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# scouts - Monday 21 February, 2022

Former scout leader jailed for a year over indecent assault of 13-year-old boy
# Cork
# Cork

Former scout leader jailed for a year over indecent assault of 13-year-old boy

Feb 21st 2022, 7:54 PM 15,267 Views 0 Comments

Michael Noel Sheehan was found guilty of indecently assaulting the boy on a weekend away in the 1980s.

# scouts - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Former scout leader calls for gardaí to find his 'many victims'
# Courts
# Courts

Former scout leader calls for gardaí to find his 'many victims'

Feb 2nd 2021, 8:27 PM 42,508 Views 0 Comments

The 69-year-old has been sentenced twice for offences that occurred in the ’70s and ’80s.

# scouts - Wednesday 16 December, 2020

Man (70s) charged with 27 sex offences after garda probe into allegations of abuse of former scouts
# Cork
# Cork

Man (70s) charged with 27 sex offences after garda probe into allegations of abuse of former scouts

Dec 16th 2020, 3:23 PM 19,815 Views 0 Comments

It is claimed that the boys were aged between 12 and 16 at the time of the alleged offences.

# scouts - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

Expert appointed to assess governance and safeguarding at Scouting Ireland
# Brigid Mcmanus
# Brigid Mcmanus

Expert appointed to assess governance and safeguarding at Scouting Ireland

Mar 10th 2020, 4:10 PM 8,070 Views 1 Comment

The review is expected to be completed in April this year.

# scouts - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Government to consider statutory inquiry into Scouting Ireland after victims of sexual abuse speak out
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

Government to consider statutory inquiry into Scouting Ireland after victims of sexual abuse speak out

Updated Nov 13th 2019, 1:16 PM 21,720 Views 19 Comments

One victim described his relationship with drugs and alcohol as a result of the abuse.

# scouts - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Former scout leader jailed for six-and-a-half years for sexual abuse of four boys
# Courts
# Courts

Former scout leader jailed for six-and-a-half years for sexual abuse of four boys

Nov 7th 2019, 3:03 PM 24,673 Views 0 Comments

The now 67-year-old admitted molesting a number of young boys during an interview over 20 years ago.

# scouts - Thursday 28 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 28th 2019, 4:00 PM 17,130 Views 39 Comments

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

# scouts - Sunday 3 September, 2017

‘It’s now becoming common for me to hear that 3-year-old boys are being approached by scouts’
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

‘It’s now becoming common for me to hear that 3-year-old boys are being approached by scouts’

Sep 3rd 2017, 10:00 AM 33,196 Views 18 Comments

Journalist and author Michael Calvin chats to The42 about his new book ‘No Hunger in Paradise’.

# scouts - Wednesday 19 October, 2016

The new Football Manager game predicts how Brexit might impact the Premier League
# Virtual Reality
From The42
# Virtual Reality

The new Football Manager game predicts how Brexit might impact the Premier League

Oct 19th 2016, 12:06 PM 18,822 Views 25 Comments

Director Miles Jacobson also spoke of how the game employs 1300 scouts in 51 countries.

# scouts - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 13th 2016, 7:13 PM 47,489 Views 34 Comments

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

# scouts - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

America has ended its ban on gay leaders (but there's an opt-out for church-backed troops)
# Bitter Dispute
# Bitter Dispute

America has ended its ban on gay leaders (but there's an opt-out for church-backed troops)

Jul 14th 2015, 2:56 PM 7,638 Views 52 Comments

The organisation has been under pressure to do so since June’s US Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage nationwide.

# scouts - Thursday 14 May, 2015

Thieves have stolen this entire container filled with a Dublin scout troop's equipment
# Ging Gang Gone
# Ging Gang Gone

Thieves have stolen this entire container filled with a Dublin scout troop's equipment

May 14th 2015, 2:22 PM 24,130 Views 30 Comments

It’s not exactly small…

# scouts - Sunday 13 April, 2014

Do you know the mystery leader in this 1974 Kildare Scout photo?
# Reunion
# Reunion

Do you know the mystery leader in this 1974 Kildare Scout photo?

Apr 13th 2014, 4:00 PM 23,200 Views 14 Comments

The Celbridge Scout group is holding a reunion to celebrate its 40th anniversary during the summer and is trying to contact as many former scouts and leaders as possible to bring them all together.

# scouts - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

US Boy Scouts maintain ban on gay members and leaders
# Scouts
# Scouts

US Boy Scouts maintain ban on gay members and leaders

Jul 18th 2012, 1:09 PM 4,896 Views 73 Comments

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

# scouts - Friday 19 August, 2011

US judge orders release of West Memphis 3 after 18 years in prison
# US
# US

US judge orders release of West Memphis 3 after 18 years in prison

Aug 19th 2011, 6:36 PM 490 Views 10 Comments

Three men convicted of the killing of three 8-year-old boys in 1993 say they will continue to work to clear their names.