Team Ireland’s Timothy Morahan, a member of South Dublin Special Olympics Sports Club, from Rathmines, Dublin, at Dublin Airport during the team homecoming, August 4th, 2015. Morahan took home silver in the long jump and 4x100 metres relay and bronze in the 800 metres.  Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Ireland’s Special Olympics athletes received a jubilant welcome home on Tuesday after winning a total of 82 medals at the Los Angeles World Games. Ar(...)

The pageantry of the  the opening ceremony.

On a sultry June evening just over a decade ago, the Special Olympics “flame of hope” was extinguished at a closing ceremony in Croke Park.But the spi(...)