As 2018 draws to a close, take an alphabetical look back at some of the most popular videos on RTÉ News this year.

A is for Artist

This 11-year-old from Nigeria produces life-like works of art

B is for Barber

Barber Lenny White offers a unique service for men living with dementia in Ireland 

C is for Cows

After eight and a half months indoors, these cows finally got to venture outside.

D is for Dáil

The Dáil was suspended for five minutes after a row broke out between Danny Healy-Rae, Michael Healy-Rae and Fianna Fáil's Marc MacSharry.  

E is for Eyre Square

Emergency services had to free people trapped on a big wheel at the Galway Christmas market.

F is for Francis


Alison Nevin from Swords in Co Dublin hid her mobile phone up her sleeve before boldly asking the Pope to pose for a selfie at the World Festival of Families concert in Croke Park.

G is for Gowns

"The gown, to me, became very, very important because it’s the one time you’ll get to dress your baby." Charity appeals for a permanent location to store donated wedding dresses, which they use to make 'Angel Gowns'.

H is for Horse

A health facility for older people in Dijon, France, brings joy to patients with the help of Peyo the horse.

I is for Ibrahim

The moment Ibrahim Halawa arrived back in Ireland.

J is for Jewellery

Gold rings thought to be up to 3,000 years old were found by workers digging a drain on a farm in Donegal.

K is for Killer Whales

Two large killer whales were spotted off the Blasket Islands in Co Kerry.

L is for Local

Local businesses in Gorey, Co Wexford, want to convince people to take up jobs in the area rather than commute to Dublin.

M is for Meltdown

On 26 April 1986, an unauthorised experiment at the Chernobyl nuclear plant went catastrophically wrong. | Read Will Goodbody's special report:

N is for Newgrange

A summer heatwave led to the discovery of a possible henge close to Newgrange in Co Meath. It's thought it could have been built 500 years after Newgrange, which dates from 3,000 BC.

O is for Offenders

P is for Pop-up

"It's communities helping communities." A pop-up shop offering Communion outfits for families who are struggling financially opened in Dublin.

Q is for (Dancing) Queen

British Prime Minister Theresa May danced to the ABBA hit Dancing Queen as she arrived on stage at the Tory Party conference.

R is for Refugee

S is for Sinead

T is for Throwing

U is for Unprecedented 

Bakers upped production to meet "unprecedented" demand for bread ahead of stormy weather.

V is for Volunteer

Brian Birkett makes 50 chicken curries every Monday night to share with Dublin's homeless community.

W is for Where? 

Do people know where the border is in Ireland? Or where they are in the UK?

X is for ... errrrr... breXit

Y is for Yoga

A grand stretch in the evenings - farmers in Co Kerry embrace yoga.

Z is for Zip Line 

The world's longest zip line - at 2.8km.