Carmel Galvin: “I think networking is in our [Irish] DNA and people are very willing to share best practices and to help others who are trying to get a foothold here.”

Carmel Galvin left Ireland in 1994 in search of adventure. Opportunities at home were limited at the time and, despite having landed herself a job wi(...)

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 (...)

Fr Brendan McBride at the Irish Immigration Pastoral Center (IIPC), in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Martin Lacey

Fr Brendan McBride walks around the Irish Immigration Pastoral Centre on Geary Street in Richmond, a neighbourhood in San Francisco that many emigrant(...)

Fr Brendan McBride celebrates a Month’s Mind Commemoration Mass for the Berkeley Tragedy Victims at St Philip’s Church, San Francisco, California. Photograph: Martin Lacey.

Six students killed in last month’s balcony collapse in Berkeley will be “a beacon” for all Irish students who follow them to California on summer vis(...)

A view of the collapsed fourth-floor balcony in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Peter Dasilva/EPA

A month on from the Berkeley balcony collapse, two more students of the seven injured in the tragedy are awaiting final medical approval to travel (...)

The remains of Olivia Burke , who died in the Berkeley balcony collapse, leaving Dublin Airport today  escorted by gardaí. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The remains of Olivia Burke, one of the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse, have arrived at Dublin Airport. Ms Burke (21), a student at Dun Laog(...)

The families of four of the Irish students killed in Berkeley who are arriving into Dublin on Sunday praised the students in the apartment on the nigh(...)

Mourners at the funeral of cousins Ashley Donohoe (22) and Olivia Burke (21)  at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Cotati, California.

Ashley Donohoe and Olivia Burke were close. So close. Closer than cousins certainly. A continent and an ocean couldn’t separate them. Speaking at thei(...)

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

Another day, another emotional period for the families of the Irish students who died in Tuesday’s accident in Berkeley as they make final preparation(...)

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

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(...)

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