Jack O’Connor of Siptu commemorating the struggles of a century ago. Any attempt to lock unions out of decision-making processes now would be ill-advised. Photograph: Eric Luke

Last Saturday marked the centenary of the ending of the 1913 Great Dublin Lockout. An important subtext of the celebrations has been union efforts to (...)

Sarah Hines’s step-father Peter Rolfe fought back the tears as he recalled the ‘catastrophic’ impact of the murders of her and her two children. Photograph: Collins Courts

Four people were murdered at the hands of John Geary in 2010 and yesterday their relatives laid bare their misery since that fateful day when he visit(...)

John Geary (37), of Meadow Court, Newcastle West, Co Limerick, stabbed his ex-partner and their five-month-old daughter to death because she had left him. He stabbed the other woman and child to death because they had arrived at the scene and caught him. Photograph: Don Moloney/Press 22

A Limerick man has been given four concurrent life sentences for murdering two women and two children.John Geary (37), of Meadow Court, Newcastle West(...)

A file image from 2011 of John Geary from Meadow Court, Newcastle West, Co Limerick, but originally from Milford, Co Cork, who pleaded guilty today to four murders .Photograph:  Don Moloney/ Press 22

A man has pleaded guilty to the murder of two women and two children in Co Limerick in 2010.John Geary (32), Meadow Court, Newcastle West, Co Limerick(...)