2017 in photographs: 30 poignant images from an eventful year
2017 was a busy year.
Photographs can depict a whole story in just a few seconds.
They have the power to make you stop, think, talk, hope, smile or even cry.
We've looked back at the biggest events of the year, both in Ireland and abroad.
Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny stepped down, Leo Varadkar became the country's youngest-ever Taoiseach. A devastating fire in a Clondalkin apartment killed one woman, three children and an unborn child, and left another woman fighting for her life, while the Grenfell tower building fire in London claimed the lives of 71 people.
The waves off the west coast of Ireland became the final resting place for two of the country's heroes, Rescue 116 helicopter's Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith, while the remains of search and rescue heroes Captain Dara Fitzpatrick and Captain Mark Duffy were recovered.
Terror still grips Europe and beyond, and 2017 was no exception. Attacks in Manchester, London and Barcelona shocked nations across the globe.
In European politics, British PM Theresa May triggered Article 50, beginning the UK's long goodbye to the EU.
Extreme weather was a phenomenon in 2017 - with three hurricanes hitting the U.S. and the Caribbean within weeks, while Ireland battled its own ex-hurricane Ophelia, the most easternmost Atlantic hurricane on record. Three people lost their lives in Ireland's 48-hour storm.
And the world's poorest people are still battling injustices - the Rohingya people of Myanmar continue to flee from a miitary-led ethnic-cleansing operation, while those in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and Nigeria battle an ongoing famine.
The above gallery are photographs from the year of 2017, let us know if you have your own notable moments to include.