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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 (732)

End siege of Gaza - Adams4 September, 2009

Irish Language Funding and Structures must be protected - Adams4 September, 2009

Caithfear Maoiniú agus Struchtúir na Gaeilge a chosaint – Adams4 September, 2009

Gerry Adams comments on death of Senator Edward Kennedy26 August, 2009

Death of Eunice Kennedy Shriver - founder of the Special Olympics11 August, 2009

Sinn Féin to launch major campaign against Government cuts10 August, 2009

Adams Challenges DPP7 August, 2009

Adams attends Anti Plastic Bullet Vigil5 August, 2009

Gerry Adams MP to meet with British Attorney General to discuss Holland case5 August, 2009

Adams Expresses disappointment at British Attorney General decision in Holland case4 August, 2009

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