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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)

Government forcing most vulnerable to pay price of its mismangement of economy28 May, 2009

Adams welcomes Bog Meadows/Milltown Cemetery breakthrough28 May, 2009

Former Beirut hostage to address major SF US Conference27 May, 2009

Gerry Adams calls for a new EU treaty25 May, 2009

Sinn Féin leader on campaign trail22 May, 2009

Economic crisis and cuts undermining delivery of local services - Adams21 May, 2009

Adams attends Irish Palestine Solidarity Committee AGM in Dublin16 May, 2009

Christy Burke ‘a fearless voice for the people of Dublin Central’ — Adams16 May, 2009

Adams – our rural communities need de Brún in Europe15 May, 2009

Adams raises Visteon workers’ pension rights with British Prime Minister12 May, 2009

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