Mediation is a process in which an impartial and independent third party facilitates communication and negotiation and promotes voluntary decision making by the parties to a dispute to assist them to reach a mutually acceptable solution.
The Mediators' Institute of Ireland (the MII) is the professional association for Mediators in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Established in 1992, it promotes the use and practice of quality mediation as a process of dispute resolution.
Practising MII Mediators have a high standard of training and accreditation and are subject to skills assessment. They have a compulsory programme of Continuing Professional Development and are bound by the MII Code of Ethics. MII Mediators in practice are required to have appropriate professional indemnity insurance in place and are subject to independent regulation. The MII has clear and transparent accreditation, training and CPD requirements that meet international and professional standards.