Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII) Applauds Josepha Madigan’s Achievement


MII Certified Mediator and former MII Council member Josepha Madigan is elected to the 32nd Dáil


Tuesday, 1st March 2016 – Commenting on the outcome of the general election and, in particular, on the election of MII Certified Mediator and former member of the MII Council Josepha Madigan to the 32nd Dáil, President of the MII Sabine Walsh said “We are delighted to learn of Josepha’s achievement in securing election to the 32nd Dáil in the Dublin Rathdown constituency. I know that the Dáil will benefit from her extensive knowledge and experience of mediation”

“Josepha is the author of “Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) In Ireland” a handbook for family lawyers and their clients, which was published in 2012. Through her work as a solicitor and as former Specialist Liaison Officer for Family Mediation in the MII, Josepha has made a major contribution to advancing the cause of mediation”, said President Walsh “In addition, I would also call on all newly elected TDs to commit to the early enactment of the long delayed Mediation Bill. The Bill would deliver major cost savings to the general public, the State, organisations and businesses across the country as well as delivering faster and better quality outcomes for those involved in disputes”


Draft Mediation Bill 2012

Please follow this link to a copy of the draft version of the Bill which can also be found on the website of the Department of Justice

The Government's Legislative Programme for the autumn session, which was posted on the Department of the Taoiseach's website on 22.09.2015 ( lists the Mediation Bill at No. 59 in their B List –“Bills for which Heads of Bill have been agreed and text is being prepared”. However, they gave its expected publication date as 2016.

About The Mediators’ Institute of Ireland

The Mediators’ Institute of Ireland is the professional association for Mediators in Ireland. It is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to promote the use of quality mediation by ensuring the highest standards of education, training, professional practice and regulation. 


The Mediators' Institute of Ireland is a company limited by guarantee and registered in DublinIreland.
Its registration number is 418250.
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About Mediation

Mediation is a voluntary process of conflict prevention and resolution that allows the parties an opportunity to address their issues in a confidential, private, and safe environment.  Mediators are trained in conflict resolution skills and techniques and have the expertise needed to give people the best possible opportunity to resolve their disputes.

Mediation is effective:

  • In single-issue and multi-issue disputes
  • In two-people and multi-party conflicts
  • In developing innovative and sustainable solutions when parties are willing but stuck
  • As a preventative intervention early in a conflict
  • As an alternative to avoid further costly public litigation

The mediation process improves communication, narrows outstanding issues, defuses emotions and defines areas of agreement.  Statistics show a success rate for mediation averaging 80 per cent.


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