A woman views a memorial for the six Irish students who lost their lives after a balcony gave way in Berkeley, California. The balcony builder may face charges   if investigators find shoddy workmanship caused the  collapse.  Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Berkeley mayor Tom Bates has not ruled out making a criminal complaint to the county prosecutor if investigators find shoddy workmanship caused the a(...)

Broken wooden supports on the Berkeley balcony: many engineering experts have questioned the use of wood rather than steel. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

The company that built the Library Gardens apartment complex in Berkeley, where six Irish students died on Tuesday when a fourth-floor balcony collap(...)

The company that built the apartment complex where six Irish students were killed in a balcony collapse paid $3 million last year to settle a case over alleged defects in apartment buildings.

The company that built the apartment complex where six Irish students were killed in a balcony collapse paid $3 million last year to settle a case ove(...)

 Friends of the victims stand outside as they survey the scene in Berkeley.  Photograph: EPA/Peter Dasilva 1:25

Six Irish students have been killed in Berkeley, California, when a fourth-floor balcony collapsed. Niccolai Schuster (21), Eoghan Culligan (21), Eime(...)

Salil Shetty, secretary general of Amnesty International. Mr Shetty has defended the organisation’s call for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times 2:37

The head of Amnesty International has defended its call for a more liberal abortion regime in the Republic, saying the organisation has “no politic(...)

Amnesty International director general Salil Shetty: said Fifa ‘should have put a lot more pressure’ on Qatar’s government to improve conditions for those working on building projects related to the 2022 World Cup. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Fifa has failed to put pressure on the authorities in Qatar to “do the right thing” and address the widespread abuse of migrant workers, Amnesty In(...)

Luke “Ming” Flanagan said while it was obvious Russian president Vladimir Putin was “not a very nice individual” the EU had “given up the right to lecture anybody on sovereignty”. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin MEPs have abstained on a European Parliament resolution condemning human rights abuses in Russia. Independent MEP Luke “Ming” Flanagan vote(...)

Mr Justice Donald Binchy clarified on Tuesday that the injunction was not intended to block the reporting of comments made by Independent TD Catherine Murphy in the Dáil about Mr O’Brien’s financial affairs. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A High Court hearing on a temporary injunction preventing RTÉ from reporting on Denis O’Brien’s banking affairs is due to resume on Wednesday. The br(...)

The EU-wide initiative supported by Dublin could be complicated by recent moves by the US Congress to link negotiations on a US-EU trade deal to the debate on the settlements. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government expects EU action on the labelling of goods from illegal West Bank settlements despite a move in Washington that could stymie the Europ(...)

Mr Justice Donald Binchy. Photograph: Colin Keegan.

A High Court hearing on a temporary injunction preventing RTÉ from reporting on Denis O’Brien’s banking affairs has been adjourned. Lawyers for RTÉ an(...)