2017 has come to a close and we here at RTÉ LifeStyle would like to take a moment to say a big thank you to all our readers for the past twelve months. To celebrate we're looking back at our 5 fav articles of the year.

We've had some brilliant parenting discussions on Rearing to Go, not to mention the incredible lifehacks we've gained from our many, many, podcast discussions on The LifeStyle Show.

In this particular episode, Taragh Loughrey-Grant speaks with Harriet Parsons from Body Whys and child psychologist Marie-Louise O'Reilly about what can parents do to reassure kids about their bodies.

1. How to Help our Kids have a Positive Body Image

Body Image
Taragh with Harriet Parsons from Body Whys and child psychologist Marie-Louise O’Reilly 

We have followed the fashion evolution of Irish stars from Ruth Negga and Pippa O'Connor to Vogue Williams and Doireann Garrihy.

Most noticeably, all these ladies were spotted wearing red this Winter so we hunted down each and every outfit for your viewing pleasure.

2. Christmas Trends: Irish Ladies in Red

3. Our trip to the National Ploughing Championships was downright legendary; we spoke with Marty Morrissey, Aine Lawlor, Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh and more. We also got to meet some of the visitors' thanks to RTÉ's Colm Flynn and photographer Tony Kinlan.

 Humans of the Ploughing 2017

Humans of the Ploughing
Humans of the Ploughing

4. Kate Middleton was an endless source of fascination for fashion lovers this year as she rocked a new haircut and a new bump. The Duchess is famous for recycling her outfits and this year she pulled out one of her favourite numbers by Irish designer Orla Kiely.

Kate Middleton wore Irish designer Orla Kiely

Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton

5. The beautiful island of Ireland was very well received on an international level this year. From hotels and restaurants to road trip routes and bucket list locations, our little island did incredibly well for itself. 

3 Irish hotels ranked among top 15 in Europe

Ireland
3 Irish Hotels ranked among top 15 in Europe

We hope you all have a very merry Christmas and wonderful New Year!

Taragh & Sínann Xx

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