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There were emotional scenes in the winner’s enclosure after the rank outsider, Ellie Mac, owned by the Niccolai Schuster Racing Club got the Christmas action off to a shock start in the opening maiden hurdle. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ellie Mac may ultimately never hit the heights yet rarely in racing history can there have been a more popular 50-1 winner than she was at Leopardstow(...)

“I heard a crack and knew I was f**ked.” That was how one survivor of the Berkeley balcony collapse is said to have recalled the moment that left the(...)

A candlelight vigil is held on June 17th, 2015, for the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

Relatives of the six students who died in the Berkeley balcony collapse and the seven survivors have settled legal actions against the corporate owner(...)

A report by consultant architect Robert Perry identified the cause of the  balcony collapse as dry rot damage, which occurred along the top of the cantilever balcony deck joists (above). His analysis identified water damage between the joists and the flooring of the balcony, which was made of oriented strand board (OSB). File photograph:  Peter Da Silva/EPA

The balcony in California that collapsed in 2015 killing six students - five of whom were Irish - was built using unstable materials, a new report sug(...)

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(...)

Californian Senator Jerry Hill: “It took an awfully long time to get something that we thought was so important. When something like this happens you can either put your head in the sand or you can stand up and fight for change.”

The Berkeley balcony collapse of 2015, which resulted in the deaths of six students, reminded Californian senator Jerry Hill of an incident in the st(...)

Workers look at the broken joists of a fourth-storey balcony that collapsed and killed six Irish students  in downtown Berkeley, California, US, in June 2015. File photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

The Berkeley balcony working group is to push forward changes to the Californian building code to prevent future balcony collapses. Irish students O(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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