THE wife of former Tanaiste Peter Barry and mother of Fine Gael Senator Deirdre Clune passed away this weekend after a long illness.
Margaret Barry (nee Mullane) died on Saturday at the Bon Secours Hospital in Cork. It is understood she had been ill for some time.
Peter Barry is a former Tanaiste and held a number of ministries including Foreign Affairs and Education.
Mrs Barry is survived by her husband Peter, six children and 21 grandchildren.
Margaret Barry's removal will take place this evening at 7pm to St Michael's Church in Blackrock, Cork. Her requiem mass will take place tomorrow at 11am.