Scouting Ireland: members of the youth organisation were told the board of 15 directors “have confirmed their decision to resign effective October 31st”. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The entire board of Scouting Ireland is expected to stand down to be replaced in October as part of a major governance overhaul. The organisation is(...)

Scouting Ireland estimates it has two months before funding runs out, after Minister for Children Katherine Zappone suspended  finance in April, following the organisation’s handling of a rape allegation.

Scouting Ireland has warned it will be forced to place all its 34 staff on protective notice in the coming days, as the organisation faces a funding c(...)

The independent expert appointed to examine governance at Scouting Ireland has been informed of concerns by members of the organisation about a lack of consultation over proposed reforms. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The independent expert appointed to examine governance at Scouting Ireland has been informed of concerns by members of the organisation about a lack o(...)

 Dr John Lawlor, chief executive, Scouting Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Divisions within Scouting Ireland in the wake of a rape controversy continue to grow, with management condemning “abhorrent” attacks on its chief exec(...)

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There is growing division in Scouting Ireland between the grassroots and senior management over the handling of the safeguarding controversy, which ha(...)

 Dr John Lawlor, chief executive officer of  Scouting Ireland, said  the youth organisation deals with about 70 safeguarding cases a year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The board of Scouting Ireland has apologised for the “anxiety and hurt” caused by the recent safeguarding failings in the organisation. “We do recogn(...)

“The committee is of the view that any organisation which seeks the support of an Oireachtas committee to secure public funding should make itself available to address any legitimate concerns the members may have,” the letter said.

Scouting Ireland has been called to appear before an Oireachtas committee next week, to answer questions and avoid “irreparable damage” to public conf(...)

Scout camp. Gardaí are investigating a scout leader who allegedly abused a 12-year-old boy on a camping trip more than three years ago. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Scouting Ireland has said it was “unaware” that an active male leader was the subject of a Garda investigation into alleged child sexual abuse. In (...)

Hundreds of past child-protection case files are held at Scouting Ireland’s national office in Larch Hill, Tibradden, south county Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Locked away in Scouting Ireland’s national office in Larch Hill, Tibradden, south county Dublin, sit hundreds of past child-protection case files in a(...)

Larch Hill in south Co Dublin. The alleged abuse took place during a camping trip here in 2014. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A file has been sent by the Garda Síochana to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) over an alleged case of child sexual abuse during a scout camp(...)

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