Ahern plans clampdown on foreign students working

Ireland“Justice minister Dermot Ahern is reviewing the laws on student immigration after it emerged that, in the first three months of the year, 29 foreign students have been considered for deportation for breaching work permit conditions. The review, which is almost complete, will address ‘certain aspects of student migration from outside the EEA which have given rise to concern in recent years,’ Ahern told the Dáil last week. Students from outside the EU who are attending a legitimate course in Ireland are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week during term and up to 40 hours during holidays without the need for a permit …” (more)

[Martin Frawley, Tribune, 12 April]


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