GEMME IRELAND

Also known as The Irish Branch of GEMME, GEMME IRELAND is a national non-profit organisation comprised of judges and part of a European network of judges from Member States either of the European Union or of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) including Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Iceland. GEMME IRELAND is affiliated to GEMME EUROPE.

GEMME members are committed to promoting mediation and all forms of dispute resolution, including restorative justice.

GEMME members include serving and retired judges. Accredited mediators and lawyers may apply to become associate members.

GEMME goals are:

To promote the association of judges working to support mediation, with the purpose of strengthening and improving the practice of mediation.

 

To promote the exchange of information concerning practices and experience in the area of mediation, conciliation or any other alternative method of dispute resolution.

 

To contribute to the development of mediation and alternative methods of dispute resolution, by participating in conferences and activities, familiarizing professionals and citizens with mediation and participating in defining training of collaborating mediators.

 

To use any means to assist judges with their individual steps to support mediation and encourage training for the purpose of relevant and effective practice of it, as for any other alternative method of dispute resolution that is legally permitted.

GEMME Ireland Executive Members

CHAIRWOMAN
Ms Justice Mary Rose Gearty
Judge of the High Court

PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
Judge Keenan Johnson
Judge of the Circuit Cour

SECRETARY
Judge Rosemary Horgan
Judge of the Circuit Court

TREASURER
Judge David McHugh
Judge of the District Court

EXECUTIVE
Mr Paul Gilligan
Retired Judge of the Court of Appeal

EXECUTIVE
Judge Petria McDonnell
Judge of the Circuit Court

EXECUTIVE
Mr Justice David Barniville
Judge of the Court of Appeal

EXECUTIVE
Mr Raymond Fullam
Retired Judge of the High Court

EXECUTIVE
Judge Elizabeth MacGrath
Judge of the District Court

EXECUTIVE
Judge Paul Kelly
President of the District Court

EXECUTIVE
Dr Bernadette Ní Áingléis
Administration

Contacting GEMME IRELAND

Email: info@gemmeireland.ie

Dr Bernadette Ní Áingléis, Administrator

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BECOME A MEMBER OF GEMME IRELAND?

Magistrates, whether professional or lay, serving or honorary, are eligible. The courts in which these judges work are also eligible. Associate members may be appointed with the agreement of the Board of Directors, including lawyers, academics and any qualified persons who have an interest in and work for mediation.

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Useful links and information on mediation

Paper by Judge Keenan Johnson: Presentation to Legal Aid Board Conference, 2019.

Paper by Judge Paul Kelly: Presentation to the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland Conference, 2021