Six Irish students have been confirmed dead in Berkeley California. They are (clockwise from top left): Eimear Walsh (21), Olivia Burke (21), Ashley Donohoe (22), Lorcán Miller (21), Niccolai Schuster (21) and Eoghan Culligan (21). 2:41

Eimear Walsh (21) Eimear Walsh, a medicine student at UCD, has a brother named Robert. She had listed her spoken languages on Facebook as English, Iri(...)

 One of the many messages left near the scene of a fourth-floor balcony collapse in Berkeley on  June 16th which killed  six Irish students and seriously injured seven others. 1:25

Two of the seven Irish students injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse, which killed six of their friends, remain in a critical condition in Highlan(...)

 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(...)

The burial of Liam Flynn at Arlington National Cemetery. Photograph: Marty Katz

A US military investigation into the Black Hawk helicopter crash that killed an Irish member of the US Marines and 10 others off Florida’s coast in Ma(...)

Sgt Liam Flynn (33), originally from Clane in Co Kildare, was killed on March 10th when the military helicopter he was travelling in crashed in a coastal area near Pensacola off Florida’s Panhandle. Photograph: Reuters

An investigation has found that pilot error caused a Black Hawk helicopter to crash off the Florida coast, killing an Irish member of the US Marines a(...)

Tommy Caldwell climbs the final pitch of the Dawn Wall on El Capitan, in Yosemite National Park, California.  Photograph: Max Whittaker/The New York Times 2:19

Two Americans have completed what had long been considered the world’s most difficult rock climb, using only their hands and feet to scale a 3,000ft ((...)

Sonoma County Sheriff’s office photograph shows a replica of an assault weapon that a teenage boy was carrying before he was shot by Sonoma County deputies in Santa Rosa, California, on Tuesday. A 13-year-old boy carrying a replica of an assault rifle was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies in the Northern California community of Santa Rosa who believed the gun was real. Photograph: Sonoma County Sheriff’s office/Reuters

A 13-year-old California boy carrying a replica of an assault rifle to a friend’s house has been shot and killed by a sheriff’s deputy who reportedly (...)

Three former Archbishops of Dublin have been criticised in trenchant terms in a previously unpublished section of a report on the handling of child ab(...)