People of all ages, from all parts of Ireland, took part in the #ShineYourLight campaign in a gesture of hope and solidarity during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The  RTÉ initiative was launched by Culture Minister Josepha Madigan and happened at 9pm tonight.

It featured music performances and spoken word from artists including Sinead O'Connor.

As part of the campaign, Government buildings and other national and local public buildings shone their beacon lights.

The new air traffic control tower at Dublin Airport was among the buildings taking part.

The Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), in collaboration with ESB, beamed a beacon of light into the sky from the tower, which is Ireland's tallest occupied building.

Shannon Airport runway lights shone at full strength - at 3,199 metres (10,495 ft), its runway is the longest in Ireland.

The Grand Canal Dock basin in Dublin was set to be lit up by Waterways Ireland with a floating installation of lit candles.

Irish embassies and missions around the world were also shining a light to remember those who have lost their lives in the Covid-19 crisis and in support of Ireland's frontline workers.

Some of the West End's leading Irish names, along with Irish Youth Musical Theatre, have joined together for a recording of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from the musical 'Carousel'.

Information on how to share your pictures from #ShineYourLight is here.