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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

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# Berkeley
'The balcony collapse that killed my daughter was not an isolated event'
A new law aimed at preventing further tragedies was signed in today.
# balcony collapse
California Senate unanimously passes construction reform bill after Berkeley tragedy
The bill hopes to ensure greater oversight and improve building standards by identifying “bad actors” in the industry.
# new safety laws
'I miss my friends so much': Berkeley balcony survivor speaks out about tragedy
“My birthday will always be their anniversary.”
# Berkeley Balcony Collapse
'My daughter and her friends should still be alive'
Jackie Donohoe’s daughter Ashley and Ashley’s cousin Olivia Burke died after the accident in June 2015.
# Berkeley
Three young Irish women who rented Berkeley apartment sue over tragic balcony collapse
It was “only by the grace of God” that Caroline Conlan, Cliodhna Maloney and Aisling Tallon were not enveloped in the collapse.
# compensation
Berkeley mayor says balcony victims' families should be paid 'as much as possible'
Yesterday it was confirmed that no criminal charges are going to be brought forward in the case.
# Home
'We are truly very humbled by your kindness': Berkeley victim Clodagh Cogley settling in back in Dublin
Clodagh’s family shared a photo of her on the Golden Gate Bridge and thanked everyone for their generosity.
# Berkeley
Mark English pays emotional tribute to UCD classmates who died in Berkeley tragedy
English was in college with Lorcan Miller and Eimear Walsh.
# Berkeley
Berkeley parents: J1 students are 'genuine heroes who responded tenderly to the needs of our children'
The families of students injured in the Berkeley balcony collapse have expressed their thanks.
# raising funds
Last night's concert for the Berkeley survivors was packed out... Here's how it went
Even if you weren’t there, you can still donate.
# fundraiser
Friends of Berkeley survivors are putting on a show tonight and bands are chipping in
You can donate as well even if you’re not there.
# aoife beary
'She has good and bad days' - Berkeley victim's cousin says she faces long road to recovery
A fundraising event is being held in Donnybrook in Dublin this weekend.
# berkeley survivor
'Jack faces a very tough ordeal in the months ahead'
He was one of several people injured in the tragic balcony collapse.
# aoife beary
Berkeley survivor is coming out of coma and communicating with her parents
She is currently in the ICU.
# the academy
Friends organise benefit concert for Clodagh Cogley and Berkeley survivors
Jape and the Dublin Gospel Choir are going to perform.
# balcony collapse
Family of Berkeley survivor Clodagh Cogley post photos of her progress
The Trinity College student plans to return to Dublin after her treatment in San Francisco.
# Berkeley
Company that built Berkeley complex seeks restraining order against investigators
Segue Construction is concerned that evidence might be altered in the absence of a company representative.
# dry rot
'This is a criminal investigation': Property developers to be examined in balcony collapse inquiry
The DA has denied the investigation is the result of pressure from Ireland.
# U-turn
Police WILL be investigating the Berkeley balcony collapse after all
They’ll be part of investigations led by the District Attorney’s Office.
# Berkeley
District attorney to examine balcony collapse as report blames rotten wood
Berkeley Police Department has said no criminal investigation is being carried out.
# Berkeley
Eimear Walsh funeral hears of kind-hearted, generous and fun-loving young woman
Hundreds of people gathered to celebrate the life of the 21-year-old woman in Foxrock today.
# balcony collapse
Six Irish students remain in Californian hospitals, two still in serious condition
Six Irish students remain in American hospitals.
# Berkeley
Bodies of four Berkeley tragedy victims arrive home
Their families have thanked everyone for their support.
# Rallying Around
Berkeley tragedy victims were "the products of what is best in Irish families"
The Irish community, and those further afield, have rallied to support the families and the seven who remain injured in hospital.
# Coming Home
Bodies of Berkeley tragedy victims to be flown home
The families of four of the victims attended a vigil for them last night and a funeral for two of the students will take place later today.
# Rest In Peace
Remains of four students killed at Berkeley will arrive in Dublin on Sunday morning
The remains are to be released to families this evening.
# Berkeley
'It's such a sad time, I feel it all over the country' - Enda Kenny
The Taoiseach says he intends to meet the bereaved families whenever it is appropriate to do so.
Ireland rallies around to support families of Berkeley tragedy
Books of condolences have been opened throughout the country.
# Berkeley
Collapsed balcony that killed six was 'meant for decoration' claims former city official
The mayor of the city said the wood supporting the balcony was likely rotted.
# balcony collapse
Berkeley Mayor says fatal balcony collapse was 'more than likely' caused by water damage
Investigators believe the wood was not sealed properly at the time of construction.
# Berkeley
The New York Times says it never intended to blame victims of the Berkeley tragedy
The paper said the deaths “cast a pall” on the J1 visa programme, which the students were travelling on.
# Insurance
J1 students directly affected by Berkeley tragedy can get a free flight back to Ireland
Medical expenses of up to €7.5 million will also be covered by insurance.
Insensitive reporting over the Berkeley tragedy was akin to victim blaming
Controversial media coverage in Ireland the US has caused widespread offence in the aftermath of six young people losing their lives.
# Berkeley
'We will all share the loss': Tributes paid to Irish students tragically killed in balcony collapse
A book of condolences is to open in Dublin tomorrow.
# Berkeley
Irish students killed in balcony collapse named by US authorities
A press conference was held by the Office of the Coroner in Oakland.
# Chelsea
Two dead after balcony collapses in London
A further six people were injured.