Scouting Ireland board to resign amid rape claim controversy

The Irish Times | 6/24/2018 | Staff
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The entire board of Scouting Ireland is expected to stand down to be replaced in October as part of a major governance overhaul.

The organisation is in the middle of a controversy over their handling of a rape allegation made in 2016, concerning two adult leaders following an incident in 2009. Last January, a confidential review by safeguarding expert Ian Elliott found the handling of the allegation was “deeply flawed”.

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In April, Minister for Children Katherine Zappone suspended State funding to the organisation, following reports in The Irish Times detailing Mr Elliott’s findings.

On Sunday, members of the youth organisation were told the current board of 15 directors “have confirmed their decision to resign effective October 31st”.

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