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Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: the track and field athletes
Our athlete-by-athlete guide to the Rio Games begins today.
Vogue is in hot water after using able-bodied actors for a 'Paralympics' photoshoot
The actors were Photoshopped to look like they had disabilities.
'It goes without saying that going to the gala in Navan that day was the best decision of my life'
Swimmer James Scully is preparing for his second Paralympic Games having fallen in love with the sport by chance.
'When you're lying in that bed in Dún Laoghaire, it's easy to think it's all over but it's far from it'
Twelve years after he was left paralysed, Westmeath para-cyclist Declan Slevin recounts the journey which has taken him to the Paralympic Games.
Vogue is in hot water after using able-bodied actors for a 'Paralympics' photoshoot
The actors were Photoshopped to look like they had disabilities.
Former Tipp minor hurler qualifies for Rio Paralympics after expulsion of Russian athletes
Ireland’s athletes depart for Rio this afternoon.
Russia banned from Paralympic Games in Rio after losing appeal
There will be no Russian athletes at the 2016 Paralympic Games after CAS dismissed an appeal against their blanket ban from the IPC.
'15 days and counting! A few weeks ago I was nervous but now I can't wait to get to Rio'
Swimmer Ellen Keane is getting set for her third Paralympics – and there’s not long to go now.
Paralympics to go ahead despite major budget cuts
IPC president Philip Craven is confident of delivering a strong Paralympic Games despite a slash in the budget.
Brazilian Paralympian kicked out of Games for doping
The International Paralympic Committee threw thrower Luciano dos Santos Pereira out after he tested positive for two banned substances.
'You want to go to college in September? You'll be going back with no hair but don't worry about that.'
Pat O’Leary was diagnosed with cancer while preparing for his Leaving Cert. 20 years later his leg was amputated. Now he’s going to be Ireland’s first paracanoeist.
Remarkable 'Blind Messi' desperate to add Rio gold to his collection
Silvio Velo, who recently became a grandfather, will captain Argentina’s visually-impaired football team at the Olympic Games.
'Going to Rio would be an opportunity to say thank you to Ireland for accepting me'
Greta Streimikyte has rarely shared her story. By the end of the summer, you’re likely to know all about it.
Paralympian footballer has international caps stolen in home raid
Alan O’Hara represented Ireland over forty times between 2002 and 2008.
We spent a day competing with some of Ireland's most inspiring athletes
Ahead of the Rio Paralympics, we headed down to Santry to try out some of the sports Ireland will be represented in this summer.
Double Paralympic champion Jason Smyth gets massive boost ahead of tomorrow's World Championships
The Irish athlete has been reclassified.
A 'broke and broken' Oscar Pistorius: From Olympic hero to jailed killer
From breaking records to prison to house arrest, the young life of the champion killer.
Oscar Pistorius parole review postponed for two weeks
The athlete had been due to leave prison in August to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest.
'I went from just starting to ride a bike to the London Paralympics in two years'
Mullingar’s Damien Shaw talks his hopes for Rio 2016 and this year’s An Post Rás.
This Paralympian athlete is getting abuse because people think she's on I'm A Celebrity
Gemma Collis and Gemma Collins: similar, but very different.
Pistorius banned from defending Paralympic gold medals in Rio in 2016
Pistorius won sprint gold medals at three Paralympic Games as well as competing in the 2012 London Olympics.
It's gold again for unstoppable Jason Smyth at the European Paralympics
“Delighted” Orla Barry takes discus silver on another medal-heavy day for Ireland in Swansea.
Jason Smyth wins European Paralympic 100m gold
There was also success for another Irish sprinter.
Jason Smyth taken aback by classification change, but still aiming for the top at IPC Championships
“Since the last time I was classified my eyesight has got worse which is never what you want to hear.”
Intense competition in the blood for 17-year-old O'Brien, but she's missing one ingredient for Rio 2016
‘You have to teach your brain to keep going when your brain says stop’.
Poll: Who should be the RTÉ Sports Person of the Year?
A galaxy of stars are up for the most prestigious award in Irish sports tonight.
Former hurler aiming to feature in Paralympics after suffering sight loss
Peter Ryan was diagnosed at 19 with a rare genetic disorder that resulted in sight loss.
Halloween costumes? Paralympian Josh Sundquist has them nailed
‘When life hands you lemons, make awesome Halloween costumes.’
Mark Rohan 'surprised' by Flanagan's Westmeath axe
Paralympic champion will be not be involved with Westmeath next season so that he can concentrate on qualifying for Rio.
Irish showjumping mourns the loss of two fierce competitors
Damien Gardiner and Joan Salmon represented Ireland at the Atlanta Olympics and Paralympics in 1996.
Oscar Pistorius murder trial set for 3 March 2014
The 26-year-old Paralympian is accused of shooting dead his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day this year.
Paralympic changes are bad news for Smyth and McKillop
The double champions in London will be unable to defend their 200 and 800 metre titles respectively.
Jason Smyth clinches double with 100m gold at world championships
A storming run of 10.61 seconds gave the Paralympic Champion 100m Gold.
Here's how Michael McKillop and Jason Smyth won World Championship gold yesterday
The Irish pair were in blistering form in Lyon.
Jason Smyth adds world champion to his CV with record equalling time
The Derry sprinter came close to breaking his own PB over 200 metres in Lyon today.
McKillop smashes his own record to claim 800m gold
Antrim’s Paralympic hero dominated the field and beat his own personal best time in Lyon this afternoon.
VIDEO: Road to Rio 2016 begins in the swimming pool for Irish hero
Darragh McDonald is striving to replicate the Gold Medal he won in London last year.
Paralympic hero Mark Rohan inspiring Westmeath footballers
Manager Pat Flanagan has heaped praise on Rohan, who won two gold medals last year in London.
Ireland's Jason Smyth, the world's fastest Paralympian, left baffled by London snub
Despite being one of the London Games’ most outstanding performers, he’s not on the bill for the anniversary event.
Oscar Pistorius hits out at disrespectful fans' Reeva Steenkamp comments
The Blade Runner is said to be furious when told about a group of fans on Twitter calling themselves the ‘Pistorians’.