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#2016 Paralympics

# 2016-paralympics - Friday 9 September, 2016

Sensational Jason Smyth storms to fifth Paralympic gold medal in Rio

A third straight 100m title for the Irish sprinter.

Paralympic Breakfast: Smyth going for gold, Irish compete in cycling and table tennis

Seven more members of Team Ireland are flying the flag in Rio today.

'The best moment of my career': James Scully smashes personal best in Paralympic final

The Meath swimmer held his own amongst the world’s best.

# 2016-paralympics - Thursday 8 September, 2016

Easy as you like! Jason Smyth's bid for a fifth Paralympic gold got off to a flier tonight

The fastest Paralympian on the planet eased into Friday’s final.

We'll Leave It There So: Fan fury over alleged FAI treatment, GAA media rights and today's sport

Elsewhere, an Irish national record at the Paralympics and a 10-month suspension for US swimmer Ryan Lochte.

'I'm not better than anyone else, I've just worked hard and been lucky it has paid off'

Jason Smyth goes in search of a FIFTH Paralympic gold medal tonight.

A harsh but valuable footballing lesson as Ireland picked apart by gold medal favourites

It was a humbling first taste of Paralympic action for Barry Ferguson’s side.

Record breaker! Greta Streimikyte storms into Paralympic final with superb run

The DCU student was the first Irish athlete in action at the Olympic Stadium.

Paralympic Breakfast: Jason Smyth gets his T13 100m defence under way

There are six Irish competitors in action on the opening day in Rio.

The Rio Paralympics starts today - here's Team Ireland's day-by-day event schedule

Strap yourself in for 10 consecutive days of sporting action.

# 2016-paralympics - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Letter from Rio: Anticipation builds as Paralympic spirit overshadows financial crisis

Organisers have been forced to overcome considerable obstacles but the Paralympic Games get underway tonight.

‘My life didn’t change after London. I had to go back to the real world and I’d no problem with that'

Four years on from double Paralympic gold, Mark Rohan now leads a very different life as he begins the next chapter in his career.

# 2016-paralympics - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Watch: 8 of Ireland's leading medal hopefuls at the 2016 Rio Paralympics Gold Rush This post contains videos

Watch: 8 of Ireland's leading medal hopefuls at the 2016 Rio Paralympics

Ireland brought home an impressive haul from the London 2012 Paralympics, and are well poised to do so again.

# 2016-paralympics - Monday 5 September, 2016

Smyth's double to Rohan's road triumph: 6 of the best moments from London 2012 Paralympics This post contains videos

Smyth's double to Rohan's road triumph: 6 of the best moments from London 2012

The Rio Games begin on Wednesday.

# 2016-paralympics - Saturday 3 September, 2016

From Leaving Cert points to Paralympics: teen sprint sensation living the athletics dream

Dubliner Orla Comerford is preparing to represent Ireland in the Paralympics. This is her story.

# 2016-paralympics - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Equestrian, table tennis and football

Ireland have qualified for the 7-a-side football tournament for the first time.

Russia to hold alternative event to Paralympics for their banned athletes

They’re hosting a two-day event in Moscow.

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: The cyclists

We’ve taken a closer look at Team Ireland ahead of the Games.

# 2016-paralympics - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Triathlon and shooting

Our athlete-by-athlete guide to the Rio Games continues.

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: The swimmers, including a 14-year-old sensation

Our athlete-by-athlete guide to the Rio Games continues.

# 2016-paralympics - Monday 29 August, 2016

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: Sailing and canoeing

We continue our look at the athletes will be flying the flag in Rio next month.

# 2016-paralympics - Saturday 27 August, 2016

Vogue is in hot water after using able-bodied actors for a 'Paralympics' photoshoot

The actors were Photoshopped to look like they had disabilities.

'It goes without saying that going to the gala in Navan that day was the best decision of my life'

Swimmer James Scully is preparing for his second Paralympic Games having fallen in love with the sport by chance.

# 2016-paralympics - Friday 26 August, 2016

'When you're lying in that bed in Dún Laoghaire, it's easy to think it's all over but it's far from it'

Twelve years after he was left paralysed, Westmeath para-cyclist Declan Slevin recounts the journey which has taken him to the Paralympic Games.

# 2016-paralympics - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Former Tipp minor hurler qualifies for Rio Paralympics after expulsion of Russian athletes

Ireland’s athletes depart for Rio this afternoon.

# 2016-paralympics - Sunday 7 August, 2016

International Paralympic Committee issues outright ban on Russian athletes for this month's Games

It represents a complete contrast to the International Olympic Committee’s heavily-criticised decision.

# 2016-paralympics - Wednesday 27 July, 2016

'I was really surprised, and a bit overwhelmed, by the support' - Ellen Keane's Road to Rio diary

Swimmer Ellen Keane is getting set for her third Paralympics – and there’s not long to go now.

# 2016-paralympics - Wednesday 29 June, 2016

'People think you’re away on a holiday, they have no idea!' - Ellen Keane's Road to Rio diary

Irish Paralympic swimmer Ellen Keane takes us off to Fuerteventura for some warm weather training and back again.

# 2016-paralympics - Monday 13 June, 2016

Double gold medal success for Ireland at European Championships as Cork pair break records

It’s been a fantastic weekend for the Irish team in Italy.

# 2016-paralympics - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

'Without realising it, I’m wasting so much energy' - Ellen Keane writes her first Road to Rio diary

Swimmer is preparing for her third Paralympics later this year.