President Higgins to plant a tree in Berkeley in memory of the six Irish students who died

President Higgins to plant a tree in Berkeley in memory of the six Irish students who died

Today President Michael D Higgins will plant a tree in Berkeley in memory of the six Irish students who died there in June.

The six students who lost their lives in the tragic accident were Olivia Burke, Ashley Donohoe, Eoghan Culligan, Niccolai Schuster, Eimear Walsh and Lorcan Miller.

President Higgins and Mayor Tom Bates of Berkeley will plant the tree at the Martin Luther King Civic Centre in California.

Accompanied by Sabina Higgins, the President will then meet with the first responders, medical staff and volunteers who assisted after the Berkeley balcony collapse.

This is day seven of an eight-day visit by the President to the west coast of the US.

More on this topic

Mother of Berkeley balcony collapse victim vows to continue campaign Mother of Berkeley balcony collapse victim vows to continue campaign

A mother who lost her daughter and niece in Berkeley balcony collapse pays touching tributeA mother who lost her daughter and niece in Berkeley balcony collapse pays touching tribute

New California law will allow inspections of balconies every six yearsNew California law will allow inspections of balconies every six years

Plaque unveiled in US commemorating victims of Berkeley balcony collapse Plaque unveiled in US commemorating victims of Berkeley balcony collapse


More in this Section

New IRA plans under car bomb attack on Sinn Fein members – O’NeillNew IRA plans under car bomb attack on Sinn Fein members – O’Neill

Bullying ‘always lingering in back of your mind’Bullying ‘always lingering in back of your mind’

Man who conned elderly woman out of €10,000 jailed for three yearsMan who conned elderly woman out of €10,000 jailed for three years

Fine Gael: We are preparing to go into OppositionFine Gael: We are preparing to go into Opposition


Lifestyle

Des O'Sullivan takes a look at Bill Wyman's Rolling Stones memorabiliaRolling Stones memorabilia going under the hammer

All ages can suffer from spots across their back but thankfully, there are many things we can do about them, says Jennifer RockThe Skin Nerd: back to basics to treat the pesky plague of ‘bacne’

Roz Crowley tests eight coffees ahead of Fairtrade FortnightEight of the best fairtrade coffees to try

Steel Panther give metal fans the chance to let their hair down and laugh at themselves, and the Cork audience is in party mood.Live review: Steel Panther at Cyprus Avenue

More From The Irish Examiner