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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(...)