Scouts’ apology rings ‘hollow’, according to abuse victims’ lawyers

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
9th June, 2019

Scouting Ireland’s proposed institutional apology to hundreds of victims of child sex abuse is “hollow” given that they continue to aggressively defend themselves against several civil cases, according to lawyers for some of the victims.

Last week it was reported that the organisation is preparing to issue a full institutional apology to past victims of child sexual abuse in its legacy organisations, having identified 321 alleged victims and 247 alleged perpetrators...

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