Mary Davis said women in her mother’s generation tore apart “that matrix of discrimination that hemmed in women for such a long time”. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Building a more inclusive world remains a key challenge for today’s society despite the progress made in recent years, the head of Special Olympics Ma(...)

 Sonia O’Sullivan presenting Mary Davis of Special Olympics the Outstanding Achievement award at The Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Year Awards in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Everything about Sonia O’Sullivan presenting Mary Davis with the outstanding contribution to women’s sport award was entirely fitting. For O’Sullivan,(...)

Neil O’Sullivan in Bondi, Sydney

Neil O’Sullivan has packed a lot of living into the years since he moved to Australia. “I left Ireland on New Year’s Eve 2011. It wasn’t just one th(...)

 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(...)

  Lucy Best from Lisburn, Co. Antrim, with Matt English, at the  2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games.

Ten years after the Special Olympics was the toast of Ireland when the opening ceremony of the World Summer Games took place in Croke Park, the moveme(...)