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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 (730)

Gerry Adams comments on Lisbon result3 October, 2009

Lisbon is a bad treaty negotiated by an incompetent government30 September, 2009

Sinn Féin to hold final Lisbon press event at the GPO29 September, 2009

Gerry Adams accuses the Labour Party leadership of trying to have it both ways in relation to the government29 September, 2009

Adams to launch five key reasons to vote no28 September, 2009

Same Government, Same Treaty, Same Answer – Adams28 September, 2009

Adams on campaign trail in Dublin tomorrow27 September, 2009

Adams congratulates Antrim Ladies football team on all-Ireland win27 September, 2009

Adams meets families of Firefighters26 September, 2009

A better deal is still possible – Adams26 September, 2009

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