Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs

Governance and Child Safeguarding Issues in Scouting Ireland: Tusla and Scouting Ireland

10:00 am

Photo of Denise MitchellDenise Mitchell (Dublin Bay North, Sinn Fein)
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I will be brief as much of what I wanted to say has been said.

To be honest, when I first read the letter, I was horrified. When I read what had happened in cases A, B and C, it scared me. I have no doubt that the parents and scout leaders who read it were disgusted. However, I will focus on the here and now. According to the evidence presented, cases A, B and C of 2018 are live. For the benefit of viewers, will the delegates outline how the process will work in dealing with allegations about, say, an incident which occurred on a camping trip organised by Scouting Ireland?