Meghan E. Irons

A news features reporter for the Metro section, Irons covers a range of issues in Boston’s diverse neighborhoods. She earned her master’s in journalism from Northeastern University, and has worked for several newspapers, including the Journal-Gazette in Indiana and The Baltimore Sun.

Latest stories

Firefighters given new schedules to curb sick-day abuse

By Meghan E. Irons , Globe Staff

The commissioner launched the initiative to cut down on firefighters gaming the system to collect overtime.

Talk on busing overdue, Walsh says

By Meghan E. Irons , Globe staff

“You can feel the tensions in the communities, the tensions in the schools,’’ Mayor Walsh said in an interview on the 40th anniversary of the start of Boston school busing.

History rolled in on a yellow school bus


When rocks and jeers greeted some of the children, Boston’s image was scarred forever.

Walsh defends actions by O’Brien

By Meghan E. Irons , Globe Staff

Mayor Martin Walsh said that the actions of former probation chief John J. O’Brien did not rise to the level of a crime.