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Kieran Mulvey

Kieran Mulvey

Non-Executive Director, Chairperson

Kieran Mulvey was Chief Executive of the Labour Relations Commission since its inception in 1991 and subsequently took on the role of Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission in 2015, retiring in June 2016.

Kieran is a graduate of UCD (BA, HDE, Dip. in Employment Law), Honorary Professor of the School of Management at Queens University in Belfast, Fellow of the Educational Institute of Scotland and holds Honorary Doctorates in Law from the National University of Ireland and UCD.

He was awarded the first Honorary Fellowship of the CIPD and a lifetime membership of the ELAI, for his respective contribution to HR/IR and Employment Law in Ireland.

Kieran is a former General Secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI) and Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT). Kieran has also acted as a Consultant with the EU, National Economic and Social Council, Eurofound and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on matters relating to public management, human resources and industrial relations. He chaired the negotiations which led to the Public Service Croke Park, Haddington Road and Lansdowne Road Agreements.  

He is a trustee of “Frontline Defenders” – the International Foundation for Human Rights Defenders. Kieran has also held many posts as a member of State Boards and Universities including Health, Economic, Social Council, Broadcasting and Overseas Development and is currently Chair of Sport Ireland.

He has authored and contributed various reports for the European Foundation and the ILO, as well as articles to several professional journals.

He was recently commissioned by the Government to author a Report on the Regeneration of Dublin’s' North East Inner City and to mediate an Agreement on the New Maternity Hospital at Elm Park.