Long expresses condolences after Daly death

Alliance Deputy Leader Naomi Long has expressed condolences following the death of Bishop Emeritus Dr Edward Daly.

Mrs Long paid tribute to his work as a pastor and said he was a strong voice against violence on all sides during the Troubles.

“I am very sad to learn of the passing of Bishop Emeritus Daly and would extend condolences to his family and friends on behalf of the Alliance Party,” she said.

“Whilst many will immediately recall the iconic image of him assisting Jackie Duddy on Bloody Sunday, it was only one example of his courage in standing against violence from whatever source throughout the Troubles.

“His work in the 1980s with Church of Ireland Bishop, James Mehaffey, bringing people in the dioceses together to stand against violence has left a lasting legacy in the city to this day, for which both men were recognised only a year ago.

“His continued pastoral work in Foyle Hospice after his retirement is testament to his commitment to serving God and his people, and he will be hugely missed by all who knew him.”

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