Paralympics Ireland welcomes increased State funding to €1,178,000 as Rio 2016 fast approaches

Minister of State for Sport, Michael Ring T.D., today announced a €19.6m investment in Irish Sport of which Paralympics Ireland was one of the big winners with a significant increase in funding to the organisation from the Irish Sports Council.

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IPC announces final Tokyo 2020 Paralympic sports programme

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will feature 22 sports, with badminton and taekwondo included for the first time.

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London 2012 Paralympic silver medallist discus thrower Catherine O’Neill has today announced her retirement from competitive athletics. O’Neill who hails from Ramsgrange in Co. Wexford, has competed at three Paralympic Games for Ireland in the Discus and Club Throw events; Sydney 2000, Beijing 2008, and London 2012.

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IPC to eliminate need to classify athletes at a Paralympic Games

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has adopted a `zero classification’ policy in an effort to minimise the number of athletes who need to be classified in the final days leading up to or during a Paralympic Games. Continue reading

2015 Cerebral Palsy Football World Championships volunteer programme launched

Organisers of this year’s Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) Football World Championships in England have launched the tournament’s volunteer programme.

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