A company providing services to foreign students has withdrawn High Court proceedings aimed at stopping portions of an RTÉ programme to be aired tonight.

The programme, which investigates standards in the private rental sector, is to be shown on Prime Time.

Lawyers for Green Effect Technology, trading as Global Academics, told the court this morning that they were not proceeding with their application.

The matter was struck out by Mr Justice Paul Gilligan.

Counsel for RTÉ Paul O'Higgins said he was seeking that the broadcaster be fully indemnified against costs.

He said not one penny of public monies should be spent on the case.

Mr Justice Gilligan said the public purse should not be left short and awarded costs for RTÉ.

RTÉ has welcomed the outcome of the case. The programme will air at 9.35pm.