Margaret Ward

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Critically ill infant undergoing mechanical ventilation via a tube in her windpipe at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

For a parent of a critically ill child, watching a ventilator going about its work can be what keeps hope alive. Moment by moment a ventilator does th(...)

Constance Markievicz and Kathleen Lynn at Earlsfort Terrace probably taken at the treaty debates, circa Dec 1921-Jan 1922. Photograph: Independent News and Media/Getty Images

In May 2018 another tranche of pension records were released, bringing the total number of applications for pensions submitted by women released to da(...)

Former M*A*S*H* star Alan Alda was the guest speaker at the recent SciCom conference in Dublin. The actor  now leads a science communication programme at Stonybrook University.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“I want you all to join me in a rally to save the parasites,” says Maureen Williams onstage at the Science Gallery in Dublin’s Trinity College. “The s(...)

Marking the centenary of women’s suffrage at Leinster House in January 2018 were (back row, from left): Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Ceann Comhairle, Alice Mary Higgins, Catherine Martin, Fiona O’Loughlin, Ivana Bacik, Denis O’Donovan, Cathaoirleach, and Senator Gabrielle McFadden; (front row, from left): Meg O’Brien, Megan O’Malley and Evelyn O’Keeffe. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

This year marks the centenary of the passing of the 1918 Act which provided Irish women with the right to vote for the first time. Legislation passed (...)

The three towers at the old port of La Rochelle.

We hadn’t all been on holiday together since the 1980s, when our Volkswagen Jetta was a regular fixture on the Irish Ferries boat to France as soon as(...)

River mapping: an Atlantic salmon parr

When Siobhán Atkinson gets into the river Dinin in Co Kilkenny in her waders, she’s on the hunt for wild salmon – the king of fish and a prized specim(...)

In Germany 31 per cent of renewable energy production is owned by its citizens. Photograph: iStock

The vineyards at Weingut Huster were converted to organic production 25 years ago and produce a fine Riesling. Here on the hills between the Rhine and(...)

Verdelli castle on the Via Francigena, Tuscany. Photograph: DeAgostini/Getty Images

The museum guide in Lucca suggests that I pick up the loaded rucksack from the bucket, carry it to the other end of the room and put it back in the bu(...)

The 'pale pellucid green' of Lough Carra was remarked upon in 1906 by Ireland’s most famous botanist Robert Praeger. Things have changed since then due to nutrient enrichment. Photograph: Lynda Huxley

Two yellow brimstone butterflies led us down to the shore at the northeast end of Lough Carra in Co Mayo. As if on cue, the sun came out just as we re(...)

To mark the centenary of women getting the vote in Ireland, Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington re-enacts her grandmother smashing the windows of Dublin Castle to highlight women’s disenfranchisement. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

At 5am on June 13th, 1912, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington set out alone for Dublin Castle, the seat of British Government rule in Ireland. Armed with a sti(...)

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