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Thursday 8 December 2016

Over 200 students hit as city language school closes doors

The Carlyle Institute, which is located on Grafton Street, posted a statement on its website announcing that it was closing with immediate effect.
The Carlyle Institute, which is located on Grafton Street, posted a statement on its website announcing that it was closing with immediate effect.

MORE than 200 international students have been affected by the closure of the 13th private college in the last 12 months.

The Carlyle Institute, which is located on Grafton Street, posted a statement on its website announcing that it was closing with immediate effect due to "adverse trading conditions".

It said that it was working with the Irish Council for International Students (ICOS), to support all affected students.

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"It was a privilege to work with so many talented staff and students and it's our sincerest hope that everybody can be accommodated in this process," the statement said.

ICOS advocates for the rights of all international students in Ireland, and concerned students have been making contact about the institute's shock decision.

"They communicated with us on Thursday morning that they were going to be advising the staff and the students of closure, which is really without precedent," said ICOS communications officer Dave Moore.

"Obviously, you know so many times, students and staff have turned up, there's been a notice on the door, and everybody has been out in the street.

"So we were prepared obviously in a way we haven't been before, and immediately organised a meeting for the students for next week."

In relation to numbers, he said it is understood there were 125 English language students and 70 business students.

Another 35 people who had paid advance fees, and hadn't started classes yet, are also believed to be affected.

An information and advice meeting for The Carlyle Institute students will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2pm at the Teachers Club on Parnell Square West.

fdillon@herald.ie

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