The largest number of students were from Italy followed by Spain and 78 per cent of students were from the EU and the European Economic Area. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ireland had the highest number of international English-language students in the world per head of population in 2016, according to a report by a lang(...)

A total of 119,000 students learned English in Ireland in 2016, up by 11,871 on the previous year. Photograph: Getty Images

Record numbers of international students are studying English in Ireland, according to the latest figures. Last year saw an 11 per cent increase in l(...)