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President Michael D Higgins, his wife Sabina and other mourners at the UCD memorial Mass for those who died at Berkeley. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Hundreds of people have attended a special Memorial service in UCD for the six Irish students who died in Berkeley. UCD students, friends of those wh(...)

Philip Grant, the Consul General of Ireland for the western United States has described the New York Times article about the Berkeley tragedy that offended many Irish as ‘hurtful’.

The Irish Consul General in San Francisco has described the New York Times article about the Berkeley tragedy that offended many Irish as “hurtful,” s(...)

Mourners place flowers at the scene of the balcony collapse near the University of California Berkeley campus. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Medical staff are closely monitoring two Irish women still in a critical condition after they fell from a fourth-floor collapsed balcony at a 21st bir(...)

A view of the collapsed fourth-floor balcony in Berkeley, California: a Dublin architect, who asked not be named, said it was clear that the timber joists had failed and noted that balconies in Ireland would normally be constructed from concrete and/or steel. Photograph:  Peter Dasilva/EPA

Structural engineers and architects believe the most probable cause of the Berkeley balcony tragedy was a failure of the timber joists on which it re(...)

The two rules she recommends before they depart is an agreed schedule of contact, which you both stick to, be it daily or weekly, and whether it will be through text, Skype, social media or phone call

The first instinct of many parents after hearing the news of the Berkeley tragedy was to give their own children an extra hug and wish they could keep(...)

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(...)

The scene of a balcony collapse at Library Gardens Apartments in downtown Berkeley, California where at least six Irish students were killed. Photograph: AP

One Irish man reported hearing screams at about 12.41 am local time yesterday, the moment that the balcony collapsed from the fourth floor of a buildi(...)

A file image of students on the   University of California, Berkeley, campus in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Getty

Over 8,000 Irish students go to the US each summer on J-1 visas, predominantly after their first year in college year or in advance of their final yea(...)

Property investor Patrick McKillen will have to pay nearly €10 million to cover the legal costs of the billio(...)

The Connaught Hotel in London, one of the three luxury hotels at the centre of a £20 million court battle between Paddy McKillen and the Barclay brothers last month.

Property investor Paddy McKillen will ask the High Court this week for orders restraining Irish Bank Resolution Corporation selling certain parts of h(...)

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