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Barry O’Leary Cause of Death: What Happened To Barry O’Leary?


, the former CEO of IDA Ireland, died on Thursday at the age of 71. Let’s see cause of death in detail.

Barry O’Leary Cause of Death

Barry O’Leary Cause of death was due to illness. Barry’s death notice was released on Friday by Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Dublin and it states that “Beloved husband of Mairéad and much-loved father of Ciarán and Barry, he will be greatly missed by his family, daughter-in-law Charlotte, granddaughters Matilda and Olivia, brothers Ben and Ken, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and former colleagues at the IDA”
His removal to the Church of the Holy Name, Beechwood Avenue, will take place on Tuesday morning, arriving at 10.50 am for a funeral mass at 11 am followed by burial at Kilternan Cemetery Park.


Who was Barry O’Leary?

Barry worked in the majority of IDA’s business units, including as director of Europe, where he played a key role in securing significant projects from firms including Bertelsmann, SAP, Deutsche Bank, Lufthansa, Kostal, and Allianz.

Over a long period of time, he was active in boosting the prominence and value of Ireland’s inbound investments, concentrating on developing expertise in key industries such as life sciences and information and communications technology.


IDA teams under his leadership were successful in securing sizeable investments from important clients including Lilly, Pfizer, Centocor, Boston Scientific, Cordis, IBM, Kellogg’s, Merck, Citi, Cisco Systems, and Facebook.

In 2010, under his direction, the IDA published Horizon 2020, a strategy blueprint outlining how it will draw in the ensuing surge of foreign direct investment. Before joining IDA Ireland, he had a variety of positions in industrial corporations, such as Nestle and the Smurfit Group. Barry also served on Forfás’ board of directors.

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