John Walshe on Education Journalism and Politics

Posted in Governance and administration on May 26th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Presented and produced by Seán Delaney. On this week’s programme I bring you the second part of my interview with John Walshe who after spending 4 decades as an education journalist was appointed special adviser to education and skills minister Ruairí Quinn. He wrote about this experience in An Education: How an outsider became an insider – and learned what really goes on in Irish government …” (audio)

[Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 25 May]

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Programme 256, John Walshe on Education Journalism and Politics

Posted in Governance and administration on May 18th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Presented and produced by Seán Delaney. On this week’s programme I speak to John Walshe who spent many years as education editor for the Irish Independent and was also special adviser to Ruairí Quinn when he was minister for education and skills. He authored a book about his experience as special adviser titled An Education: How an outsider became an insider …” (more, audio)

[Inside Education on 103.2 Dublin City FM, 18 May]

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The Question of a University for the South-East

Posted in Governance and administration on March 20th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“Beside the fantastic St Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin on Tuesday, I also enjoyed reading the book by John Walshe over the past long weekend. The book, titled ‘An Education: How an outsider became an insider – and learned what really goes on in Irish government’, is about what Walshe has encountered and learned …” (more)

[Research on Higher Education in Ireland, 20 February]

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Farm family with €300,000 in the bank still got college aid

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 1st, 2014 by steve

Ireland“A farm family with €300,000 in their bank account still managed to get a grant to send their child to college, according to revelations in a new book …” (more)

[John Spain, Independent, 1 November]

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Teacher’s Pet

Posted in Governance and administration on April 5th, 2011 by steve

“The decision of Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn to appoint the education journalist John Walshe as his special adviser is winning plaudits across the sector …” (more)

[Irish Times, 5 April]

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Education editor to take up role with minister

Posted in Governance and administration on March 31st, 2011 by steve

“The Irish Independent‘s education editor John Walshe (pictured) said last night he was ‘honoured’ by his appointment as special adviser to Education and Skills Minister Ruairi Quinn …” (more)

[Independent, 31 March]

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Education role for top journalist

Posted in Governance and administration on March 30th, 2011 by steve

“Education Minister Ruairi Quinn has recruited long-serving Irish Independent journalist John Walshe to be a special advisor. Mr Walshe is currently working as the newspaper’s education editor but is set to take up the high-powered role in the coming weeks …” (more)

[Kevin Doyle, Herald, 30 March]

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