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Ellen Keane  after winning the women’s 100m breaststroke swimming event: ‘We’re being treated as equals to Olympians. We’re just athletes who happen to have a disability.’ Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty

Ellen Keane can’t yet luxuriate in her new status as a Paralympic champion. The protocol that attends winners swallows chunks of time in the immediat(...)

Ellen Keane celebrates winning a gold medal at the Paralympic Games in the SB8 100m Breaststroke final at Tokyo’s Aquatic Centre. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ellen Keane, Paralympic champion. It’s got a nice ring to it. The 26-year-old fulfilled a dream, 13 years on from Beijing, in this her fourth Games wh(...)

Ireland’s Róisín Ní Ríain on her way to finishing eighth in the final of the S11 100m Butterfly on day one of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre on Wednesday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There are no lowball achievements when it comes to personal bests in sport. It’s there in black-and-white, an unequivocal recognition and measurement (...)

Going for gold: Ireland’s Jason Smyth, “the fastest Paralympian on the planet”, wins the 200m T13 final at the London Paralympic Games in 2012. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

“The team is ready to achieve great personal and collective success at the Games and their performances throughout the qualification process for Rio i(...)

The Irish Paralympic Team at the announcement of the Irish Paralympic Team for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games at City Hall in Dublin. Photo: Sportsfile

Paralympics Ireland announced a team of 44 athletes across nine disciplines for the Paralympic Games in Rio, which begin with the opening ceremony on (...)

Ciara Staunton has competed in athletics, swimming and wheelchair rugby, but her Paralympics ambitions are directed at handcycling

Ciara Staunton is a handcyclist and recently took home a silver medal in the WH 2 Time Trial at a World Cup event in Ostend, Belgium. She is the over(...)

Hand cyclist Ciara Staunton pictured at the  launch to mark ‘100 Days to Rio’ with Paralympics Ireland  at the Irish Institute of Sport in Abbotstow. Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Paralympics Ireland launched a brand new app to mark the 100 days to go milestone until the start of the Paralympic Games in Rio on the same day that (...)