David Shalloo

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Scouting Ireland said the new structures would “ensure Scouting Ireland is an organisation that is fit for purpose”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Members of Scouting Ireland have voted overwhelmingly to introduce new governance structures in the wake of a scandal involving the alleged mishandlin(...)

 File photograph of Christy McCann. Senior sources described the Scouting Ireland board’s vote to reinstate him as a “total disaster” for the youth organisation.

The board of Scouting Ireland has voted to reinstate chief scout Christy McCann to chair the organisation’s upcoming extraordinary general meeting on (...)

Ian Elliott:  interim safeguarding manager for Scouting Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A barrister’s report into the actions of four senior Scouting Ireland volunteers in the handling of a rape allegation has faced significant delays. (...)

Scout camp. Gardaí are investigating a scout leader who allegedly abused a 12-year-old boy on a camping trip more than three years ago. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Scouting Ireland has said it was “unaware” that an active male leader was the subject of a Garda investigation into alleged child sexual abuse. In (...)

Hundreds of past child-protection case files are held at Scouting Ireland’s national office in Larch Hill, Tibradden, south county Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Locked away in Scouting Ireland’s national office in Larch Hill, Tibradden, south county Dublin, sit hundreds of past child-protection case files in a(...)

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(...)

Chief Scout Christy McCann:  Re-elected head of Scouting Ireland on Saturday.

Chief scout Christy McCann has been re-elected head of Scouting Ireland at the youth organisation’s annual conference. The national council meeting (...)

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,(...)

A female scout leader claimed she had been raped by a male adult leader during a 2009 camp, when she was 18 years old. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

During six years leading the National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church in Ireland Ian Elliott investigated the church’s handling(...)

Scouts at Collins Barracks in 2008. A review found some directors of Scouting Ireland knew of the rape allegation against the man but did not inform others. File  photograph: Aidan Crawley

Scouting Ireland failed to question if a scout leader who had been accused of rape was fit to act as a volunteer before reinstating him, according to (...)

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