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A view of the collapsed fourth-floor balcony at an apartment in Berkeley, California. The collapse led to the deaths of six students, five of them Irish, in June 2015. Photograph: Peter Da Silva/EPA

A number of Californian cities are being asked to examine buildings made by Segue Construction, the firm behind the apartment block in Berkeley, San F(...)

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(...)

Aoife Beary (centre) who  suffered catastrophic injuries in the Berkeley balcony collapse on June 16th 2015, tesifying at the Californian legislature, Sacramento on August 10th 2016, with her mother  Angela and  Vice Consul Kevin Byrne of the Irish Consulate General. Photograph: Darcy Costello/AP

A little over a year since the Berkeley balcony collapse that killed six students , California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a new law aimed at incr(...)

Aoife Beary, who suffered severe injuries in when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, testifying to the Assembly Appropriations Committee to pass Senate Bill 465, in Sacramento, California.

The mothers of two students who fell when a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, San Francisco, last year have made an emotional appeal for the passage of l(...)

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

California lawmakers intend to legislate against construction practices which may have lead to the Berkeley balcony collapse last June that killed six(...)

 Friends of Aoife Beary, Eoin Thompson and Niamh Durcan, with Jenny Greene (left) and Nicky Byrne.

A student who survived the Berkeley balcony collapse in California last summer is said to be recovering very well from injuries which had left her fig(...)

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 conduct destructive testing of the  fourth floor balcony that collapsed during a 21st birthday party in Berkeley on June 16th: The latest action  follows a decision by Alameda County  last month  not to file criminal charges in relation to the incident

Legal action is to be taken against five contractors who worked on the Berkeley apartment building where a balcony collapsed killing five Irish stude(...)

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(...)

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