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Daly's passing leaves sad void in our society

Published 12/08/2016

The passing of Bishop Edward Daly leaves a sad void in Irish history.

His heroic involvement in the Bloody Sunday shooting of January 30, 1972 - on the 24th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's assassination - will live on in the iconic photographs and film footage of the tragic incident.

The events of that fateful 1972 Sunday afternoon left an undistinguished question mark over British policy in Northern Ireland, but a halo over the head of Edward Daly - undoubtedly a man of principle and courage.

The people of Ireland owe him a debt of gratitude, best paid by emulating his creed.

DOMINIC SHELMERDINE

London

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