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January 25, 2013 | Europe Eurasia: Ireland

Law Enforcement Torch Run brings Flame of Hope around Ireland

By Anne Marie Butler

Special Olympics Athlete Gary Burton joins representatives of the Law Enforcement Torch Run at a special ceremony in Leinster House in Dublin

On Thursday 24th January, representatives from An Garda Síochana and the PSNI joined Special Olympics Team Ireland athletes for the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Four torch run teams toured Ireland on one day to celebrate the fact that Team Ireland will participate at the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea. Torch Run ceremonies took place in the towns and cities that the athletes came from: Dublin, Bray, Limerick, Cork, Waterford, Lisburn, Portadown, Armagh and Lurgan. A special ceremony also took place at Leinster House, Dublin which was attended by Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Michael Ring T.D. and members of the Orieachtas.

About Anne Marie Butler: I am the PR and Media Relations Manager with Special Olympics Ireland and work in our Dublin based office.

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