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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 (749)

Adjournment Debate: Management of Assets and of pensions at Visteon Corporation5 May, 2009

Madge McConville RIP4 May, 2009

Gerry Adams tables Assembly Adjournment debate on Visteon4 May, 2009

Sinn Féin to hold adjournment debate on Visteon1 May, 2009

International May Day – Stand up for yourself – Stand up for each other1 May, 2009

Scale of recession due to government policy30 April, 2009

Gerry Adams Blog looks at DUP in government two years on28 April, 2009

Bairbre de Brún MEP to hand in her nomination papers for European Elections27 April, 2009

Ford & Visteon must come clean over plant closure says Adams23 April, 2009

Delivering Real Change - Adams22 April, 2009

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