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About Us

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Ireland’s leading membership body for 3,000 directors and business leaders. 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.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be the leading authority on, and influencer of, good corporate governance standards in Ireland for directors and boards and a dynamic and relevant membership body for directors and senior business leaders, supporting them through the lifecycle of their business lives.

Our Mission

To provide guidance, training and support for IoD members and directors to strengthen the governance, and thereby the performance, of companies and organisations in Ireland within the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

Our Voice

Our communications approach is from the point of view of best practice in corporate governance. For this reason, you will not see us commenting on, or criticising, specific individuals or boards for governance failings.

Our Values

  • Professional

    Competent, maintaining the highest standards throughout all of our activities.

  • Energetic

    With enthusiasm and high levels of activity, committed, dynamic and modern.

  • Inclusive

    Open to others, considerate of the views and opinions of all stakeholders.

  • Open & Honest

    Frank and communicative, receptive and accessible, truthful and sincere.

  • Enterprising

    For the benefit of members and to ensure the long-term viability of the organisation, while demonstrating initiative and resourcefulness, and being responsive to opportunity.

For me, personally, the IoD represents one of the most important networks of individuals in the country – senior business leaders who provide thought leadership and drive economic activity.

Graham Stewart

Commercial & Finance Director, Hospital Services Limited

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