The true number of sex offenders and victims was likely to be “a multiple” of what had emerged to date.

More than a dozen people have come forward alleging that they were sexually abused while members of Scouting Ireland since the organisation revealed t(...)

Scouting Ireland has 13,000 adult volunteers working with 40,000 juvenile members.

Scouting Ireland finds itself in a dark place because of the “deeply flawed” handling of a rape allegation made by a young female volunteer and by eme(...)

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.

On Wednesday morning, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone informed an Oireachtas committee that an internal review by Scouting Ireland had identif(...)

The revelations of the extent of historic abuse in the youth organisation were disclosed by Minister for Children Katherine Zappone to the Oireachtas committee on children and youth affairs on Wednesday. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

The number of alleged child sex abuse cases uncovered in an ongoing review by Scouting Ireland is expected to be “considerably” higher than the 108 id(...)

Safeguarding expert Ian Elliott, who has been conducting the review into past abuse in the Scouting Ireland, said he expected the number of known victims to increase ‘quite considerably’.

A historic review of Scouting Ireland’s records has uncovered evidence of 108 alleged child sex abuse victims, and 71 alleged abusers believed to have(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has twice suspended Scouting Ireland’s €900,000 worth of State grants this year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has restored funding for Scouting Ireland for six months, but only on condition that the organisation fully reforms its child protectio(...)

The organisation said there has been “little interest” in the position of full-time safeguarding manager in a recent statement

Scouting Ireland has delayed recruiting a full-time safeguarding manager to oversee child protection due to funding difficulties following a controver(...)

Scouting Ireland said the new structures would “ensure Scouting Ireland is an organisation that is fit for purpose”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Members of Scouting Ireland have voted overwhelmingly to introduce new governance structures in the wake of a scandal involving the alleged mishandlin(...)

Senior Scouting Ireland volunteer Martin Burbridge

The person brought in to head up Scouting Ireland’s “crisis management team” after it became embroiled in controversy earlier this year has resigned. (...)

Christy McCann: ‘I shouldn’t chair that meeting, the optics would be all wrong’

Chief scout Christy McCann has said the board of Scouting Ireland made the “wrong decision” in voting for him to chair the organisation’s upcoming ext(...)

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