The last of “New Irish Writing”? Happy to have a new short story ‘The Night Shift’ published in New Irish Writing in the @IrishTimes today. Definitely bittersweet with the announcement of New Irish Writing being put on hold as they look for a new sponsor. Hope to see it back soon. https://t.co/Dmgrx9ZOBG— Robert Higgins (@roberthiggins89) April 30, 2020 Today is a sad day as Ciaran Carty and Dermot Bolger here announce that New Irish Writing is out on hold as the loss of its sponsor is compounded by the financial impact of the pandemic. We hope a sponsor may yet be found to save it https://t.co/IqwaSpPopi— Martin Doyle (@MartinDoyleIT) April 30, 2020 Terrible news but surely a new sponsor will come forward? Guinness? RTÉ? Gov.ie?