13 January 2015

The judgment of the High Court today in the case brought by the National Employee Development and Training Centre and Academic Bridge is being examined by the Departments of Justice and Equality, and Education and Skills.

The Ministers for Justice and Equality, and Education and Skills are fully committed to delivering on the Government's regulatory reforms programme in this area announced in September 2014. The Ministers will examine the range of options that are available to progress the reforms in a manner consistent with the High Court decision, and without prejudice to a possible appeal.

The Government is committed to maintaining Ireland's reputation as a high quality destination for international students and will continue to implement all necessary reforms to protect that reputation.