Proposed laws are on the way to crack down on cheating college students.
The Education Minister is set to outlaw companies that provide written-to-order essays or dissertations.
They allow students to avoid being done for plagiarism.
The draft legislation will make it illegal to provide the service or advertise it.
Minister Richard Bruton is set to announce the plans later, which would make Ireland will be one of the first countries in the world to tackle the problem.