Athletes representing Ireland at the World Games for the Deaf welcomed home at Dublin Airport.

The Irish team competing in the World Games for the Deaf return to Dublin with a medal haul and new world records.

There were celebrations at Dublin airport as the triumphant athletes arrived home following their success at the games in Copenhagen.

The team of 32 athletes broke six world records and won three gold medals, two silver medals and one bronze medal. There were also personal bests in swimming, basketball and football.

The games, now in their 18th year, are the equivalent of the Olympic Games for the world's deaf community. Over 40 countries competed in this year's event.

The team was welcomed home at Dublin airport by Junior Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform Mary Wallace.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 27 July 1997. This report has natural sound.