Men place candles at a memorial during a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse in California. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

Another day, another emotional period for the families of the Irish students who died in Tuesday’s accident in Berkeley as they make final preparation(...)

Mr Deenihan was accompanied by the parents of three of the students who died on Tuesday - Marie and Gerry Culligan, parents of Eoghan (21), Jim and Patricia Walsh, parents of Eimear (21), and Kenneth and Sinead Miller, parents of Lorcán (21). Photograph: Simon Carswell/The Irish Times 3:04

The six Irish students who died in the balcony collapse in California on Tuesday have “become the children of Ireland, ” Minister of State for the Dia(...)

Niccolai Schuster (21), a history and politics student at UCD, who died in the Berkeley tragedy.

UCD arts student Niccolai Schuster (21) was a grand-nephew of the writer and playwright John B. Keane. From Terenure in Dublin, he was studying histor(...)

Michael Harding as The Bull McCabe. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

** Fifty years later, we’re still digging. The question is: should we hope to discover something new beneath the well-tilled surface of John B (...)

Roscommon’s Neil Collins and Donal O’Hare of Down with Cork’s Colm O’Driscoll and James McCarthy of Dublin, who face eachother in this weekend’s Allianz Football League finals. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival It ain’t all about tasty crustaceans- the idyllic seaside town of Howth transforms into a veritable wonderland of mer(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton is the latest to feature in #AllitTakes short film series. Photograph: Three 3:44

Old nemesis Ronan O’Gara says current Irish outhalf Johnny Sexton still has plenty more in the tank. Despite already being amongst the shortlisted fiv(...)

Neasa Ní Annracháin, whose voice many will remember from her poetry readings on Ciarán Mac Mathúna’s Sunday morning radio programme Mo Cheol Thú, and (...)

Kathleen Rueter and her daughter, Marian Rueter, of Clogga, Co Wicklow, outside court. Photograph: Courts Collins

A couple embroiled in a legal battle with their neighbours over a hedge are now facing a massive legal bill after they lost their case. The President (...)

Máire Stafford (née Fitzpatrick) , who died earlier this month in Galway, was a very accomplished actress, director, translator and costume designer, (...)

Writer Dermot Healy near his home in Ballyconnell West, Co Sligo.

The novelist, poet, playwright and short-story writer, Dermot Healy, who has died suddenly at the age of 66, was, according to Roddy Doyle, possibly t(...)