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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 (...)

Child safeguarding expert Ian Elliott (left) will ‘leave no stone unturned’ in his inquiries into Scouting Ireland, the chair of the organisation’s board Adrian Tennant (right) has said. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A “veil of secrecy” operated within legacy scouting organisations which in some cases allowed perpetrators to abuse children, the chair of Scouting Ir(...)

Mark Gaffney was nine years old when the grooming began, he says. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Mark Gaffney was nine when his scout leader first began grooming him, he says. The son of a single mother living in Drimnagh, Dublin, he believes his (...)

Scouting Ireland  has twice had its funding suspended by the Minister for Children Katherine Zappone over governance issues. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has renewed State funding to Scouting Ireland for a further four months, following progress addressing governa(...)

Ian Elliott, left, child safeguarding expert, and the board chair of Scouting Ireland Adrian Tennant.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Scouting Ireland is preparing to issue a full institutional apology in the coming weeks to past victims of child sexual abuse in its legacy organisati(...)

Ian Elliott, left, child protection expert, and Adrian Tennant, chair of Scouting Ireland’s board.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

On October 7th last year, the newly elected board of Scouting Ireland met in the Bonnington Hotel in north Dublin for a briefing from child protection(...)

Ian Elliott, Scouting Ireland’s interim safeguarding manager, wrote to Katherine Zappone’s department. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Scouting Ireland criticised the State child and family agency Tusla as “totally incompetent and unprofessional” in private correspondence to Minister (...)

Scouting Ireland board member and Labour Party councillor Dermot Lacey. Photograph: Labour Party

The State child and family agency has been criticised as “arrogant” and lacking in credibility, by a member of Scouting Ireland’s board, heightening t(...)

Scouting Ireland has hired a senior garda with experience investigating sex crimes to head up the youth organisation’s safeguarding office. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Scouting Ireland has hired a senior garda with experience investigating sex crimes to head up the youth organisation’s safeguarding office. Det Supt(...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Parents of children due to go on a scouting trip to Wicklow last weekend were disappointed and angry after it was cancelled at short notice, following(...)

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