The saying goes that when winter comes, can spring be far behind. However this time it has been a long time coming as we emerge – hopefully – from our coldest winter on record – some speak of our Winter of discontent. So the arrival of Spring has never been more welcome agus cead mile failte roimpi, this season of fertility, the rites of Spring and all that. May it bring new beginnings in all sort of ways and those much hoped for green shoots.