Introducing Duologue, a series of informal virtual fireside chats with cross-sectoral HR leaders and influencers who are helping to shape Ireland’s business landscape.
These virtual events are relaxed conversations with our guests about their experience within the industry, insights they've learned along the way and the trends that they feel will shape HR in the coming years.
Duologue will hear from people from diverse sectors in Irish business each week, sharing their opinions on topical issues affecting all aspects of human resources, industrial relations and employment laws. The purpose is to hear from different views to help form a better understanding of the evolving HR landscape and inform the HR conversation.
The first of our Duologue events will take place on 9th March and we will shortly announce details of the speakers and schedule for the coming weeks.
In the first in our Duologue series, Kieran Mulvey, Chairperson of Adare Human Resource Management and ex-Chief Executive of the Labour Relations Commission will be joined by Kevin Foley, Chairman of the Labour Court.
Kieran and Kevin will talk about the evolving employee and industrial relations landscape, trends in conflict and disputes and consider the roles of the Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court in the future world of work, among other issues of the day.
Chairperson, Adare Human Resource Management
Kieran was Chief Executive of the Labour Relations Commission since its inception in 1991, subsequently taking on the role of Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission in 2015, retiring in June 2016. He is a former General Secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI) and Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT). He 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 also chaired the negotiations which led to the Public Service Croke Park, Haddington Road and Lansdowne Road Agreements.
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.
Chairperson, The Labour Court
Currently serving as Chairman of the Labour Court, Kevin was previously the Director of Conciliation, Workplace Mediations and Early Resolution Services with the Labour Relations Commission. He has been involved in Labour Affairs in Ireland for over 30 years. Kevin has been involved in many of the major disputes that have occurred in the Irish economy over that period including those relating to the transport, aviation, pharmaceutical, food industry, banking and all major sectors of the Irish economy. He was centrally involved as a facilitator of engagement between Government and Trade Unions leading to the Croke Park and Haddington Road Agreements