An increasing number of non-EEA students are choosing Ireland for their higher education, with numbers rising by 45% between 2013 and 2017. But concerns remain over immigration procedures, accommodation and employment.
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’s English language sector has been hit once again by the closure of a further two schools bringing total school closures to five in recent weeks and leaving hundreds of students displaced. Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has set a joint task force to meet on Friday to answer concerns from student protests held this week.