# Special Olympics Ireland

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# Leader
'He's very good at watching out for other people, just to make sure everyone's okay'
The oldest competitor at the Special Olympics Ireland Games will lead from the front this weekend.
# Special Olympics Ireland
Meet the athletes ready to represent their teams at the Special Olympics Ireland Games
Athletes in 13 sports will come together to compete in the Ireland Games in Dublin.
# In pics
Huge excitement as Team Ireland jet off for 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
They set out for Austria early this morning.
# Brrrrrr
VIDEO: Dublin, Cork and Galway stars 'get freezin' for a reason' by taking polar plunge
The ‘polar plunge’ aims to raise money for Special Olympics Ireland.
# collection day
Colin Farrell gives backing to Special Olympics
The actor has encouraged people to engage with today’s fundraising.
# Games
2,000 medals later, the Special Olympics Ireland games draw to a close in Limerick
Over 1,500 athletes took part in the games in Limerick.
# Abbottstown
New €5m headquarters for Special Olympics will 'yield significant savings'
The new building will be located at the National Sports Campus in Dublin.
# collection day
My brother Stevie got the skills, says Special Olympics ambassador Seamus Coleman
Annual collection hopes to raise €500,000 towards the cost of the Special Olympics Ireland Games this June.
# Funding
€25 million to be invested in Irish sport in 2014
€8.7 million will go to High Performance Sport.
# Caring
Irish believe older women to be kindest group in Ireland
Survey finds that while young Irish men are ranked least kind – people are also less likely to BE kind to young men.
# Congratulations
Colin Farrell: Special Olympics World Games 2003 "extraordinary experience"
The actor and supporter of Special Olympics Ireland celebrates 10-year anniversary since the World Games were held in Ireland.
# Special Olympics
VIDEO: Ireland's Floorball stars in action at Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea
This looks like fun.
# nice 1
'You're a star' -- Special Olympics athlete's thank-you letter to Rory Best will make your day
The Ireland and Ulster hooker sent skier Lucy Best an Ireland jersey after they met in Belfast.
# Campaign
VIDEO: Darren O'Neill donates his act of kindness to Special Olympics Ireland
The Irish boxer is the official ambassador for the organisation’s latest initiative.
# On track
Magic moment: young athletes run race together after starting gun fright
One young runner returned to the starting line to give his friend a helping hand.
# Five Alive
A grand soft day: Entertainers lace up for 126-mile run in aid of Special Olympics Ireland
DJ and movie critic team up for a fund-raising, endurance jog. Nice weather for it too.
# Winning
Team Ireland medal tally hits 92 on final day
The Special Olympics will close tomorrow after another impressive set of Irish performances.
# Winning
Team Ireland scores another 20 Olympic medals
Day seven in Athens proved another successful one for the Irish athletes competing in the Special Olympics.
# Winning
Ireland takes two more medals at the Special Olympics
Team Ireland now has three medals from the games, all in swimming.
# Race for the Áras
Special Olympics chief Mary Davis announces presidential bid
The managing director of Special Olympics Europe/Eurasia says she will seek the nomination of four councils to run in October.
A Bluffer's Guide to... the Special Olympics
The countdown is on for our athletes preparing for the Special Olympics in Athens this summer. Here’s everything you need to know on Special Olympics Ireland’s collection day.