An Appraisal of Mediation as an Alternative Dispute Resolution Method in Ireland

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Genova Emanuelle de Mendonca Araujo
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This study has been carried out to appraise the various methods applied in conflict resolution and, most probable, mediation as opposed to negotiation, litigation, among others. The study will also incorporate recommendations for the proposed alternative dispute resolution in Dublin, Ireland. This research will evaluate the views regarding mediation as a form of ADR and Case Management in Ireland. It will also evaluate the views of mediation as a form of alternative dispute resolution incorporated in many judicial proceedings and other government-related prospects. This research was incorporated explanatory approaches. The target population was institutions' administrators, judicial officers and local leaders, not forgetting those from faithbased organisations. The sampling method used in the study was purposive because sampling people randomly in public settings and the people involved in judicial proceedings. Considering the population sample selected, around 400 participants were spotted and included in the research study. Questionnaires were also administered to the respondents or participants and Incorporated highly-trained research assistants. Throughout the study, data analysis was conducted and Incorporated the qualitative methods of data collection. Data was then collected, and the results were provided and well presented. This study found that many alternative methods were used in dispute resolution across Dublin, Ireland, although mediation is the most preferred method of conflict resolution across The Nation and other parts of the world. The main issue discovered was that many cases took a long time before reaching their conclusion, and this was attributed to corruption incidences, judges' misconduct, officers being abused by judges and judges' involvement in politics and also having few judges in the court system with the limited evidence with regards to the civil case nature. Mediation implementation was considered to be more effective compared the litigation and negotiation in terms of cost-effectiveness, simplicity and having consumed less time in its proceedings and processes involved having lack of selfawareness and the proposed ways of amending co-processors rules to providing for mediation as a method of ADR lead to barriers opinions and suggestions that mediation could be made a voluntarily based approach. The main consequences that were discovered included injustices and judges being unfair, and also corruption. All of these lead to inadequate reforms in the courts of Ireland, thus dissatisfaction. The main attribute of dissatisfaction leads to the recommendation of an active ADR in the judicial systems of Ireland.
de Mendonca Araujo, 2022