Trinity Mediation Co-op: Services


Trinity Mediation Co-op is a network of TCD-trained mediators who offer no-fee alternative dispute resolution services to the voluntary, NGO and not-for-profit sector in Ireland.


Trinity Mediation Co-op offer single or co-mediated dispute resolution processes to meet a variety of challenging situations that charitable organisations may face either internally or within their day-to-day work amongst clients and customers. Such scenarios might include:

  • Community disputes (eg. between neighbours)
  • Family conflict (eg. inter-generational rifts)
  • Workplace tensions (eg. with remotely-managed or overseas-based staff)

Each case is treated as a unique situation requiring a unique response, and as such Trinity Mediation Co-op mediators will tailor the format of each process accordingly.

Notwithstanding this, every process that Trinity Mediation Co-op undertakes holds to the MII’s Code of Ethics and Practice, which enshrines the fundamental principles of confidentiality, respect, self-determination, voluntary participation, impartiality and neutrality.


Trinity Mediation Co-op was established by a group of mediators in order to provide a high-level service to voluntary organisations or charities that may otherwise struggle to fund professional mediation services, and thus miss out on the benefits of alternative dispute resolution.

Every member of Trinity Mediation Co-op is certified as a mediator by the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII) and has achieved a postgraduate qualification in either Conflict and Dispute Resolution Studies or International Peace Studies at Trinity College Dublin.

Trinity Mediation Co-op mediators bring wide-ranging professional experience to bear on each case, with its members holding a diverse set of skills and expertise, including in the following areas:

  • Charity work
  • Customer service
  • Diplomacy
  • Government service
  • Investigations
  • Management
  • Project management
  • Social work
  • Telecommunications

Continuing professional development is ensured through the Group’s bespoke learning circle, which is accredited by MII and specialises in dispute resolution within the not-for-profit sector.


Trinity Mediation Co-op will not charge for its services to the voluntary, NGO or not-for-profit sectors. The only outlay would be for any expenses incurred – typically the hire of a meeting room – should organisations be unable to provide their own such facilities. [Until further notice, all meetings will be conducted remotely online.]


Simply email or telephone Paul McDonnell on 087 997 5985. We look forward to discussing how we can assist you.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
18th Nov, 2020
Expiry Date
18th Jan, 2021