Among those paying their last respects to the campaigning journalist Mary Raftery at her funeral this afternoon in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin, included, from top Andrew Madden, a survivor of clerical abuse, Kevin Flanagan, a survivor of institutional abuse at Artane, Colm O’Gorman, a survivor of clerical abuse and Mannix Flynn, a survivor of institutional abuse at St Joseph’s, Letterfrack.
States of Fear, produced by Mary Raftery and broadcast on RTE between April and May 1999, detailed abuse suffered by children between the 1930s and 1970s primarily in the Reformatory and Industrial Schools.
Following the broadcast then Taoiseach Bertie Ahern apologised to the victims on behalf of the State.
Earlier: Mary Raftery Dies
Watch: States Of Fear