Martin Burbridge has stepped down. File photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

A high-profile board member of Scouting Ireland has stepped down as a director two weeks after his election to the role. Martin Burbridge, one o(...)

Adrian Tennant, chairman of the board, said Scouting Ireland had ‘waded through what seemed like crisis after crisis’ in recent years.

The membership of Scouting Ireland passed a motion signalling no confidence in the direction the current board had taken the organisation, at an annu(...)

‘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 (...)

 Chief scout Christy McCann did not rule out seeking to contest a further election, given he stepped aside from the role shortly after he was re-elected in  2018. Photograph: Scouting Ireland Facebook page

A number of senior Scouting Ireland figures have called for the suspension of chief scout Christy McCann to be lifted “immediately”, in a renewed bout(...)

Senior Scouting Ireland volunteer Martin Burbridge

The person brought in to head up Scouting Ireland’s “crisis management team” after it became embroiled in controversy earlier this year has resigned. (...)

Scouting Ireland estimates it has two months before funding runs out, after Minister for Children Katherine Zappone suspended  finance in April, following the organisation’s handling of a rape allegation.

Scouting Ireland has warned it will be forced to place all its 34 staff on protective notice in the coming days, as the organisation faces a funding c(...)

 Dr John Lawlor, chief executive officer of  Scouting Ireland, said  the youth organisation deals with about 70 safeguarding cases a year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The board of Scouting Ireland has apologised for the “anxiety and hurt” caused by the recent safeguarding failings in the organisation. “We do recogn(...)