Richard Corish (17 September 1886 – 19 July 1945) was an Irish politician.
|Born||17 September 1886|
|Died||19 July 1945(aged 58)|
|Political party||Labour Party|
Born in Wexford in 1886, Corish was educated by the Christian Brothers in the town. As a fitter in the Wexford Engineering foundry he was blacklisted by his employers after the 1911 Lockout, and became a trade union official in the new Irish Foundry Workers' Union.
Richard Corish became Mayor of Wexford in 1920 as an Irish Labour Party representative. 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. He ran as a member of the Labour Party at the 1922 general election. He served in the Dáil and as Mayor of Wexford until his death in 1945.
Corish was a member of the Irish National Foresters, and was its High Chief Ranger in 1942.
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- O'Leary, Cornelius (1979). Irish elections 1918–1977: parties, voters and proportional representation. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan. ISBN 0-7171-0898-8.
- "Richard Corish". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 March 2012.