Minister for Children Katherine Zappone making a brief statement on recent developments at Scouting Ireland on Thursday.  Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

State funding to Scouting Ireland has been suspended until the current board of directors is replaced, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has ann(...)

 File photograph of Christy McCann. Senior sources described the Scouting Ireland board’s vote to reinstate him as a “total disaster” for the youth organisation.

The board of Scouting Ireland has voted to reinstate chief scout Christy McCann to chair the organisation’s upcoming extraordinary general meeting on (...)

Ian Elliott:  interim safeguarding manager for Scouting Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A barrister’s report into the actions of four senior Scouting Ireland volunteers in the handling of a rape allegation has faced significant delays. (...)

Scouting Ireland: “The new governance structures, together with a new approach to safeguarding, will strengthen our organisation as we continue to serve young people across Ireland.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The membership of Scouting Ireland has overwhelmingly approved an overhaul of the organisation’s governance structures. Some 482 members voted to acc(...)

Scouting Ireland are in the middle of a controversy over the handling of a rape allegation made in 2016, concerning two adults from an incident in 2009. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The membership of Scouting Ireland have approved an overhaul of the organisation’s governance structures at an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) hel(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone at 168th St Aengus Scout Den, Tallaght.

Scouting Ireland has said an ongoing campaign by some of its members against new governance structures had the potential to “threaten the very future”(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone at 168th St Aengus Scout Den, Tallaght.

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs was aware of serious flaws in how Scouting Ireland handled child protection cases as early as six years a(...)

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone appointed Jillian van Turnhout to review the governance of Scouting Ireland in May. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

A “dysfunctional” culture, a lack of transparency and a “deep distrust” between staff and the board of volunteers led to safeguarding failings in Scou(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone suspended funding in April over Scouting Ireland’s handling of the rape allegation. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Safeguarding failings at Scouting Ireland are the symptoms of a “deeply rooted dysfunction” within the organisation’s culture, an expert report has fo(...)

The review of Scouting Ireland makes a number of recommendations which the Minister says must be implemented before full restoration of funding can be considered.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Scouting Ireland will have three-month’s worth of funding restored after the group said it would implement the recommendations of an independent revie(...)

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