Scouting Ireland has appointed ten new directors to the board, the organisation announced after an EGM this evening.

The board of Scouting Ireland had stepped down earlier today, after the Department of Children and Youth Affairs said it was suspended funding until the entire board was replaced.

A spokesperson for the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs has said Katherine Zappone will be reviewing the position, as regards funding to Scouting Ireland, with her officials early next week.

The names of the new Scouting Ireland directors will be published next week.

In a statement, Scouting Ireland said: "A new board was elected at the EGM and it will now work with the CEO and executive team on implementing the new governance structures. 

"It will also engage with the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to discuss future funding for the organisation."