Funding to be restored after Scouts make review pledge
State funding for Scouting Ireland has been temporarily restored after the organisation pledged to act on recommendations following a review ordered by Children's Minister Katherine Zappone.
There has been controversy over Scouting Ireland's handling of an allegation of rape by a female scout leader against one of its officials.
A man was suspended but was reinstated after the DPP decided not to proceed with the case.
Ms Zappone appointed former senator Jillian Van Turnhout to conduct a review.
The minister welcomed the decision of the Scouting Ireland board to resign at the end of October in support of the plan to bring in new governance.
Funding of around €220,000 will be released to the group for the next three months and will be reassessed in September.