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Former Tanaiste, Peter Barry has died.

General Urko

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Former Tanaiste, Peter Barry has passed on.

Tributes paid to former Tánaiste Peter Barry who has died |...

He was minister for Foreign Afffairs during Garret's Administration and do a lot to get the Anglo-Irish Agreement completed.

RIP!

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Clanrickard

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RIP. Always seemed a decent sort.
 

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He was a smart man, and a good one to have in politics.

Even the Shinners can console themselves with how Maggie thought he was completely untrustworthy.
 

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The Passing of Peter Barry

Former tánaiste Peter Barry dies - RTÉ News

The death has been announced of former Minister of Foreign affairs and Tanaiste, Peter Barry.

Former tánaiste Peter Barry dies - RTÉ News

Notable for his work in developing the Anglo-Irish agreement and the Tallaght Strategy, amongst other things. Very surprised there isn't already a thread on this.

Edit: Noticed one has just started in current affairs. Please move/merge as appropriate.
 

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He was always impeccably dressed and groomed. A welcome sight in a country where politicians seem to have perfected the dragged-through-a-ditch-backwards look.
 

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His stated mission was to 'end the nightmare of the Northern nationalists'.
Over to you, Glenshane.
 

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He was always impeccably dressed and groomed. A welcome sight in a country where politicians seem to have perfected the dragged-through-a-ditch-backwards look.
Ah sister, a bit unfair!:shock: lol

[video=youtube;_rGRd4qO_v4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rGRd4qO_v4[/video]
 

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A man of considerable ability and total integrity, RIP. A great "what-if" question is what the 1990s would have been like for Fine Gael had he defeated Dukes for the leadership in 1987.
 

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Decent man of integrity and intelligence.

A timely reminder of just how far into the gutter of mediocrity, spin, arrogance and nastiness this current FG crew have descended
 

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He was from the greener wing of Fine Gael, so not my cup of tea

But he had an integrity and sincerity ..that sadly is a rare thing in politics...he could have sold out many a time...but to my knowledge, never did

cyp
 

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Former tánaiste Peter Barry dies - RTÉ News

The death has been announced of former Minister of Foreign affairs and Tanaiste, Peter Barry.

Former tánaiste Peter Barry dies - RTÉ News

Notable for his work in developing the Anglo-Irish agreement and the Tallaght Strategy, amongst other things. Very surprised there isn't already a thread on this.

Edit: Noticed one has just started in current affairs. Please move/merge as appropriate.
Pretty much an unsung hero, who negotiating skills were highly valuable in not only bring home the Anglo-Irish Agreement, but in setting up the Secretariat in Belfast that was the focus for serious Peace Process negotiations.

His success was a lost opportunity for Fine Gael.

He was the natural caretaker leader after Garret Fitzgerald, but FG were dazzled by Alan Dukes as the "new Garret". At that time, Barry was one of the most trusted and most respected politicians in the country. Electing the Number 2 is sometimes the best strategy.

When FG asked Barry to run for President a few years later, he turned them down. But he owed the party nothing.

And it's bloody good tea, too!
 

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My mother was a great fan of his and also his tea. I never knew which was the cause and which the effect. RIP.
 

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A man of considerable ability and total integrity, RIP. A great "what-if" question is what the 1990s would have been like for Fine Gael had he defeated Dukes for the leadership in 1987.

We might have been saved having to experience decades of that insufferable pain in the hole, Alan Dukes
 


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