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North East Cork
County constituency
House House of Commons
Elects One MPs
Created 1885 (1885)
Abolished 1922 (1922)

North 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 north-eastern part of County Cork.

Members of Parliament

Year Member Party
1885 Edmund Leamy Irish Parliamentary Party
1887 William O’Brien Irish Parliamentary Party
1891 Anti-Parnellite
February 1893 Michael Davitt Anti-Parnellite
June 1893 William Abraham Anti-Parnellite
1900 Irish Parliamentary Party
January 1910 William O’Brien All-for-Ireland League
March 1910 Maurice Healy All-for-Ireland League
December 1910 Moreton Frewen All-for-Ireland League
1911 Timothy Michael Healy All-for-Ireland League
1918 Thomas Hunter Sinn Féin
1922 constituency abolished



Leamy resigned and O'Brien was returned unopposed on 16 May 1887.


In the United Kingdom general election, 1892 William O'Brien (Irish Parliamentary Party) was returned for both North East Cork and Cork City. He chose to sit for Cork City, and a by-election was held for the vacant seat.

Being the only nominated candidate in the by-election, Michael Davitt took the seat unopposed on 8 February 1893. He resigned in May (after being threatened with bankruptcy) and a further by-election was held for which William Abraham was returned unopposed on 28 June.


In the January 1910 general election William O'Brien (All-for-Ireland League) was again returned for both North East Cork and Cork City. As usual, he chose to sit for Cork City, and a by-election was held for the vacant seat, which was taken unopposed by Maurice Healy (All-for-Ireland League) on 2 March 1910.

In the December 1910 general election North East Cork was won by Moreton Frewen (All-for-Ireland League) but his senior party colleague Tim Healy lost in North Louth. Frewen resigned so that Healy could stand in his vacated seat, and Healy was returned unopposed in the by-election on 16 July 1911.


  • Parliamentary Election Results in Ireland, 1801-1922, edited by B.M. Walker (Royal Irish Academy 1978)


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