Berkeley victims from top left: Eimer Walsh; Eoghan Culligan; Lorcán Miller; Nick Schuster; Olivia Burke; and Ashley Donohue.

Three Dublin law firms have begun assisting the Irish families of victims and survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse with finding American lawyers(...)

 German international and former Bayer Munich player Bastian Schweinsteiger (left) and  Nick Schuster, who was killed in the Berkeley balcony collapse.

A minute’s silence will be held before Manchester United’s game against San Jose Earthquakes in California on Tuesday night as a tribute to the six vi(...)

Participants at a vigil for the victims of the Berkeley Tragedy at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley, California.  Photograph: Martin Lacey.

Family members of students killed and injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse met emergency responders who attended the scene of the accident for the(...)

Donald Trump: asked whether John McCain was owed an apology, Mr Trump told ABC talk show This Week: “No, not at all.” Photograph:  Joshua Lott/New York Times

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has stirred controversy again after questioning the war record of Republican senator John McCain, a fo(...)

US president Barack Obama  at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in  Oklahoma on Thursday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Figures on the size and make-up of the prison population in the US explain why Barack Obama is aiming to fix the country’s “broken system” of criminal(...)

Fr Brendan McBride celebrates a Month’s Mind Commemoration Mass for the Berkeley Tragedy Victims at St Philip’s Church, San Francisco, California. Photograph: Martin Lacey.

Six students killed in last month’s balcony collapse in Berkeley will be “a beacon” for all Irish students who follow them to California on summer vis(...)

A view of the collapsed fourth-floor balcony in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Peter Dasilva/EPA

A month on from the Berkeley balcony collapse, two more students of the seven injured in the tragedy are awaiting final medical approval to travel (...)

A crew works on the remaining wood of an apartment building balcony that collapsed in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Jeff Chiu/AP Photo

Berkeley City Council has approved strict new rules on building regulations in the wake of last month’s balcony collapse in California that killed six(...)

Those who led  the talks between the E3+3 (France, Germany, UK, China, Russia, US) and Iran in Vienna on Tuesday Foreign ministers from six world powers and Iran finally achieved an agreement to prevent the Islamic republic from developing nuclear weapons. Photograph: Herbert Neubauer/EPA

US president Barack Obama has proclaimed a landmark nuclear deal with Iran, the conclusion of 12 years of negotiations, as a “meaningful change” that(...)

 President Barack Obama: stressed that there was no alternative to the deal. Photograph: Getty Images

The tough negotiations leading to a nuclear deal with Iran may have concluded in Vienna, but the hard work on selling the agreement to sceptical Repub(...)