Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# London 2012

All time
Medal number ten: Orla Barry takes bronze in the discus
The Cork native finished with a score of 28.12 in London this evening.
Cool as you like: Kearney secures bronze medal at Paralympics (updated)
Team Ireland have now won nine medals in total, following the rider’s success.
Paralympics 2012: McDonald into final, Baldwin misses out despite PB
Meanwhile, James Dwyer has placed sixth in the individual freestyle test – grade IV.
Poll: Have you been watching the Paralympic Games?
Ireland are enjoying great success – but many Irish viewers don’t have the TV channels they might need.
Mum's the word: McKillop's Mammy presents medal in 'surprise' ceremony
A games sponsor ensured that Michael McKillop’s second medal presentation became a first for the Paralympic Games.
Paralympic Breakfast: Kearney bids for more glory
The Irish rider is hoping to add to the silver medal she already won, as she competes in Individual Freestyle Test later today.
Paralympics 2012: Golden boy McKillop triumphs in 1500m
The Antrim man won Ireland’s eighth medal of the competition in London today.
So close! Byrne 'delighted' despite medal heartbreak
Meanwhile, the sailing event in which Ireland are competing has been delayed.
Top bracket: Smyth happy to be among sprinting elite
Derry’s gold medallist has espoused the advantages of training in the US before defending his 200 metre title this week.
Contrite: Pistorius apologises for ‘timing’ of prosthetic complaint
The South African sprinter complained that Alan Oliveira’s legs were ‘unbelievably long’ after the Brazilan beat him in last night’s 200m final.
Paralympic Breakfast: Take two for Michael McKillop
The Irish gold medalist tonight bids to emulate the success he enjoyed at the weekend.
Paralympic Village, Day Four: Team Ireland in dreamland
Meanwhile, there was disappointment for Oscar Pistorius, as he lost out to Brazil’s Alan Oliveira.
Paralympics 2012: Organisers defend Games drug-testing policy
There has been a 25 percent increase on the number of tests conducted in Beijing four years ago.
The Evening Fix: Sunday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
Kearney takes silver in Individual Championships, Ireland win bronze in team event
The 23-year-old today recorded a score of 76.700 per cent.
Paralympics Update: Catherine Walsh and Fran Meehan secure a silver medal
The Irish cyclists finished with a time of 3.36.360 this afternoon.
Taoiseach congratulates Paralympic athletes on winning gold
Enda Kenny said the athletes had “done their country, family and Team Ireland proud”.
Paralympic Breakfast: Ireland’s Firth hoping to continue her success
Yes folks, Saturday’s gold rush DID actually happen.
Paralympic Village, Day Three: Gold, gold and more gold.
It was a sensational day in London as Ireland found success in the pool and on the track
VIDEO: Jason Smyth takes 100m title in record time
Blink and you’ll miss him.
Gold rush: McKillop retains Paralympic title with world record in 800m
The 22-year-old blitzed the opposition to take home Ireland’s fourth gold of the Games.
More success for Team Ireland, as Darragh McDonald claims gold
The Wexford man beat his original PB by seven seconds at the Aquatic Centre this evening.
Paralympics: Disappointment for Irish athletes in field, track
As world records were being smashed, Catherine O’Neill and Cathal Miller had to be content with a place outside the medals.
VIDEO: Relive Jason Smyth’s gold medal win at the 2008 Paralympics
Ahead of his big event tonight, here’s a chance to look back on the Irish athlete’s moment of glory in Beijing.
Paralympic Village, Day Two: Firth and Smyth make history
It’s undoubtedly been a day to remember for Team Ireland.
Paralympic gold winner Bethany Firth congratulated by ministers
Team Ireland’s youngest member claims its first medal of the London Paralympic Games.
Happy days: Firth claims Ireland’s first Paralympic gold
The teenager from Downpatrick won the Women’s 100m Backstroke Final this evening.
The Evening Fix: Friday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
Paralympic breakfast: 2008 gold medalist Smyth hoping for repeat performance
From an Irish perspective, there is also much anticipation surrounding the cycling events taking place today.
Paralympic Village: Day 1, wrap
There were mixed fortunes for Team Ireland today, with Ellen Keane among the athletes who impressed.
Paralympics 2012: Brown and Shaw make bronze medal ride off, Keane reaches 100m final
Eilish Byrne also put in an encouraging display earlier today.
Meet the 49 athletes representing Ireland at the Paralympics
Read our short profiles on the men and women competing in London over the next nine days.
11 incredible images from the Paralympics opening ceremony
Fireworks? Check. Flying wheelchairs? Check. Queen Elizabeth II wearing red earplugs? Check.
Explainer: Here’s everything you need to know about the 2012 Paralympics
Don’t know much about the upcoming events? Check out our comprehensive guide.
Paralympics: Here's who to follow on Twitter
We’ve got the Irish athletes who will be tweeting their way through the London Games over the next week and a half.
Campaign for Katie Taylor statue initiated
The campaigners are hoping that plans will be put in place for a monument paying tribute to the Bray native.
Stephen Hawking to star in Paralympics opener
Other famous faces including Ian McKellen and Queen Elizabeth II will also be involved.
In tweets: Ireland's athletes get set for the 2012 Paralympics
They’ve waited four years for this day. With hours to go until tonight’s opening ceremony, here’s how some of Team Ireland are feeling.
'Inspirational' Paralympics to open in London tonight
Cyclist Cathal Miller will lead the 49 Irish athletes into the Olympic Stadium for tonight’s sold-out opening ceremony.
Ludwig Guttmann: The man who fled Nazi Germany and founded the Paralympics
Dubbed the “Poppa of the Games”, Guttman is survived by his daughter Eve who now finds endless pride in her father’s work.