"Without Mary's determination, so much of what we know about our collective past would still remain hidden."
Abuse victim Andrew Madden, author of 'Altar Boy: A Story of Life After Abuse'. Click here to read further tributes about Mary Raftery.
The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund was established by the friends and family of investigative journalist Mary Raftery, who died in January 2012. The aim of the fund is to promote more in-depth investigative coverage of issues close to Mary’s heart and on which she focused her groundbreaking investigative work. The fund offers an opportunity for journalists to carry out detailed investigations into these areas of society and to expose any injustices that might exist. For more information about the fund please visit http://maryrafteryfund.ie/about/.
Bursary and Traineeship in Investigative Journalism
We are delighted to announce Niall Sargent as the successful awardee of the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund Bursary and Traineeship in Investigative Journalism, in collaboration with The Irish Times.
Niall is a graduate of International Relations in Dublin City University and holds an MA in Investigative Journalism from City University London and a Diploma in Online Journalism from Goldsmith’s University. Niall also worked for five years as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst with INTERPOL.
Niall will commence his three month Traineeship in Investigative Journalism with The Irish Times in September, where he will work as part of a team to produce three original pieces of work.
Full details on the announcement are available here.
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