Sean Flynn 1958-2014

On behalf of the staff of the IUA I wish to express our regret at the untimely loss of Sean Flynn,  Irish Times Education Editor.

A graduate of UCD, he took up the post of education correspondent in 1999 and was at all times an informed and influential commentator and critic of higher education in Ireland.

We had a very good working relationship with Sean over the years and, personally, I learned much about the journalists’ art from his combination of wit, tremendous incisiveness and mastery of the complex dynamics of higher education.

Our deepest sympathies go to his family and to his colleagues at the Irish Times and in the wider press community.

Ned Costello
Chief Executive