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'Two years ago I was at the darkest point of my life. I didn't want to be alive anymore'
Phil Eaglesham contracted Q Fever, a rare and incurable condition that left him using a wheelchair, six years ago. Yesterday he made his Paralympic debut to set an example for his three young boys.
Paralympic Breakfast: Bronze medallist Clifford back in action as cycling dominates day 7
There’s also shooting and swimming on the menu for Irish athletes.
Rising star Turner leads the way on another disappointing day for Ireland in Rio
The 14-year-old competed in her fourth final tonight.
Letter from Rio: Record crowds and sporting theatre make Games a memorable experience
But we’re desperately hoping Ireland’s athletes can feed off the atmosphere and give us more to shout about over the next week.
Four Paralympians ran faster times than the Olympic final - but it's not fair to compare
Abdellatif Baka set a new world record in winning the men’s T13 1500m final.
Setting the wheels in motion: Wimbledon champion's tale of triumph over adversity
Gordon Reid is hoping to win Paralympic gold this week, but by showcasing his talents he’s transcending the sport of wheelchair tennis.
Ireland's athletes toil under the searing Brazilian sun but swimming star continues to shine
A disappointing day in Rio.
'Nobody knows but I've had a foot injury for the last 3 months. I couldn't get out of bed in the morning'
An emotional Michael McKillop reflects on his fourth Paralympic gold and what it means at the end of a difficult year.
Paralympic Breakfast: Mongan hopes to add to Ireland's haul - and here comes the Weirwolf
Eight Irish athletes, and the footballers, will be in action in Rio today.
Irish track duo hit out at lack of velodrome at home after Paralympic heartache
Here’s a round-up of the Irish in action on day four of the Games.
From rock bottom to top of the world in five weeks, emotional McKillop seizes his moment
Michael McKillop used the difficult days as motivation to drive him on to Paralympic glory in Rio earlier.
Gold star Michael McKillop blows field away to defend Paralympic title in sensational fashion
The Antrim athlete remains untouchable as he stormed to 1500m glory.
The golden boys: McKillop using Smyth room-mate rivalry to spur him on for Rio defence
The Antrim athlete looks to defend his 1500m title this afternoon.
Ireland no match for rampant hosts as Brazil run riot in Rio
The 7-a-side CP team were in Paralympic action on Saturday night.
'My family is more nervous than me, my mum didn't sleep last night'
It’s easy to forget Nicole Turner is just 14 years of age.
A star in the making! 18-year-old Orla Comerford sprints into Rio final
The sprinter progresses as the fastest loser.
A performance to be proud of as Greta Streimikyte shaves 4 seconds off lifetime best
The DCU student produced another excellent run in Rio.
Galway lecturer Clifford battles through the pain barrier to ensure he 'didn't let anyone down'
Eoghan Clifford will wake up one happy, but sore, man today.
14-year-old Nicole Turner just misses out on Paralympic medal after smashing personal best
The Laois native just came up short of a podium finish.
Brilliant day for Ireland in Rio capped as Eoghan Clifford claims bronze on the track
The three-time world champion claimed a commanding victory in the bronze medal race.
'It's like a fairytale to keep coming to these major championships and winning gold'
Jason Smyth has got Ireland up and running at the Rio Paralympics.
Sensational Jason Smyth storms to fifth Paralympic gold medal in Rio
A third straight 100m title for the Irish sprinter.
'The best moment of my career': James Scully smashes personal best in Paralympic final
The Meath swimmer held his own amongst the world’s best.
Easy as you like! Jason Smyth's bid for a fifth Paralympic gold got off to a flier tonight
The fastest Paralympian on the planet eased into Friday’s final.
'I'm not better than anyone else, I've just worked hard and been lucky it has paid off'
Jason Smyth goes in search of a FIFTH Paralympic gold medal tonight.
A harsh but valuable footballing lesson as Ireland picked apart by gold medal favourites
It was a humbling first taste of Paralympic action for Barry Ferguson’s side.
Record breaker! Greta Streimikyte storms into Paralympic final with superb run
The DCU student was the first Irish athlete in action at the Olympic Stadium.
'I want three medals around my neck': Ireland's dynamic duo gunning for track glory
All eyes will be on Rio’s Velodrome over the next few days as Ireland’s cyclists go in search of Paralympic success.
The Rio Paralympics starts today - here's Team Ireland's day-by-day event schedule
Strap yourself in for 10 consecutive days of sporting action.
Do more with less: Rio's iconic Maracana delivers another powerful opening ceremony
Let the Games begin.
Letter from Rio: Anticipation builds as Paralympic spirit overshadows financial crisis
Organisers have been forced to overcome considerable obstacles but the Paralympic Games get underway tonight.
‘My life didn’t change after London. I had to go back to the real world and I’d no problem with that'
Four years on from double Paralympic gold, Mark Rohan now leads a very different life as he begins the next chapter in his career.
Watch: 8 of Ireland's leading medal hopefuls at the 2016 Rio Paralympics
Ireland brought home an impressive haul from the London 2012 Paralympics, and are well poised to do so again.
Smyth's double to Rohan's road triumph: 6 of the best moments from London 2012
The Rio Games begin on Wednesday.
From Leaving Cert points to Paralympics: teen sprint sensation living the athletics dream
Dubliner Orla Comerford is preparing to represent Ireland in the Paralympics. This is her story.
Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Equestrian, table tennis and football
Ireland have qualified for the 7-a-side football tournament for the first time.
Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: The cyclists
We’ve taken a closer look at Team Ireland ahead of the Games.
Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Triathlon and shooting
Our athlete-by-athlete guide to the Rio Games continues.
Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: The swimmers, including a 14-year-old sensation
Our athlete-by-athlete guide to the Rio Games continues.
Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Sailing and canoeing
We continue our look at the athletes will be flying the flag in Rio next month.