The Mediation Act 2017 aims to promote mediation as a viable, effective and efficient alternative to court proceedings to reduce costs, speed up resolutions and relieve  stress of  going to court.

Legislation to promote mediation as an alternative to court proceedings in civil disputes has been signed into law. The Mediation Act 2017 aims to pr(...)

Sabine Walsh, president of the Mediators Institute of Ireland, says mediation costs a fraction of the cost of litigation, and the route to resolving conflict is speedier.

Sometimes mediator Sabine Walsh finds herself talking to couples about seemingly trivial matters such as lifts to football matches and who is going wh(...)

Workplace bullying in post-primary schools  can come from any direction – superiors, peers or subordinates. Photograph: Thinkstock

‘Adults feel too weak and ashamed to admit they’re being bullied because they think an adult should be able to cope with it,” says Dr Genevieve Mur(...)