Patrick "Pat" Doherty
) is an Irish Republican
politician and abstentionist Member of Parliament
for West Tyrone
. He is a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
same constituency and has been since 25 June
. Doherty served as Vice President of Sinn FÃ©in
, - from 1988 to
2009, when Mary Lou McDonald
became the party's new Vice-President..
Glasgow, Doherty's parents were from County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland.
Doherty moved to Donegal in 1968, shortly
before the Troubles
broke out across
the border. He has been an abstentionist Sinn
FÃ©in Member of Parliament
of the British
parliament for West
Tyrone since 2001, as well as a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly since
the 1998 elections.
Doherty has been Vice-President of Sinn
FÃ©in since 1988. He has also stood for election in the
Ireland, in the constituency of Donegal
North East in 1989 and in the Connachtâ€“Ulster
constituency in the EU elections in 1989 and 1994.
In May 2002 using parliamentary
privilege Ulster Unionist
MP David Burnside
Doherty as a member of the IRA army
. His brother Hugh Doherty was part of the
IRA's Balcombe Street
- Fermanagh and South Tyrone 1998