The website of the Education Executive Agency (DUO) is not available on Monday morning due to a malfunction.

The service is off the air both via the website and by telephone.

On the website it is currently not possible to log in to My DUO, a portal where matters such as student finance, loans and student debt can be arranged, a spokesperson told

The cause is a technical malfunction as a result of regular maintenance work.

The service is expected to be back on the air by the early afternoon.