President Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina and other mourners at the UCD memorial Mass for those who died at Berkeley. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Hundreds of people have attended a special Memorial service in UCD for the six Irish students who died in Berkeley. UCD students, friends of those wh(...)

A view of the collapsed fourth-floor balcony in Berkeley, California: a Dublin architect, who asked not be named, said it was clear that the timber joists had failed and noted that balconies in Ireland would normally be constructed from concrete and/or steel. Photograph:  Peter Dasilva/EPA

Structural engineers and architects believe the most probable cause of the Berkeley balcony tragedy was a failure of the timber joists on which it re(...)

A fourth floor balcony rests on the balcony below after collapsing at the Library Gardens apartment complex in Berkeley, California killing six Irish students. Photograph: AP Photo/Noah Berger

Carrie Olson, a preservation expert who was a member of the City of Berkeley Design Review Committee for 14 years, recalls it assessing the Library Ga(...)

According to Tom Moloney of Construction Information Services, there are solid reasons for believing the sector has turned a corner. Photograph: Alan Betson

A construction summit in Dublin on Tuesday will bring together some of the leading figures in the industry at a time of renewed optimism in the sector(...)

Gang-plank goes ashore from the first Irish warship, the LE Macha. Photograph: Defence Forces 1:46

A long forgotten record of the return to Ireland of the remains of WB Yeats has emerged from the Military Archives and is available online to coinc(...)

To date, the LÉ Eithne which has on board a crew of 67 plus two Army medics, has rescued 1,153 migrants. Photograph: Irish Defence Forces 0:56

The LÉ Eithne has returned to sea after disembarking 399 migrants from north Africa whom the ship’s crew rescued from the southern Mediterranean on Sa(...)

The man and woman featured in posters opposing the same sex marriage referendum have denounced the use of their image and say they support “completely” the proposed change to the Constitution.  Photograph: Adam Hills Official Page/Facebook.

The man and woman featured in posters opposing the same sex marriage referendum have denounced the use of their image and say they support “completely(...)

Irish members of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (Undof) sit on their armoured vehicles in the Golan Heights. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

Two soldiers serving with the UN peacekeeping mission on the Golan Heights were wounded yesterday when a mortar bomb exploded at their base, Camp Zio(...)

President Michael D Higgins has voiced pointed criticism of the international community, and of the European Union in particular, for failing to deal(...)

President Michael D Higgins places carnations on the graves of  soldiers at the 57th Turkish Regiment cemetery and memorial site in Gallipoli. Photograph: Burhan Ozbilici/AP

True worshipers are those who tread gently on the earth, said the Rev Lance Lukin, quoting the Koran. And then the principal chaplain of the New Zeala(...)