For over 20 years Mary Mulvihill has been one of Ireland’s foremost science journalists. As well as running Ingenious Ireland, she continues to work as a media and communications consultant, helping researchers to explain their work to general audiences.
Her award-winning book, Ingenious Ireland, is an county-by-county guide to the country’s scientific, industrial and natural heritage. Her other books include: ’Drive like a Woman, Shop like a Man‘, a guide to a cheaper, greener lifestyle, with 101 easy and practical money-saving tips (2009). And two collections of biographies of historic Irish women scientists: Lab Coats and Lace (2009), and Stars, Shells and Bluebells (1997, currently out of print).
Mary has presented numerous popular science radio series and documentaries on RTE and Lyric FM, was a regular science correspondent to the Pat Kenny Show for years, edited Technology Ireland magazine for a decade, and wrote regularly for newspapers such as The Irish Times and Sunday Business Post.
Mary was also instrumental in starting the Women in Technology & Science network (WITS), was a member of the first Irish Council for Bioethics, and has long been a member of the Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland.
Radio series for RTE One and Lyric FM have included: The Goldilocks World (geology), Left Brain/Right Brain (art-science); The Quantum Leap (science news); Washed, Dried & Pressed (from the National Botanic Gardens); and Chopped, Pickled & Stuffed (from the Natural History Museum).