Aisling Kelly

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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(...)

Volunteers who allegedly preyed on children were “protected” and permitted to move from group to group, a meeting of senior scout leaders was told on Monday night.

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(...)

Safeguarding expert Ian Elliott, who has been conducting the review into past abuse in the Scouting Ireland, said he expected the number of known victims to increase ‘quite considerably’.

A historic review of Scouting Ireland’s records has uncovered evidence of 108 alleged child sex abuse victims, and 71 alleged abusers believed to have(...)

The rear of the Renault Megan car allegedly damaged in the €180,000 dismissed personal injury claim.

A Circuit Court judge on Wednesday threw out motor insurance personal injury claims totalling €180,000 and warned three claimants that An Garda Síochá(...)

Pensioners protest outside Government Buildings last year. By 2055,  just two people are estimated will be working for every person in retirement, compared to about five today. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An ageing population, low levels of occupational pension coverage and a heavy reliance on the State pension are dragging down the international standi(...)

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