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A team of specialist investigators from the sexual crime unit has been set up to co-ordinate the inquiries within the Garda National Protective Services Bureau.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Specialist gardaí are currently carrying out 110 criminal investigations into former scout leaders alleged to have sexually abused children in legacy (...)

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(...)

 Child sexual abuse was “tolerated” at the highest levels of former scouting organisations, with the crimes of those who preyed on children covered up to protect the reputation of the movement, a damning report has concluded. Photograph: The Irish Times

Child sexual abuse was “tolerated” at the highest levels of former scouting organisations, with the crimes of those who preyed on children covered up (...)

Evidence now shows groups of sex offenders operated at the top levels of the legacy organisations to protect each other.File Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The sexual abuse of vulnerable children was both “facilitated” and “tolerated” at the highest levels of Scouting Ireland’s legacy organisations, with (...)

In 2018, The Irish Times revealed that Scouting Ireland’s handling of a rape allegation, concerning two adults, had been ‘deeply flawed’.

February 23rd, 2018: The Irish Times published a front page story revealing the details of a confidential review into Scouting Ireland’s handling of a(...)

Ian Elliott and the board chair of Scouting Ireland Adrian Tennant.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Scouting Ireland published a final report on Thursday into historical child sex abuse that took place in legacy scouting organisations. The report was(...)

In 2018, The Irish Times revealed that Scouting Ireland’s handling of a rape allegation, concerning two adults, had been “deeply flawed”.

Scouting Ireland has published a major report into the historic child sexual abuse scandal in legacy scouting organisations. The report was compiled b(...)

Scouting Ireland has published a report into historical child sex abuse that took place in legacy scouting organisations. Photograph: The Irish Times

Individuals who had a “sexual interest” in children rose to positions of power in legacy scouting organisations and were able to prevent known child a(...)

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(...)

Fianna Fáil spokeswoman on children Anne Rabbitte said the failures at Scouting Ireland were current and not legacy issues. File Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has ordered a second review of Scouting Ireland operations , the Dáil has heard. She expects to receive the (...)

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