Christy McCann

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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(...)

Former chief scout Christy McCann was expelled from Scouting Ireland after an investigation concluded he and three other senior officers had acted inappropriately in the handling of a rape allegation, concerning two adult volunteers

The former chief scout of Scouting Ireland is taking a legal case against the youth organisation, which expelled him from its membership earlier this (...)

‘Who the membership choose to represent them as chief scout and on their board may be more telling about how far the organisation has come.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

More than three years ago, the then board of Scouting Ireland gathered at its head office in Larch Hill, south Co Dublin, to pore over a stark report (...)

Alan Farrell: said he hoped the decision to expel the former volunteers would allow Scouting Ireland to ‘draw a line in the sand’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Scouting Ireland cannot afford to allow any “backsliding” to poor child protection practices which mired the organisation in controversy in recent ye(...)

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(...)

 Chief scout Christy McCann did not rule out seeking to contest a further election, given he stepped aside from the role shortly after he was re-elected in  2018. Photograph: Scouting Ireland Facebook page

A number of senior Scouting Ireland figures have called for the suspension of chief scout Christy McCann to be lifted “immediately”, in a renewed bout(...)

Scouting Ireland’s training and conference centre at Larch Hill in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An independent barrister’s report has made multiple findings against several senior Scouting Ireland volunteers, over inappropriate actions in the ha(...)

A confidential internal report had found the youth organisation’s response to the rape allegation had been “deeply flawed”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Scouting Ireland’s handling of a rape allegation was “influenced” by the accused male leader’s connections “to people in positions of power in the org(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has twice suspended Scouting Ireland’s €900,000 worth of State grants this year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Government has restored funding for Scouting Ireland for six months, but only on condition that the organisation fully reforms its child protectio(...)

Christy McCann: ‘I shouldn’t chair that meeting, the optics would be all wrong’

Chief scout Christy McCann has said the board of Scouting Ireland made the “wrong decision” in voting for him to chair the organisation’s upcoming ext(...)

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