South East Cork (UK Parliament constituency)

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This article is about 1885–1922 constituency of the United Kingdom House of Commons and of the 1919–1921 First Dáil. For the 1937–1948 constituency, see Cork South-East (Dáil Éireann constituency).
South East Cork
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members One
Created from Bandon, County Cork and Kinsale

South East Cork, a division of County Cork, was a parliamentary constituency in Ireland, represented in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. From 1885 to 1922 it returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Until the 1885 general election the area was part of the Cork County constituency. From 1922 it was not represented in the UK Parliament, as it was no longer in the UK.


This constituency comprised the south-eastern part of County Cork.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election Member Party
1885 John Hooper Irish Parliamentary Party
1889 John Morrogh Irish Parliamentary Party
1891 Anti-Parnellite
1893 Andrew Commins Anti-Parnellite
1900 Eugene Crean Irish Parliamentary Party
1906 Irish Parliamentary Party
1910 (Jan) All-for-Ireland League
1910 (Dec) All-for-Ireland League
1918 Diarmuid Lynch Sinn Féin
1922 constituency abolished



Morrogh resigned to pursue business interests in South Africa (he was a director of De Beers) and because of disagreements with John Dillon and William O'Brien. His successor Dr Andrew Commins was returned unopposed when nominations closed on 28 June 1893.