family law


Dr Roisin O’Shea and colleague Dr Sinead Conneely co-authored a piece on the findings from their research project,  ‘Innovative Family Mediation Research Initiative Embedded in the Community’, which has now been published in the U.S. published and Internationally-read Family Court Review, Vol 57 No. 3, Wiley Publishing. For more information […]

Dr Roisin O’Shea published in US Journal


Reform of the Family Law System; Identifying Solutions by ARC founder Dr Róisín O’Shea On the 6thof March 2019 Dr Róisín O’Shea was invited to make an oral submission at Leinster House to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality, and participate in questions and answers with the Committee. […]

ARC’s submission to the Dail Select Committee on Justice & ...




We’d like to make Irish legal and social science researchers aware of an exciting opportunity to carry out a 12 month masters-level research programme, sponsored by the Mediators Institute of Ireland, under the IRC Enterprise Partnership Scheme. The programme will involve an international comparative analysis of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales […]

Masters by research opportunity – Child Inclusive Mediation


Dr Roisin O’Shea, researcher and Partner in Arc Mediation, and her colleague Dr Sinead Conneely, law lecturer at Waterford Institute of Technology, as experts in the field of mediation, have been contracted by Bloomsbury to contribute a chapter to a book entitled ‘Family Mediation: Contemporary Issues’. The book will be […]

ARC Partner contributing to International review of Family Mediation


Shane Dempsey, Dr Roisin O'Shea and Dr Sinead Conneely of ARC with the Canadian Ambassador Kevin Vickers and May of South Dublin Paul Fogarty
An exciting new research initiative has been launched by Canadian Ambassador Kevin Vickers in South County Dublin, offering means-tested family mediation to parents and their children in their communities. Ambassador Vicker’s presence reflected the support-from and exchange of ideas-with Canadian mediators and judges that have informed our research project to […]

Canadian Ambassador Launches The Family Mediation Project in Dublin