Mary Mulvihill

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The late Science journalist and entrepreneur Mary Mulvihill. Photograph:   Brian Dolan.

The 2021 Mary Mulvihill Award, which commemorates the work and legacy of science journalist, author and Ingenious Ireland founder Mary Mulvihill will (...)

Like John Tyndall, who always underlined the need for science communication and engagement with the public, Tyndall National Institute in UCC has a major programme of science engagement in tandem with advanced research. Above  public engagement and outreach officers Dr Caitriona Tyndall and Alida Zauers with Albi Morrish in the Tyndall Atrium adjoining the cleanroom during Culture Night. Photograph: Clare Keogh.

Kevin O’Sullivan Environment & Science Editor The life of great Irish natural philosopher John Tyndall was summed up adeptly in 2018 when the pu(...)

Dr Eucharia Meehan, chief executive and registrar of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, at the  launch of  a year-long programme of events to mark 80 years of discovery at the Institute. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS) is marking its unique mission and legacy of ground-breaking discoveries with a week of online events culm(...)


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(...)

 Laura  Finnegan, winner of the 2019 Mary Mulvihill Award, a science media competition for third-level students. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The deadline has been extended for the 2020 Mary Mulvihill Award to midnight on April 30th. The month-long extension is down to the disruption caused (...)

A notable entry in Mary Mulvihill’s Ingenious Ireland: The Coelostat from Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies which provided proof of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. Maria Koutoulakis pictured with the Grubb Coelostat and Einstein Lens. Photograph: Mark Steadman

I was late for an appointment with my chiropractor when I spotted the book. It jumped out at me from a prime position on a front-window shelf of a cha(...)

Science journalist Mary Mulvihill carried out a one-woman campaign to get us to think of ourselves as a scientific nation as well as a nation of writers. File photograph: Brian Dolan

Here are five books related to the history of science that you might want to put on your Christmas list. Mary Mulvihill, Ingenious Ireland: A County-(...)

Back in print: Anne Mulvihill, Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin and Nóirín Mulvihill at the launch of  the reprint of Ingenious Ireland by Mary Mulvihill. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

One of the most celebrated books published about Irish science and technology – Ingenious Ireland by Mary Mulvihill – has been reprinted. First publi(...)

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 (...)

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