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Olympic heroes return home to garlands and kisses

Scenes of joy greeted Ireland's latest all-conquering sports heroes at Dublin Airport yesterday as our 126 Special Olympians returned from Athens with a spectacular 107-medal haul.

Olympic kayaker Ruairi O'Toole, above, from Spiddal, Co Galway, proudly sported his gold and silver medals on his chest as he was congratulated by Suzie Canning and Amy Frost.

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Irish Independent