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John Walshe is Education Editor with the Irish Independent as well as Irish correspondent for a range of international education publications.
He is a former consultant to the OECD where he was involved in preparing four publications relating to teacher professional development, student motivation, adult education, and new forms of school management.
He also spent a period working as education correspondent with The Irish Times.
He is a graduate of both NUI Galway and UCC and his M.Ed thesis formed the basis of 'A New Partnership in Education' which was published by the Institute of Public Administration.