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Cohesion is critical, underline peak bodies at ALTO

Chief Executive at English UK, Eddie Byers, has stated that the UK's ELT sector needs to work harder to make the government understand it is a "key feed" into the HE sector. And English Australia's Sue Blundell wowed ALTO delegates with data illustrating Australia's growth and grasp of stats.

Ireland overhauls student immigration legislation

Only accredited English language and higher education programmes will be permitted to recruit international students in Ireland from next year, under a major reform of student immigration and the international education sector announced this week. “These reforms are crucial to ensuring that only those providers which can offer the highest standards can attract international students," said the Minister of Education.

Sixth school closes amid Irish visa fraud probe

The Business and Computer Training Institute in Dublin has become Ireland's sixth private college to close its doors. With the exception of the disruption the closure brings to genuine students, sector stakeholders have reacted positively to the closure as a way of weeding out bogus operators.

Ireland: INM sells IH Dublin and third level college

An Irish acquisition recently announced sees two well known brand names in the international education space under new owners. Dublin-based Independent News & Media has sold private third-level college Independent Colleges Ltd and ELT operator IH Dublin. The new owners are members of the Cork-based Barry family and owners of Barry’s Tea brand.