1996: Refugee Agency commissions the Centre for Language and Communication Studies (CLCS), Trinity College Dublin, to produce the report Meeting the language needs of refugees (compiled by David Little and Barbara Lazenby Simpson). The Department of Education and Science funds the necessary research.

1996-98: As a partner in the Bosnian Community Development Project, CLCS develops pre-vocational English courses in partnership with FÁS.

1998-99: Pre-vocational English courses are further developed as a central part of Interact Ireland, a project funded by the EU's Integra programme.

1998: Department of Education and Science decides to establish the Refugee Language Support Unit (RLSU) as a two-year pilot project under the aegis of CLCS.

March 1999: RLSU launched by the Minister of Education and Science Micheál Martin; unit establishes administrative functions in the Richmond Business Centre.

July 1999: Interact Ireland merges with RLSU.

February 2000: RLSU moves to 83 Waterloo Lane, Dublin 4.

January 2001: Department of Education and Science confirms the continuation of RLSU and approves its establishment as a campus company of Trinity College.

July 2001: RLSU moves into Unit 4A, TCD Enterprise Centre, Grand Canal Quay, Dublin 2. For the first time administration and teaching operations are under the same roof.

September 2001: RLSU becomes Integrate Ireland Language and Training Ltd (IILT).

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