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Minister for Children Katherine Zappone informed a meeting of the Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs about a review of Scouting Ireland records by safeguarding expert Ian Elliot.
She said she was informed last night that Mr Elliot found evidence of 71 alleged abusers and 108 alleged victims of abuse.
She added: “This is based on his work to date and the number may change.”
She said most of the alleged abuse occurred between the 1960s and 1980s but one case may be from an earlier period.
She said none of the alleged abusers are currently working with Scouting Ireland and that reports have been made to Tusla and An Garda Siochana in respect of the alleged abusers who are still alive.