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SB8 100m Breaststroke gold medallist Ellen Keane, with family including her parents Eddie and Laura, on her return from the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Photograph: Sportsfile

Ireland’s Paralympic team arrived back into Dublin Airport on Tuesday night to a tumulteous return. Family members and supporters waited in Terminal (...)

Eve McCrystal adjusts Katie-George Dunlevy face mask ahead of the gold medal ceremony for their win in the B time-trial at the Tokyo Paralympics. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It is becoming familiar, this household scene of unimaginable pride. The perfect early morning energy shot to send you into a dull autumn morning sunn(...)

Ireland’s Nicole Turner celebrates winning a silver medal in the S6 50M Butterfly final  at the  Tokyo Aquatic Centre. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

For the first time at Paralympic level the competitive core of Nicole Turner took centre stage to what has been defining her this week in Tokyo, infec(...)

Nicole Turner of Ireland with her silver medal at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Portarlington’s Nicole Turner held off the USA’s Elizabeth Marks to claim a Paralympic silver medal in Tokyo’s Aquatic Centre on Monday. The 19-year(...)

Nicole Turner during her heat at the Tokyo Aquatic Centre. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Swimming: Nicole Turner wins a silver medal, Barry McClements finishes seventh, and Róisín Ní Riain finishes sixth in their respective fi(...)

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 (...)

Limerick 16-year-old Róisín Ní Ríain will be Ireland’s youngest athlete at the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Visibility is important in inspiring young boys and girls to take up sport. People, not medals or achievements, initially fire the imagination of the (...)

Ellen Keane during  the announcement  of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Ireland swim team. Photograph:   David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Ellen Keane will compete in her fourth Paralympic Games, one of a five-strong Team Ireland swimming contingent that will compete in Tokyo. The Dubline(...)

Ireland’s Victoria Catterson during the mixed 4x100m freestyle relay heats at the  LEN European Aquatics Championships at the  Duna Arena in  Budapest. Photograph: Andrea Staccioli/Inpho

Ireland has now set a new national senior record in every relay it has competed in so far at the LEN European Aquatics Championships in Budapest, afte(...)

 Niamh McCarthy of Ireland competing in the F41 Discu in Berlin . Photograph: Luc Percival/Sportsfile

Ten athletes, nine medals, six of them gold - by any standards a remarkable measure of success for the Irish team at the European Para-Athletics Champ(...)

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