Boxer Paddy Barnes will carry the Irish flag at this summer's opening ceremony for the Rio Olympics in Brazil.
The 29-year-old has qualified for his third consecutive Games after winning bronze medals in both Beijing in 2008 and London 2012.
PA quotes Barnes as saying: "I'm delighted to have been asked to carry the Irish flag into the Olympic Stadium at the opening ceremony.
"It's an amazing feeling to represent Ireland at an Olympic Games and I've been lucky enough to experience it twice before already.
"Going to my third Olympic Games as the flag bearer for Team Ireland now is just an incredible honour."
Barnes is part of a six-strong Ireland boxing team that has already secured qualification for Rio, which starts in 100 days' time.