Child law expert Dr Geoffrey Shannon is currently conducting a review into allegations of historical child sexual abuse in St John Ambulance.

Voluntary paramedic organisation St John Ambulance has been accused in the Dáil of “closing ranks,” in response to an independent investigation into h(...)

Mick Finnegan said he felt the offer was ‘completely unacceptable’ and would not be adequate ‘in the context of childhood sexual abuse’. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Survivors of childhood sexual abuse in St John Ambulance have criticised counselling supports offered by the voluntary paramedic organisation as “inad(...)

The alleged victim had been a member of the organisation as a teenager from the mid to late 1990s, and claims he was sexually abused by a senior figure over a three-year period.

A former senior figure in St John Ambulance has been interviewed by the Garda in relation to allegations he sexually abused a juvenile in the voluntar(...)

The alleged perpetrator man was a member of the voluntary organisation in the 1960s, and is believed to have held a role working with juvenile members. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Allegations against another former officer in St John Ambulance have been reported to an ongoing independent review investigating historical child abu(...)

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman urged survivors, or others with relevant knowledge or information, to engage with Dr Geoffrey Shannon. File photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has urged survivors of historical child sex abuse in St John Ambulance to come forward and contact an ongoing i(...)

The review is expected to be completed before the end of the year. File photograph: The Irish Times

St John Ambulance has been asked to further publicise details of an ongoing independent review into historical child-sexual abuse in the voluntary par(...)

Larry Shannon, who died in early May,  was convicted in England over attempting to meet a child for sexual activity

A former St John Ambulance volunteer, who previously worked with juvenile members in Cabinteely, south Dublin, pleaded guilty to grooming and attempti(...)

A former senior figure who allegedly abused several children in St John Ambulance also had “full access” to individuals in Dublin youth projects and a(...)

Keith Lambe in Phoenix Park. The former St John Ambulance member says there were several incidents where the abuser showed up unexpectedly during first-aid duties at Dublin Zoo, to spot check cadets on their skills. Photograph:  Donall Farmer

Concerns about alleged child sexual abuse by a former senior St John Ambulance officer were an “open secret” in the paramedic organisation for years, (...)

An investigation by The Irish Times last August revealed three men had been sexually abused by a senior figure involved in St John Ambulance in the 1990s. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

An independent review into the handling of historical child sex abuse allegations in St John Ambulance has commenced, with a final report expected bef(...)

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