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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 (793)

Adams wishes new President well19 January, 2009

Adams wishes new President well19 January, 2009

Israeli ceasefire must be genuine and permanent - Adams18 January, 2009

Adams accuses so-called dissident republican groups of criminal actions‏16 January, 2009

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams announces An Chéad Dáil Éireann 90ú Cuimhneachán January 21st Mansion House events15 January, 2009

Adams to attend President elect Obama’s Inauguration14 January, 2009

People of Gaza need action not words from international community10 January, 2009

Disappointment at HG Wilson decision - Adams8 January, 2009

Adams and McGuinness meet US Special Envoy8 January, 2009

Sinn Féin President announces leadership changes to go before next months Ard Fhéis8 January, 2009

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