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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(...)

Ireland lock Jean Kleyn during  a training session at the Ichihara Suporeka Park in Ichihara, Japan. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

It’s fair to say that not only is Jean Kleyn the least capped player in Ireland’s World Cup squad, but as the latest of the project players who edged (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris opens the new Cataract Unit at Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell

The increased cost of medical treatment in Ireland is outpacing general inflation at a rate of six to one, with the higher price of advanced healthcar(...)

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 (...)

Scouting Ireland’s headquarters at Larch Hill in Dublin.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Allan Mathews (35) has been involved with scouting since he was eight years old, and is now a leader with the St Patrick’s group, in Dundalk, Co Louth(...)

The review is being led by child safeguarding expert Ian Elliott, above. Minister for Children Katherine Zappone remains confident Mr Elliot “will use his safeguarding expertise and role in Scouting Ireland to get to the bottom of this”, a department spokesman says

Scouting Ireland is planning to conduct an inquiry to identify if any current members still in the organisation previously covered-up alleged child se(...)

Scouting Ireland’s headquarters at Larch Hill in Dublin.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Scouting Ireland has identified more than 300 victims of alleged child sexual abuse, amid emerging evidence that abuse was “covered up” in the youth o(...)

An ongoing review of historic abuse has now uncovered 317 alleged victims of child sex abuse, and 212 perpetrators alleged to have abused children in the organisation

Scouting Ireland is considering a range of emergency financial measures, including the sale of scout dens, to meet the cost of a deepening historic ch(...)

Safeguarding expert Ian Elliott is conducting the review into past child sexual abuse at Scouting Ireland, which is still ongoing. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

State child protection agency Tusla has set up a dedicated helpline to deal with reports of past child sex abuse in Scouting Ireland, following revela(...)

The revelations of the extent of historic abuse in the youth organisation were disclosed by Minister for Children Katherine Zappone to the Oireachtas committee on children and youth affairs on Wednesday. Photograph: Bryan James Brophy

The number of alleged child sex abuse cases uncovered in an ongoing review by Scouting Ireland is expected to be “considerably” higher than the 108 id(...)

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