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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)

Adams sends solidarity greetings to Cuban people on 50th anniversary of revolution3 January, 2009

Death of Tony Gregory2 January, 2009

Looking forward with confidence31 December, 2008

Ag amharc chun tosaigh agus ag dúil leis an am atá le teacht.31 December, 2008

Gerry Adams calls for solidarity with the people of Gaza28 December, 2008

Sinn Féin Leadership condemns Israel's attack on Gaza27 December, 2008

Root and Branch changes needed in treatment of Young Offenders18 December, 2008

O'Devaney Garden residents have a right to decent housing says Adams17 December, 2008

Time for real change - An all-Ireland economy15 December, 2008

Bill of Rights – Important Milestone12 December, 2008

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