Chris Connolly: won the Tom-Gallon Trust prize of £1,000 (€1,121) for his short story, The Speed of Light and How it Cannot Help Us

There can’t be a writer alive who doesn’t appreciate a monetary prize, no matter how famous or established they are. Everything helps. Literary prizes(...)

A total ban on bee-harming pesticides across the European Union has edged closer after the UK dropped its opposition, on foot of research confirming t(...)

Winners Jane Clarke, Ríona Judge McCormack and Chris Connolly  at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards, in the RHA Gallery on Thursday,  April 28th, 2016. Photograph: Anthony Woods

Ríona Judge McCormack has been named the Hennessy New Irish Writer 2016 at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards in Dublin. Judge McCormack’s shor(...)

 Seamus Costello made several visits to the Chinese embassy in Paris in 1964, seeking  military aid, help with training for guerrilla warfare and coaching in the use of printing presses for the distribution of propaganda.

On September 16th, 1964, Seamus Costello of the Irish Republican Army stood outside the door of the newly opened Chinese embassy in Paris, bearing a l(...)