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Series 1 - RTÉ ONE (2014)


Presenter Róisín Ní Thomáin explores the stories of four pioneering Irish women who helped shape the world of science

All around us science and technology is changing our world. It shapes how we live, how we travel and how we work.

Today, Irish people can be found at the cutting edge of science – making new discoveries, devising new treatments, developing new technologies.  But Ireland has a long history of scientific achievement and women have been central to that extraordinary heritage.

In this new series for RTÉ One, presenter Róisín Ní Thomáin embarks on a journey to trace the stories of four remarkable Irish women, who helped shape the world of science. The stories of these  pioneers and their groundbreaking work is inspirational, but for all their world class achievements – these Irish women remain largely unknown and uncelebrated.