John Butler, manager of the Portlick Scout Campsite near Athlone, preparing for more than 400 campers over the weekend. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

On Friday night, the first of more than 400 scouts were starting to pitch their tents for a large camping weekend in Portlick, outside of Athlone, Co (...)

Scouting Ireland’s headquarters at Larch Hill in Dublin.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Allan Mathews (35) has been involved with scouting since he was eight years old, and is now a leader with the St Patrick’s group, in Dundalk, Co Louth(...)

An ongoing review of historic abuse has now uncovered 317 alleged victims of child sex abuse, and 212 perpetrators alleged to have abused children in the organisation

Scouting Ireland is considering a range of emergency financial measures, including the sale of scout dens, to meet the cost of a deepening historic ch(...)