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

Fire service jobs are elusive for many women in Boston and beyond

By , Globe Staff

In 2016, 89 women applied to work in the Boston Fire Department. None made the force, according to state data.

Female firefighters report ‘appalling’ treatment. The city promises a review

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Women on the force have complained about how the department handled claims of harassment and discrimination.

Boston has just 16 female firefighters. Several say discrimination is rampant

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Just 16 of the city’s 1,500 firefighters are women.

Seaport residents say restaurant issues have nothing to do with race

By , Globe Staff

The owners had said the tenants complained they were attracting the wrong type of people.