Death of Mary Mulvihill
12 June 2015
The NUJ has extended sympathy to the family of leading science and technology journalist Mary Mulvihill, who died yesterday following a short illness.
Mary, 55, was a former officer of Dublin freelance branch and a committed member of the union. She was an award-winning science writer, and one of Ireland’s foremost science editors and broadcasters.
Seamus Dooley, Irish Secretary said:
"Mary was a passionate and dedicated science journalist, one of the finest journalists of her generation and a role model for many aspiring journalists. She was multi-skilled and adapted to the constantly changing demands of the media landscape. She established Ingenious Ireland, specialising in heritage tourist guides, especially science heritage and was a prolific author.
"Mary worked across all platforms - print and broadcasting and had an ability to explain complex subjects in simple terms without ever patronising her audience. She brought to her journalism a zeal for learning which was infectious. Mary was generous with her time and talent and will be missed by many friends as well as by her family.
"She loved to share her knowledge and her tours of Dublin combined all that was best in her personality: passion, humour, intelligence and a real pride in her city.
"She will be missed for her contributions to The Irish Times, RTÉ, The Science@Culture bulletin and her always stimulating contributions to public discourse on science and technology.”