Athletes Commission Appointed

Paralympics Ireland welcomes the newly appointed Athletes Commission who have been appointed this week and will now serve a new term that will conclude after the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. Catherine Walsh has returned to the Athletes Commission and, after a vote from her commission colleagues she has returned as Chair of the commission and […]

PTSB are First Ever Title Sponsor

Permanent TSB announced as Title Sponsor for Irish Olympic and Irish Paralympic Teams for Paris 2024 Permanent TSB has been unveiled as the title sponsor for both the Irish Olympic and Irish Paralympic teams at the Paris 2024 Games taking place in July and August respectively. Permanent TSB is the first ever title sponsor to […]

Paralympics Ireland Statement

Paralympics Ireland welcomes the decision of the International Paralympic Committee to exclude athletes representing National Paralympic Committee’s from Russia and Belarus from the Winter Paralympic Games.   Excluding any athlete from Paralympic competition is an extremely difficult decision to take at any time. We commend the governing board of the International Paralympic Committee for listening […]

Athletes Commission Applications

Paralympics Ireland are seeking expressions of interest from Irish Paralympic athletes that may be interested in joining the new Athletes Commission.   This is a great opportunity to either become involved or remain involved in Paralympic sport and get to understand some of the background administration and decisions, develop new skills and influence change.   […]

Team Ireland Honoured

The team that represented Ireland at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games gathered in Dublin on Friday for the Paralympics Ireland Tokyo 2020 Awards Ceremony. Over 100 guests gathered in Dublin Castle, which included athletes, coaches, and support staff of Team Ireland. Joining them to celebrate their fantastic achievements at Tokyo 2020 was An Taoiseach, Micheál […]

Legend McKillop Announces Retirement

Irish Paralympic legend Michael McKillop has today announced his retirement from Paralympic sport. The announcement from Michael comes shortly after competing at his fourth Paralympic Games ibn Tokyo. McKillop became one of the all time greats of Paralympic Sport as he elevated his 1500m T37 event to a higher level than it had ever been […]

Paralympic Silver Medallist Niamh McCarthy Announces Retirement

Niamh competed for Ireland at two Paralympic Games at Rio 2016 and the deferred Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games earlier this year. The Cork native competed in the F41 Discus event with the highlight of her career coming at the Paralympic Games in Rio De Janeiro in 2016 when she won a silver medal with her […]

O’Leary Narrowly Misses out on Medal

In a busy morning on the penultimate day of competition for Team Ireland at the Paralympic Games there was action at the shooting range, the Olympic Stadium and on the water. Attention will turn back to the Olympic Stadium later as Irish Paralympic legend Michael McKillop competes in the 1500m.   Ireland’s Pat O’Leary finished […]

Gold Again for Katie George and Eve

Katie George Dunlevy and Eve McCrystal made it an incredible Double gold on the road for Team Ireland as they won the Women’s tandem road race in dramatic fashion. They have now added the gold to their haul of silver on the track and gold in the Time Trial to finish their Tokyo 2020 Paralympic […]

Dublin2018 Tickets Go Live

The Dublin 2018 World Para Swimming Allianz European Championship tickets were launched today at the National Aquatic Centre. Tickets for the first ever major international Para Sporting event to take place in Ireland are available to purchase now via Paralympic swimmers, Ellen Keane and Nicole Turner were present to launch the tickets which are […]

Paralympics Ireland Appoint New Communications and Marketing Manager

Paralympics Ireland have announced that Derek Kinnevey has been appointed to the position of Communications and Marketing Manager and will take up the position from September 27th. Galway native, Kinnevey comes to Paralympics Ireland from the Ladies Gaelic Football Association where he was the PR and Media Manager since 2012. He oversaw the development of […]

Sixth for Comerford in 100m final at Para Athletics World Championships

Irish sprinter Orla Comerford ran brilliantly to finish sixth in the T13 100m final on day four of the Para Athletics World Championships in London. Crossing the line in 12.55seconds the nineteen-year old visually impaired athlete was only one hundredth a second off her best ever time set just a few weeks ago. This was […]