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(...)

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(...)

Scouting Ireland hired a barrister to carry out an independent investigation into  actions of individuals “referred to adversely” in child protection expert Ian Elliott’s report.

All senior Scouting Ireland volunteers criticised in child protection expert Ian Elliott’s report should step aside pending the findings of an ongoing(...)

Scouting Ireland received €876,337 in funding from the department last year, and more than €9 million since 2010. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

State funding of nearly €1 million a year is to be withheld from Scouting Ireland until concerns over the governance of the organisation are resolved,(...)