Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII) Salutes Minister Josepha Madigan’s Appointment

Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII) Salutes Minister Josepha Madigan’s Appointment

Minister Madigan is an MII Certified Mediator and a former MII Council member


Wednesday, 6th December 2017 – Commenting on the recent appointment of MII Certified Mediator and former member of the MII Council Josepha Madigan as the new Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, President of the MII Sabine Walsh said, “We are delighted to learn of Josepha’s appointment as Minister and I have no doubt that the cabinet 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 “Josepha’s election in 2016 to the 32nd Dáil helped to expedite passage of the Mediation Bill through the Oireachtas and the commencement order is expected early in the New Year. We are delighted that as member of the cabinet, Josepha will be able to employ her extensive mediation skills for the benefit of the country at the highest political level.”



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. 


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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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