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IoD Ireland Member Survey Results 2020

As Ireland’s leading membership body for over 3,000 directors and business leaders, we take members’ feedback and views very seriously. IoD Ireland commissioned research agency Behaviour and Attitudes (B&A) to carry out in-depth membership sentiment research, which took place between 10-24 February 2020. Today we release the key findings.

“Seismic shift” anticipated in growth opportunities across all markets in 2020 - IoD Survey

The latest Director Sentiment Monitor survey by Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland has found that there has been a 53% reduction, on average, in business leaders envisaging opportunities for growth this year across all markets, domestic and overseas, from Q4 2019 to the end of Q1 2020. The survey research also finds that only 3% of directors are ‘more optimistic’ in respect of the Irish economy in Q1 2020 by comparison to 30% in Q4 2019 and that 83% of business leaders rate as ‘significant’ the potential impact of COVID-19 on their organisation’s bottom line for the year 2020.

90% of business leaders want law amended to allow virtual AGMs during crisis

The Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland has called upon the Department for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation and the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) to recognise the difficulties which many businesses and directors are facing during the COVID-19 crisis when trying to comply with the Company Law requirements regarding the holding of AGMs.

74% of Irish business leaders don’t believe EU-UK trade deal achievable in 2020 as post-Brexit trade talks resume

Today IoD Ireland launches Brexit-related results from the latest quarterly Director Sentiment Monitor survey for Q1 2020. The findings include, that 74% of business leaders do not believe that the EU and UK can achieve a trade deal by the December 2020 deadline, while 87% of business leaders believe that Brexit’s impact on the Irish economy will be negative in the short-term.

The Institute of Directors in Ireland publishes list of newly qualified Chartered Directors

The Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland is delighted to publish its list of recently qualified Chartered Directors.  As part of this qualification, newly qualified Directors may also use the designation CDir after their name.