Monday November 23, 2020

‘He saw public office as a privilege, not an entitlement’

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald remembers former Fine Gael colleague Peter Barry

28th August, 2016
Peter Barry: assured but humble

When I was first elected to the Dáil in late 1992, Peter Barry was beginning his last term as a TD. He still cut a dashing figure in the corridors of Leinster House. For me, as a new Fine Gael TD, Peter was the personification of the very best of the party. His approach to politics was pragmatic and diligent, always focused on the achievable.

Integrity defined Peter, and you imagined that his almost...

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