With New Year's Eve just around the corner, we're looking back on some of our favourite stories this year and Sinead O'Connor's gorgeous performance of the song Run definitely makes the cut.
As part of the national broadcaster's #ShineYourLight initiative, Sinead O'Connor agreed to sing a cover of Snow Patrol hit Run, the lyrics of which have never sounded so poignant.
Speaking before her performance, Sinead explained who she would be shining her light for when the entire nation lit up in solidarity amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
"I'm shining my light for all the kids and teenagers who are currently in foster care and have not been able to see their parents," she said.
— RTÉ (@rte) April 11, 2020
The above performance was a special one and came in what Sinead admitted was a tough week.
Writing on Twitter, Sinead said: "Been having a particularly difficult week due to worrying myself about a loved one who isn't well. Not Covid related. If anyone fancies lighting me a little candle I'd really appreciate it."
Sinead's rendition of Run sparked an emotional response from those who watched from home, with many left in tears at her beautiful voice and gorgeous lyrics.
Love Sinead O’Connor and love that song. Cried my way through it. #ShineYourLight
— Bionic Laura (@bioniclaura) April 11, 2020
Well feck ya anyway Sinead O'Connor. Went to the effort of makeup today and you've totes ruined my mascara 🙄❤️#shinealight x
— Elaine Logue (@LpoolLainey) April 11, 2020
I think Sinead O’Connor singing “Run” has finished me. #ShineYourLight
— Paul O'Brien (@WestCorkPaul) April 11, 2020
Bawling. Sinead O'Connor. Her voice as beautiful as she is 😍 unreal. Goosebumps. Aghh❤
— Eimear (@eimie21) April 11, 2020
The incomparable Sinéad O'Connor, breaking my heart as no one else can. #ShineALight
— Deirdre O'Neill (@Deirdreoneill10) April 11, 2020
Whatever you think about Sinead O'Connor, she always had and still has a stunning voice. Lovely 5 mins #ShineYourLight
— Donnchadh_Whelan (@WhelanDonnchadh) April 11, 2020
— David Greaney (@sleepypedsdoc) April 11, 2020