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Irish president visits Berkeley to give thanks

Irish President Michael Higgins visited Berkeley to thank the community for its response to the deadly balcony collapse in June. Photo: Emilie Raguso Irish President Michael Higgins visited Berkeley on Wednesday to thank first responders for their compassionate response to the tragic balcony collapse in June that killed six and injured seven young students, most of […]

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Irish president to visit Berkeley, honor first responders

Irish President Michael Higgins (courtesy) Irish President Michael Higgins will visit Berkeley next week to speak with students, honor first responders and community members who helped after June’s fatal balcony collapse, and plant trees with Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates. Monday, Oct. 26, Higgins is set to talk to UC Berkeley students in the Chevron Auditorium […]

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Irish Consul General Philip Grant: As balcony collapse victims begin journey of recovery, J-1 visa student community a source of ‘great pride’

As word spread about the tragic June 16 balcony collapse in Berkeley, a memorial to honor those killed and injured grew on Kittredge Street near the Library Gardens Apartments, the scene of the accident. Photo, taken on June 18, by David Yee Nine days after the fifth-floor balcony collapse that killed six students and injured seven […]