Nominations Open for Federation of Irish Sport National 2023 Volunteers in Sport Awards

The Federation of Irish Sport has announced the launch of the 2023 Volunteers in Sports Awards, a highly anticipated event set to recognise the unsung heroes who breathe life into sports in every corner of the country. Supported by the National Network of 29 Local Sports Partnerships these dedicated volunteers are the backbone of sporting […]

Athlone Internationa Arena to Host Inaugural Para Athletics Festival in January

The Inaugural Para Athletics Festival alongside the Indoor Diversity Games known as Future Stars is set to take place at the Athlone International Indoor Arena on the 10th and 11th of January 2024. The event is for primary school (3rd class upwards) and secondary school students. Any athletes who would like to take part should […]

Jason Smyth Announced as Keynote Speaker for Sport Innovation & Technology Summit

Retired Paralympian Jason Smyth has been announced as one of the keynote speakers at the inaugural Sport Innovation and Technology Summit. Joining him will be professional golfer Pádraig Harrington among a fantastic line up of speakers. Smyth retired in March of this year and joined the staff of Paralympics Ireland as Strategy Manager. The Summit […]

2023 National Para Powerlifting Championships Recap

On Saturday 18th November, ten of Ireland’s top para powerlifters travelled to the IWA-Sport Centre to compete in the National Para Powerlifting Championships. In what was the first competition since the World Championships in Dubai for many of the athletes, Irish para powerlifters looked to end 2023 on a high note by competing in the […]

National Para Powerlifting Championships Return to Clontarf

The National Para Powerlifting Championships return to IWA-Sport Centre on Saturday, November 18th. Para powerlifters from around the country will be competing, while also featuring athletes in competition for the first time since the World Championships in Dubai. Toyko Paralympian and Paris 2024 hopeful Britney Arendse will be in action at 11am in the 73kg […]

High Performance Sport Community Gather for Sport Ireland Institute’s HPX 2023

Over 220 delegates gathered at Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort, Blessington, for HPX 2023 Paris Ready Conference, Sport Ireland Institute’s flagship professional development and learning event for high performance professionals who will impact Team Ireland’s performance at the Paris 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games. This biannual event is organised to bring the CEO’s, Performance Directors, […]

Tickets for Paris 2024 Officially On Sale!

Ticket sales for the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games started on 9 October 2023, with 2.8 million tickets up for grabs on a first-come, first-served basis, and available from EUR 15 to all 22 Para sports. Affordable tickets and special packages to the first ever Paralympics in the French capital, which take place between 28 August […]

Paralympic Day – October 8 at Paris’ Place de la République

Paralympic Day is an annual celebration of Para sport where visitors not only get to meet famous Paralympians but also try the sports and enjoy world-class entertainment. Visitors will also get to see some sports that are not part of the Paralympic Games programme. These include adaptive skateboarding, virtual reality Para canoeing and Para handball. […]

Active Disability Ireland to Host First National Seminar Under New Rebrand

Active Disability Ireland is hosting its National Seminar on the 29th November. This will be the first in person seminar since 2019 and also the first following a recent rebrand and launch of new strategy earlier this year. The theme of this years seminar is “Creating Opportunity & Choice”. Active Disability Ireland are a national […]

Countdown is on to Paris 2024 Ticket Sales!

On October 9th tickets for the 2024 Paralympic Games will officially go on sale at 9am Irish time. The first ever Paralympic Games to be held in France (with 22 Para sports on the programme) will provide the 4,400 athletes from 184 different countries, spectators and television viewers with a setting worthy of the event […]

Paralympic Family Grows to 208 as IPC Welcomes Five New Members

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) welcomed five new members to its family at the 2023 IPC General Assembly in Manama, Bahrain, on Thursday (28 September). Five new members were officially ratified on the first day of the General Assembly, bringing the IPC’s membership to 208 (183 NPCs). The new members are: the National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) […]

PTSB NextGen Makes Final Stop at the NRH Annual Sports Championships

After five successful events over the past few months, the PTSB NextGen programme made its final appearance for this year at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) during their annual sports championships. This is the 10th year of the NRH Sports Championships which aims to promote sport and inclusion among patients at the NRH. Since its […]