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President Higgins to attend Bishop Daly funeral 11.08.16

PRESIDENT of Ireland Michael D Higgins will travel to Derry today for the funeral of retired Bishop of Derry, Dr Edward Daly.
Parts of the city will come to a standstill for this afternoon's service with the public told to expect traffic restrictions in the city centre and around St Eugene's Cathedral area.
Large numbers are expected to attend the 3.30pm service at the cathedral including political and church leaders who are making their way to the city to pay their final respects to one of the region's most iconic figures.
Dr Daly will be laid to rest following the requiem ceremony in the cathedral grounds.
Mass goers and regular cathedral users should note that the William Street Car Park will be closed to the public until 6pm this evening.
Drivers can use public car parks located at Strand Road, Queen’s Quay, Victoria Market, Foyle Street and Bishop Street as well as parking at the Foyle Arts Centre, Quayside Shopping Centre, and Foyleside Shopping Centre.
Some traffic restrictions will remain in place before and during the service to reduce congestion and people are asked to follow the directions from stewards and the PSNI.
Motorists are also asked not to block entranceways and restrict access to residential areas to ensure easy access for emergency services if required.
A Derry City and Strabane District Council spokesperson said: “Signage will be in place to direct those attending the funeral and we would encourage people to use public car parks and be mindful that places will be limited close to the cathedral."
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