The remains of the students who died in the balcony collapse in Berkeley, California leave Dublin Airport. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The funerals of four of the students who died in Berkeley, California are to begin in Dublin on Tuesday. The remains of Eoghan Culligan, Lorcán(...)

People have been marking the summer solstice at the Hill of Tara this morningf, as they have been for millennia. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

Hundreds of people have marked the summer solstice at the Hill of Tara in Co Meath. It was chilly and slight overcast at 4.57am when the sun rose on (...)

Together both alcohol and tobacco in Ireland costs 70 per cent more than the EU average price. Photograph: Thinkstock.

Alcohol and tobacco prices in Ireland are the most expensive in the European Union, according to a Eurostat survey. Together both alcohol and tobacco(...)

Police tape blocks off a section of Kittredge Street in Berkeley at  the Library Gardens apartment building where a balcony collapsed and killed six Irish students and injured seven others. The balcony beneath the one that collapsed has also been deemed ‘structurally unsound’. Photograph: Jeff Chiu/AP.

Building inspectors have removed the third floor balcony underneath the one that collapsed on Tuesday in Berkeley describing it as “ structurally unso(...)

The Battle of Waterloo was fought 200 years ago, on June 18th, 1815. Above, Napoleon’s retreat from the Battle of Waterloo. Image: After a painting by Steuben. Photograph by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Duke of Wellington never did say about his Irish birth “just because you are born in a stable does not make you a horse”. It was said by Daniel O(...)

Closing the Gates at Hougoumont, 1815 painted by the Victorian artist Robert Gibb, which shows a vital moment during the Battle of Waterloo.

How many Irish fought at the Battle of Waterloo? A lot has been the consensus of historians who have studied this most pivotal battle of the 19th cent(...)

Flowers at St Marys College in Rathmines, Dublin, where late UCD student Niccolai Schuster had previously  studied.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A minute’s silence will be observed during conferring ceremonies at University College Dublin (UCD) in memory of three of its students who died in the(...)

A screengrab of the article in the New York Times which has caused offence in Ireland.

The New York Times has apologised for an article on the Berkeley balcony tragedy, admitting some of the language used “could be interpreted as insensi(...)

UCD medical student Lorcán Miller (above) who died in the Berkeley balcony collapse has been described as an “exceptional young man” by his former headmaster. Photograph: St Andrew’s College/PA

UCD medical student Lorcán Miller who died in the Berkeley balcony collapse has been described as an “exceptional young man” by his former headmaster.(...)

Visitors lay flowers on a makeshift memorial near the scene of the Berkeley balcony collapse. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

US ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley said parents of those injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse should not have to worry about the cost of medi(...)