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Ireland's Leading Membership Body For

3,000 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 one day and half day workshops that have been designed specifically for directors. We are delighted to recommence our workshop programme in 2021 with this ever-popular topic. This online workshop is entitled, 'Great Strategy in Uncertain Times', and will be presented by Dr Simon Haslam, Chartered Director, and Director, FMR Research Ltd.

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Play to Your Strengths

The Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland is a dynamic network with 3,000 members drawn from companies large and small in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

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

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

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

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

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First IoD Briefing Webinar of 2021 to Address Irish Property Market Outlook

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First IoD Briefing Webinar of 2021 to Address Irish Property Market Outlook

This webinar is part of the IoD Briefings Series, and we are delighted to announce that, in 2021, it will be sponsored by Accenture.

Insolvency and Directors’ Duties

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Insolvency and Directors’ Duties

Expert insights from Ruairi Mulrean, Jill Callanan, and Elaine Hughes of LK Shields Solicitors LLP.

Effecting Transactions: The Importance of Being Authorised
  • IoD Members Only

Factsheet

Effecting Transactions: The Importance of Being Authorised

This factsheet looks at the importance of adequate and proper delegation of powers to act and, in particular, delegation of signing authorities when physical meetings cannot happen and when key individuals are unavailable.

Latest Qualified Chartered Directors Announced

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Latest Qualified Chartered Directors Announced

IoD Ireland publishes list of recently qualified Chartered Directors.

IoD Ireland Highlights 2020

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IoD Ireland Highlights 2020

Watch some key highlights from IoD Ireland over the course of 2020.

Brexit: Institute of Directors in Ireland Welcomes Confirmation of a Trade Deal

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Brexit: Institute of Directors in Ireland Welcomes Confirmation of a Trade Deal

The Institute of Directors in Ireland has today welcomed confirmation that the EU and the UK have reached agreement on a post-Brexit trade deal.

Happy Christmas from all at IoD Ireland

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Happy Christmas from all at IoD Ireland

Please note, the IoD Ireland office will be closed from close of business on Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, and will reopen on Monday, 4th January 2021.

Governance Challenges for Boards - Looking Back to Look Forward
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Webcast

Governance Challenges for Boards - Looking Back to Look Forward

This webinar was presented by Dr Margaret Cullen, Founder and Principal, Think Governance Ltd, and IoD Board Assessor. This webinar is part of our IoD Morning and Evening Briefings Series, and is kindly sponsored by Mazars.

2020: “Seismic Year” of Upheaval Marked by Opportunities as Well as Challenges

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2020: “Seismic Year” of Upheaval Marked by Opportunities as Well as Challenges

Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland research in 2020 revealed the dramatic impact of both COVID-19 and Brexit on business leaders in Ireland.

Governance Challenges for Boards - Looking Back to Look Forward
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Presentation

Governance Challenges for Boards - Looking Back to Look Forward

Download the full presentation by Dr Margaret Cullen, Founder and Principal, Think Governance Ltd. and IoD Board Assessor. This webinar is part of our IoD Morning and Evening Briefings Series, and is kindly sponsored by Mazars.