The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, where a three-week festival, Ireland 100: Celebrating a Century of Irish Arts and Culture, will take place next year. Photograph: Getty Images

The lead-up to the centenary of the 1916 Rising presents many opportunities to reflect on the diverse and complex history of this island. And think(...)

 One of the many messages and flowers left near the scene of a fourth-floor balcony collapse on June 16th. Photograph: Peter Dasilva/EPA

Statement issued by the Irish Consulate San Francisco on behalf of the families of Eoghan Culligan, Lorcán Miller, Niccolai Schuster and Eimear Walsh.(...)

Mass leaflet for the ‘Celebration of Life: Ashley Donohoe and Olivia Burke’

Family statement in full On behalf of the Donohoe and Burke families, we want to thank everyone for their ongoing support and prayers. We e(...)

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(...)

Workers remove part of the fourth floor balcony that fell off at the Library Gardens apartment complex in Berkeley. Seven supporting beams gave way. Photograph: Jeff Chiu/AP

Fr Brendan McBride, who runs San Francisco’s Irish Immigration Pastoral Centre, has been helping Irish students who were at Tuesday’s birthday party i(...)

Visitors lay flowers on a makeshift memorial near the scene of the Berkeley balcony collapse. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

US ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley said parents of those injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse should not have to worry about the cost of medi(...)

 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(...)

University of Texas Austin campus:  students at the university and from Dublin are coming together later this month to take part in a unique international student-focused start-up event for social enterprises

Dublin’s third-level hopefuls and students from the University of Texas in Austin (UT) are coming together later this month to take part in a unique (...)

Melinda Thompson attorney for Aisling Brady McCarthy, an Irish nanny accused of murdering a one-year-old in her care in 2013, holding up Ms McCarthy’s passport in court. Photograph: Josh Reynolds/The Boston Globe

The Irish nanny accused of murdering a baby girl in her care in January 2013 has been released on bail of $15,000 (€13,400) leaving a US jail for the (...)