Barry is a former President and Campaigns and Communications Officer of the UCD Students’ Union. His work involved strategising integrated communications campaigns with a focus on stakeholder engagement, public affairs, and media relations to effect change in housing rights, disability rights, and higher education funding.
Barry honed his communications skills while working as a press staffer for the New York State Comptroller through the Washington Ireland Program in 2019. He has also spent time teaching children in Tanzania as part of UCD Volunteers Overseas.
A Carlow native, Barry has a keen interest in agriculture, environmental policy, and globalised production. He remains involved in the family beef and sheep farm.