THE Special Olympics has made the world of a difference to Emma Doolan. Before joining in 2002, she was reluctant to put herself forward.
Sun, 08 Jun, 2014
THAT was a really disappointing Eurovision, wasn’t it? I found it really hard to figure out.
Tue, 21 May, 2013
LAST weekend’s Monte Carlo Global Champions Tour (GCT) contest caused difficulties across the board and Billy Twomey feels it would be unfair to draw conclusions from the performance of any horse, including his own Tinka’s Serenade.
Fri, 01 Jul, 2011
OLYMPIC gold medalist William Loughnane has set another record by becoming the first person with Down Syndrome to successfully pass his driving test.
Wed, 16 Mar, 2011
IT’S almost impossible to describe Shanghai. A city of 20 million people that seems to go on for ever.
Tue, 09 Oct, 2007
TRIBUTES poured in yesterday for a World War II veteran who later became a much-loved Franciscan Brother and peace campaigner.
Fri, 20 Jul, 2007
More than 150 swimmers today arrived in Limerick to compete in the World Down Syndrome Swimmers Championship.
Sun, 03 Sep, 2006
MORE than 150 swimmers representing 15 international teams will begin to arrive in Limerick today for the World Down Syndrome Swimming Championships.
Fri, 01 Sep, 2006
South-East Correspondent Neans McSweeney profiles the award-winning Brother Columbanus.
Mon, 20 Feb, 2006
CONGRATULATIONS, Sarah Carroll! An A, three Bs and 2 Cs. It was a great Junior Cert by any standards, and it just goes to show that you can do everything you set your heart on.
Tue, 20 Sep, 2005
MasterCard Europe has named Bank of Ireland as one of three winners of the European co-brand partner of the year award for its Special Olympics Advantage MasterCard credit card.
Fri, 24 Sep, 2004
REVENUES at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) increased by 12% to €10.7 million last year, the society said yesterday.
Wed, 05 May, 2004
When he launched the European Year of People with Disabilities 2003 Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said it provided an important opportunity for Ireland to unite with other European countries in creating a greater awareness of disability issues.
Sat, 25 Oct, 2003
TRANSLATED from its Japanese name, judo means ‘the gentle way’.
Fri, 27 Jun, 2003
The daughter of the founder of the Special Olympics World Games has launched a new childrens book aimed at educating young people about disabilities.
Thu, 26 Jun, 2003
WITH north Cork riders comprising so much of the team, it was fitting that Kevin O’Connor from Kanturk should be awarded Ireland’s first medal asevents got underway at the International Equestrian Centre in Kill yesterday.
Wed, 25 Jun, 2003
THE extent to which Oliver Doherty has captivated the fans, if not the nation, took the organisers of the golf competition at the Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links by surprise yesterday when, three times, extra marshals had to be called in to control the crowds who thronged the course as the Special Olympics World Games entered its third day.
Wed, 25 Jun, 2003
BIG things are expected of Oliver Doherty. Yesterday, the gentle golfing giant from Donegal with a club handicap of six proved those expectations to be well founded when shooting 92 and dominating the Portmarnock field.
Tue, 24 Jun, 2003
FORMER South African president Nelson Mandela has spent a lifetime inspiring others and honouring with them with his presence but as far as he was concerned, he was the one under a compliment for being invited to formally open the Special Olympics World Games.
Mon, 23 Jun, 2003
Sat, 21 Jun, 2003
GREATER awareness and acceptance of those with disabilities must be the lasting legacy of the Special Olympics World Games, according to the MD of Disability Ireland.
Fri, 20 Jun, 2003
AIDAN DOWNEY is preparing for the biggest day of his life when he will represent his country at the Special Olympics World Games on Saturday.
Tue, 17 Jun, 2003
Thousands of cheering people welcomed the Special Olympics “Flame of Hope” to Northern Ireland today on its journey from Athens to the World Summer Games in Dublin.
Fri, 13 Jun, 2003
TO the average teenager, turning 18 signifies independence, privileges, new beginnings and fresh opportunities. For Shane O’Sullivan, it signals the end of all that.
Wed, 11 Jun, 2003
SINGAPORE was last night removed from the World Health Organisation’s list of SARS affected countries, clearing the way for its participation in the Special Olympics World Games in the weeks ahead.
Sat, 31 May, 2003
IT was the words of a Protestant clergyman that really upset me this week.
Tue, 06 May, 2003
SO, how’s the European Year of Disabilities going for you? I only ask because stuff seems to be happening in a lot of countries throughout Europe.
Tue, 08 Apr, 2003
ORGANISERS of the Special Olympics World Games were overwhelmed by the huge enthusiasm shown by the 20,000 volunteers who turned up for the weekend’s orientation event at the Point Depot in Dublin.
Mon, 24 Feb, 2003
I REFER to your New Year sports calendar for 2003. I was outraged when I read that the most important sporting event in Ireland in 2003 will be the Irish Open in Portmarnock.
Thu, 09 Jan, 2003
Sat, 28 Dec, 2002