Mediators' Institute of Ireland (MII) Welcomes Courts Service’s Work to Improve the Provision of Information About Mediation Services

Courts Service Annual Report 2019


Where information is provided on family mediation in courthouses, there can be a 400% increase in mediation and agreement

Thursday, 23rd July 2020: “The MII strongly supports the efforts being made by the Courts Service to improve the provision of information about mediation services and initial indications suggest that these efforts are proving to be successful,” stated President of the MII Margaret Considine, who was commenting on the Courts Service Annual Report 2019, which was launched yesterday.*


“I think it speaks for itself, that initial research conducted by the Edward M. Kennedy Institute at Maynooth University, on the new co-located mediation service in Carlow Court Office, found that where information on family mediation is provided in courthouses, there can be a 400% increase in mediation and agreement,” added President Considine,  “I also note from the Report that initial indications in Dublin show that 30 families per month (60 applicants) chose mediation as the route to resolve their issues rather than opting to go to court.”



* Please follow this link to access a copy of the Courts Service Press Release

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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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