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From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie J1 applications for next summer are now open Shtateside

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish woman on J1 in Chicago didn't recognise Leo Varadkar when he walked into her restaurant It's Himself

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.

From TheJournal.ie Funeral of Cork student who died in Maryland to take place on Monday Philip Leahy

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'We've all been devastated': Tributes paid to J1 student after death in Maryland Philip Leahy

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish J1 student in 'very serious condition' after suffering cardiac arrest while swimming Maryland

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.

From TheJournal.ie J1 summer: 'I could be making more of my privilege, but I'm having an incredible time' Read Me

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.

From TheJournal.ie J1 student left in 'critical condition' following San Diego attack is home and will make full recovery Evan White
From TheJournal.ie Survivors and families of Berkeley victims agree compensation with construction firms Settlement

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.

From TheJournal.ie Thinking of heading the US this summer? There are loads more J-1s going around Land Of The Free

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.

From TheJournal.ie 12-month J1 visas will still be around for another three years at least Happy Relations

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.

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.

From TheJournal.ie US embassy working to help J1 students affected by visa issue In Doubt

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.

From TheJournal.ie No criminal charges will be brought over Berkeley balcony collapse Burden Of Proof

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.”

From TheJournal.ie If you're thinking of a J1 the new job rules shouldn't stop you (as long as you don't delay) Rite Of Passage

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.

From TheJournal.ie Minister to J1 students: You WILL need a job to secure a US visa next summer J1 Visas

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Fears over 'an abrupt end to the J1 system' are getting real Home Of The Brave

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's youngest minister slams Trump and his proposal to scrap the J-1 Shots Fired

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”.

10 reasons why the J1 is an essential Irish experience

A crazy time. But a great time.

From TheJournal.ie I thought I was a home bird but my summer in New York has been exhilarating Opinion

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?’

From TheJournal.ie Berkeley survivor is coming out of coma and communicating with her parents Aoife Beary
From TheJournal.ie Berkeley Mayor says fatal balcony collapse was 'more than likely' caused by water damage 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.

From TheJournal.ie J1 students directly affected by Berkeley tragedy can get a free flight back to Ireland 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.

From TheJournal.ie Insensitive reporting over the Berkeley tragedy was akin to victim blaming Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish students killed in balcony collapse named by US authorities Berkeley

Irish students killed in balcony collapse named by US authorities

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

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie An Irish couple on their J1 were robbed... but a familiar face from home is ready to help Thats Nice

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.

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

It was the best of times…

From TheJournal.ie Flanagan: 'Our commitment to Irish abroad remains strong' Diaspora

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.

From TheJournal.ie Minister asks J1 students to behave themselves abroad Still Friends

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.

From TheJournal.ie Road tripping in Mexico, working with ex-cons - then putting it all on YouTube. Aaah, the J1 experience Are You Experienced?

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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish students who left destroyed apartment are shamed by the news in San Francisco Wreck The Gaf

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

This is why we can’t have nice things.

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

We sleep all day and drink all night….

From TheJournal.ie Sadness at death of student travel pioneer USIT

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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

The rites of passage every Irish person must go through

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

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Emigrant centre warned: Prioritise Irish interests or lose your state funding Deported

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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