John Walshe

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Irish Times education columnist Brian Mooney, Dr Maurice Manning and publisher  Phyllis Mitchell at the recent publication of Ireland’s Yearbook of Education.

The Department of Education has clashed with the country’s largest State-funded research agency over how taxpayers’ money should be spent, documents s(...)

Gardaí at the scene of the fatal stabbing of Reece Cullen (17) in Kilclare Cresent, Tallaght in January 2017. Photograph: Collins

A teenager stabbed to death in the Tallaght area of Dublin was on the phone when he was fatally wounded, an inquest has heard. Dublin Coroner’s Court(...)

“A man came to the door wearing a black balaclava, bullet-proof vest and black gloves. He walked in the door...  He had a gun in his right hand,” a child said in her deposition read out at Dublin Coroner’s Court. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The children of a criminal shot dead in his home told how a man holding a gun had entered the kitchen wearing a balaclava before shooting their father(...)

Driving profit: Tipperary Milk Farm Company have leased 1,000 acres in Tipperary to set up a big facility to take advantage of the lifting of EU milk quotas.  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

There has been heated debate in recent weeks about the merits of the Government’s budget tinkering with the Employment and Investment Incentive (EII) (...)

A prominent Catholic educator has criticised the new  Education about Religions and Beliefs (ERB) and ethics programme for primary schools. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The proposed programme for religions and ethics in primary schools was designed to banish expressions of faith from the classroom, a prominent Catholi(...)

Ardnakinna lighthouse on Bere Island, Co Cork: a report published more than a year ago on boosting island and coastal communities has been “gathering dust”. Photograph: Commissioners of Irish Lights

A report published more than a year ago on boosting island and coastal communities has been “gathering dust”, the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agr(...)

School leavers in Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal are most likely to get a student grant and those in Meath, Kildare and Dublin least likely, an analysis(...)

Ruairí Quinn and John Walshe. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

You have to say John Walshe has a great sense of timing. He hops from journalism into a plum job for Ruairí Quinn, and then, with indecent haste, b(...)

The former   minister for education and skills Ruairí Quinn with his special adviser at the department, John Walshe. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A former ministerial advisor has described how the Coalition parties repeatedly clashed over the allocation of posts on State boards, with Fine Gael (...)

 Leo Crawford, group CEO, BWG, pictured at the SPAR Retailers conference in Killarney yesterday. The group behind the chain of convenience stores will open a further 50 stores by 2016. Photograph:  Don MacMonagle

The creation of some 1,200 new jobs was announced this morning, as BWG, the company behind Spar in Ireland, said it will invest €100 million in store (...)

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