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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

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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.
World’s fastest! Jason Smyth secures Ireland’s third gold at Paralympics
The Derry sprinter secured his second world record in two days to win his 100m event by more than half a second.
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.
McDonald and Scully both qualify for swimming finals in London
The Irish teenagers are both set for the biggest races of their lives this evening.
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 breakfast: Get ready for Oscar Pistorius
The South African athlete gets his Paralympic campaign underway, while Jason Smyth is in action again tonight.
Paralympic Village, Day Two: Firth and Smyth make history
It’s undoubtedly been a day to remember for Team Ireland.
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.
Paralympics 2012: Lynch chases bronze, Firth storms into backstroke final
After a busy morning, Ireland have some strong medal contenders on day two in London.
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.
YouTube Top 10: because Paul O’Connell shouldn’t give up the day job
The Munster boys as shop assistants, Novak Djokovic is proposed to by a young boy and remembering Duffer.
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.
Paralympic breakfast: Team Ireland ready for momentous occasion
Ellen Keane, James Scully and Damien Shaw are among the athletes from these shores competing today.
In pics: The Paralympic Opening Ceremony
The opening ceremony of the Paralympic opening ceremony took place tonight. Here’s a quick snapshot.
The Evening Fix: Wednesday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
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.
Celebrations as Paralympic Flame reaches Northern Ireland (Pics)
Celebrations took place in Belfast on Saturday night to mark the journey of the flame around Northern Ireland.
Explainer: Why Paralympians mutilate themselves to enhance performance
The practice of ‘boosting’ for athletes with spinal injuries is a natural but gruesome method of gaining a physical edge.
Jordan team pulls athletes accused of sexual offences from Paralympics
The three men, who are due to appear in court on October 18, will take no part in this month’s Games.
Jordanian trio arrested over 'indecent assault' in Antrim
The three men, members of the Paralympic squad, are being questioned after allegations by three women yesterday.
Poll: Are you now more likely to watch the Paralympics?
The London 2012 Olympics have been haired as one of the most successful Games in modern history – but are you going to watch the Paralympics when it kicks off?
Cathal Miller selected as flag bearer for Irish Paralympic Team
The Dublin cyclist finished fourth in the 2010 world championships and is ‘delighted’ with his selection.
Irish adventurer Mark Pollock hopes to defy ‘conventional wisdom’ and walk again
As the countdown to the 2012 Paralympic Games continues, Commonwealth Games medalist Mark Pollock talks about overcoming adversity and always looking to the future.
VIDEO: Swimmer James Scully builds up to the Paralympics
The Navan teenager speaks to TV3 about his road to London.
The Evening Fix: Wednesday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
Column: how war-ravaged Bosnia found refuge in sport
The country has recovered from past difficulties, as demonstrated by the success of its sitting volleyball team.
In pictures: London's terrorism attack exercise ahead of Olympics Games
A mock rail attack was staged at a disused station in London earlier today.
Paralympic silver medallist regains use of her legs
In a miraculous turn of events, Monique Van der Vorst began to feel tingling in her feet after another cyclist crashed into her. She can now walk, cycle and has been signed to a professional team.
Art attack: Here's the 12 London 2012 Olympics posters
The likes of Tracey Emin have been moved to produce these striking posters ahead of next summer’s games. What do you think?