Scouting Ireland’s plan is ‘when the cocooning phase comes in that we are ready to assist the State agencies in what way we can’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Scouting Ireland is preparing for its adult volunteers to assist in the State’s plan to “cocoon” elderly and vulnerable people in their homes to prote(...)

Child safeguarding expert Ian Elliott (left) will ‘leave no stone unturned’ in his inquiries into Scouting Ireland, the chair of the organisation’s board Adrian Tennant (right) has said. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A “veil of secrecy” operated within legacy scouting organisations which in some cases allowed perpetrators to abuse children, the chair of Scouting Ir(...)

Anne Griffin is to take over as chief executive of Scouting Ireland  from Dr John Lawlor in January. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd/The Irish Times.

A woman involved in the management of last year’s papal visit to Ireland is to become the chief executive of Scouting Ireland. Anne Griffin is to ta(...)

Ian Elliott, left, child safeguarding expert, and the board chair of Scouting Ireland Adrian Tennant.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Scouting Ireland is preparing to issue a full institutional apology in the coming weeks to past victims of child sexual abuse in its legacy organisati(...)

Ian Elliott, left, child protection expert, and Adrian Tennant, chair of Scouting Ireland’s board.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

On October 7th last year, the newly elected board of Scouting Ireland met in the Bonnington Hotel in north Dublin for a briefing from child protection(...)

 Dr John Lawlor, chief executive of  Scouting Ireland has said attending the Joint Committee on Children & Youth Affairs meeting last year. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The chief executive of Scouting Ireland has announced he is to step down, ahead of the organisation’s annual general meeting (AGM) this week. Dr Joh(...)

Scouting Ireland board member and Labour Party councillor Dermot Lacey. Photograph: Labour Party

The State child and family agency has been criticised as “arrogant” and lacking in credibility, by a member of Scouting Ireland’s board, heightening t(...)

Scouting Ireland chairwoman  Aisling Kelly appearing before an Oireachtas committee last November. Photograph: Oireachtas TV screengrab

The chairwoman of Scouting Ireland’s board has resigned from the role after just three months in the position due to work commitments. Aisling Kelly (...)