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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 (735)

‘Transparency needed over Critical Care Building delays’ - Sheehan13 June, 2019

‘More clarity needed on stroke and breast assessment proposals’ - Sheehan10 June, 2019

Department ‘undermining confidence in health consultations’ - Sinn Féin7 June, 2019

Concern at neurology review delay’ - Sheehan8 May, 2019

Sheehan welcomes increase in GP numbers8 May, 2019

‘Department undermining public confidence in Breast Assessment Consultation’ - Sheehan19 April, 2019

‘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

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