Thursday 20 June 2019

Pioneering science journalist Mary Mulvihill dies aged 55

Mary Mulvihill
Mary Mulvihill

David Kearns

The award-winning science journalist and author Mary Mulvihill has died aged 55, following a short illness.

A founding member and first chairperson of Women in Technology and Science, she played an important part in highlighting the role of women in the history of Irish science.

A graduate of genetics and scholar of Trinity College Dublin, Ms Mulvihill later studied journalism at Dublin City University.

She created and hosted several popular science series on RTE radio, worked as co-editor of the Technology Ireland magazine, and was a longstanding contributor to The Irish Times.

Ms Mulvihill was one of the pioneers of science journalism in Ireland, and a passionate advocate of women in science.

She was due to speak at the InspireFest 2015 conference, celebrating women’s leadership in science, technology and innovation, later this month.

She is survived by her husband Brian Dolan and her sisters Anne and Noirin Mulvihill.

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