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340. Deputy Joe Costello asked the Minister for Justice and Equality the requirements for language schools in view of the recent court ruling on language school accreditation; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [2651/15]

Answer

Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I am fully committed to delivering on the government's regulatory reform programme in this area as announced in September 2014 in conjunction with my colleague the Minister for Education and Skills. The Government is committed to maintaining Ireland's reputation as a high quality destination for international students whilst ensuring the integrity of the immigration system. I will continue to implement all necessary reforms to ensure that the non-EEA student immigration system functions to the benefit of bona fide students and colleges in a manner consistent with immigration requirements.
A range of options is being examined to progress the reforms in a manner consistent with the High Court decision, and without prejudice to a possible appeal.