Introduction to Paralympics
Parkwest Business Park,
Telephone: (+353) 01 6251175
Fax: (+353) 01 6251176
Paralympic Games (multi sport / multi disability) organised every 4 years
World Championships (sport specific / multi disability) every 4 years for sports on the paralympic programme
European Championships (sport specific / multi disability) every 2 years for sports on the paralympic programme
National contact for all information from International Paralympic Committee (IPC), European Paralympic Committee (EPC) and all Sports Sections within IPC & EPC
National contact for all multi disability International Sport Specific events.
All administrative components relating to Paralympic Games, various World and European Championships are dealt with through PCI Secretariat.
To promote, facilitate, develop and organise High Performance Athletes participating in European, World and Paralympic Events.”
The PCI moved from a purely coordinating remit to a performance development remit in 2003 in line with the recommendations of the Sydney Review Report into the preparation and performance of the Irish Olympic Team for the 2000 Sydney Games. The PCI appointed the first “performance” position within the organisation with the appointment of the Paralympic Technical Director in January 2003 (This position later changed to Paralympic Performance Director).
Through this position, the PCI develops annual Performance Plans with Games eligible sports in Ireland and liaises with the Irish Sports Council on all aspects of the preparation of the Irish Team for Paralympic Games including the provision of sport specific and Multisport Training camps both nationally and internationally.