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There is growing division in Scouting Ireland between the grassroots and senior management over the handling of the safeguarding controversy, which ha(...)

 Dr John Lawlor, chief executive officer of  Scouting Ireland, said  the youth organisation deals with about 70 safeguarding cases a year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The board of Scouting Ireland has apologised for the “anxiety and hurt” caused by the recent safeguarding failings in the organisation. “We do recogn(...)

“The committee is of the view that any organisation which seeks the support of an Oireachtas committee to secure public funding should make itself available to address any legitimate concerns the members may have,” the letter said.

Scouting Ireland has been called to appear before an Oireachtas committee next week, to answer questions and avoid “irreparable damage” to public conf(...)

Jillian van Turnhout has been asked to provide  a clear assessment of the adequacy of Scouting Ireland’s governance arrangements. File photograph: The Irish Times

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has appointed former senator Jillian van Turnhout to assess the implementation of Scouting Ireland’s governanc(...)

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(...)

Last week, the Minister for Children decided to withhold State funding of nearly €1m to Scouting Ireland until concerns about governance are resolved. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Scouting Ireland could face “extinction” from legal actions over its handling of child protection allegations, safeguarding expert Ian Elliott warned (...)

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 (...)

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone suspended the organisation’s annual grant of nearly €1 million on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and senior Ministers on Friday backed the decision to withhold future State funding from Scouting Ireland until governance conc(...)

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,(...)

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