For over 20 years Mary Mulvihill has been one of Ireland’s foremost science journalists, and she now works as a media and communications consultant, helping researchers to explain their work to general audiences.
She 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.
Her award-winning book, Ingenious Ireland, is an county-by-county guide to the country’s scientific, industrial and natural heritage. Mary is also passionate about the environment and sustainability, and her most recent book, ‘Drive like a Woman, Shop like a Man‘, is a guide to a cheaper, greener lifestyle, with 101 easy and practical money-saving tips.
She also edited two collections of biographies of historic Irish women scientists: Lab Coats and Lace (2009), and Stars, Shells and Bluebells (1997, currently out of print).
Recent 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).