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Men place candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse in Berkeley, California in 2015. Photograph: Reuters

California has signed a Bill into law requiring the waterproofing of apartment balconies to be regularly inspected in response to the 2015 tragedy in (...)

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

Three Irish students who witnessed the Berkeley balcony collapse that killed six students and gravely injured seven others have settled their legal ac(...)

A candlelight vigil is held on June 17th, 2015, for the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

Relatives of the six students who died in the Berkeley balcony collapse and the seven survivors have settled legal actions against the corporate owner(...)

A report by consultant architect Robert Perry identified the cause of the  balcony collapse as dry rot damage, which occurred along the top of the cantilever balcony deck joists (above). His analysis identified water damage between the joists and the flooring of the balcony, which was made of oriented strand board (OSB). File photograph:  Peter Da Silva/EPA

The balcony in California that collapsed in 2015 killing six students - five of whom were Irish - was built using unstable materials, a new report sug(...)

The students who were killed when the balcony collapsed at the Library Gardens Apartments, in Berkeley, California (Top LtoR) Ashley Donohoe, Eoghan Culligan, Olivia Burke, (Bottom LtoR) Nick Schuster, Eimear Walsh, and Lorcan Miller. Photograph: The Irish Times

The mother of the Irish-American student killed in last year’s Berkeley balcony collapse has said that she “will not rest” until new standards are int(...)

Young mourners, many J1 students, attend a candlelight vigil in Berkeley the night after the Irish students were killed when a balcony in an apartment collapsed during a party. Photograph: Beck Diefenbach/AP Photo

He is an Irish guy, originally from Longford. A year on, he is still unnamed. He runs a small landscaping business up in Vallejo in the northern part (...)

Workers examine the broken joists of the fourth story balcony that collapsed and killed six Irish students at the Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California. Photograph: The New York Times

Three Irish students who stepped off the fourth-floor balcony in Berkeley, California, last summer moments before it collapsed killing five Dublin stu(...)

Experts perform destructive testing of the balcony from the Library Gardens apartment block in Berkeley at the secured warehouse of the Alameda County district attorney’s office

One of the companies being sued over the deaths of five Irish students when a balcony they were on collapsed in the US has denied liability, saying t(...)

The district attorney’s office hired an outside company to take the two balconies and placed them side by side in a warehouse where the experts could go over exactly what happened to cause balcony collapse. Photograph: The New York Times

Alameda County assistant district attorney (DA) Kevin Dunleavy has said that their office will be open to looking at any new evidence that emerges in(...)

Broken wooden supports are exposed after the collapse of a balcony at the Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California, in June of last year. Five Dublin J1 visa students and an Irish-American woman  died in the incident. File photograph: Jim Wilson/New York Times

No criminal charges will be brought over the Berkeley balcony collapse that killed five Dublin J1 visa students and an Irish-American woman last summe(...)