Evidence now shows groups of sex offenders operated at the top levels of the legacy organisations to protect each other.File Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The sexual abuse of vulnerable children was both “facilitated” and “tolerated” at the highest levels of Scouting Ireland’s legacy organisations, with (...)

In 2018, The Irish Times revealed that Scouting Ireland’s handling of a rape allegation, concerning two adults, had been ‘deeply flawed’.

February 23rd, 2018: The Irish Times published a front page story revealing the details of a confidential review into Scouting Ireland’s handling of a(...)

Scouting Ireland has published a report into historical child sex abuse that took place in legacy scouting organisations. Photograph: The Irish Times

Individuals who had a “sexual interest” in children rose to positions of power in legacy scouting organisations and were able to prevent known child a(...)

Ian Elliott has been investigating the historic abuse for over a year. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Scouting Ireland is to publish a final report on Thursday into historic child sex abuse that took place in legacy scouting organisations, completed by(...)

Mark Gaffney was nine years old when the grooming began, he says. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Mark Gaffney was nine when his scout leader first began grooming him, he says. The son of a single mother living in Drimnagh, Dublin, he believes his (...)

Scouting Ireland  has twice had its funding suspended by the Minister for Children Katherine Zappone over governance issues. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone has renewed State funding to Scouting Ireland for a further four months, following progress addressing governa(...)

Ian Elliott, left, child safeguarding expert, and the board chair of Scouting Ireland Adrian Tennant.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Scouting Ireland is preparing to issue a full institutional apology in the coming weeks to past victims of child sexual abuse in its legacy organisati(...)

Findings from the ongoing review, including indications that crimes were covered up, were outlined in a briefing note sent to Minister for Children Katherine Zappone. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A review of alleged historic child abuse at Scouting Ireland has indicated that files related to some cases went missing and that some scout leaders a(...)

The figures were outlined in a briefing note sent by Scouting Ireland to members of the Oireachtas committee on children and youth affairs.

Forty former scout leaders accused of child sex abuse are alleged to have molested multiple victims, internal figures from Scouting Ireland show. 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(...)

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