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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

Michael Conlan Conlan family proud of boxing hero

Michael Conlan's father John speaks of his pride after the Belfast man clinches an Olympic medal in London.

David McCann Olympic finale for cyclist McCann

Cycling - Road

1 Aug 12

David McCann retires after finishing 27th in the Olympic time trial on Wednesday.

Members of the Irish team attend a welcome ceremony at the Olympic Park . Irish Olympic team receive special welcome

26 Jul 12

The Ireland Olympic team receive a special welcome in London ahead of the 2012 Games.

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