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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 (789)

‘Workforce issues remain key challenge to health service’ - Sheehan9 April, 2019

Sheehan urges support for Palestine demos28 March, 2019

New report ‘a stark reminder of health inequality’ – Sheehan27 March, 2019

'Patients must be central to stroke services revamp' - Sheehan26 March, 2019

Fresh Muckamore claims ‘deeply concerning’ - Sheehan21 March, 2019

Sheehan welcomes bariatric surgery centre proposal19 March, 2019

‘Concern at Health department Brexit prep’ – Sheehan19 March, 2019

Latest DUP Irish insult slammed15 March, 2019

‘All-island solution needed for paediatric services’ - Sheehan12 March, 2019

‘Faster treatment can improve pancreatic cancer survival rate’ - Sheehan11 March, 2019

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