Wednesday 28 June 2017

Barry's humour and talent will be sadly missed

Sam Smyth

Journalism lost one of its finest yesterday when Gerald Barry, a genuinely modest man who spent his life disguising an extravagant talent, died in a Dublin hospital.

Although he absorbed almost everything going on in the 1980s, Barry avoided much of the hedonistic excesses that stalked journalists.

But I do recall seeing him dancing cheek to cheek with Mary Harney in Joy's nightclub when they were dating -- and they remained close friends until his death.

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