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This morning.

Leinster [English language, IT, Business] College , Harcourt Street, Dublin.

Maeve Callan writes:

I’m a teacher at Leinster College, we arrived at the college at 8.20 this morning to see the attached notice (above) on the door. The students were not notified, teachers were not notified, the building is locked and the owner is uncontactable….

Anyone?

Leinster College

UPDATE:

19 thoughts on “No School Today

  1. smoothlikemurphys

    For further information, please visit our website where we’ll tell you about how great the place is but actually provide no information about the current ‘weak financial situation’

  2. the good helen

    when they do things sneaky like that, there are always worse things to follow. Otherwise they would have been open and out there. sorry but looks like some people will be looking for new employment soon. :-(

  3. Mani

    Can’t understand this. Their sister colleges in North Haverbrook, Ogdenville and Brockway are so successful.

  4. kerryview

    Never mind the quality of the English language, they could not afford to print a corrected page (Client, Clients).

  5. Happy Molloy

    looks bad, sympathy to the staff and students.

    I remember this happened another school a few months back and think I recall reading that some sort of regulator was being set up

    1. Richard O'Callaghan

      Some probably are, many of them are not. Lumping the entire industry together as crooked has not helped and is likely to result in a number of legitimate colleges being closed down. A couple of hundred jobs are likely to be lost in this industry in the next 12 months.

      And before anybody asks, I do not work for one of these colleges, but I do know some people who do and from what I can see the result will be a loss of paying students to other jurisdictions.

  6. Richard O'Callaghan

    Seriously for a second, the changes made to the criteria for Colleges in the revised guidance issued in September will put most of these Colleges out of business. The industry as a whole will largely fail next year.

  7. Disgrace

    These schools are not all just fronts for selling visas to students (or visa factories as they are called) and those that are also do provide classes which involves hard working teachers and genuine students who want to learn – granted the visa factory side is unacceptable. A friend is (was) a teacher at the school and worked hard on planning her lessons and teaching her students. As I understand it the owner was pursuing some commercial objective for the school but I believe he was not successful and cannot be contacted; I believe he has also been unfriending the staff on facebook as well, which is another clear sign. The staff are owed over a month’s wages and they believe he has no intention of paying them. The sister school in Dophin’s Barn is also closed. Many of these teachers have worked a long time with no benefits or permanency. How the government can allow such precarious working conditions to exist is a disgrace and now the staff and students have been left hanging.

  8. Harry the Horse

    This is a huge industry, attracting English language students from all over Europe and the world. There is also a sub-industry for families who provide room & board for these students for from 1 week to months at a time, and getting paid about €170 per week, per student (usually 2 per family). These are not the “spanish students” that we get swarmed by each summer, but adults looking to get better employment with the language. They come here because they get better tuition than in the UK.

  9. JunkFace

    This happens too often in Ireland, especially in Dublin. The Government need to have stricter rules on these language schools, treating teachers and students like dirt. Taking their money.

    They do it because they CAN!

    1. Disgrace

      “They do it because the CAN!”, Exactly. Irish Government’s with years of easing up on employers, deregulating the economy and depolitizing the private sector workforce through the co-optive arrangements of social partnership and the lowering of union intensity amongst the private sector has allowed this to happen.

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