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.