Adare Trusted People Partners (Adare) have, for over two decades, supported Organisations in the areas of conflict and dispute resolution. To mark this milestone, we will host a complimentary webinar to explore the current Employment and Industrial Relations landscape with our industry experts Kieran Mulvey and Tommy Cummins, facilitated by our Managing Director, Sarah Fagan.

Irish workplaces are experiencing a continuing increase in conflict and disputes, with figures from Adare’s most recent HR Barometer research revealing that 74% of Organisations reported experiencing workplace conflict in 2023. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear from leading mediators and facilitators on their experience in managing conflict and employee negotiations throughout the Private and Public Sectors.

This panel discussion promises to offer invaluable insights into the changing landscape of labour and industrial relations in Ireland.  As our experts delve into their wide experience of Employee and Industrial relations, looking at the past, present, and future sharing their decades of experience of coming to resolutions with positive business outcomes.

Gain Insights on :

  • Changing landscape of Employee and Industrial Relations.
  • Effective strategies for addressing workplace conflict.
  • The benefits of industrial relations
  • Opportunity to have your questions answered by experienced practitioners.


This virtual event is highly recommended for HR professionals, business leaders, and policymakers. This event has free registration, but places are limited so please reserve your spot today.

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Meet Your Facilitator

Sarah Fagan, Managing Director at Adare

Sarah Fagan, BA, PGDip Employment Law, PGDip Conflict and Resolution is an experienced Human Resources and Employment Law Practitioner. Sarah‘s role as Managing Director involves overseeing the strategic direction of the business and the HR and Employment Law support services provided to clients across a wide range of sectors by the experienced team of consultants within Adare Human Resource Management. Prior to taking on the role of Managing Director in January 2022, Sarah’s role as Consulting Practice Manager was to support Adare Human Resource Management clients in the delivery of agreed strategic Employee Relations, Industrial Relations and Human Resources consulting projects and oversee the consultancy services provided to clients.


Panel Speakers

Kieran Mulvey, Non-Executive Director, Chairperson at Adare

Our Chairman, Kieran Mulvey, is recognised as one the premier mediators and facilitators in Ireland having undertaken many significant strategic and transformative agreements for government, government departments, state agencies and in the private sector. Having served as Chief Executive of the Labour Relations Commission from 1991 to 2015 and as the first Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission in 2015, Kieran Mulvey is an invaluable source of advice and guidance to our team and the Board in Adare.

Tommy Cummins, Head of Industrial Relations at Adare

Tommy Cummins, an extraordinary talent in the realm of industrial relations, serves as the invaluable advisor to Adare Human Resource Management clients, specializing in navigating significant and large-scale industrial relations challenges. With a remarkable proficiency, Tommy consistently represents Organisations before the Workplace Relations Commission and the Labour Court, showcasing his adept handling of complex legal matters.

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Event Details:

Date: 8th May 2024
Time: 10.30am – 11:45am
Location: Zoom