Scouting Ireland to issue institutional apology to abuse victims

Scouting Ireland is expected to issue an institutional apology to victims of abuse in the organisations which preceded the creation of the Irish scouting group.  Scouting Ireland was created when Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland and the Scout Association of Ireland merged into a single organisation.

It is believed there have been over 320 victims identified and almost 250 alleged abusers not including cases of peer abuse allegations.  Investigations into allegations have been on going for some time now and a recent report to the Irish Minister for Children suggests that the organisation will be making an open apology to all victims.

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