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Mediation and the Irish Tracker Mortgage Scandal

The tracker mortgage scandal filled broadcast, social and print media in Ireland for weeks and, in terms of its impact on citizens and financial cost to the State and/or state-sponsored entities, maybe second only to the Hep C / HIV contaminated blood products scandal. Opposition Front Bench TD Michael McGrath has suggested that the ultimate […]

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Conflict Management Skills Training, Dublin

On Thursday 10th October, CEDR Ireland ran an interactive conflict management skills workshop in Dublin which was attended by professionals from a wide range of professional backgrounds. The workshop was delivered by the James South and Tracey Fox from the CEDR Training Faculty. Conflict is inevitable in the workplace. It has been reported that, on […]

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Negotiating through difficulty: A comment about the Personal Insolvency Act, 2012

Following on from my previous blog post about having a difficult conversation, I have noticed that an opportunity for collaborative dialogue has been created in Ireland to deal with debt issues, the Personal Insolvency Act.  This Act will require individuals to work together while having challenging conversations and possibly negotiating an effective insolvency plan. The […]

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The Fallacy of a Failed Mediation

“Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.” –  C. S. Lewis This week in the news there was a headline online which read ‘Touro Synagogue artifacts dispute to continue after mediation fails.’ And I began to wonder whether there was such a thing as a ‘failed mediation.’ Yes, parties may fail to reach […]

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CEDR: A people business

In nearly 5 years at CEDR I’ve often found it difficult to explain to people what I do and what CEDR does.  I’ve held several different roles during my time here, and what I tell people usually changes depending on what part of the business I’m working with most closely at any one time. In […]

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