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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)

'Action needed to deal with Brexit health threat' - Sheehan8 March, 2019

Sheehan welcomes new cancer strategy8 March, 2019

Budget allocations not sufficient to allow to address challenges in health28 February, 2019

Sheehan welcomes Stroke Association report18 February, 2019

Sheehan challenges Trust on failure to provide evidence13 February, 2019

Sheehan calls for meaningful talks over Orkambi availability12 February, 2019

Sheehan slams Israeli restrictions on Omar Barghouti12 February, 2019

Belfast Trust should clarify failure to provide evidence on Muckamore suspensions - Sheehan11 February, 2019

Sheehan expresses support for Israeli war crime legal challenge11 February, 2019

Sheehan welcomes HSCB opening discussions on availability of Orkambi31 January, 2019

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