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Fine arts: Object of desire

21st June, 2015

It was in 1903 that crowds flocked to Phoenix Park to experience a brand new spectator sport – motor racing in the shape of the Irish Gordon Bennett Race Speed Trials. These were followed by the Irish International Grand Prix held in 1929 and it continued to be a hugely popular attraction well into the late 20th century. Today, due to the cost of stringent modern safety regulations, it has become an occasional, rather than...

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