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(...)

 Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has expressed confidence in Scouting Ireland’s new board. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has expressed her confidence in the new board of Scouting Ireland in relation to their work in dealing with th(...)

The review is being led by child safeguarding expert Ian Elliott, above. Minister for Children Katherine Zappone remains confident Mr Elliot “will use his safeguarding expertise and role in Scouting Ireland to get to the bottom of this”, a department spokesman says

Scouting Ireland is planning to conduct an inquiry to identify if any current members still in the organisation previously covered-up alleged child se(...)

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

Scouting Ireland has identified more than 300 victims of alleged child sexual abuse, amid emerging evidence that abuse was “covered up” in the youth o(...)

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(...)

Scouting Ireland’s internal review of allegations of past abuse is being led by child safeguarding expert Ian Elliott. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Scouting Ireland has now identified more than 300 past victims of alleged child sexual abuse in the youth organisation. The Irish Times understands (...)

The Garda has confirmed it had begun investigations into “a number of complaints relating to individuals associated with Scouting Ireland”. File photograph: Getty Images

An Garda Síochána has begun investigations into a number of complaints relating to individuals associated with Scouting Ireland. Some 80 people have (...)

A confidential internal report had found the youth organisation’s response to the rape allegation had been “deeply flawed”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Scouting Ireland’s handling of a rape allegation was “influenced” by the accused male leader’s connections “to people in positions of power in the org(...)

Labour Party children’s spokesman Seán Sherlock said there was serious doubt cast over the effectiveness of the 2012 audit of Scouting Ireland, given the recent revelations. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

More than 20 individuals alleged to have sexually abused children in Scouting Ireland are believed to be still alive. Several individuals who had com(...)

Safeguarding expert Ian Elliott is conducting the review into past child sexual abuse at Scouting Ireland, which is still ongoing. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

State child protection agency Tusla has set up a dedicated helpline to deal with reports of past child sex abuse in Scouting Ireland, following revela(...)

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