Barry's humour and talent will be sadly missed
Published 15/03/2011 | 05:00
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.