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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 (772)

British government must release funding for legacy inquests - Sheehan23 February, 2017

British government must release funding for legacy inquests - Sheehan23 February, 2017

Sinn Féin will continue to support Finucane family - Sheehan21 February, 2017

Sheehan welcomes £750,000 for suicide prevention and mental health17 February, 2017

Yet another attempt by Foster to deflect from RHI scandal - Sheehan10 February, 2017

Fantasy politics of SDLP and UUP delivers nothing – Sheehan7 February, 2017

Sheehan welcomes plan to address waiting lists7 February, 2017

Sheehan calls for support for Irish language protest7 February, 2017

Further torture revelations cannot be covered up by British government - Sheehan2 February, 2017

Sheehan condemns Turf Lodge shooting18 January, 2017

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