Category Archives: Eden College

Latest round-up on closed colleges

17 private colleges in Ireland closed between April 2014 and May 2015. Below is a round-up of the legal position of the companies behind each college at 5 August 2017.

Where there has been no liquidation – i.e. the majority of the closed colleges – there is no possibility of a refund (Read why). Only two liquidations are complete (English in Dublin and Cogan International). 6 colleges remain in liquidation and, in almost all cases, we do not expect any money to be available for return to students at the end of the process (Read why).

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Further colleges which were not part of the 2014/15 closures have also ceased operations more recently:

Closed college round-up – June 2016

Just over two years on from the start of the college closures, some of the companies behind the colleges have been legally dissolved, some remain in liquidation (a process to manage the closing down of a company) and some are not in liquidation, which effectively means they can be expected to stay in a state of limbo until they are struck off and dissolved.
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Closed colleges: The Sunday Times on what inspectors found when visiting

The Sunday Times has used Freedom of Information rules to obtain inspection reports on a number of closed colleges. It is a remarkable read. Here are just some of the revelations… Continue reading

Eden/IBS owner Fakir Hossain ordered to attend court

TheTimes-smallAction by the liquidator for Irish Business School (IBS) means that owner Fakir Hossain has been ordered by a judge to attend court to answer questions, reports The Times (Ireland edition). Hossain also owned Eden College which closed abruptly in similar fashion during 2014. Continue reading