In the RDS Members Club on the 11th April the BLCC members and friends enjoyed a very interesting and informative presentation by our guest speaker, Mr Kieran Mulvey. Kieran served as Chief Executive of the Labour Relations Commission from 1991 to 2016 and as Director General of the Workplace Relations Commission until June 2016.
Kieran was appointed by the Government to chair mediation talks on the transfer of the National Maternity Hospital to the St Vincent’s campus and has prepared a report for the Government Task Force on a ten year Regeneration Plan for Dublin’s North Inner City.
He is currently Chairman of Sport Ireland, the Government Body for the National Sports Campus and Sports funding.
Kieran has received honorary doctorates and fellowships mainly due to his successful resolutions of major public and private sector disputes over the last 25 years.
His presentation was drawn from his experiences around the global and his inherent knowledge of politics. The many years of delicate negotiations in disputes has given him an in-depth insight to the human psychic. His thoughts and directions on history education is vital for the understanding and acceptable of different beliefs, cultural and principles. If history is taught and explained to children and adults worldwide it would lead to a healthier and more peaceful environment for everyone and not just the lucky few.
Another important aspect of Kieran’s presentation was the lack of respect for the law. Like everything else there are good and bad laws and as Kieran pointed out we should all have respect for good law which enhances social and community living for all involved.
Those present was impressed by what Kieran had to say and even though some of it was ominous Kieran was able to deliver the contents with a bit of fun and a sense of humour. This held everyone’s attention and interest and lead to lively debate while everyone enjoyed drinks and canapes during the networking afterwards.