Findings from the ongoing review, including indications that crimes were covered up, were outlined in a briefing note sent to Minister for Children Katherine Zappone. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A review of alleged historic child abuse at Scouting Ireland has indicated that files related to some cases went missing and that some scout leaders a(...)

The figures were outlined in a briefing note sent by Scouting Ireland to members of the Oireachtas committee on children and youth affairs.

Forty former scout leaders accused of child sex abuse are alleged to have molested multiple victims, internal figures from Scouting Ireland show. Th(...)

Solicitor Daniel O’Connell says that all bar two of his scouting abuse clients were male, and most were aged between 45 and 60 years of age.  Photograph: Tom Honan

Accounts from 30 victims who allege they were molested as children by scout leaders paint a “graphic” picture of abuse, according to a lawyer represen(...)

A report in June concluded there was a ‘deeply rooted dysfunction’ at the top of the organisation, due to a lack of transparency, and a culture of ‘blind loyalty’ to certain senior figures.

Children were sexually abused by scout leaders on hikes in the woods, in tents on camping trips, and in local dens, according to statements from 30 al(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone makes a statement on developments at Scouting Ireland, last September. Last year, Ms Zappone twice suspended Scouting Ireland’s funding over governance concerns at the organisation

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has committed to increasing Scouting Ireland’s State funding, to ensure safeguarding standards are properly re(...)

Scouting Ireland chairwoman  Aisling Kelly appearing before an Oireachtas committee last November. Photograph: Oireachtas TV screengrab

The chairwoman of Scouting Ireland’s board has resigned from the role after just three months in the position due to work commitments. Aisling Kelly (...)

Minister for  Community Development Michael Ring said the funding had been allocated “in a way that means that those communities who need it most, whether in cities, towns or rural areas, will benefit”.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Nearly 3,000 community projects across Ireland have been allocated funding from a €12.5 million fund announced by the Department of Rural and Communit(...)

Special Rapporteur on Child Protection   Geoffrey Shannon who submitted a report to the Cabinet on Tuesday. Photograph: The Irish Times

Claims of historic child abuse should be examined by specialist forensic investigators independent of Tusla, the child and family agency, the Special (...)

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(...)

President Michael D Higgins’ spokesman said he “has been, and remains, concerned at recent reports in relation to the organisation”.  Photograph: PA

President Michael D Higgins, who is patron of Scouting Ireland, has said he is “concerned” at the historic abuse revelations facing the youth organisa(...)

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