Saturday 26 May 2018

Berkeley tragedy: Students' tragic deaths will hit home for each and every parent who frets over J1 rite of passage

Onlookers at the scene of the balcony collapse, in which six Irish students died, in Berkeley, California, USA
Onlookers at the scene of the balcony collapse, in which six Irish students died, in Berkeley, California, USA
Deirdre Conroy

Deirdre Conroy

At the news of the tragic deaths of the Irish students in Berkeley, I had to walk outside and gasp for breath.

Many of my youngest son's friends are in California on holiday. They liked it so much on their J1 visa that they went back at 23.

It would be typical to be at a party every night.

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