Pat Sheehan, an IRA Volunteer longest on the 1981 hunger strike when it ended, is featured in an article simultaneously published in today’s Belfast Telegraph and the London Independent. Pat, a widower with a young son to the late Siobhan O’Hanlon, served a total of over twenty years in jail and was also the target of loyalist assassins when a teenager.

Two months ago Pat was selected at a West Belfast convention to replace as an MLA Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams who has resigned in order to fight the Louth constituency in the next general election in the Republic. (Picture by Justin Kernoghan)