Seán Hayes (Cork politician)
Seán Hayes (otherwise known as John Hayes; died 1941) was a Sinn Féin member of Dáil Éireann in Ireland. He was a newspaper editor (the Cork County Southern Star of Skibbereen) and political propagandist.
He was elected unopposed for West Cork at the 1918 general election. He did not take the seat he had won in the United Kingdom British House of Commons, but like other members of his party he joined the revolutionary First Dáil of 1919–1921. He represented the constituency of Cork Mid, North, South, South East and West from 1921–1923. He became a member of the pro-Treaty faction of Sinn Féin before the 1922 general election. He did not seek re-election at the 1923 general election.
Hayes was arrested during a raid on party offices in Dublin in November 1919. As a result he was sentenced to three months imprisonment. He was re-arrested in 1920.
- Who's Who of British Members of Parliament: Vol. III, edited by M. Stenton and S. Lees (The Harvester Press 1979)
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