"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/.
2015 RTÉ Investigative Journalism Course
The Mary Raftery Journalism Fund is supported by RTÉ. Allied to its support of the aims and objectives of the Mary Raftery Fund, RTÉ has offered one place on a two-week investigative journalism course with the RTÉ Investigations Unit to a nominee of the Fund.
The course aims to upskill programme makers and journalists to deliver long and short from investigative reports across television, radio, print and online. The deadline for applications is Thursday, 16th April 2015 at 5pm. Further information can be found here.
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