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Minister English acknowledges immense contribution of Mary Mulvihill to Irish science

Minister English said today that he was saddened by the passing of Mary Mulvihill and he extended his condolences to her husband and family.

Minister English said today that he was saddened by the passing of Mary Mulvihill and he extended his condolences to her husband and family. 
The Minister said that Mary’s infectious enthusiasm for science and her gift for communication, both as a writer and broadcaster, has greatly enhanced our appreciation of the excitement and importance of science.
Her magnus opus, Ingenious Ireland is a rich compendium of Ireland’s scientific and engineering heritage. It highlights on a county-by-county basis an under-appreciated part of our cultural inheritance.
Mary continually highlighted the important contributions and legacy of Irish women in science, particularly through the two books she edited on the topic. As a co-founder of Women in Technology and Science, Mary did much to support women in science today and to help them achieve their full potential.
Mary’s own personal legacy to Irish science will endure well beyond her premature passing and will not be forgotten.
Damien English T.D.
Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation
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