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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)

Parties meet with former patients of Dr Watt14 October, 2019

Health workers are ‘overstretched’ amid staff shortages - Sheehan10 October, 2019

Sheehan welcomes £26.76 million investment for GP services27 September, 2019

‘Organ donation saves lives – have the conversation’ – Sheehan6 September, 2019

‘Attacks on Muckamore staff unacceptable’ - Sheehan29 August, 2019

Neurology recall patients entitled to access to truth - Sheehan21 August, 2019

Increasing frustration among neurology recall patients - Sheehan20 August, 2019

Support Community Paramedic Services - Sheehan15 August, 2019

Sheehan calls for urgent meeting with Ambulance Service12 August, 2019

‘Serious concern at fire service cuts’ - Sheehan2 August, 2019

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