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#scouting ireland

# scouting-ireland - Yesterday’s News

Internal Tusla documents reveal staff complained of poor engagement from Scouting Ireland

Early drafts of a letter that caused a row between the agency and Scouting Ireland contained stronger criticism of the organisation than the final version.

# scouting-ireland - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Scouting Ireland 'not opposed' to public inquiry into sexual abuse

The leaders of Scouting Ireland apolgoised again to victims of abuse.

# scouting-ireland - Friday 11 October, 2019

Scouting Ireland announces organiser of Pope Francis visit as new CEO

Anne Griffin will take over from Dr John Lawlor, who has headed the organisation since 2012.

# scouting-ireland - Wednesday 13 March, 2019

Tusla denies trying to close down Scouting Ireland 'in one fell swoop'

The organisation said a letter sent to the CEO of Scouting Ireland was not meant to enter the public domain.

# scouting-ireland - Friday 1 March, 2019

What has this row between Scouting Ireland and Tusla been about?

Child safety expert Ian Elliott said that the organisation is “as safe as it can be and getting safer” – Tusla disagrees.

# scouting-ireland - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Scouting Ireland asks Tusla for evidence about why it questioned overnight camping trips

Scouting Ireland says these concerns were never raised with the organisation.

# scouting-ireland - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

Parents told to ensure no overnight Scouting Ireland trips go ahead without safe number of supervisors

Tusla says an ‘immediate review’ of the current standards around the supervision of children should be undertaken.

# scouting-ireland - Tuesday 11 December, 2018

Zappone confirms over 200 alleged abusers now identified in Scouting Ireland probe

Minister Katherine Zappone said it’s likely the numbers could increase again.

# scouting-ireland - Thursday 29 November, 2018

Opinion: We need to change Irish culture to lift the lid on child abuse

The Scouting Ireland scandal reminds us that more than 90% of child sex abusers are known to their victims and predators are experts at blending in, writes child protection expert, Shane Dunphy.

# scouting-ireland - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Scouting Ireland receives 80 phone calls from people identifying as victims

71 alleged abusers and 108 alleged victims were identified by the organisation last week following a historic review.

# scouting-ireland - Friday 23 November, 2018

Tusla sets up helpline in wake of reports of 71 alleged abusers in Scouting Ireland review

It comes after Minister Katherine Zappone revealed the findings earlier this week.

# scouting-ireland - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Scouting Ireland review finds historical evidence of 71 alleged abusers

Most cases dated between the 1960s and 1980s, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said.

# scouting-ireland - Sunday 7 October, 2018

Scouting Ireland elects new board and votes for new governance structures

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone said last month that Scouting Ireland funding was to be suspended.

# scouting-ireland - Friday 28 September, 2018

'How we did things in the past is no longer fit for purpose': Scouting Ireland responds to funding suspension

The group has said there is an appetite for change to its practices.

# scouting-ireland - Thursday 27 September, 2018

State funding for Scouting Ireland suspended after chief scout reinstated

Funding will be suspended as long as the current Board of Directors remains in place.

# scouting-ireland - Monday 25 June, 2018

'Deep-rooted culture of mistrust': Scouting Ireland board to step down over handling of rape allegation

The government will, however, restore funding for three months.

# scouting-ireland - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Scouting Ireland CEO pulls out of appearance before government committee as fallout from rape allegation continues

It emerged last weekend that a scout leader accused of a sexual assault remains under investigation by gardaí and the DPP.

# scouting-ireland - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Scouting Ireland head to step aside amidst investigation into handling of alleged sexual assault

Speaking in the Dáil, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone re-confirmed her decision to withhold further funding to the organisation.

# scouting-ireland - Friday 13 April, 2018

Scouting Ireland's State funding frozen over governance concerns following rape allegation

The funding freeze comes after a man in the organisation was reinstated, without garda vetting, despite a rape allegation being made against him.

# scouting-ireland - Friday 23 February, 2018

Scouting Ireland seeks to reassure its members after child safety procedures criticised

It’s been reported that the Children Minister has requested the report that criticised the organisation’s child safety procedures.

# scouting-ireland - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

Irish teenager jumps 25 feet into river to save boy's life in Turkey

Scouts Sean Thompson and Millie Powell have been hailed as heroes after rescuing a 14-year-old.

# scouting-ireland - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

US Boy Scouts maintain ban on gay members and leaders

The Boy Scouts of America have cited the support of the ‘vast majority of parents of the youth we serve’.