A membership body for Professional Mediators in Ireland

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Who we are

The Irish Professional Mediators’ Organisation (CLG), ‘IPMO’, is a professional membership body of mediators in Ireland established in September 2021 – We are an independent non-profit organisation which represents the interests of our members and promotes excellence in all areas of professional mediation practice, and public awareness of the benefits of mediation.

We are a community of professionals who aim to deliver mediation services to the highest standards.

Our Objectives

IPMO has 3 primary objectives:
  1. To support its members to deliver an effective and professional mediation service in the resolution of civil disputes.
  2. To assist in the growth of the market for mediation services in Ireland by promoting public awareness of mediation and by contributing to national policy in this area.
  3. To promote diversity amongst practitioners and in the practice of mediation in Ireland.

Our Board & Committee Structure

IPMO's Board consists of experienced Mediators, Academics, Legal Practitioners & HR experts. Board members chair committees which work synergistically to realise the organisations' goals & objectives. 

The structure of our board reflects the goals of our organisation. We aim for active communication with members on all aspects of how our organisation is run and how we can best meet their needs in the professional practice of mediation.

Each of our Committees has a Chair, a Deputy Chair and up to 4 other members to support their work. If you feel you can contribute to our organisation, please let us know. 

In 2021/2022 our Committees have the following Chairs & Deputy Chairs. 

 Committee

Committee ChairDeputy Chair 
ChairDr Roisin O'Shea BL 
FinanceShane Dempsey Sandra Fay ACMA CGMA
Standards & PracticePenny McRedmond (solicitor)Robyn O'Reilly
AccreditationAnastasia Ward BLDr Sinead Conneely BL
Family MediationDr Roisin O'Shea BLSuzanne Walsh BL
Workplace MediationFredericka Sheppard MCIPD CMC Fiona Egan (solicitor)
Community MediationMary Connors Aldridge

Joseph Ateb (Board member) 

Victim Offender Mediation

Gareth LeechSharon Walsh
Civil & CommercialErcus Stewart SC
Member LiaisonMarie Casey (All members)Siobhan Clabby BL (New entrants)
Data ProtectionShane Dempsey

Our company secretary is Marie Dennehy (solicitor)

You can learn more about our Board Members here

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