Because of the concerns raised by the State’s child and family agency Tusla about the supervision and safety practices operated by Scouting Ireland, immediately action should be taken by that organisation to implement the recommended changes. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Public trust is an indispensable requirement for the successful operation of any voluntary organisation, particularly when the safety and wellbeing of(...)

Ian Elliott, interim safeguarding manager with Scouting Ireland, wrote to the Minister earlier this week seeking withdrawal of a letter from Tusla criticising the youth organisation

Scouting Ireland’s interim safeguarding manager Ian Elliott wrote to Minister for Children Katherine Zappone earlier this week seeking to have a lette(...)

The reading room at the National Archives in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

More than two million documents from the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse, the Residential Institutions Redress Board, and the Residential Insti(...)

Labour leader Brendan Howlin said that Scouting Ireland would proceed with their normal camps this weekend, although the letter from Tusla recommended that the agency review the practice. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Serious child protection concerns raised by Tusla in a letter to Scouting Ireland were not mentioned at a subsequent meeting it held with the youth or(...)

Scouting Ireland story

Up until now Scouting Ireland has kept its head above water, barely, on the defence that the historic abuse scandal engulfing the organisation related(...)

 Katherine Zappone said Tusla raised issues about the implementation of statutory Children First protections. File photograph: Leah Farrell/

Scouting Ireland will not be brought before an Oireachtas Committee to address Tusla concerns over child protection procedures due to a lack of suppor(...)

 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(...)

Tusla has written recently to Scouting Ireland and recommended an immediate review of the supervision of children involved in scouting.

Tusla, the Child and Family Agency has called on Scouting Ireland to consider the “viability” of continuing overnight scouting trips, Minister for Chi(...)

Tusla chairman Pat Rabbitte: “The shortage of social workers leaves the agency vulnerable to criticism where non-compliance with best practice is sometimes established.” Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There are legacy issues and cultural changes that must be confronted within Tusla, according to its new chairman Pat Rabbitte. The former Labour Par(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan:  will seek approval to draft the Land and Conveyancing Law Reform (Amendment) Bill. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

A new Bill that would make it mandatory for a court to consider a home owner’s personal circumstances in repossession cases is set to come before the (...)

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