Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has expressed his deep regret at the death of journalist Mary Raftery. Mr. Adams offered his sincere sympathies to her family and friends and said that she made an invaluable contribution to Irish society through her exposure of injustice and abuse by State and other institutions.
Mr Adams said:
“Mary Raftery was a groundbreaking journalist who is best known for her work in exposing abuses in the Catholic Church which eventually led to the establishment of the Commission of Inquiry into Child Abuse. As recently as last year she produced a programme which provided a damning expose of abuse in mental institutions over many decades.
“Mary was a fearless campaigner and seeker for truth and justice. She made an invaluable contribution to Irish society through her exposure of injustice and abuse. She will be greatly missed.
“I wish to extend to extend my deepest sympathies to her family and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.”