Former chief scout takes legal action against Scouting Ireland

Christy McCann was expelled by the organisation after a disciplinary process that focused on governance and safeguarding standards

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
14th April, 2021
Former chief scout takes legal action against Scouting Ireland
Christy McCann is being represented by Oisin Murphy of Oisín Murphy Solicitors. Murphy told the Business Post that both cases were defamation proceedings

Christy McCann, the former chief scout of Scouting Ireland, has initiated legal proceedings against the organisation, court filings show.

In a separate set of proceedings, he has also taken a case against The Irish Times newspaper.

McCann is being represented by Oisin Murphy of Oisín Murphy Solicitors. Murphy told the Business Post that both cases were defamation proceedings. Efforts to contact the Irish Times and Scouting Ireland ahead of publication were not successful....

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