Christy McCann

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 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 (...)

Chief scout at Scouting Ireland Christy McCann: along with David Shalloo, chief commissioner for youth affairs, he is “temporarily” standing down.

Four senior Scouting Ireland figures have stepped aside from their positions while an independent inquiry is completed into how senior volunteers in t(...)

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(...)

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,(...)

Dr John Lawlor, Scouting Ireland chief executive, has agreed to appear before the Oireachtas committee on Children and Youth Affairs to answer questions on the organisations’ child protection standards. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

State funding for Scouting Ireland and similar voluntary bodies should be tied to reviews of child protection standards, chair of the Oireachtas commi(...)

Chief scout Christy McCann: Scouting Ireland’s handling of a rape allegation from a camping trip in 2009 was “deeply flawed”, says a crisis management group.

The head of Scouting Ireland is standing for re-election this week despite calls from a high-level internal group for him to step down over the organi(...)

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