"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
The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund has recently launched a ‘Bursary & Traineeship in Investigative Journalism’ in collaboration with The Irish Times.
The Bursary and Traineeship in Investigative Journalism will award a successful applicant an opportunity to undertake a three-month traineeship with The Irish Times, commencing September 2016. During this time, the successful applicant will receive training in investigative journalism as part of a team, as well as producing three original pieces of work to be published by The Irish Times.
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It is recommended that applicants read the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund Guidelines before submitting their application forms. Read more