‘Fr Aidan McAleenan, a pastor in nearby St Columba’s parish, only 10 years a priest and a former J-1 student himself, never pretended it was easy.’ Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

Almost from the moment the news broke about the Berkeley tragedy, a man with a soft Banbridge accent became the accidental voice of a broken Irish com(...)

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(...)

 One of the many messages and flowers left near the scene of a fourth-floor balcony collapse on June 16th. Photograph: Peter Dasilva/EPA

Statement issued by the Irish Consulate San Francisco on behalf of the families of Eoghan Culligan, Lorcán Miller, Niccolai Schuster and Eimear Walsh.(...)

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(...)

Claire Raftery, a former Dubliner now living in San Francisco, stands during a special Mass for the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse in Oakland, California. Photograph: Reuters

Family members of five of the six Irish students who died in the balcony collapse accident in Berkeley, California, want to bring their bodies back to(...)

Young women  hold candles during a vigil at the  Martin Luther King Jr Civic Center Park to mourn the loss of six Irish students who died in an early Tuesday morning in the Berkeley balcony collapse. Photograph: Getty

Several hundred people, most Irish J-1 students in the San Francisco Bay Area, attended a night vigil to the six Irish people killed when a balcony co(...)

 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(...)