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# j1 - Friday 23 August, 2019

Irishman (22) who died following fall in New York named RIP

Irishman (22) who died following fall in New York named

Police were called to the scene in Brooklyn on Tuesday evening.

# j1 - Thursday 9 November, 2017

J1 applications for next summer are now open

All students seeking to travel to work in the US next summer will need to provide evidence of a pre-arranged job.

# j1 - Tuesday 15 August, 2017

Irish woman on J1 in Chicago didn't recognise Leo Varadkar when he walked into her restaurant

Emma Kelly and a friend then posed for a “painfully awkward” picture with the Taoiseach.

# j1 - Friday 11 August, 2017

Funeral of Cork student who died in Maryland to take place on Monday

Philip Leahy was swimming with friends when they got into difficulty.

# j1 - Monday 7 August, 2017

'We've all been devastated': Tributes paid to J1 student after death in Maryland

Philip Leahy had gone into cardiac arrest after getting into difficulty while swimming in Ocean City in Maryland.

# j1 - Thursday 3 August, 2017

Irish J1 student in 'very serious condition' after suffering cardiac arrest while swimming

The 22-year-old was swimming in the Ocean City area of Maryland when he came into difficulty.

# j1 - Saturday 15 July, 2017

J1 summer: 'I could be making more of my privilege, but I'm having an incredible time'

Is it wrong that I’m loving it, this hedonistic holiday lifestyle, writes Donal MacNamee.

# j1 - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

# j1 - Friday 5 May, 2017

Survivors and families of Berkeley victims agree compensation with construction firms

The family of Ashley Donohoe, who died in the balcony collapse, released a statement through their lawyer today.

# j1 - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Thinking of heading the US this summer? There are loads more J-1s going around

There are 7,000 slots available this year, and all applicants will need to provide proof of a pre-arranged job.

# j1 - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

12-month J1 visas will still be around for another three years at least

There had been questions over whether the agreement would be terminated.

# j1 - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

From The42 Rory O'Carroll, Ger Brennan and 13 other Gaelic footballers who've left for America this summer Summer Time

Rory O'Carroll, Ger Brennan and 13 other Gaelic footballers who've left for America this summer

O’Carroll had announced he was moving to New Zealand, but it appears he’ll be lining out in Chicago this summer.

From The42 13 hurling stars who are playing Stateside this summer All-Ireland Hurling

13 hurling stars who are playing Stateside this summer

A mix of rising young stars and some experienced older heads are all plying their trade in America.

# j1 - Friday 20 May, 2016

US embassy working to help J1 students affected by visa issue

There are issues with one programme and its US sponsor, with students being told their permits would not be ready on time.

# j1 - Tuesday 29 March, 2016

No criminal charges will be brought over Berkeley balcony collapse

“There is a deep desire for this case to act as a lesson for other builders and avoid a tragedy like this from happening again.”

# j1 - Saturday 12 December, 2015

If you're thinking of a J1 the new job rules shouldn't stop you (as long as you don't delay)

You need a job before you go out, so go get one.

# j1 - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Minister to J1 students: You WILL need a job to secure a US visa next summer

The government had been lobbying for the planned measure to be dropped.

# j1 - Wednesday 7 October, 2015

The J1 was a rite of passage for me. We're not all party-animals

There’s fear that the J1 Visa programme could come to an abrupt end, but Catherine Devine says she spent her summer engaging in American culture, not partying and acting out of control.

Fears over 'an abrupt end to the J1 system' are getting real

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says US officials “seem bent” on changing the rules.

# j1 - Thursday 20 August, 2015

Ireland's youngest minister slams Trump and his proposal to scrap the J-1

Simon Harris said that Trump “clearly doesn’t understand the programme or its purpose”.

# j1 - Tuesday 18 August, 2015

From The Daily Edge 10 reasons why the J1 is an essential Irish experience J1 Hun

10 reasons why the J1 is an essential Irish experience

A crazy time. But a great time.

# j1 - Sunday 12 July, 2015

I thought I was a home bird but my summer in New York has been exhilarating

‘Whoever would have thought that a Donegal girl would feel so at home amidst the calamity of New York city?’

# j1 - Thursday 9 July, 2015

# j1 - Wednesday 17 June, 2015

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.

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.

# j1 - Tuesday 16 June, 2015

Irish students killed in balcony collapse named by US authorities

A press conference was held by the Office of the Coroner in Oakland.

Six Irish students die after balcony collapses in Berkeley, California J1

Six Irish students die after balcony collapses in Berkeley, California

As many as nine were seriously injured.

# j1 - Friday 12 June, 2015

An Irish couple on their J1 were robbed... but a familiar face from home is ready to help

Their bags, containing passports and money, were taken from their hotel room.

# j1 - Monday 1 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Irish students' summer in Hawaii will make you weep with want Follow The Sun

Irish students' summer in Hawaii will make you weep with want

It was the best of times…

# j1 - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Flanagan: 'Our commitment to Irish abroad remains strong'

The Minister for Foreign Affairs will meet members of the Irish community in New York later today.

# j1 - Thursday 25 September, 2014

Minister asks J1 students to behave themselves abroad

Earlier, the US State Department official responsible for overseeing the country’s entire J1-visa program said our reputation has not been entirely trashed.

Road tripping in Mexico, working with ex-cons - then putting it all on YouTube. Aaah, the J1 experience

From the 1970s to today, former J1-ers share their memories about good times in the USA.

# j1 - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Irish students who left destroyed apartment are shamed by the news in San Francisco

This is why we can’t have nice things.

# j1 - Friday 8 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge Irish boyos' J1 adventure will probably put your summer to shame The Lads

Irish boyos' J1 adventure will probably put your summer to shame

We sleep all day and drink all night….

# j1 - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Sadness at death of student travel pioneer

Ever go on a J1? You have Gordon Colleary, co-founder of Magill magazine, to thank for that.

# j1 - Saturday 26 April, 2014

Column: 6 top tips for stress-free J1 summer in the sun USA

Column: 6 top tips for stress-free J1 summer in the sun

Make the most of your American summer without falling foul of local laws or customs.

# j1 - Saturday 17 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge The rites of passage every Irish person must go through 21 Kisses

The rites of passage every Irish person must go through

GAA discos, drinking down the dip, driving in a field, mass on your own…

# j1 - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Future of thousands of J1 student visas safe J1

Future of thousands of J1 student visas safe

There was concern that legislation on immigration reform going through the US Senate would wipe out the J1 visa.

# j1 - Friday 31 May, 2013

Emigrant centre warned: Prioritise Irish interests or lose your state funding

Eamon Gilmore says the Irish International Immigration Center, which had an Irish J-1 student deported, has apologised.

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