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Poll: Would you like to see a homecoming for Irish athletes?

A dispute over costs, plus some athletes choosing hometown events, means there’ll be no big official homecoming from the Olympics. Would you like to see one?

IT’S BEEN ONE of the most successful Olympics ever for Irish athletes who will return home from London tomorrow with a total of five medals.

While events will take place for medal-winners in their hometowns, there will be no official homecoming event in the capital city. Reports differ, but the issue of who would pay for the event – the IOC or Dublin City Council – appears to have been one of the main reasons behind the decision not to hold a ceremony.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that a reception will be held at Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park in coming days to celebrate their achievements, while a number of athletes are reported to have said that they’re happier with hometown events and don’t want an official homecoming.

So today we’re asking: Would you like to see an official homecoming for Irish athletes?

Poll Results:

No (1860)
Yes (1132)
Don't know (764)

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