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International education: addressing Ireland’s shortcomings

Ireland’s reputation as a quality location for international study leaves much to be desired: as a result it is failing to take advantage of quite a special opportunity.  Why special?  Because international students are increasingly seeking out English-speaking countries, and, of course, the only two options available in Europe are the UK or Ireland.

But the UK is winning hands down.  It is one of the world’s most sought after locations. Over 300,000 international students are enrolled in the UK and spend some €5 billion a year there. The British Council sees international education as … Continue reading...