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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 (789)

‘I won’t be deterred by criminal threats’ - Sheehan9 November, 2018

Sinn Féin meet with Health Trust over winter pressures7 November, 2018

Sheehan comments on Neurology Recall30 October, 2018

Sheehan welcomes prototype elective care centres announcement23 October, 2018

‘Cancer review clarification needed’ - Sheehan23 October, 2018

Belfast health hub will help to address health inequalities - Sheehan/Ní Chuilín18 October, 2018

Sheehan disappointed at ruling on Pearse Jordan case15 October, 2018

‘Public have a right to know Brexit impact on health’ - Sheehan15 October, 2018

Sheehan urges patients to engage with Neurology review8 October, 2018

Shot fired at Sinn Féin office after man injured in gun attack8 October, 2018

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