"Our vision is for Irish athletes to win medals at the Paralympic Games"


Our mission is to support Irish Para-Athletes to reach finals and deliver podium places at the Paralympic Games. We will provide support and advice to NGBs in their delivery of a high performance pathway for athletes with a disability ensuring that the next generation of Irish Paralympians will be amongst the best prepared and most successful Para-Athletes competing in future Paralympic Games.

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Our Strategic Focus

Our strategy is centred around four core pillars:

  • Building an Effective High Performance System

  • Driving Leadership in Para Sport in Ireland

  • Creating a Sustainable Paralympics Ireland Model

  • Building the Profile of Paralympics in Ireland

10 Headline goals have been identified under these four pillars:

  1. Top 5 in the World in terms of medals per capita

  2. Medals in all our ‘Gold’ Sports in every Paralympic Games

  3. Over 40% self-generated funds by 2021 and 50% by 2025

  4. Portfolio of 6 top level commercial partners in place by 2021

  5. Leverage our charitable status to raise additional funds by 2020

  6. Establish brand recognition metrics for Paralympics Ireland and Irish Para-Athletes with the aim of achieving annual increases thereafter

  7. Memorandum of Understanding between Paralympics Ireland and every affiliated sport by 2019

  8. Multi Year service agreements in place to ensure appropriate athlete support services in place

  9. Achieve a customer satisfaction rating of 75% or over with each affiliate annually

  10. Leading in the provision of reliable classification expertise to all affiliated sports