Court of Appeal overturns decision on liquidator to third-level college

Posted in Governance and administration on March 26th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The Court of Appeal has overturned a decision that a liquidator to a third-level college catering mainly for foreign students can be replaced by one chosen by the students and other creditors. And claims by 190 students of Eden College …” (more)

[Campus.ie, 26 March]

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Students of closed college apply to remove liquidator

Posted in Legal issues on June 10th, 2014 by steve

“An application seeking the removal of the liquidator appointed to a third-level college whose closure left hundreds of students ‘high and dry’ has come before the High Court. Eden College, based at Dublin’s Burgh Quay, ceased trading in April …” (more)

[Aodhán Ó Faoláin and Ray Managh, Irish Examiner, 10 June]

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Challenge brought against appointment of liquidator to Eden College

Posted in Legal issues on June 9th, 2014 by steve

“An application seeking the removal of the liquidator appointed to a third-level college whose closure left hundreds of students ‘high and dry’ has come before the High Court. Eden College, based at Dublin’s Burgh Quay, ceased trading in late April …” (more)

[Irish Times, 9 June]

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Eden College owner denies ‘trousering’ student fees

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 24th, 2014 by steve

“The owner of Eden College has denied that he ‘trousered’ school fees from students prior to the English language college closing last month. Amid heated exchanges with students at a creditors’ meeting in Dublin …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 23 May]

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O’Keeffe’s language school breached visa rules

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on May 24th, 2014 by steve

“Flagrant breaches of student visa rules at a college for international students where former Education Minister Batt O’Keeffe was president are exposed in documents published today …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 24 May]

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Academy shut owing €1.4m to state bodies

Posted in Governance and administration on May 24th, 2014 by steve

“An international school closed owing €1.4m including almost half a million to state bodies, its directors estimate. Eden College on Burgh Quay in Dublin 2 shut down suddenly last month, leaving 1,200 students in the lurch …” (more)

[Cormac Murphy, Independent, 24 May]

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Ex-minister’s move into poorly-regulated sector raised eyebrows

Posted in Governance and administration on May 24th, 2014 by steve

“Former education minister Batt O’Keeffe raised eyebrows in education circles when it emerged he was getting involved in a private school catering for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 24 May]

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Language school closed with estimated €1.4m debts

Posted in Governance and administration on May 23rd, 2014 by steve

“A college catering for international students which closed unexpectedly last month has outstanding debts estimated at €1.4m. The figure was given at a creditors’ meeting which is taking place in Dublin this afternoon …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 23 May]

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Recognition for school with links to ex-Minister Bat O’Keeffe pulled

Posted in Governance and administration on February 13th, 2014 by steve

“The Government’s education standards body has decided to withdraw recognition from an English language school in Dublin, of which former education minister Batt O’Keeffe is president and chairman of the board …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 13 February]

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