The historical abuse controversy relates to CBSI. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An organised “clique” of child abusers operated at high levels in the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland (CBSI), sharing knowledge with each other and in (...)

The man, who is now in his 70s, was arrested on Saturday morning by investigating gardaí. He was released without charge on Sunday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A former scout leader has been arrested in relation to alleged child sexual abuse in the 1970s and 1980s, with a file to be sent to the Director of Pu(...)

‘Who the membership choose to represent them as chief scout and on their board may be more telling about how far the organisation has come.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

More than three years ago, the then board of Scouting Ireland gathered at its head office in Larch Hill, south Co Dublin, to pore over a stark report (...)

Six men are currently taking legal cases against Scouting Ireland over alleged historical child abuse

Six men are currently taking legal cases against Scouting Ireland over alleged historical child abuse by convicted abuser David O’Brien, who previousl(...)

The previous government had stated it was considering a statutory inquiry into the historical abuse scandal last year, following calls from Micheál Martin (now Taoiseach) when he was leader of the Opposition. A spokeswoman for the Department of Taoiseach said launching any independent inquiry “is a very significant matter and one which will require careful consideration.” Photograph: Bryan O Brien / The Irish Times

Scouting Ireland is seeking to hire a new safeguarding manager to oversee child protection standards in the organisation, its third in as many years. (...)

A team of specialist investigators from the sexual crime unit has been set up to co-ordinate the inquiries within the Garda National Protective Services Bureau.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Specialist gardaí are currently carrying out 110 criminal investigations into former scout leaders alleged to have sexually abused children in legacy (...)

Scouting Ireland has been facing a major historical abuse scandal, and has identified 356 alleged victims and 275 alleged perpetrators.

Scouting Ireland has had “some of the best child protection policies and practices of any organisation anywhere in the world” for decades, a senior fi(...)

A spokeswoman for Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said the decision on holding an inquiry was still under discussion

A senior civil servant cautioned against the Government holding a statutory investigation into child sexual abuse in legacy scouting organisations in (...)

Child protection expert Ian Elliott’s scathing report painted a comprehensive picture of the scale of the historic abuse, but it is unlikely to be the final chapter in the scandal.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was the day after Scouting Ireland had elected an entirely new board as part of an overhaul of the youth organisation’s governance. The 10 new boar(...)

 Child sexual abuse was “tolerated” at the highest levels of former scouting organisations, with the crimes of those who preyed on children covered up to protect the reputation of the movement, a damning report has concluded. Photograph: The Irish Times

Child sexual abuse was “tolerated” at the highest levels of former scouting organisations, with the crimes of those who preyed on children covered up (...)

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