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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 (807)

The process of change will continue11 March, 2009

Gerry Adams comments on the attack in Antrim10 March, 2009

Gerry Adams MP to address St Louise's Comprehensive Schools Senior Debating Society10 March, 2009

Statement from Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams, MP, MLA.10 March, 2009

There can be no place for British Forces in accountable, civic policing; there is no place for them in Ireland - Adams7 March, 2009

Dáil 90 - A Debate on the Past and Future of Dáil Éireann6 March, 2009

Government policies to blame - Adams3 March, 2009

Fianna Fáil have abandoned education system3 March, 2009

Tús Seachtain na Gaeilge 20092 March, 2009

Tax increases - those who earn the most must pay the most2 March, 2009

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