Cork East and North East (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Cork East and North East
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Former constituency
Created 1921
Abolished 1923
Seats 3
County/City council County Cork

Cork East and North East was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 to 1923. The constituency elected 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created in 1921 as a 3 seater, under the Government of Ireland Act 1920, for the 1921 general election to the House of Commons of Southern Ireland, whose members formed the 2nd Dáil.

It succeeded the constituencies of Cork East and Cork North East which were used to elect the Members of the 1st Dáil and earlier UK House of Commons members.

It was abolished under the Electoral Act 1923, when it was replaced by the new Cork East and Cork North constituencies which were first used at the 1923 general election for the Members of the 4th Dáil.[1]

It covered the northern eastern and eastern parts of County Cork.


Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Cork East and North East 1921–1923[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
2nd 1921[3] Séamus Fitzgerald
Thomas Hunter
David Kent
3rd 1922[4] John Dinneen
Michael Hennessy
David Kent
4th 1923 Constituency abolished. See Cork East and Cork North

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.


1922 general election[edit]

1922 general election: Cork East and North East[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Farmers' Party John Dinneen 6,989 29.4 1 1
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) David Kent 5,198 21.8 2 3
Businessmen's Party Michael Hennessy 5,029 21.1 3 3
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Thomas Hunter 3,409 14.3
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Séamus Fitzgerald 3,189 13.4
Electorate: 39,233   Valid: 23,814   Quota: 5,954   Turnout: 60.7%

1921 general election[edit]

1921 general election: Cork East and North East[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Sinn Féin Séamus Fitzgerald Unopposed N/A 1
Sinn Féin Thomas Hunter Unopposed N/A 2
Sinn Féin David Kent Unopposed N/A 3

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1923: (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  3. ^ a b "General election 1921: Cork East and North East". Retrieved 14 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 1922: Cork East and North East". Retrieved 14 September 2010. 

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