Tributes to Usher of the Houses of the Oireachtas

Members who have been here for several years will know Mr. Paul Barry started his career as an usher in 1979. He progressed to team leader and retired on 31 August this year after 32 years of service. He was a favourite among Members, organising the Oireachtas golf society and many other sporting teams. We all wish him well in his retirement.

Deputies

Hear, hear.

I join with the Taoiseach in his remarks. A gentleman is the only way one can describe Paul. I am delighted to see him in the Gallery and wish him a long and happy retirement. I thank him for his service.