The Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California, before the balcony collapse which killed five Irish J-1 students and one Irish-American student. Photograph: Google Maps

Where did the water come from? That’s the question. It is six weeks since the balcony collapse at an apartment block in Berkeley that killed fi(...)

The Park-Broadway block in Millbrae, south of San Francisco was also built by Segue Construction, and  water damage, dry rot, and extensive mold growth was discovered.

The new residents of Park-Broadway, a 96-residence building in Millbrae, beside San Francisco International Airport, thought it odd that their apar(...)

Miller and Valasek have been probing car safety for years and have been among those warning that remote hacking was inevitable. Photograph:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Cybersecurity researchers have shown they can use the Internet to turn off a car’s engine as it drives, sharply escalating the stakes in the debate ab(...)

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(...)

French ecology minister Ségolène Royal has already become a central figure in the presidency of her former partner François Hollande. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Revenge is a dish best eaten cold. A decade ago, Ségolène Royal watched helplessly as Valérie Trierweiler, a journalist at Paris Match magazine who(...)

The euro fell as Greek voters rejected austerity demands, fueling concern the indebted nation is on track to exit the currency union

The euro fell as Greek voters rejected austerity demands, fueling concern the indebted nation is on track to exit the currency union. Australia’s dol(...)

Jason Dorsey, the founder of the Center of Generational Kinetics, a marketing research firm in  Texas. “Definitely we want to be inclusive of millennials, but we don’t want to forget the people who brought us to the dance.” Photograph: Ben Sklar/The New York Times

The makers of Tic Tacs had a problem on their hands. After 18 months of internal study, they had concluded that the all-important millennial ge(...)

The families of four of the Irish students killed in Berkeley who are arriving into Dublin on Sunday praised the students in the apartment on the nigh(...)

A doctor and two nurses will face trial accused of the manslaughter of a woman from Ireland who travelled to London for an abortion.

A doctor and two nurses will face trial accused of the manslaughter of a woman from Ireland who travelled to London for an abortion. Dr Adedayo Adedej(...)

Albert Woodfox: he was was convicted of the murder in 1972 of a guard in Angola prison, Louisiana, where he was serving time for armed robbery

A federal court has ordered the release of the longest-standing solitary confinement prisoner in the US, who has been in isolation almost without paus(...)