Christy Mccann

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A report in June concluded there was a ‘deeply rooted dysfunction’ at the top of the organisation, due to a lack of transparency, and a culture of ‘blind loyalty’ to certain senior figures.

On Wednesday morning, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone informed an Oireachtas committee that an internal review by Scouting Ireland had identif(...)

Scouting Ireland said the new structures would “ensure Scouting Ireland is an organisation that is fit for purpose”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Members of Scouting Ireland have voted overwhelmingly to introduce new governance structures in the wake of a scandal involving the alleged mishandlin(...)

Senior Scouting Ireland volunteer Martin Burbridge

The person brought in to head up Scouting Ireland’s “crisis management team” after it became embroiled in controversy earlier this year has resigned. (...)

Ian Elliott:  interim safeguarding manager for Scouting Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A barrister’s report into the actions of four senior Scouting Ireland volunteers in the handling of a rape allegation has faced significant delays. (...)

Scouting Ireland: “The new governance structures, together with a new approach to safeguarding, will strengthen our organisation as we continue to serve young people across Ireland.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The membership of Scouting Ireland has overwhelmingly approved an overhaul of the organisation’s governance structures. Some 482 members voted to acc(...)

 Dr John Lawlor, chief executive, Scouting Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Divisions within Scouting Ireland in the wake of a rape controversy continue to grow, with management condemning “abhorrent” attacks on its chief exec(...)

Scout camp. Gardaí are investigating a scout leader who allegedly abused a 12-year-old boy on a camping trip more than three years ago. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Scouting Ireland has said it was “unaware” that an active male leader was the subject of a Garda investigation into alleged child sexual abuse. In (...)

Hundreds of past child-protection case files are held at Scouting Ireland’s national office in Larch Hill, Tibradden, south county Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Locked away in Scouting Ireland’s national office in Larch Hill, Tibradden, south county Dublin, sit hundreds of past child-protection case files in a(...)

Chief Scout Christy McCann:  Re-elected head of Scouting Ireland on Saturday.

Chief scout Christy McCann has been re-elected head of Scouting Ireland at the youth organisation’s annual conference. The national council meeting (...)

A female scout leader claimed she had been raped by a male adult leader during a 2009 camp, when she was 18 years old. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

During six years leading the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland Ian Elliott investigated the church’s handling(...)

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