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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 workshops and courses that have been designed specifically for directors. Visit our website page for more information.

The Business Network That Works
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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

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

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

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Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Getting it Right
  • IoD Members Only

Webcast

Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Getting it Right

This webinar on Gender Pay Reporting is courtesy of McCann FitzGerald LLP.

IoD Ireland Welcomes the Latest Balance for Better Business Report

News

IoD Ireland Welcomes the Latest Balance for Better Business Report

IoD Ireland Reacts to the fifth Balance for Better Business Report. This was launched by the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD and the Balance for Better Business co-chairs Julie Sinnamon and Aongus Hegarty.

Parliament adopts the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive
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Factsheet

Parliament adopts the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

This Factsheet provides an update on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), which was adopted by the European Parliament on 10 November 2022. This Factsheet is courtesy of McCann FitzGerald LLP.

The Irish Energy Market: What Business Leaders Should Know
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Presentation

The Irish Energy Market: What Business Leaders Should Know

Download the full presentation from this webinar by Marguerite Sayers, Deputy CEO, ESB, and Chair, ESB Networks. This event is part of our Lunch Bites @ the IoD Series and is sponsored by IQ-EQ.

The Irish Energy Market: What Business Leaders Should Know
  • IoD Members Only

Webcast

The Irish Energy Market: What Business Leaders Should Know

This webinar was presented by Marguerite Sayers, Deputy CEO, ESB, and Chair, ESB Networks. This event is part of our Lunch Bites @ the IoD Series and is sponsored by IQ-EQ.

What Charity Directors Need to Know to Ensure Good Governance
  • IoD Members Only

Presentation

What Charity Directors Need to Know to Ensure Good Governance

Download the full presentation from this in-person Briefing event webinar by Áine Myler, CEO, Charities Institute Ireland, and Madeleine Delaney, Director of Legal Affairs and Registration, Charities Regulator. This event is part of our IoD Briefings Series and is sponsored by Accenture.

What Charity Directors Need to Know to Ensure Good Governance
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Webcast

What Charity Directors Need to Know to Ensure Good Governance

This webinar was presented by Áine Myler, CEO, Charities Institute Ireland, and Madeleine Delaney, Director of Legal Affairs and Registration, Charities Regulator. This event is part of our IoD Briefings Series and is sponsored by Accenture.

Why Gender Diversity Merits More Board Attention
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Blog

Why Gender Diversity Merits More Board Attention

Expert insights from Aileen O’Toole CDir, Chartered Director and Co-Founder of WomanUp, a training and advisory consultancy whose mission is to expand the number of women in the female talent pipeline.

Over One in Ten of Menopausal Women are Leaving the Workplace Due to their Symptoms

Blog

Over One in Ten of Menopausal Women are Leaving the Workplace Due to their Symptoms

Expert insights by Loretta Dignam, CEO & Founder, The Menopause Hub. This blog has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland.

Update on Directors’ Duties
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Factsheet

Update on Directors’ Duties

This Factsheet provides an update on directors' duties. Recent decisions handed down by the High Court and Court of Appeal have provided a useful reminder of how directors must act and to whom their duties are owed. This Factsheet is courtesy of McCann FitzGerald LLP.