College regulator plan is scrapped

“The Government has scrapped plans to set up a statutory agency to promote and regulate the €1bn international education sector. The move has shocked the sector, which says a single body is needed to promote Ireland as a centre for international education. Four years ago, the Government accepted a report which outlined plans to set up the body, Education Ireland, on a legal basis. Promises to do so were made to the Indian government, which had expressed concerns about the lack of regulations following the collapse of a business school in Co Louth. But a conference in Malahide, Co Dublin, was told yesterday …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 8 November]

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