"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/.
The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund is pleased to announce that the Fund will republish some of Mary’s best known Irish Times columns every Wednesday on this website. Further information can be found here.
The deadline for the fourth round of the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund, which invited journalists to submit proposals for investigations that seek to service the public interest, has now passed.
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It is recommended that applicants read the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund Guidelines before submitting their application forms. Read more