Minister Flanagan welcomes passage of Mediation Bill, 2017
26 September 2017
The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan TD, has welcomed the passage of the Mediation Bill, 2017 through the Houses of the Oireachtas. The Bill, which is intended to speed up resolution of disputes; reduce legal costs associated with such disputes and reduce or avoid the stress involved in adversarial court proceedings, passed its final stages today in the Dáil. The Minister acknowledged the general support received from all sides of the Dáil and Seanad for the Bill.
Minister Flanagan said:
“I am delighted that the Mediation Bill has been passed. I'd like to acknowledge the work of my predecessors in this area of policy. This legislation seeks to promote mediation as a viable, effective and efficient alternative to court proceedings, thereby reducing legal costs, speeding up the resolution of disputes and relieving the stress and acrimony that often accompanies court proceedings.”
The Minister added, “I believe that enactment of this Bill will have an enormous beneficial effect in terms of promoting the use of mediation as an alternative to court proceedings. The Bill has been broadly welcomed by the mediation sector and I thank them for their input.”
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