Belfast Telegraph

RTE reporter Gerald Barry dies after long illness

RTE journalist Gerald Barry has died after a lengthy illness at the age of 63.

Mr Barry conducted many landmark political interviews, including one in which former Irish premier Garret FitzGerald launched his constitutional crusade for a more liberal society.

His interviews also included Charles Haughey's “go dance on someone else's grave” defence of his leadership.

A Dublin native and UCD alumnus, Mr Barry was editor and presenter of This Week on RTE Radio 1 from 1995 until January last year.

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