Adrian Tennant

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Jill Pitcher Farrell, a 23-year-old rover scout and adult volunteer, became the first woman to be elected chief scout, the voluntary head of the youth organisation. Photograph: Alan Place

After more than three years of controversy and scandal, Scouting Ireland has sought to put a new face forward to the public, with members electing the(...)

Adrian Tennant, chairman of the board, said Scouting Ireland had ‘waded through what seemed like crisis after crisis’ in recent years.

The membership of Scouting Ireland passed a motion signalling no confidence in the direction the current board had taken the organisation, at an annu(...)

Scouting Ireland’s board took the decision to expel chief scout Christy McCann (pictured) and two senior officials. Photograph: Scouting Ireland Facebook page

Scouting Ireland’s board has expelled the chief scout and two senior figures, who were at the centre of a controversy over governance and safeguardin(...)

Scouting Ireland has been facing a major historical abuse scandal, and has identified 356 alleged victims and 275 alleged perpetrators.

Scouting Ireland has had “some of the best child protection policies and practices of any organisation anywhere in the world” for decades, a senior fi(...)

Child protection expert Ian Elliott’s scathing report painted a comprehensive picture of the scale of the historic abuse, but it is unlikely to be the final chapter in the scandal.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It was the day after Scouting Ireland had elected an entirely new board as part of an overhaul of the youth organisation’s governance. The 10 new boar(...)

 Child sexual abuse was “tolerated” at the highest levels of former scouting organisations, with the crimes of those who preyed on children covered up to protect the reputation of the movement, a damning report has concluded. Photograph: The Irish Times

Child sexual abuse was “tolerated” at the highest levels of former scouting organisations, with the crimes of those who preyed on children covered up (...)

Ian Elliott has been investigating the historic abuse for over a year. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Scouting Ireland is to publish a final report on Thursday into historic child sex abuse that took place in legacy scouting organisations, completed by(...)

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(...)

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