Mary Raftery: A great loss to journalism and Ireland

I’m truly shocked to hear of the death of journalist Mary Raftery at the young age of 54.

Ms. Raftery was one of the few bright shining lights in Irish investigative journalism.

She was the journalist principally responsible for the exposure of the child abuse holocaust perpetrated by the Catholic Church

Colm O’Gorman, survivor of clerical sexual abuse and current executive director of Amnesty International Ireland, put it well:

Mary Raftery was one of the most principled people of the highest integrity that I’ve ever been fortunate enough to meet.

She has done this society and this country an extraordinary service.