"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 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: The 2014 funding round opened on Monday, 24th March 2014. Applicants are invited to submit proposals that seek to serve the public interest. The deadline for applications is Friday, 20th June 2014 at 5pm. For more information on how to apply, please click here. A workshop will be held on Friday, 25th April 2014 for prospective applicants.
RTÉ Investigative Journalism Course: The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund is supported by RTÉ. RTÉ has offered one place on a two-week investigative journalism course with the RTÉ Investigations Unit to a nominee of the Fund. The deadline for applications has now passed. Shortlisted applicants will be notified in the coming week.
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It is recommended that applicants read the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund Guidelines before submitting their application forms. Read more