“The Jacks” has fallen out of fashion to describe the Dublin men’s GAA team, even as their female counterparts have been reviving it, with a twist. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Along with the Mansion House Round Room itself, discussed here yesterday, the royal visit of 1821 may have bequeathed Dublin a small linguistic legacy(...)

Joseph Mitchell  in his office at The New Yorker Magazine in New York, 1994. Photograph: AP Photo/Wyatt Counts)

Whenever the daily deadline looms and I’m struggling to fill my allotted space, as happens often, it sometimes helps to think about Joe Mitchell. The(...)

Joe Biden’s reference to James Joyce as an Irish poet, and not as novelist or short-story writer, may have taken some by surprise.    Photograph: Hulton Getty

We well know by now that America’s new president Joe Biden likes to quote Irish poets, particularly Seamus Heaney. His eve of inauguration reference t(...)

James Joyce fan: Pete Buttigieg campaigning in South Carolina. Photograph: Swikar Patel/New York Times

Almost a century after it was first published, James Joyce’s Ulysses has become a talking point in the race to become the Democratic Party’s nominee i(...)

Lucia Joyce

Events in Dublin today will indirectly celebrate the first date between James Joyce and the woman who became his wife, Nora Barnacle. But across the I(...)

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(...)

Rosie Hackett, trade unionist and Lockout activist. The new bridge in Dublin is to be named after her.

The new Liffey crossing will be named the Rosie Hackett Bridge, following a vote by Dublin City Council last night.It is the first time that any brid(...)