Ellen Byrne

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William Rowan Hamilton: In his winning essay, Hayes focuses on the ‘flash of genius’ Hamilton experienced in October 1843 when he carved the equation that had just come to his mind into the stones of Broombridge on the Royal Canal near Cabra, in Dublin

NUI Galway maths student James Hayes (17) is the 2020 winner of the Mary Mulvihill Award, the science media competition for third-level students. The(...)

Dave Fahy worked on a number of science events including EuroScience Open Forum/City of Science in 2012, Festival of Curiosity, Sci:Com and Schrodinger at 75

Last month, Dave Fahy died. The shock spread across a wide network of colleagues who had worked with the engineer and business professional on science(...)

Laura Katharine Finnegan, a PhD student in Trinity College: winner of overall award commemorating the science journalist and author Mary Mulvihill who died in 2015. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A story for young people about famous Irish scientists, complete with superb portraits, has won the Mary Mulvihill Award for 2019 – the science media (...)

Alex McElroy and Abigail Poynton during a protest at the Spire on O’Connell Street in  Dublin over victim blaming in the courts. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

The Irish judicial system must eliminate a culture of victim blaming and turn away from traditional assumptions that women who dress in a certain way (...)

The late Mary Mulvihill  often chose to feature scientists who themselves showed passion and love for their work. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Applications for the 2019 Mary Mulvihill Science Journalism Award 2019 for students, themed “science for the love of it”, are now open. This is the t(...)

Rebecca O’Donovan   at the Urban Escape pop-up experience during the 2016 Festival of Curiosity. Photograph:  Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

If you are in the mood for exploring, then be sure to seek out the Festival of Curiosity, a four-day cornucopia of science, art, technology and design(...)

One of the events in the Festival of Curiosity at Smock Alley, Dublin. The international festival of science, arts, design and technology, gets underway  on Thursday.

The Festival of Curiosity, an international festival of science, arts, design and technology, gets underway in Dublin on Thursday, with events happeni(...)

Vince McCarthy and Ellen Byrne from the Festival of Curiosity who will operate a pop-up curiosity lab during Science Week. Photograph: Alan Betson

The public have been invited to have fun in an interactive science playground being set up as one of the many events taking place during Science Week (...)

Hannah (9) and James (5) Foot from Rathmichael National School interact with The Firewall at the Festival of Curiosity. Photograph: Eric Luke

A new festival celebrating science, curiosity and discovery opened in Dublin yesterday. The Festival of Curiosity will feature more than 70 events ove(...)

“If you look at people’s achievements in life, intelligence plays a part and perseverance plays a part, but the third factor is intellectual curiosity,” says Ian Robertson, professor of psychology in Trinity College Dublin

‘We want to encourage people to have the confidence and courage and opportunity to be curious,” says Ellen Byrne, creative director of Dublin’s Festiv(...)