Mary Mulvihill: “She made a very distinctive contribution in the awakening of interest in, and awareness of, scientific heritage.” Photograph: Brian Dolan

A new award encourages students to unleash their creative sides and tell the story of women’s contribution to science and technology, past or present(...)

‘Quite why Yeats thought poetry and physics were mutually exclusive I do not know.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Why is it that in Ireland we celebrate our famous writers but not our great scientists, inventors and engineers? As we gear up to mark St Patrick’s(...)