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From The42 Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: the track and field athletes Paralympics

Meet Ireland's Paralympic team: the track and field athletes

Our athlete-by-athlete guide to the Rio Games begins today.

From The42 Vogue is in hot water after using able-bodied actors for a 'Paralympics' photoshoot Paralympics

Vogue is in hot water after using able-bodied actors for a 'Paralympics' photoshoot

The actors were Photoshopped to look like they had disabilities.

From The42 'It goes without saying that going to the gala in Navan that day was the best decision of my life' Rio 2016

'It goes without saying that going to the gala in Navan that day was the best decision of my life'

Swimmer James Scully is preparing for his second Paralympic Games having fallen in love with the sport by chance.

From The42 'When you're lying in that bed in Dún Laoghaire, it's easy to think it's all over but it's far from it' Rio 2016

'When you're lying in that bed in Dún Laoghaire, it's easy to think it's all over but it's far from it'

Twelve years after he was left paralysed, Westmeath para-cyclist Declan Slevin recounts the journey which has taken him to the Paralympic Games.

Vogue is in hot water after using able-bodied actors for a 'Paralympics' photoshoot

The actors were Photoshopped to look like they had disabilities.

From The42 Former Tipp minor hurler qualifies for Rio Paralympics after expulsion of Russian athletes Rio 2016

Former Tipp minor hurler qualifies for Rio Paralympics after expulsion of Russian athletes

Ireland’s athletes depart for Rio this afternoon.

From The42 Russia banned from Paralympic Games in Rio after losing appeal Rio 2016

Russia banned from Paralympic Games in Rio after losing appeal

There will be no Russian athletes at the 2016 Paralympic Games after CAS dismissed an appeal against their blanket ban from the IPC.

From The42 '15 days and counting! A few weeks ago I was nervous but now I can't wait to get to Rio' Road To Rio Diary

'15 days and counting! A few weeks ago I was nervous but now I can't wait to get to Rio'

Swimmer Ellen Keane is getting set for her third Paralympics – and there’s not long to go now.

From The42 Paralympics to go ahead despite major budget cuts Cutbacks

Paralympics to go ahead despite major budget cuts

IPC president Philip Craven is confident of delivering a strong Paralympic Games despite a slash in the budget.

From The42 Brazilian Paralympian kicked out of Games for doping Thrown Out

Brazilian Paralympian kicked out of Games for doping

The International Paralympic Committee threw thrower Luciano dos Santos Pereira out after he tested positive for two banned substances.

From The42 'You want to go to college in September? You'll be going back with no hair but don't worry about that.' Keep Paddling This post contains videos

'You want to go to college in September? You'll be going back with no hair but don't worry about that.'

Pat O’Leary was diagnosed with cancer while preparing for his Leaving Cert. 20 years later his leg was amputated. Now he’s going to be Ireland’s first paracanoeist.

From The42 Remarkable 'Blind Messi' desperate to add Rio gold to his collection Inspirational

Remarkable 'Blind Messi' desperate to add Rio gold to his collection

Silvio Velo, who recently became a grandfather, will captain Argentina’s visually-impaired football team at the Olympic Games.

From The42 'Going to Rio would be an opportunity to say thank you to Ireland for accepting me' Inspirational

'Going to Rio would be an opportunity to say thank you to Ireland for accepting me'

Greta Streimikyte has rarely shared her story. By the end of the summer, you’re likely to know all about it.

From TheJournal.ie Paralympian footballer has international caps stolen in home raid Heartless

Paralympian footballer has international caps stolen in home raid

Alan O’Hara represented Ireland over forty times between 2002 and 2008.

From The42 We spent a day competing with some of Ireland's most inspiring athletes More Than Sport

We spent a day competing with some of Ireland's most inspiring athletes

Ahead of the Rio Paralympics, we headed down to Santry to try out some of the sports Ireland will be represented in this summer.

From The42 Double Paralympic champion Jason Smyth gets massive boost ahead of tomorrow's World Championships Doha 2015
From TheJournal.ie A 'broke and broken' Oscar Pistorius: From Olympic hero to jailed killer Released

A 'broke and broken' Oscar Pistorius: From Olympic hero to jailed killer

From breaking records to prison to house arrest, the young life of the champion killer.

From TheJournal.ie Oscar Pistorius parole review postponed for two weeks Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius parole review postponed for two weeks

The athlete had been due to leave prison in August to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest.

From The42 'I went from just starting to ride a bike to the London Paralympics in two years' An Ras

'I went from just starting to ride a bike to the London Paralympics in two years'

Mullingar’s Damien Shaw talks his hopes for Rio 2016 and this year’s An Post Rás.

This Paralympian athlete is getting abuse because people think she's on I'm A Celebrity

Gemma Collis and Gemma Collins: similar, but very different.

From The42 Pistorius banned from defending Paralympic gold medals in Rio in 2016 Ruled Out

Pistorius banned from defending Paralympic gold medals in Rio in 2016

Pistorius won sprint gold medals at three Paralympic Games as well as competing in the 2012 London Olympics.

From The42 It's gold again for unstoppable Jason Smyth at the European Paralympics Mine's A Double

It's gold again for unstoppable Jason Smyth at the European Paralympics

“Delighted” Orla Barry takes discus silver on another medal-heavy day for Ireland in Swansea.

From The42 Jason Smyth wins European Paralympic 100m gold Ipc European Champs

Jason Smyth wins European Paralympic 100m gold

There was also success for another Irish sprinter.

From The42 Jason Smyth taken aback by classification change, but still aiming for the top at IPC Championships Speed King

Jason Smyth taken aback by classification change, but still aiming for the top at IPC Championships

“Since the last time I was classified my eyesight has got worse which is never what you want to hear.”

From The42 Intense competition in the blood for 17-year-old O'Brien, but she's missing one ingredient for Rio 2016 Interview

Intense competition in the blood for 17-year-old O'Brien, but she's missing one ingredient for Rio 2016

‘You have to teach your brain to keep going when your brain says stop’.

From The42 Poll: Who should be the RTÉ Sports Person of the Year? You Decide This post contains a poll

Poll: Who should be the RTÉ Sports Person of the Year?

A galaxy of stars are up for the most prestigious award in Irish sports tonight.

From The42 Former hurler aiming to feature in Paralympics after suffering sight loss Sports Star

Former hurler aiming to feature in Paralympics after suffering sight loss

Peter Ryan was diagnosed at 19 with a rare genetic disorder that resulted in sight loss.

From The42 Halloween costumes? Paralympian Josh Sundquist has them nailed Crutches Ftw

Halloween costumes? Paralympian Josh Sundquist has them nailed

‘When life hands you lemons, make awesome Halloween costumes.’

From The42 Mark Rohan 'surprised' by Flanagan's Westmeath axe Backroom

Mark Rohan 'surprised' by Flanagan's Westmeath axe

Paralympic champion will be not be involved with Westmeath next season so that he can concentrate on qualifying for Rio.

From The42 Irish showjumping mourns the loss of two fierce competitors Olympic Spirit

Irish showjumping mourns the loss of two fierce competitors

Damien Gardiner and Joan Salmon represented Ireland at the Atlanta Olympics and Paralympics in 1996.

From TheJournal.ie Oscar Pistorius murder trial set for 3 March 2014 South Africa

Oscar Pistorius murder trial set for 3 March 2014

The 26-year-old Paralympian is accused of shooting dead his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day this year.

From The42 Paralympic changes are bad news for Smyth and McKillop Rio 2016

Paralympic changes are bad news for Smyth and McKillop

The double champions in London will be unable to defend their 200 and 800 metre titles respectively.

From The42 Jason Smyth clinches double with 100m gold at world championships Double Up

Jason Smyth clinches double with 100m gold at world championships

A storming run of 10.61 seconds gave the Paralympic Champion 100m Gold.

From The42 Here's how Michael McKillop and Jason Smyth won World Championship gold yesterday Gold Rush This post contains videos

Here's how Michael McKillop and Jason Smyth won World Championship gold yesterday

The Irish pair were in blistering form in Lyon.

From The42 Jason Smyth adds world champion to his CV with record equalling time Speed King

Jason Smyth adds world champion to his CV with record equalling time

The Derry sprinter came close to breaking his own PB over 200 metres in Lyon today.

From The42 McKillop smashes his own record to claim 800m gold World Champ

McKillop smashes his own record to claim 800m gold

Antrim’s Paralympic hero dominated the field and beat his own personal best time in Lyon this afternoon.

From The42 VIDEO: Road to Rio 2016 begins in the swimming pool for Irish hero Gold Standard This post contains videos

VIDEO: Road to Rio 2016 begins in the swimming pool for Irish hero

Darragh McDonald is striving to replicate the Gold Medal he won in London last year.

From The42 Paralympic hero Mark Rohan inspiring Westmeath footballers Motivate

Paralympic hero Mark Rohan inspiring Westmeath footballers

Manager Pat Flanagan has heaped praise on Rohan, who won two gold medals last year in London.

From The42 Ireland's Jason Smyth, the world's fastest Paralympian, left baffled by London snub Ignored

Ireland's Jason Smyth, the world's fastest Paralympian, left baffled by London snub

Despite being one of the London Games’ most outstanding performers, he’s not on the bill for the anniversary event.

From The42 Oscar Pistorius hits out at disrespectful fans' Reeva Steenkamp comments Reeva Steenkamp

Oscar Pistorius hits out at disrespectful fans' Reeva Steenkamp comments

The Blade Runner is said to be furious when told about a group of fans on Twitter calling themselves the ‘Pistorians’.