Taoiseach pays tribute to the Cork Politician Dick Barry

By David O’Sullivan

The Taoiseach has paid tribute to the late Cork politician Dick Barry
who passed away last night (28th April 2013) at the age of 93

Mr Barry lived in Fermoy for most of his life was elected to serve Cork East
and later the Cork North East. His name was well known in Co Cork from
the 1950’s through to the 1970’s

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has released a short statement expressing his
condolences

Message from Enda Kenny:

“I was very sorry to hear of the death of Dick Barry.

Throughout his long career as a minister of state and Dail deputy,
Dick Barry served his constituency and country with great integrity
and decency.

He had the unusual distinction of serving in the Dail alongside his
daughter Myra from 1979 to 1981. In addition to his distinguished
political career, Dick was also a very successful auctioneer.

On a personal level, Dick Barry was a close friend of my late father
and I will remember him with great affection.

I extend my deepest condolences to Dick’s wife Margaret and their family”

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