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Ireland's Leading Membership Body For

Directors and Business Leaders

Creating Great Leaders

Director Training

Do you want to access the highest quality director training in Ireland? We offer a number of training options including the much sought after Chartered Director Programme. The IoD’s Chartered Director Programme offers a unique qualification for directors and strategic business leaders in Ireland.

The IoD also offers a series of essential half day workshops that have been designed specifically for directors.

The Business Network That Works
The Business Network That Works
About Us

The Business Network That Works

We are made up of the most forward thinking and successful business leaders in Ireland. These include chief executives/managing directors; chairpersons; non-executive directors; senior executives; and entrepreneurs. As a member of IoD Ireland, we offer a wide range of resources designed for your professional development as a business leader.

As the foremost voice in the debate on improving corporate governance standards, IoD Ireland is dedicated to developing and improving the effectiveness and performance of directors and boards throughout Ireland.

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What Members Say

Increasingly, boards are being questioned by stakeholders on governance issues. Good governance is not just a necessary add-on but key to the operation of an organisation in the private, public or charity sector. When it comes to advice, guidance or point of reference on governance or board operation, board members often need solid independent advice. The Institute of Directors is that place. Joining the IoD was, in my opinion, hugely beneficial in my role as a CEO and Chair.

Tom Shipsey CDir

CEO, Stonehouse Marketing Ltd & former Chair of Concern Worldwide

I have been a member of the Institute of Directors for five years now and have attended a number of workshops and training programmes to brush up on my skills and to ensure that I am legally compliant in all my directorship roles and responsibilities. The IoD hosts a number of very beneficial briefing sessions and is a very supportive organisation that has enabled me to make connections with other peers that would have been unavailable to me prior to my membership.

Oonagh O'Hagan

Owner & Managing Director, Meagher’s Pharmacy Group

I joined the Institute of Directors in Ireland to improve my understanding of corporate governance, and to better understand the distinction between the role of the board and the role of management. Being a member helps me stay up-to-date with the latest developments in this area, and gain access to thought leadership insight on emerging business issues. Another important personal benefit has been the opportunity to broaden my professional network.

Helen Kelly

Managing Director | Country Manager and Head of Corporate Banking, Barclays Bank Ireland & Non-Executive Director, Barnardos

Sharing experiences and learning is a vital component of a director’s skill set. Membership of the Institute of Directors provides this opportunity in spades, and much more besides. It is member focused, relevant and value adding for executive and non-executive directors alike.

Maurice Pratt

Chairman, Uniphar

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69% of Business Leaders Say Hybrid Working for Staff Likely

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69% of Business Leaders Say Hybrid Working for Staff Likely

The IoD's Director Sentiment Monitor survey for Q2 2021 reveals findings in relation to a likely return to office/workplace in Q4, remote/hybrid working, and the risk of COVID-19 variants.

Latest Qualified Chartered Directors Announced

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Latest Qualified Chartered Directors Announced

IoD Announces Latest List of Qualified Chartered Directors

A Rescue Process for Small and Micro Companies
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Factsheet

A Rescue Process for Small and Micro Companies

This Factsheet takes a timely look at the Companies (Rescue Process for Small and Micro Companies) Act 2021 (the “Act”), which was signed into law on 22nd July 2021. This Director Factsheet is Courtesy of McCann FitzGerald.

What if Work Wasn’t a Place?

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What if Work Wasn’t a Place?

Expert insights by Michelle Fogarty, FCIPD, BA, Co-founder and COO of PepTalk. This blog has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland members.

Your Experience and Expertise Matter in Public Sector Board Appointments: Key Elements to Keep in Mind
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Your Experience and Expertise Matter in Public Sector Board Appointments: Key Elements to Keep in Mind

Expert insights by Kate T Lawler, author of ‘Your Experience & Expertise Matter - A Guide to Your Competency Based Interview'. This blog has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland members.

The US/Ireland Dimension:  Global Tax Reform
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Factsheet

The US/Ireland Dimension:  Global Tax Reform

This Factsheet provides a timely update on the proposed US changes and the G7 agreement, the potential impact on Ireland, and the future of FDI in Ireland. This Director Factsheet is courtesy of Eversheds Sutherland.

Director and Officers Liability: A Must Have for Directors
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Director and Officers Liability: A Must Have for Directors

Expert insights by Stephen Byrne FCII, Director, Glennon Insurance. This blog has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland members.

Redefining ESG at Board Level
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Webcast

Redefining ESG at Board Level

This webinar was held in partnership with Business in the Community Ireland, with panellists Karina Litvack, Independent Non-Executive Director, ENI SpA & Noel Keeley, CEO, Musgrave Group.

The Tokyo Olympics:  An Exciting New Chapter for Irish Olympic Sport

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The Tokyo Olympics:  An Exciting New Chapter for Irish Olympic Sport

Expert insights from Sarah Keane, President, Olympic Federation of Ireland, and CEO, Swim, Ireland. This blog has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland members.

Latest Qualified Chartered Directors Announced

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Latest Qualified Chartered Directors Announced

IoD Ireland publishes list of recently qualified Chartered Directors.