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Congrats! Ireland’s Paralympians to be honoured at Farmleigh

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be hosting a reception later today for the Irish team to celebrate their haul of sixteen medals at London 2012.

Gold medallist Mark Rohan at the homecoming for Irish athletes on Monday with 9-year-old Shane Barker
Gold medallist Mark Rohan at the homecoming for Irish athletes on Monday with 9-year-old Shane Barker
Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

IRELAND’S HUGELY SUCCESSFUL Paralympics team is to be honoured by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Farmleigh later today.

The Irish team won sixteen medals – eight golds, three silvers and five bronze – at the London 2012 Olympics which, adjusted for population, was the fourth-best haul by any country at the Paralympic Games.

The 49 athletes brought home Ireland’s largest medal haul for a quarter of a century.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar will be co-hosting the reception for the athletes this afternoon.

President Michael D Higgins will host a reception for the athletes in Áras an Uachtaráin on 22 October.

Read: Adjusted for population, Ireland came fourth in the Paralympics >

Photos: Welcome home! Ireland’s medal-laden Paralympic heroes return >

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