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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)

Not the job of PSNI to protect RUC legacy at inquests30 November, 2014

Caterpillar jobs losses blow for families - Sheehan28 November, 2014

Sheehan welcomes Jordan inquest ruling17 November, 2014

Sheehan welcomes fresh inquest into Pearse Jordan killing14 October, 2014

Sheehan condemns threats on water workers1 October, 2014

DUP policing position smacks of hypocrisy - Sheehan18 September, 2014

Attend picket and show solidarity with Palestinians – Pat Sheehan14 July, 2014

Fitting that Bobby Sands' commitment to Irish is recognised8 July, 2014

Sheehan calls for police action as Orange marchers assault cameraman28 June, 2014

PSNI failures on 60 killings for Police Board4 June, 2014

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