Keith Lambe in Phoenix Park. The former St John Ambulance member says there were several incidents where the abuser showed up unexpectedly during first-aid duties at Dublin Zoo, to spot check cadets on their skills. Photograph:  Donall Farmer

Concerns about alleged child sexual abuse by a former senior St John Ambulance officer were an “open secret” in the paramedic organisation for years, (...)

Mick Finnegan was about 14 when he was abused by a senior figure in St John Ambulance. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Survivors have welcomed an independent review into the handling of historical child sex abuse cases in St John Ambulance, which they hope will bring “(...)

 Geoffrey Shannon, who was the government’s special rapporteur on child protection from 2006-2019, will undertake the independent review, which is expected to take a number of months. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An independent review has been commissioned into the handling of historical child sex abuse allegations in St John Ambulance. St John Ambulance has (...)

 Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration Roderic O Gorman  is to meet with officers from the organisation in the coming weeks.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman is to meet with St John Ambulance to discuss recent revelations of historical child sexual abuse in the volunta(...)

Minister for Children Roderic O Gorman. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman has said he intends to bring a Memo to Cabinet this month, to introduce legislation for the reburial of remains(...)

Minister for Children Roderic O’Gorman said he had asked Tusla to conduct a national review to determine whether other instances of alleged abuse in the organisation had been reported to the agency. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

The Government is to give “consideration” to setting up a scoping inquiry to examine historical child sexual abuse in St John Ambulance, with a review(...)

St John Ambulance: the organisation has been urged to review its child protection standards. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Abuse survivor organisations have called for a “complete review” of child protection standards in St John Ambulance, following revelations of past chi(...)

People wearing facemasks on Grafton Street, Dublin this month during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Photograph:Gareth Chaney/Collins

Garda would be called to enforce the mandatory wearing of face coverings in shops and retail stores only as a “last resort” when the regulations are i(...)

The public is entitled to know the names of judges who are reprimanded for misconduct under proposed legislation, Opposition parties have said. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The public is entitled to know the names of judges who are reprimanded for misconduct under proposed legislation, Opposition parties have said. Fiann(...)