David Shalloo

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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(...)

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(...)

 File photograph of Christy McCann. Senior sources described the Scouting Ireland board’s vote to reinstate him as a “total disaster” for the youth organisation.

The board of Scouting Ireland has voted to reinstate chief scout Christy McCann to chair the organisation’s upcoming extraordinary general meeting on (...)

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. (...)

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(...)

Scouting Ireland hired a barrister to carry out an independent investigation into  actions of individuals “referred to adversely” in child protection expert Ian Elliott’s report.

All senior Scouting Ireland volunteers criticised in child protection expert Ian Elliott’s report should step aside pending the findings of an ongoing(...)

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 (...)

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