Her name was Emma, and though she came as a shock for Ireland , delivering snow and curtailing progress, she will be remembered by many, as the storm that let us out to play.
Gender pay gaps do little to address equality, and according to a Fianna Fáil Senator progress will not be made in Ireland until the current childcare crisis is addressed.
In the wake of claims of sexual harassment in Cambridge university, a number of Irish students have come forward with stories of sexual assault and harassment, experienced in Irish universities.
Grooming is the common term used to explain how a sexual predator draws a child into their trust, with the core objective; to meet the child in the real world to commit sexual abuse.
In 1992 a precedent was set by law which locked away, from prying eyes, thousands of papers in relation to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
Between the frustration of inconvenient snow, dwindling budgets and an unrealistic abstinence from booze, the new year brings prosperity but reminds us that the first month of the year is always a tough one.