The ICOS office is closed until further notice. The decision was taken as a result of the government's announcement advising people to work from home due to Covid-19.
ICOS has produced a resource on COVID-19, which will be regularly updated with information as it emerges.
The Irish Council for International Students (ICOS) has today released its pre-election manifesto and has warned that action must be taken by the incoming government to ensure that Ireland’s place as a popular destination for international students is sustained.
ICOS is seeking a suitable volunteer to carry out the role of Chair of the Finance & Governance Committee. The Finance & Governance Committee (the committee) is a sub-committee of the ICOS board of directors and the committee reports to the board, under the delegated powers assigned by a terms of reference.
ICOS has been alerted that some students are being contacted by a person pretending to be an immigration officer. The scammer claims he is ringing students in relation to their immigration permission and demands a payment be made over the phone.
There is an important new law being debated next week in Dáil Éireann which could have an impact on international students. The Health Insurance Amendment Bill 2019, which is looking at reforming part of the insurance industry..
The Department of Justice and Equality have launched a public consultation on how existing hate speech legislation in Ireland can be improved.
Budget 2020 was announced as an "unsurprising" budget but what impact will in have on the lives of international students in Ireland. Read more in our article on Budget 2020.
Following a review of the Interim List of Eligible Programmes (ILEP), INIS has taken the decision to include Foundation Programmes on the list, meaning that providers delivering these programmes to non-EEA students will now need to submit applications to INIS for inclusion on the ILEP.
Degree level college students who live in Dublin city or county, who have previously registered with INIS, and who are progressing to the second or later year of a degree course, will be able to renew their IRP cards through an online application system.
ICOS bids a fond farewell to Director Sheila Power and welcomes new Executive Director, Sarah Lennon
After 14 years at the helm, we bid a fond farewell to Sheila Power who retires today from ICOS. Sheila joined ICOS in 2005 and has been a formidable champion for the rights of international students.