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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)

Spanish government must recognise Basque Parliament vote on self-determination - Sheehan3 June, 2014

Sheehan backs move to resolve ESA impasse29 May, 2014

Sheehan welcomes inquest archive index29 May, 2014

Basque extradition attempts should end - Sheehan14 May, 2014

Policing appointments made on merit only – Sheehan8 May, 2014

Villiers piling on insult to injury for Massacre families – Pat Sheehan29 April, 2014

Baggott challenge to Short Strand ruling a waste of public money – Sheehan28 April, 2014

Whiterock gun attack completely reckless - Sheehan24 April, 2014

Chief Constable and Coroner trying to hide truth – Pat Sheehan13 March, 2014

PSNI attitude to GAA Games unacceptable - Pat Sheehan12 March, 2014

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