Ian Elliott

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Scouting Ireland’s headquarters at Larch Hill in Dublin.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Allan Mathews (35) has been involved with scouting since he was eight years old, and is now a leader with the St Patrick’s group, in Dundalk, Co Louth(...)

President Michael D Higgins’ spokesman said he “has been, and remains, concerned at recent reports in relation to the organisation”.  Photograph: PA

President Michael D Higgins, who is patron of Scouting Ireland, has said he is “concerned” at the historic abuse revelations facing the youth organisa(...)

 Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has expressed confidence in Scouting Ireland’s new board. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has expressed her confidence in the new board of Scouting Ireland in relation to their work in dealing with th(...)

Scouting Ireland’s headquarters at Larch Hill in Dublin.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne

Scouting Ireland has identified more than 300 victims of alleged child sexual abuse, amid emerging evidence that abuse was “covered up” in the youth o(...)

Scouting Ireland’s internal review of allegations of past abuse is being led by child safeguarding expert Ian Elliott. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times.

Scouting Ireland has now identified more than 300 past victims of alleged child sexual abuse in the youth organisation. The Irish Times understands (...)

The Garda has confirmed it had begun investigations into “a number of complaints relating to individuals associated with Scouting Ireland”. File photograph: Getty Images

An Garda Síochána has begun investigations into a number of complaints relating to individuals associated with Scouting Ireland. Some 80 people have (...)

A confidential internal report had found the youth organisation’s response to the rape allegation had been “deeply flawed”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Scouting Ireland’s handling of a rape allegation was “influenced” by the accused male leader’s connections “to people in positions of power in the org(...)

Safeguarding expert Ian Elliott is conducting the review into past child sexual abuse at Scouting Ireland, which is still ongoing. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

State child protection agency Tusla has set up a dedicated helpline to deal with reports of past child sex abuse in Scouting Ireland, following revela(...)

The true number of sex offenders and victims was likely to be “a multiple” of what had emerged to date.

More than a dozen people have come forward alleging that they were sexually abused while members of Scouting Ireland since the organisation revealed t(...)

Scouting Ireland has 13,000 adult volunteers working with 40,000 juvenile members.

Scouting Ireland finds itself in a dark place because of the “deeply flawed” handling of a rape allegation made by a young female volunteer and by eme(...)

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