Tuesday April 7, 2020

Bishop Edward Daly dies aged 82

Daly famously raised a blood-soaked white handkerchief during Bloody Sunday

8th August, 2016
Bishop Edward Daly filmed waving a blood-soaked white handkerchief on Bloody Sunday Pic: Courtesy RTÉ

Catholic bishop Edward Daly, who famously waved a blood-stained white handkerchief as he attempted to help a fatally-injured demonstrator during Bloody Sunday, has died at the age of 82.

Daly, who was in Derry's Bogside on the fatal day in January 1972, tried to assist the mortally wounded 17-year-old Jackie Duddy after paratroopers opened fire during a civil rights march killing 13 unarmed civilians. A fourteenth man died later from his injuries.

At the time, he was a...

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