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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)

Breaches in ambulance hygiene standards need addressed - Sheehan7 August, 2017

More should be done to ease demand on cancer services - Sheehan3 August, 2017

Air Ambulance will provide life-saving service - Sheehan2 August, 2017

Sinn Féin cancels meeting with Likud24 July, 2017

Sheehan calls for blood ban to be reduced from 12 to three months24 July, 2017

Sheehan encourages people to look after their brain health20 July, 2017

Sinn Féin challenge DUP over Irish language Act20 July, 2017

£1m funding cut counter to health transformation agenda - Sheehan22 June, 2017

Pat Sheehan welcomes agreement that ends Palestinian hunger strike30 May, 2017

Is ionann ionsaí ar an bhunscoil agus ionsaí ar an phobal go léir – Sheehan4 May, 2017

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