Special Olympics Ireland - A New Home

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Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Patrick O’Donovan TD, today officially opened new Special Olympics Ireland offices at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus. The new offices situated at the heart of the Blanchardstown facility will be home to Special Olympics Ireland’s national headquarters, as well as being the base for their Eastern and Leinster divisions, and was developed through a special €5million Exchequer allocation. Speaking at the opening, Minister O’Donovan welcomed the development of facility: “I am delighted to officially open the Special Olympics Ireland offices here at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus. Special Olympics Ireland do fantastic work the length and breadth of the country, something I witnessed first-hand while volunteering with them myself and these new state of the art offices will assist the staff and volunteers as they continue to have a positive impact on the lives of all their athletes. I would like to congratulate all involved."

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Special Olympics Ireland is first and foremost a sports organisation for people with an intellectual disability, but it provides athletes with far more than the physical benefits of sport. It’s about fun, friendships and team spirit; it’s about a feeling of belonging, and ultimately improving quality of life. Special Olympics changes lives in so many different ways.

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