Richard Corish

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Richard Corish
Teachta Dála
In office
Constituency Wexford
In office
Constituency Wexford
Personal details
Born 1889
Wexford, Ireland
Died 19 July 1945(1945-07-19) (aged 56)
Nationality Irish
Political party Labour Party
Other political
Sinn Féin

Richard Corish (1889 – 19 July 1945) was an Irish politician.[1]

Born in Wexford in 1889, Corish was educated by the Christian Brothers in the town. Following his education he became a trade union official.

Richard Corish became Mayor of Wexford in 1920 as an Irish Labour Party representative.[2] However, as the Labour Party in the southern 26 counties, later the Irish Free State, chose not to contest the 1921 elections, Corish ran as a Sinn Féin candidate and was elected to Dáil Éireann for the Wexford constituency.[3] He ran as a member of the Labour Party at the 1922 general election.[3] He served in the Dáil and as Mayor of Wexford until his death in 1945.

His death caused a by-election to the Dáil which was won by his son, Brendan Corish, who was later a leader of the Labour Party and Tánaiste.[2]

Corish was a member of the Irish National Foresters, and was its High Chief Ranger in 1942.

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  1. ^ "Mr. Richard Corish". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  2. ^ a b O'Leary, Cornelius (1979). Irish elections 1918–1977: parties, voters and proportional representation. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. ISBN 0-7171-0898-8. 
  3. ^ a b "Richard Corish". Retrieved 10 March 2012.