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A student arrives to find the school closed today
A student arrives to find the school closed today

ANOTHER language school has shut, leaving 320 students out-of-pocket

It’s the 13th such school to shut since the start of last year.
Apr 10th 2015, 5:44 PM 15,410 27

THE CARLYLE INSTITUTE on Dublin’s Grafton Street will not reopen after the Easter break – making it the latest in a number of language school closures.

Over the past 12-month period, 13 language schools have closed their doors in similar circumstances.

On the school’s website it is said that it is closing “due to adverse trading conditions” and that the closure will be take effect immediately.

A liquidator meeting is set to be held at the Maldron Hotel on Cardiff Lane at 10am on Friday 24 April.

The school is thought to have had 220 students on its books over a mix of business and English classes – with the majority being language students.

In addition to this, a further 100 had paid for courses they have not yet began.

It is thought that the year-long courses run through the school cost around €1,500.

Students are unlikely to receive any refund through the company’s liquidation as they are not “priority creditors”.

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Dave Moore from the Irish Council of International Students, said that the closure puts students in a difficult situation.

Moore attributed the spate of closures in part to a lack of regulation in the sector.

An information session is set to be held on Tuesday 14 April at the Teachers Club on Parnell Square West for students who are affected by the closure.

This spate of college closures started in April last year with Kavanagh College where 70 international students had been enrolled.

Read: Hundreds of students left with questions after Eden College closes its doors in Dublin city centre

Also: Another English language school has closed, days after it said it wouldn’t 

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