John Lawlor

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‘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 (...)

 The Irish team, led by flag bearer and hammer thrower John Lawlor, enter the National Stadium at the opening ceremony of the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.

Sayonara – only instead of the farewell blessing to what should have been the end of 2020 Tokyo Olympics this weekend, it is the wishful thinking that(...)

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(...)

Irish businesses have grown exports of dairy products to Arab countries by 37 per cent to €140 million

Exports to Arab countries could more than double to almost €12 billion over the next 15 years, a new report says. The Republic sells goods and servic(...)

Anne Griffin is to take over as chief executive of Scouting Ireland  from Dr John Lawlor in January. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd/The Irish Times.

A woman involved in the management of last year’s papal visit to Ireland is to become the chief executive of Scouting Ireland. Anne Griffin is to ta(...)

 Dr John Lawlor, chief executive of  Scouting Ireland has said attending the Joint Committee on Children & Youth Affairs meeting last year. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The chief executive of Scouting Ireland has announced he is to step down, ahead of the organisation’s annual general meeting (AGM) this week. Dr Joh(...)

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(...)

 Katherine Zappone:  she has  instructed Scouting Ireland to comply with a full review by Tusla into concerns identified

The State child and family agency Tusla is to conduct a full review into how Scouting Ireland supervises children and handles disclosures of abuse aft(...)

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