Meghan E. Irons

Meghan E. Irons is a veteran journalist at the Boston Globe, covering a range of topics that touch on how culture, politics, and social issues intersect with every day life. She was a member of the award-winning project 68 Blocks, has explored the diverse communities in Boston, and currently serves as the City Hall Bureau chief, where she has been focusing on administration of Mayor J. Walsh.

Prior to the Globe, Meghan worked at The Providence Journal, The Baltimore Sun and the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette in Indiana. She was raised in Dorchester and Mattapan, and currently lives in Hyde Park.

Latest stories

Official’s use of n-word in class discussion on racial language plunges Cambridge into controversy

By , Globe Staff

Emily Dexter’s apology did little to quell some students who say their concerns about racial insensitivity have long been ignored by elected officials and district leaders.

Fire Department report slammed by female firefighters, city councilors

By , Globe Staff

The report recycled old recommendations, offered little insight on structural change, critics say.

City review finds pervasive ‘locker room talk’ in Boston firehouses

By and Meghan Irons , Globe Staff

Investigators found a “male-dominated” culture in a 1,500-member department that has 16 female firefighters.

Lord & Taylor settles racial profiling probe, plans to train staff

By , Globe Staff

The company agreed to train staff, hire a consultant, and improve efforts to prevent shoplifting.