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In a judgment, Mr Justice Keane said the court was prepared to make orders allowing the Teaching Council access to documentation in the action taken by a man over alleged sexual assault in the 1970s. File photograph: Collins Courts

A judge has made orders allowing the Teaching Council access information arising out of a High Court action brought by a man against parties he claime(...)

 Chief scout Christy McCann did not rule out seeking to contest a further election, given he stepped aside from the role shortly after he was re-elected in  2018. Photograph: Scouting Ireland Facebook page

A number of senior Scouting Ireland figures have called for the suspension of chief scout Christy McCann to be lifted “immediately”, in a renewed bout(...)

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. (...)

Like John Tyndall, who always underlined the need for science communication and engagement with the public, Tyndall National Institute in UCC has a major programme of science engagement in tandem with advanced research. Above  public engagement and outreach officers Dr Caitriona Tyndall and Alida Zauers with Albi Morrish in the Tyndall Atrium adjoining the cleanroom during Culture Night. Photograph: Clare Keogh.

Kevin O’Sullivan Environment & Science Editor The life of great Irish natural philosopher John Tyndall was summed up adeptly in 2018 when the pu(...)

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(...)

Michael Noel Sheehan outside court in Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Cork Courts

A former scout leader has been remanded on bail after he was charged with indecently assaulting a 12-year-old boy more than 30 years ago. Michael Noe(...)

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(...)

Survivors of alleged abuse in legacy scouting bodies have called for a statutory inquiry to be set up on foot of the report’s findings. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Scouting Ireland has made a full “organisational apology” to survivors of past child sexual abuse in legacy scouting bodies, in response to a damning (...)

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