Remembering a man of great decency, class and true integrity
Published 30/08/2016 | 02:30
With the passing of Peter Barry, a wonderful story comes to mind.
During the 1977 General Election, Peter's government car, with driver, was parked outside the front door of the HiB bar in Cork city. Proprietor Brian O'Donnell invited Peter, myself and other Fine Gael supporters to 'after-hours' drinks. When Peter left at 1am, Brian dashed into the room and announced that we should all leave immediately, since his 'insurance policy' had vacated the building
Others may extol his political successes. I wish to note more personal moments.