November 15 will forever be remembered as the "blackest day", with five lives lost.
Sarah Hines (25), her baby Amy (five months), her son Reece (3) and close friend, Alicia Brough (20) were stabbed to death in Newcastle West, Co Limerick. A man has been charged.
Meanwhile, Zoe Butler (7) and her two-year-old sister Ella were suffocated in their home in Ballycotton, Co Cork.
Their father John took his own life.