Family Mediation Project

Dublin Community Mediation is host to The Family Mediation project. It is a not-for-profit  research initiative, by Waterford Institute of Technology, based on a family mediation model developed by Dr Roisin O’ Shea of Arc Mediation.

The project offers means-tested family mediation dealing with guardianship, parenting (access), custody and maintenance, prioritising the best interests of children, and meeting children to hear their views.


  • Our team of volunteer mediators aim to offer a first appointment within 10 days.

  • To be eligible, participants must each have a gross income of less than €22,000, and have less than €5,000 in savings.

  • Low cost fees are charged at €25 per hour.

Mediation for parents and their children, or grandparents and their children and grandchildren, is now available through Quarryvale Family Resource Centre tel; 01 6230264, Killinarden Family Resource Centre tel; 01 4527143, St Kevin’s Family Resource Centre tel; 01 4627149 and Ballyboden Family Resource Centre tel; 01 4935953.

We also offer mediation to qualifying parents who may live at a distance through skype.

For further information or to apply, call any of the above numbers or directly to Dublin Community Mediation tel; 01 4515910 or email

You will be asked to complete an application form to determine if you qualify for the project.

Whitechurch Library, Taylor's Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16,
D16 PN53

Phone: 01 4515910

Mobile: 089 9633170

Charity number: 15497

Dublin Community Mediation (Dublin Community Mediation)
is the trading name of The Mediation Bureau Company Limited
by Guarantee with company number 369139.

Charity number 15497