Irish Dancing Cheating Scandal December 2023: According to the Iris Independent, The Judges of Irish Dancing are trying to fix scores 25 students at time. Some day ago, Irish Independent revealed that the global body of Irish dancing An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha (CLRG) were handed Screenshots in July in which about a dozen teacher trying to fix competition scores.
Irish Dancing Cheating Scandal is related to the age of students about 10 year. Judges embroiled in the Irish dancing cheating controversy were allegedly trying to fix competitions for children as young as 10 and under.
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Irish Dancing Cheating Scandal in Irish Dancing school. Teachers have been accused of Irish Dancing Fixing competitions to benefit their own students.
Irish dancing teachers were alleged to have texted judges to ask to rig dance competitions involving young children.
On some occasions the accused teachers would send descriptions of the colour of costume or hair of the dancer they wished to be given preferential treatment.
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Riverdance star and TikTok sensation Morgan Bullock has said she is not surprised at the damning allegations of cheating and fixing that have engulfed the Irish dancing world.
But the dancer from Viriginia in the US, now based in Dublin, said she hopes the scandal will not ‘permanently tarnish the sport I love so much’.
Later this month, the CLRG will hold its Great British Dance Championship in London.
Riverdance has distanced itself from the Irish dancing organisation at the centre of an alleged cheating scandal.
“Riverdance has confirmed to me that they will not be considering placing any further ads with CLRG in the future until they know the outcome of the internal investigation,” the spokeswoman said.
The world famous Irish dancing show has said that it will not be sponsoring any more competitions held by An Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha (CLRG) until it knows the outcome of its investigation.
We will update new updates when come in this Irish Dancing Cheating Scandal. Upcoming Irish dancing competitions should be postponed pending the outcome of an investigation into alleged results-fixing, a former world champion has said.
Layla Healy, who won the under-18s world championships in 2013, said she was not shocked to hear of allegations of “favours” being given between judges and teachers, and she was aware of it “through the years”.
Speaking on RTÉ’s Liveline programme on Thursday, in the wake of accusation that Irish dancing judges have fixed competitions, she said the judging process in feiseanna was “definitely not as trustworthy as it should be”.
She said: “Judges and teachers could get in contact with each other and say, ‘Well listen I’ll give you, you know, favours.‘ Favours is a big, big word that’s thrown around the place in the Irish dancing world.”
Asked if she would compete in a competition next week, if she were still dancing, she said: “Absolutely not.”
“[Competitions] should be put on hold until we have the whole thing sorted … It is disheartening on the dancers as it is … It is a big deal and part of your life.”
Irish Dancing Scandal Texts
In one exchange, a teacher sends his students’ competitor numbers to an adjudicator and says where he hopes each dancer will land in the results.
“Thanks a million for anything you can do to help,” the teacher says.
In response, he receives a smiley face emoticon.
Elsewhere, the teacher inquires who will be judging one of his competitors in an upcoming competition. When he receives the panel, he replies: “Holy duck that is the panel from hell. F—,” adding, “I actually want to puke.”
Later, the teacher writes to the adjudicator: “Begging if you are on [competitor] to do what you can. Xx.”
“Not a problem”
In another exchange, a teacher says she “would really appreciate a hand with my good u18.”
She’s told in response: “Absolutely. Not a problem.”
The teacher replies: “Xxxx Thank you.”
In a later message, the teacher writes that she has a dancer competing soon who had top results at previous competitions.
“Appreciate anything you can do,” she writes.
She receives a thumbs up emoticon in response. She sends back a kissing and winking emoticon.
The following day she writes: “Thankyou so much xxxxxx delighted.”
“Is there anyone you could talk to for me?”
In another exchange, a teacher writes: “So honey, looking for a bit of advise [sp] … I may need help tomorrow – is there anyone you could talk to for me?”
Later, the teacher sends through a list of nearly 30 dancers, their competition numbers, and their competitor numbers.
For some, she notes: “top 10 if poss;” “top 3 if poss;” “win.”
For one group, the teacher notes “Just do the best you can for them – no pressure x.”
The adjudicator responds: “You got it. NP [no problem].”
“I hate to even push”
In another exchange, an adjudicator writes to a teacher saying: “[I] assume you want me to watch out for your kids [competitors] this week. He adds: “if there’s anything else, let me know.”
The teacher later writes to the adjudicator that he is “really looking for” the top score for one of his dancers.
“I hate to even push, but she is dancing fantastic,” the teacher says.
Pictures of competitors
In another exchange, a teacher writes saying she doesn’t have her students’ competitor numbers, so she instead gives her dancers’ names, as well as a picture of each of her dancers – who are young children – in their full costumes.
She receives a smiley, winking emoticon in response.
“Needs a win”
In this exchange, a teacher makes an emotional appeal: “I really need your help and friendship tomorrow. I am really praying [competitor] will win. I need your help for this to happen, please. If you could please help me I would be eternally grateful.” The teacher then provides his student’s competitor number.
The two then try to work out how many points to award to each dancer to get the desired results – before the competition even begins.
Later, the teacher makes another emotional plea, saying he has had a “tough year” and he “truly needs a win.”
The adjudicator responds: “I am not promising anything until I see them dance, but I won’t pass [competitor] lightly. Tell [compeittor] to kick ass!”
“I give when I get”
The most shocking of the numerous exchanges in the file seen by IrishCentral is also the longest. While it is similar to the other exchanges in terms of favors being requested, it also has an explicitly sexual element. The messages between these two individuals occur over several years.
In this exchange, a judge writes: “I didn’t wax for no reason,” followed by laughing emojis and “Half an hours up.”
The teacher responds: “Shave now.”
The judge replies: “That was all done before I got here. Duh.” He adds: “No visit no 100s” and two winking laughing emojis.
The teacher replies: “Oh god. Babe. Put the ass in the air. I promise … I will be there.”
Later, when discussing “giving numbers,” presumably competitors’ numbers, the teacher remarks: “I was teaching 23 years when I heard this rack it [racket] was happening.”
Elsewhere, the judge tells the teacher: “So you def[initely] want 100 for [one competitor] over [another competitor]. I don’t mind doing that at all. As long as he stays on his feet.”
The teacher gives the adjudicator his student’s competitor’s number. The adjudicator replies: “It’s okay I know what he looks like. But I want to see what you look like again in my room” followed by a winking and tongue-sticking-out emoji.
Elsewhere, the teacher sends the competitor numbers of several of his dancers in several competitions. For one, he requests “First [place].” The teacher adds: “[Dancer] has won past two years. Important.”
Later that day, the adjudicator writes to the teacher: “Are you coming because I am drunk and so horny???”
Elsewhere, the adjudicator writes: “If I am good to your [dancer] today do I get a reward?”
The teacher replies: “Yes. Since you been sh–. Lol.”
The adjudicator retorts: “Well the better you are to me the more you get” and a kissing emoji.
Irish Dancing Scandal Screenshots
Irish Dancing Corruption: Messages seen by this newspaper show teachers regularly sending judges the details of children who were competing in under-10 and under-12 dance competition categories.
In one case, a dance teacher sent a list of 25 of their students to a judge.
The Irish Independent has seen texts that are part of the investigation into alleged cheating by judges and teachers in dance competitions.
Teachers accused of cheating could have done so by using a document known as “the book” to tell judges what number their students would be wearing in an upcoming competition.
On other occasions, the teacher would send details of the colour of a dance costume or hair colour. This appeared to be an attempt to mark out the student. Teachers would also mention previous titles dancers had won.
The Irish Dancing Corruption or scandal or is the largest ever to hit the global, multi-million-euro world of Irish dancing. The CLRG declined to respond to a number of queries yesterday.
In an email to its members, which has also been seen by the Irish Independent, the CLRG “strongly advised” its comhairle and council members to direct anyone asking about the Irish Dancing Cheating Scandal to its official statement.
“In order to preserve the integrity of the ongoing investigation, no further comment can be made at this time,” the email said.
Arts and Culture Minister Catherine Martin said she would be writing to the CLRG to ensure trust was restored in competitive Irish dancing. The CLRG does not get any funding from Ms Martin’s department.
“I welcome the fact that we have a retired judge investigating these matters. I think that’s really important,” said Ms Martin.
“I will also be writing to the organisation involved to seek assurances that they are taking every step necessary to restore confidence for families right across the world, that their children and their young people are being treated fairly.”
Ms Martin’s comments came after Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said all allegations should be investigated properly so that reputational damage was not risked.
“It is very concerning, very worrying that anything like that would happen. And I do believe it needs to be properly investigated,” he said.
“It needs to be fully and thoroughly investigated so we can find out what the facts are and if people have been engaged in any wrongdoing, [they should be] held to account.”
The Tánaiste said he would have to talk to fellow ministers to assess whether the Government had a role to intervene in the Irish Dancing Cheating Scandal.
“Potentially, it could cause reputational harm,” he added. “But the solution is not to cover it up, it’s to deal with it and investigate it properly and hold people to account.”
The allegations about Irish dancing Ireland were described as “shocking” by the Arts Council.
The Oireachtas Arts and Culture Committee may discuss the controversy next week, according to Sinn Féin.
Imelda Munster, the party’s spokesperson on arts, said the allegations were serious and alarming.
“In any competitive sport or activity, people should be able to expect transparency and fairness,” Ms Munster told RTÉ Radio 1’s Drivetime.
“It’s not fair on any child who attends a feis and gives it their all that they would not be given an equal and fair chance in any competition.”
In a statement this week, the CLRG said its ethics committee had “received allegations, with supporting documentation, of several grievous breaches of our code of conduct.”
“Such unethical behaviour cannot and will not be tolerated by this organisation,” it said.
The CLRG said that due to the “potential extent” of the allegations, it had hired a former Court of Appeal judge “to oversee and supervise the immediate investigation into these matters. They will have full and open access to the resources and records of CLRG”.
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CLRG was established by Conradh na Gaeilge, a cultural organisation which promotes the Irish language, in the late 1930s.
According to its website, the objective of An Coimisiún is to preserve and promote Irish dancing and also to promote the use of the Irish language.
CLRG has members across all five continents around the world, with nine regional councils set up to oversee events.
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