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Jill Pitcher Farrell, a 23-year-old rover scout and adult volunteer, became the first woman to be elected chief scout, the voluntary head of the youth organisation. Photograph: Alan Place

After more than three years of controversy and scandal, Scouting Ireland has sought to put a new face forward to the public, with members electing the(...)

Former chief scout Christy McCann was expelled from Scouting Ireland after an investigation concluded he and three other senior officers had acted inappropriately in the handling of a rape allegation, concerning two adult volunteers

The former chief scout of Scouting Ireland is taking a legal case against the youth organisation, which expelled him from its membership earlier this (...)

‘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 (...)

Alan Farrell: said he hoped the decision to expel the former volunteers would allow Scouting Ireland to ‘draw a line in the sand’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Scouting Ireland cannot afford to allow any “backsliding” to poor child protection practices which mired the organisation in controversy in recent ye(...)

Scouting Ireland’s board took the decision to expel chief scout Christy McCann (pictured) and two senior officials. Photograph: Scouting Ireland Facebook page

Scouting Ireland’s board has expelled the chief scout and two senior figures, who were at the centre of a controversy over governance and safeguardin(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

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’s training and conference centre at Larch Hill in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

An independent barrister’s report has made multiple findings against several senior Scouting Ireland volunteers, over inappropriate actions in the ha(...)

A report in June concluded there was a ‘deeply rooted dysfunction’ at the top of the organisation, due to a lack of transparency, and a culture of ‘blind loyalty’ to certain senior figures.

On Wednesday morning, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone informed an Oireachtas committee that an internal review by Scouting Ireland had identif(...)

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