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The  collapsed fourth-floor balcony in downtown Berkeley, California,   on June 16th 2015: Defendants involved in the design and construction of the balcony  agreed to pay   compensation during the discovery phase of the civil litigation in the California Superior Court for the County of Alameda. Photograph: Peter DaSilva/EPA

The families of the six students who died in the Berkeley balcony collapse and the seven survivors will share more than $20 million (€18 million) afte(...)

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 families of five Irish students and one Irish-American who died in the Berkeley balcony collapse in California in June 2015, and the seven survivo(...)

The students who were killed when the balcony collapsed at the Library Gardens Apartments, in Berkeley, California, in June 2015 were, (top left to right) Ashley Donohoe, Eoghan Culligan, Olivia Burke, and bottom, (left to right) Nick Schuster, Eimear Walsh and Lorcan Miller.

Statement from San Francisco legal firm Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger representing all families affected in balcony collapse, except Ashle(...)

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(...)

The Irish students who were killed when the balcony collapsed at the Library Gardens apartments, in Berkeley, California. Top, from left, Ashley Donohoe, Eoghan Culligan, Olivia Burke. Below, from left, Niccolai Schuster, Eimear Walsh, Lorcan Miller.

A preliminary hearing was held on Tuesday in the law suit being taken by the families of those killed and injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse. (...)

The students who were killed when the balcony collapsed at the Library Gardens Apartments, in Berkeley, California, in June: (top left to right) Ashley Donohoe, Eoghan Culligan, Olivia Burke, (bottom left to right) Nick Schuster, Eimear Walsh, and Lorcán Miller.

The parents of all students killed and injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse in June have filed legal actions in California. Parents of the six st(...)

The Library Gardens Apartments in Berkeley, California, before the balcony collapse which killed five Irish J-1 students and one Irish-American student. Photograph: Google Maps

Where did the water come from? That’s the question. It is six weeks since the balcony collapse at an apartment block in Berkeley that killed fi(...)

Berkeley victims from top left: Eimer Walsh; Eoghan Culligan; Lorcán Miller; Nick Schuster; Olivia Burke; and Ashley Donohue.

Three Dublin law firms have begun assisting the Irish families of victims and survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse with finding American lawyers(...)

Ashley Donohoe: 22-year-old was one of the six Irish killed in California last month. Her parents wrote to city officials on Friday raising concerns about the recommendation put forward by the inspectors

When City of Berkeley building inspectors concluded that severe dry rot in wooden support beams caused the balcony collapse that killed six students i(...)

The broken wooden supports exposed after the collapse of a balcony in Berkeley, California, on June 16th.  Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Legal papers show two students at a party in Berkeley last week say they saw a balcony sloping unusually before it collapsed, killing six Irish studen(...)

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