Paralympics Ireland:
  • Is the National Paralympic Committee for Ireland, recognised by the International Paralympic Committee.
  • Is an umbrella body of sporting organisations in Ireland providing programmes in sports on the Paralympic Games programme.
  • Currently has 15 affiliated members.
  • Is a company limited by guarantee. Our company registration number is 6359700K.
    Download the Memorandum and Articles of Association here.
    View the latest Certificate of Incorporation here.
  • Is a registered charity in the Republic of Ireland. Our Charity number is CHY13420
    View our Charity confirmation letter here.
  • Paralympics Ireland is fully compliant with the Governance Code for Sport and has been included on the Register of Organisations in Compliance with the Governance Code for Sport. To see the register click here.
  • The nominated delegates are also responsible for representing their organisation at Annual and Extraordinary General Meetings. The members are responsible for approving the organisations strategic plan, annual report and audited annual accounts.
  • The Financial year end is December 31st.
  • Our most recent Annual Report and Audited Annual Accounts are available by clicking here.
Non-Executive Board of Directors:
  • The Board of Directors are responsible for policy formulation and compliance with our obligations under company law.
  • The Board currently consists of the following positions:
    • President, two Vice-Presidents and a Finance Officer directly nominated by and elected by the members.
    • Athletes Representative directly elected by Paralympics Ireland’s Athletes Commission.
    • Independent Directors appointed by the board recruited via Boardmatch Ireland.
  • The current board of Directors are:
    • Ms. Eimear Breathnach, President
    • Ms. Lisa Clancy, Vice-President
    • Mr. Denis Toomey, Vice-President
    • Mr. Lorcan Claffey, Finance Officer
    • Mr. John Bolger, Company Secretary
    • Mrs. Catherine Walsh, Athletes Representative
    • Mr. Larry Fenlon
    • Ms. Eileen O’Mahony
    • Ms. Lisa Fallon
  • All Board member terms are for four years commencing in the year immediately following a Summer Paralympic Games e.g. 2017-2021.
  • Board members may serve a maximum of two terms in any single board position.
  • To minimise conflicts of interest, Board members may not be an employee or a Board member of an affiliated member organisation.
Executive Staff:
  • The executive staff team, led by the CEO, are responsible for implementing organisation strategy and policy as determined by the Board of Directors.
  • The current executive staff team includes: (Click here to view staff profiles)
  • Mr, Stephen McNamara (CEO)
  • Mr. Dave Malone, Performance Director Swimming
  • Ms. Neasa Russell,  Sport Director
  • Mr. Derek Kinnevey, Corporate Affairs Director
  • Mr. James Nolan, Head of Paralympic Athletics
  • Ms. Ana Maia, Classification Coordinator
  • Ms Natalie O’Callaghan, Governance and Finance Administrator
  • Ms. Fiona Scally, Communications Executive
  • Ms. Marisa Kennedy, Commercial Executive
  • Ms. Sarah Hurley, Swimming Co-Ordinator
  • Ms. Hayley Burke, Para Swimming Performance Coach
  • Mr. Kevin Williamson,  Para Swimming Pathway Coach
  • Mr. Brian Hughes, Pathway Lead
  • Mr. Richard Doyle, Performance Operations Manager
  • Ms. Tara  Evans, Sports Administrator
  • Mr Alex  Malone,  Aspire Graduate
  • Mr Dermot McDermott,  Performance Pathway Coach
  • Ms. Alison O’Riordan, Technical Lead Para Athletics
Professional Service Providers:


McInerney Saunders,
Main St.,
Co. Dublin.


JPA Brenson Lawlor
Argyle Square,
Morehampton Road,


Dublin 4,

D04 W9W7

Paralympics Ireland

Irish Sport HQ
Sport Ireland Campus
Dubin 15
D15 D462

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Paralympics Ireland Title Sponsor

Paralympics Ireland International Partners

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