"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 family and friends of campaigning 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 Irish society and to expose any injustices that might exist. For more information about the fund please visit www.maryrafteryfund.ie/about.
Funding Rounds: There were three individual funding rounds during 2012 / 2013, namely: mental health, migrant issues and children’s rights. The three funding rounds were supported by The One Foundation. The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund Advisory Group are working to secure funding for future rounds.
Make a Donation: By making a donation, you will enable the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund to hold funding rounds to allow journalists to carry out detailed investigations into areas of Irish society and to expose any injustices that might exist. Please make all donations by cheque payable to ‘Mary Raftery Journalism Fund’ and post to: Mary Raftery Journalism Fund, 80 Francis Street, Dublin 8. For further information, please contact 01 4200580.
Projects: Visit www.maryrafteryfund.ie/projects/ to view broadcast and published projects from the first three rounds of the fund. Successful journalists will continue to publish and broadcast their work throughout 2013 and early 2014.
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