Saturday 10 December 2016

Remembering a man of great decency, class and true integrity

Published 30/08/2016 | 02:30

The late Peter Barry
The late Peter Barry

With the passing of Peter Barry, a wonderful story comes to mind.

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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.

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