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Statement from Minister Charlie Flanagan TD on the Death of Bishop Edward Daly


Statement from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan TD, on the Death of Bishop Edward Daly

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD has expressed his sadness at the passing of Bishop Edward Daly

He said: “As well as being a man of God, Bishop Daly was first and foremost a man of peace. He was a key advocate for peace in Northern Ireland over a period of decades. As a pastor in Derry, he strove to heal a divided city.

“While he was perhaps best known for his role in helping people on Bloody Sunday in 1972, his witness to the truth of that day was reflected by the results of the Saville Inquiry in 2010. He was Bishop of Derry from 1974 to 1993 and was respected by all sides.

He will be greatly missed by all; who knew him, but particularly by the people of Derry. In latter years, his work in the Foyle hospice was of great comfort to many. My condolences go to all of his family, his friends, and his colleagues in faith. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”

Press Office
08 August 2016