Jackie Donohoe

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President Michael D Higgins:  ‘We more than most should be deeply aware of our moral obligation to welcome those fleeing poverty, famine, persecution, war or natural disaster.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Irish people should be more “deeply aware” than others of the moral obligation to welcome those fleeing persecution because of our own history with em(...)

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 (...)

Workers remove part of a balcony that collapsed at the Library Gardens apartment complex in Berkeley, California in June 2015. Relatives of six college students who died when the balcony collapsed, have reached a settlement with the owners of the apartment building and the company that managed it. Photograph: Jeff Chiu/AP Photo

The loss of life and the life-changing nature of injuries to the survivors meant that civil actions arising from the Berkeley balcony collapse were al(...)

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(...)

 Irish exchange student Aoife Beary testifying last month at the Assembly Appropriations Committee regarding Senate Bill 465, in Sacramento, California. Screengrab: The Irish Times

New laws in the US aimed at preventing a repeat of last year’s Berkeley balcony tragedy in San Francisco that killed six students have been unanimousl(...)

Jackie  Donohoe, whose daughter Ashley (22) and niece Olivia Burke (21) died in the Berkeley balcony collapse,  has started an online petition seeking support for new building standards laws in San Francisco.

A petition in support of new building standards in San Francisco following the Berkeley balcony collapse which killed six young people has attracted t(...)

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(...)

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.

The mother of one of the six students killed in the Berkeley balcony collapse has spoken publicly for the first time, urging legislators in California(...)

Participants at a vigil for the victims of the Berkeley Tragedy at Martin Luther King Jr. Civic Center Park in Berkeley, California.  Photograph: Martin Lacey.

Family members of students killed and injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse met emergency responders who attended the scene of the accident for the(...)

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