Update 10.15pm: It has been confirmed that a civic reception will be held in Dublin's Dame Street tomorrow to welcome home Ireland's hockey heroes.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says the tenacity and skill of the Irish Women's hockey team has inspired the country after they won silver medals at today's Hockey World Cup Final in London.
President Michael D Higgins says it's a 'fantastic accomplishment' and Sports Minister Shane Ross says it is an historic achievement.
Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring is urging the public to come out tomorrow and show their appreciation.
"I was at the Dublin match and I was hopping in and out watching the hockey, every Dublin fan was wondering 'what's happening in the hockey?' A great buzz, great excitement and a huge amount of pride for what those women have done in Irish sport, he said."
The special event will be hosted by the Lord Mayor and Dublin City Council.
It will begin at 3pm on Dame Street with access from 2pm from Dame St or South Great Georges St.
The team will be welcomed on stage at 3pm by the Lord Mayor and other dignitaries.
It is a family-friendly, alcohol-free event and Dublin City Council asks people to use public transport when travelling to and from the event.
Traffic restrictions will be in place from 10am in the vicinity of Dame St. and surrounding streets.
Tributes have been paid to Ireland’s female hockey team after they lost to the Netherlands in the World Cup final.
The Netherlands were crowned Hockey World Cup winners for an eighth time after a 6-0 win.
Despite their defeat, Ireland are expected to climb to 10th in the world ranking for the first time.
Politicians were quick to praise the side who have inspired the nation.
President Michael D Higgins said the underdog team had broken new ground.
President Higgins has offered his “warmest congratulations to the Irish women‘ s hockey team on their historic achievement of winning the silver medal at the World Cup.”
Full statement: pic.twitter.com/hCcpDaeMue— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) August 5, 2018
“I wish to offer my warmest congratulations to the Irish women’s hockey team on their historic achievement of winning the silver medal at the World Cup.
“To reach the final was a fantastic accomplishment and to do so with such skill, dedication and team spirit is truly inspirational.
“This team has broken new ground for Irish hockey and Irish sport and their momentous achievement will encourage young women and men all around the island of Ireland to take up sport.
“For that, and for their success on the pitch, the team and support staff deserve all of our thanks.”
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has congratulated the Irish team for their outstanding achievements at the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup culminating in the runners-up spot.
The Taoiseach said: "The performance of the Irish women’s hockey team has been truly amazing. Their tenacity and skill has inspired the country. Getting to a World Cup final ranks among the greatest moments in Irish sport and their feats will inspire young players all over the country.
"It was an unprecedented show of sporting talent from an Irish team and was especially fitting in a year in which we celebrate one hundred years of female voting rights.
"With the Olympics only two years away, the Irish Women’s Hockey team must be high on our target list for medal glory and will be backed by Sport Ireland in their efforts.”
Opposition leader Micheal Martin praised the coach Graham Shaw while Tanaiste Simon Coveney labelled the tournament “amazing”.
Congrats to Ireland on a remarkable World Cup journey. Most deserving Silver medalists. Played with great spirit against a brilliant Dutch team.Great credit to coach Graham Shaw and all the team. Will inspire the next generation @irishhockey #HWC2018— Micheál Martin (@MichealMartinTD) August 5, 2018
The Northern Ireland Office said the women should be incredibly proud.
The ladies of @irishhockey should be so proud of their Silver medal 🥈in #HWC18. Their determination and enthusiasm for the game is an inspiration to all. Well done to the entire team! @irishhockey @FIH_Hockey @UlsterHockey— Northern Ireland Office (@NIOgov) August 5, 2018
- Press Association