Irish international polo player Siobhán Herbst (astride horse) with colleague April Kent: Ms  Herbst is running what she says is Ireland’s largest polo event, for charity, in Phoenix Park.

Irish racehorses are being retrained as polo ponies as owners across Europe look for alternatives to increasingly expensive but top-rated Argentine bl(...)

The Phoenix Park Polo Grounds were once on the front line of Ireland’s political divide

You may remember a furore in 2009 when Croke Park had to be resurfaced after U2 concerts and it emerged that the new turf came from England, causing a(...)

James Joyce,  circa 1917. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The many similarities between sex and cricket may have escaped most literary authors but not, of course, James Joyce. In Finnegans Wake, he uses the g(...)