2017

Real health transformation requires partnership working and investment - Sheehan25 October, 2017

Sheehan welcomes news of the return home of Ibrahim Halawa24 October, 2017

International action needed to deal with illegal Israeli settlements - Sheehan19 October, 2017

Sinn Féin welcomes £40 million for health11 October, 2017

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