Daniel Corkery (Irish republican)

Daniel Corkery (Irish republican)

Daniel (Dan) Corkery (14 February 1878 – 31 December 1964) was an Irish politician and Commandant in the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during the War of Independence. From Macroom, County Cork, Corkery was one of the main IRA officers during the Coolavokig Ambush in February 1921.[1] At the 1921 elections he was elected unopposed to the Second Dáil as a Sinn Féin Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork Mid, North, South, South East and West constituency. An anti-Treaty member from January 1922, he did not take his seat in the Third Dáil. He was elected to the 4th Dail at the 1923 general election for the new Cork North constituency, again as an anti-treaty republican. After his re-election at the June 1927 general election as independent republican,[2] he joined the newly created Fianna Fáil party and took his seat with other Fianna Fáil deputies in August 1927.[3]

Corkery was re-elected as a Fianna Fáil TD at the September 1927 general election, but lost his seat at the 1932 general election. He re-gained his seat at the 1933 general election, but again lost his seat at the 1937 general election. In 1938 he was elected to the revived Seanad Éireann and continued as a Senator until 1948.[4]


  1. ^ "Victory For I.R.A. at Coolnacahera Ambush". Cork's War of Independence. http://homepage.eircom.net/~corkcounty/Timeline/Coolavokig.htm. Retrieved 19 January 2009. 
  2. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918-92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. p. 118. ISBN 0 901714 96 8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  3. ^ "Dáil Éireann - Volume 20–12 August 1927 - New deputies take their seats". Official Report of Dáil Éireann. http://historical-debates.oireachtas.ie/D/0020/D.0020.192708120002.html. Retrieved 28 February 2009. 
  4. ^ His electoral record in Oireachtas Members Database has been conflated with Daniel Corkery (author) who served in the Oireachtas from 1951 to 1954.
    "Mr. Daniel Corkery". Oireachtas Members Database. http://www.oireachtas.ie/members-hist/default.asp?MemberFirstName=&MemberName=Corkery&disp=src&housetype=&HouseNum=&ConstID=. Retrieved 19 January 2009. 

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