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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 (789)

‘Vague reassurances not good enough’ - Sheehan31 January, 2019

Sheehan comments on Muckamore searches30 January, 2019

‘Public inquiry needed to address Muckamore concerns’ - Sheehan30 January, 2019

Sheehan reiterates support for Muckamore Abbey public inquiry19 January, 2019

Sheehan welcomes additional £3m for health for winter pressures18 January, 2019

Sheehan disappointed at Gaelscoil an Lonnáin decision11 January, 2019

Sinn Féin will not be intimidated by those behind gun attack – Sheehan11 January, 2019

'Review highlights HSC workforce challenges' - Sheehan11 January, 2019

Sheehan meets Muckamore Abbey staff23 December, 2018

‘Health service vacancies are crippling’ - Sheehan20 December, 2018

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