The number of adult students coming to Ireland to study English dropped significantly in 2014, according to a new report by Marketing English in Ireland. A strong performance in the junior market, however, helped soften the blow.
The number of non-European students going to Ireland has risen suggesting that the country's reputation hasn't been tarnished despite a series of private English language school closures earlier last year.
A new network of private colleges in Ireland is calling on the government to abandon plans to introduce an 'interim list' of providers who can recruit internationally. The seven-strong alliance has been launched by colleges that won a High Court ruling this month.
A judge in Ireland has upheld challenges against reforms slotted to begin this month that would have required all providers to gain accreditation by qualifying body ACELS in order appear on an Interim List of providers approved to accept non-EU students.