Wednesday June 3, 2020

Scouting Ireland bosses face Oireachtas grilling over sex abuse claims

Child safety expert to speak at committee on children’s affairs as controversy deepens

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
6th May, 2018
Chief executive, John Lawlor

Child safety expert Ian Elliott is expected to appear before an Oireachtas committee on children’s affairs next week to talk about the deepening problems at Scouting Ireland.

The committee is holding a public hearing on Scouting Ireland on Wednesday afternoon and has asked the organisation’s chief executive, John Lawlor, to appear, telling him that it was ‘imperative’ to avoid ‘irreparable damage’ to public confidence in the organisation.

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