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Ó Caoláin pays tribute to Mary Raftery

10 January, 2012 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

Sinn Féin Health & Children spokesperson Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD has paid tribute to the late journalist Mary Raftery. Expressing sympathy to her family, he said:

“Mary Raftery was a pioneering journalist who played a key role in exposing the full extent of insitutionalised abuse of children in Ireland for which the Churches and the State were responsible. Her work gave a voice to the voiceless, including victims of abuse and, more recently, those who suffered in psychiatric institutions. As a result governments were forced to act. I extend deepest sympathy to her husband and son. Suaimhneas síoraí dá hanam.” ENDS

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