Students have staged protests over college closures in recent weeks

Insurance companies to cover foreign students

18 Jun Insurance companies that provided health policies for students attending two language colleges that closed unexpectedly seven weeks ago have told RTÉ News that they will provide all students with full cover.

The ESB denies the claims

UCC takes case against ESB over 2009 Cork floods

18 Jun The Commercial Court has been asked to decide if the ESB is liable for damage from flooding in Cork in November 2009, in what has been described as a "sorry tale of missed opportunities".

HEA report found staff-student ratios above OECD norms

Quality of third-level education at risk: HEA

11 Jun Rising student numbers and cuts to funding at third-level are putting the quality of Irish graduates and the third-level system at risk, according to the Higher Education Authority.

Students protesting outside one of the schools that closed in recent weeks

Report on international school closures due

29 May An interim report of the taskforce established to examine the recent closures of five international schools is due to be delivered to the Department of Education tomorrow.

The Department of Education has informed the Gaelscoil that it can appoint another teacher for the coming school year

Sligo Gaelscoil gets approval for extra teacher

29 May A Gaelscoil in Sligo which had been forced to turn away almost 30 children enrolled for junior infants after the Department of Education refused a request for an extra teacher has now been given the go-ahead for a second junior infants class in September.

Students protested today to draw attention to the difficulties they are facing

Taskforce will examine language school issues

21 May Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has said a joint taskforce will meet on Friday to discuss how to help students affected by the closure of a number of English language schools.

Millennium College students protest outside the school

Students not registered by Millennium College

16 May Serious issues surrounding the operation of the now closed Millennium College emerged during an investigation by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service, it has emerged this evening.

An English language college in Cork has become the fifth to close in recent weeks

Quinn says more language schools may close

20 May Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn has said there might be "one or two more closures" of English language schools in the wake of the latest school shutting down in Cork.

Batt O'Keeffe said he had no involvement with the day-to-day running of Eden College

O'Keeffe 'astounded' by Eden College claims

15 May Former minister for education Batt O'Keeffe has said he is astounded by allegations of irregularities at a college that catered for English language students and of which he was president.