The country with the highest number of international students coming to Ireland was China, with Malaysia, America, Canada, India, and Saudi Arabia also among the most common countries of origin, an ESRI report has found. Photograph: iStock

The number of international students travelling to Ireland for third-level education has significantly increased, with China the most popular country (...)

The IFSC area in Dublin: the recession may be acting as a deterrent to skilled workers from abroad, the study found. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Government policies to attract skilled employees from outside the EU have worked, but shortages persist in areas including ICT, healthcare and financi(...)