Akhil Sharma has been announced as the winner of the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award.  Photograph: Jason Clarke

A second novel, which cost its author years of hardship and emotional stress to write, is the winner of this year’s International Dublin Literary Awar(...)

Terence Finnegan
 spins a glass of water on a tray
 to demonstrate centrifugal forces for Roisin Clarke and Mark Coen
, who are keeping a safe distance, at the annual Science and Technology Fair as part of Science Week Ireland,
 in the Institute of Technology, Sligo, 
yesterday. Photograph: James Connolly
Science Week kicks off in Sligo

Science Week started with a bang in Sligo yesterday, with scientist Sue McGrath leaving her eager audience stunned by her imaginative and exploding ex(...)