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Mourners arrive at a vigil for four Irish students who died when a Berkeley apartment balcony collapsed on Friday, June 19, 2015, in Oakland California. Photograph: Noah Berger/AP

Family and friends of six Irish students killed in Tuesday’s balcony collapse in Berkeley, California, are gathering for the joint funeral of Ashley D(...)

 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.

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(...)

The Kincora Boys Home in Belfast. Photograph: Pacemaker

The British security service shielded and blackmailed child sex abusers involved in a paedophile ring at a notorious Belfast care home, the High Court(...)

A woman has told the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry that while in the care of the Sisters of Nazareth   as a child she was raped by two priests, sexually abused by two nuns and  forced to eat her own vomit.

The Sisters of Nazareth have denied claims by a 65-year-old woman that while under their care as a child she suffered serious abuse.The woman, now liv(...)

The witness  said children were washed in cold water and Jeyes fluid, and that carbolic soap was also used. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images.

A man who was put into a Belfast care home when he was six has alleged at the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry that he suffered physical abuse f(...)

Chris Henry wears jacket 425, shirt 160, twill trousers 135. Simon Zebo wears Bomber jacket 445, shirt 95, jeans 135. Jamie Heaslip wears Jacket 375, shirt 115, jeans 125. Photograph: Sean Jackson

Whether scrumhalves or flankers, they are built like tanks these days. Irish rugby stars are top athletes in prime condition, strong and ferociousl(...)

The Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry is investigating alleged child abuse at total of 13 Northern Ireland institutions from 1922 to 1995.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The North’s Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry heard today how one boy was allegedly locked in a “cattle crusher” by a De La Salle brother and ra(...)

A nun told the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry in Banbridge, Co Down today that the Sisters of Nazareth were involved in sending about 111 children to Australia

The Sisters of Nazareth have accepted that there was a “grave injustice” done to some 130 children who were sent to Australia from care homes in North(...)

Although the witness had a happy childhood in Australia, she  said feelings of “abandonment and isolation came to the surface” when she got engaged.

A woman who was sent to Australia from a Belfast care home when she was a child has told the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry that she s(...)

The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry, chaired by Sir Anthony Hart (centre) and assisted by panel members Geraldine Doherty and David Lane, commenced its public hearings last January. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The transport of children to Australia will be the focus of the Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry when it resumes its public hea(...)

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