Pat Sheehan

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West Belfast MP Paul Maskey, left, and Sinn Féin MLA Pat Sheehan point to a mark made by a bullet during an attack on their constituency office. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

West Belfast MP Paul Maskey has said Sinn Féin will not be deterred from constituency work after shots were fired at a party office. Bullet casings w(...)

Senator Frances Black:  will introduce the Occupied Territories Bill and hopes it will win full cross-party support. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A Bill that seeks to outlaw the purchase of goods or services produced in places occupied by Israel illegally under international law is to be introd(...)

 Sinn Féin’s Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, Pat Sheehan and Caoimhe Archibald launch the party’s health document A National Health Service for a United Ireland. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney joined Northern Secretary James Brokenshire for talks with the DUP and Sinn Féin at Stormont on Monday (...)

Michelle O’Neill Sinn Féin leader in Northern Ireland with party president Gerry Adams at Belfast count centre yesterday. Photograph Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Just after 7pm, Republican veteran and former prisoner Pat Sheehan was declared elected as a member of the Stormont Assembly. He was surrounded by Si(...)

SDLP member Alex Attwood prepares to make a concession speech after failing to be elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly, in Belfast, Co Antrim. Photograph: Paul McErlane/AFP/Getty Images

Sinn Féin reasserted its dominance in Belfast West in the North Assembly elections, in a contest that saw the end of SDLP stalwart Alex Attwood’s tenu(...)

Alex Attwood of the SDLP faces a major test in Belfast West. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

It is a tough brief being a politician. You fight and fret for a seat and then when you reach Stormont you think you have another five years of securi(...)

Suspended DUP member Jonathan Bell: “Political life has been corrupted by spin.” Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Jonathan Bell whose “cash for ash” allegations helped trigger the political crisis in Northern Ireland is to face his former DUP colleagues in the As(...)

PSNI chief inspector Norman Haslett said three masked and armed men had taken “law and order into their own hands” and shot the couple in the legs.

A man and woman have been shot in Northern Ireland while attempting to protect their son from paramilitaries. The couple, who are in their 50s, are i(...)

Police at the Belfast house where a man and a woman were shot on Thursday. Photograph: Pacemaker

A man and woman have been shot in Northern Ireland while attempting to protect their son from republican paramilitaries. The couple, who are in their(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams (centre) at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast for the Assembly elections count. With him from left are  party candidates Alex Maskey (elected), Fra McCann (elected),  Rosie McCorley (eliminated), Jennifer McCann (elected),  and Caral Ní  Chuilín (in the running at time of writing). Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Alex Attwood of the SDLP has kept his seat in the Belfast West constituency, with 4,430 votes. The DUP’s Frank McCoubrey was eliminated on the final (...)

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