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Key Facts

Top medal sports
(pre-2012)

Capital

Dublin

Population

4,500,000

Size

70,182km²

Languages

  • English
  • Irish

Ireland profile on BBC News

Medals

London 2012
Gold Silver Bronze
1 1 3
Beijing 2008
Gold Silver Bronze
0 1 2

Paddy Barnes looks stunned after his semi-final defeat Barnes suffers agonising defeat

Belfast boxer Paddy Barnes has to be content with a second Olympic bronze after suffering a heartbreaking semi-final defeat.

10 Aug 12

Katie Taylor Irish hero Taylor wins gold medal

Ireland's Katie Taylor wins her country's first gold medal of London 2012 with a classy defeat of Russia's Sofya Ochigava.

Deirdre Ryan's build-up to the Games was affected by injury No repeat of Ryan Daegu heriocs

Irish high jumper Deirdre Ryan is unable to repeat her heroics of last year's World Championships as she exits in London.

Paddy Barnes celebrates after the quarter-final win Barnes wins second Olympic medal

An impressive victory earns Belfast light-flyweight Paddy Barnes a medal for the second successive Olympic Games.

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Ireland at the Olympics

41 London 2012 ranking

61 Beijing 2008 ranking

1924 First Olympic appearance

Top Medal Sports at London 2012

Sport Gold Silver Bronze Rank
Boxing 1 1 2 RANK 5
Equestrian 0 0 1 RANK 6
View the London 2012 medal table for Ireland