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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
Olympic boxing bronze medallists Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan

Belfast boxing medallists back home

Olympic boxing medallists Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan are greeted as heroes on their return to Belfast.

14 Aug 12

Paddy Barnes Barnes suffers agonising defeat

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

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.

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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