Profiles: the students injured in the Berkeley balcony tragedy

Two of the students remain in critical condition in Oakland’s Highland Hospital

Hannah Waters

Castleknock resident Hannah Waters (21) is in a critical condition in Highland Hospital, Oakland. Her parents, Una and Martin, are with her. The DCU student has one sister and one brother.

She has just finished the second year of a business studies course and is a former student of the Institute of Education, Dublin, and Loreto College, St Stephen’s Green.

Aoife Beary

A former student of Loreto College, Foxrock, Ms Beary, from Blackrock, was celebrating her 21st birthday at her apartment in Library Gardens when the accident occurred.

She remained in a critical condition last night and has been joined at Highland Hospital by her parents, Michael and Angela.


Clodagh Cogley

Clodagh Cogley (21) , from Milltown, finished her third year of a psychology degree in Trinity College Dublin this year.

She entered Trinity on an academic scholarship on the basis of the “excellence” of her Leaving Certificate results, according to her former school, Alexandra College.

Her father is TV3’s director of broadcast, Niall Cogley, and she is granddaughter of rugby commentator Fred Cogley.

Jack Halpin

A keen Gaelic footballer with the St Jude’s under-21 team, Jack Halpin (21) is a UCD graduate. From Rathmines, he studied commerce in college.

The football club have released a statement saying that Jack, his parents, Johnny and Dolores, and sister, Marie, are foremost in their thoughts at this time.

Conor Flynn

Dublin Institute of Technology student Conor Flynn (22) is being treated at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, and is said to be recovering from his injuries. The student, from Mount Merrion, is known to have played football with his local team Bushy Park Rangers, alongside a number of others involved in the incident.

Teammate Niccolai Schuster was one of the six who were confirmed dead on Tuesday night. Mr Schuster’s father, John, managed the side.

Sean Fahey

Former St Mary’s College Dublin student Sean Fahey (21) is said to be recovering well from his injuries in Eden Medical Centre. Two of the deceased, Eoghan Culligan and Niccolai Schuster, also attended the school. From Rathmines, the student has since taken to social media to “thank everyone for their support in such a dark time”.

Niall Murray

Believed to be a student at NUI Galway, Niall Murray (21) was also hospitalised following the balcony collapse.