Tributes Paid to Mary Raftery

January 10, 2012

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Tributes have been paid to the journalist Mary Raftery, who has died at the age of fifty four. She was best known for her work in exposing child abuse.

Ms Raftery was best known for her 'States of Fear' documentary series, which revealed the extent of physical and sexual abuse suffered by children in Irish industrial schools and residential institutions.

The series led to the setting up of the tribunals into allegations of sexual and physical abuse in the Catholic diocese in Ireland.

Tributes have been led by the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin who said that her exposes of clerical child sexual abuse has since made the Church a better place for children.








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