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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.

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Kenny comments a disgrace – Adams25 September, 2009

Adams briefs Clinton on Policing and Justice Issue24 September, 2009

"Adams welcomes major multi-million pound investment for west Belfast"21 September, 2009

Adams launches Poster Campaign against Lisbon Treaty and calls for rejection of Lisbon and NAMA in Cork17 September, 2009

Sinn Féin President backs Dáil TDs opposition to NAMA16 September, 2009

Adams criticises release of Patrick Crossan15 September, 2009

Gerry Adams address to the Assembly on victims motion14 September, 2009

For a Fairer Ireland and a Better Europe Vote ‘No’ - Adams13 September, 2009

Adams and McDonald on the campaign trail in Dublin tomorrow12 September, 2009

Adams in Dublin as Sinn Féin steps up campaign against Lisbon11 September, 2009

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