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Regard sur l’Irlande : Mary Raftery

Mary Raftery is a broadcaster, film-maker and writer, best known for her scrutiny of the Irish childcare system between the 1930s and 1980s. Her film States of Fear, first screened in 1999, was influential in leading to the establishment of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse by the Irish government; this report was finally published in May 2009. Suffer the Little Children, co-written with Dr Eoin O’Sullivan, was published in 2001. Mary Raftery is a regular columnist with the Irish Times.