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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(...)

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(...)

Anne Griffin, Scouting Ireland chief executive, said the youth organisation was ‘greatly encouraged’ by the conclusions of the McManus report. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Governance reforms in Scouting Ireland introduced on foot of a highly critical report have been “implemented satisfactorily”, according to a review co(...)

The author John Boyne has set up a short-story competition for children to enter now Ireland’s schools have been closed by the threat of coronavirus. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The author John Boyne has set up a short-story competition for children to enter now Ireland’s schools have been closed by the threat of coronavirus. (...)

A favourite book store: Bob Johnston at his Gutter  Bookshop. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Rick O’Shea I know I tell this story often these days, but my love of books started and grew with trips I made most weekends in to Eason’s on O’Conne(...)

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(...)

Sarah Davis-Goff. Photo by Bríd Donovan

Sarah Davis-Goff: Last Ones Left Alive (Tinder Press, publication March 7th) A girl called Orpen journeys from east to west across a post-apocalyptic (...)

Anne Griffin was the first to be employed after Dublin was confirmed as the venue for the Meeting of Families. Photograph:  Enda O’Dowd

The beating heart of the World Meeting of Families is behind the high wall around a former seminary in the shadow of Croke Park in Dublin. The Holy C(...)

Papal Mass co-ordinator Fr Damian McNeice has recruited 4,000 servers for the event. Photograph: Conor Pope

While organising the largest outdoor event in Europe this year has been difficult from almost every angle and has required multiple arms of the State,(...)

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