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IoD Members’ Update November 2020

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IoD Members’ Update November 2020

We are now over a month into the final quarter of what has been an exceptional year, as the country finds itself under Level 5 restrictions to try and counter the ‘second wave’ of COVID-19. Simultaneously, we are also approaching the deadline for the end of the Brexit transition period without a trade deal between the UK and the EU.

IoD Members’ Update October 2020

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IoD Members’ Update October 2020

As we look ahead to the Government's publication this month of Budget 2021 and the National Economic Plan, these forward looking documents will be important roadmaps for economic recovery. Business leaders the length and breadth of the country will be eagerly awaiting these announcements and seeking further stimulus measures. One thing is for certain: these must be living documents which remain adaptable and agile to the exigencies of COVID-19 and Brexit.

IoD Members’ Update September 2020

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IoD Members’ Update September 2020

This month, IoD Ireland is delighted to be recommencing our Chartered Director programme, in line with government and health guidelines. We will also be running an exciting series of webinars through the autumn and winter periods, beginning this Thursday with Mark Kennedy of Mazars looking to the future with his presentation, 'Preparing for 2021 - A Make or Break Year?'. We will also continue to bring you exclusive and insightful blogs, Directors' Factsheets, Member Profiles and other original content.

IoD Members’ Update August 2020

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IoD Members’ Update August 2020

The results of our Director Sentiment Monitor for Q2 2020 were never going to paint a pretty picture. It was the quarter where much of the economy either ground to a halt and/or adjusted to the new realities and ongoing uncertainties brought about by COVID-19. Some key findings and the full report can be found below. Thank you to all who participated.

IoD Members’ Update July 2020

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IoD Members’ Update July 2020

With the recovery stage for society and business now underway, following the unprecedented challenges of the last four months, the coming weeks will need to be faced with positivity and optimism. This is a time for leaders to lead from the front, and to make difficult decisions if required, while mapping the journey back to some semblance of normality, albeit in a much-changed world.

IoD Members’ Update June 2020

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IoD Members’ Update June 2020

The world of work as we know it is in the midst of a revolution. Much has been learned from the last few weeks in terms of home/office working. The conduct of business and meetings has moved into a predominantly virtual environment. Strong and brave leadership has never been more relevant and more necessary both at a personal and national level. We all have a role to play.

IoD Members’ Update May 2020

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IoD Members’ Update May 2020

The business environment for companies and directors in Ireland and elsewhere is changing day-by-day during the COVID-19 crisis. It is important that in the current, constantly evolving situation, where directors are making decisions in the best interests of the company, that current Irish Company Law provisions do not impose unrealistic demands on directors which may have far-reaching personal consequences for them personally.

IoD Members’ Update April 2020

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IoD Members’ Update April 2020

‘Unprecedented times’ and ‘unchartered territory’ are two phrases that have been used frequently over the past month, and with good reason. It has been an extraordinary period. It is to everyone’s credit that the level of co-operation and co-ordination with the Government’s measures has been so effective and timely in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

IoD Members’ Update March 2020

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IoD Members’ Update March 2020

With the formation of the next Government after General Election 2020 still inconclusive at a time when EU-UK trade negotiations are about to begin in earnest and the Covid-19 coronavirus is also impacting international trade, the prevailing level of uncertainty for the business community remains a challenge.

IoD Members’ Update February 2020

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IoD Members’ Update February 2020

These are interesting times, with so-called Brexit Day now part of history and EU-UK trade negotiations beginning in earnest, plus a General Election imminent. These events are addressed in this month’s newsletter as we include the results of our two most recent pieces of research: our quarterly Director Sentiment Monitor for Q4 2019, which features Brexit-related issues, and a pre-General Election Snap Poll we conducted amongst our members in the days following the calling of the election.

IoD Members’ Update January 2020

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IoD Members’ Update January 2020

We would also like to start the year with a thank you to you, our members, for making IoD Ireland the organisation that it is. Last year, we had our highest number of members joining the organisation. Your attendance and engagement at IoD events, professional development training, and your feedback on all our activities and resources, ensure that we strive continually to surpass expectations and to maintain the highest standards.

IoD Members’ Update December 2019

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IoD Members’ Update December 2019

With the year closing out, we look forward to seeing many of you at the IoD Christmas Lunch, kindly sponsored by Arkphire, on 13th December. And, as we look to 2020 and an exciting Spring Training Programme about to be announced, we wish you all a Happy Christmas.

IoD Members’ Update November 2019

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IoD Members’ Update November 2019

One of the many highlights of the past month was undoubtedly the presentation made by Matt Ryan, Co-Founder and Director of the Press Up Entertainment Group, as part of our Breakfast and Evening Briefing series, kindly sponsored by Mazars. Fear not, if you missed a riveting talk, as you can access a webcast of this event exclusively in our Members' Area. We were also delighted to partner recently with McCann FitzGerald for the 'Gender Pay Gap Reporting - Getting It Right' event. The briefing presentation from this event, is also available in the Members' Area of our website .

IoD Members’ Update October 2019

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IoD Members’ Update October 2019

Our autumn programme of events and workshops have proven very popular. These have included events with Mark Kennedy, Managing Partner, Mazars (sponsors of the Breakfast and Evening series), Jane Suiter, Director, Fujo, and Peter Turley, Founder, SALESTalk. We have also held our annual Autumn Lunch, sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland, with our guest speaker Michael Stanley , who addressed IoD members and their guests.

IoD Members’ Update September 2019

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IoD Members’ Update September 2019

With summer officially over, we have a packed itinerary lined up for you this September. Our upcoming events include: an Evening Briefing, kindly sponsored by Mazars, on ‘Tax, Trade and Change - Implications for Budget 2020 and Beyond’ on 12th September; a Lunch Bites @ the IoD event, kindly sponsored by IQ-EQ, on ‘ Democracy in Ireland and Beyond - The Role of the Citizens' Assembly and Journalism’ on 18th September; our Autumn Lunch , kindly sponsored by Eversheds Sutherland, on 20th September; and an Evening Briefing on ‘SALEStalk for the NOW Generation’ on 26th September.

IoD Members’ Update August 2019

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IoD Members’ Update August 2019

The past month also saw our annual Summer Get-Together on a pleasant evening in the Airfield Estate. It was great to see so many members at the event, and we hope you enjoyed the evening.

IoD Members’ Update July 2019

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IoD Members’ Update July 2019

As you will see from our latest offerings below, we have put together a comprehensive Autumn Training Programme in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway. If you haven't already done so, we hope you will join us for one or more of our insightful workshops.

IoD Members’ Update June 2019

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IoD Members’ Update June 2019

It's been a busy month for the IoD, with the appointment of our new President, Harry Lorton, the publication of two new pieces of research - on diversity, and our quarterly Director Sentiment Monitor for Q1 - as well as conducting numerous training workshops and events. Stay tuned for details on more IoD events coming soon.

IoD Members’ Update May 2019

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IoD Members’ Update May 2019

If you missed any of our recent Briefings series, kindly sponsored by Mazars, including those by Lucinda Creighton, former Irish Minister and now CEO of Vulcan consulting, Mary Connaughton, a CIPD Fellow, and Marian Finnegan, the Chief Economist and Director of Research for the Sherry FitzGerald Group, you can access their presentations by logging-in to the exclusive Member’s Area of our website.

IoD Members’ Update April 2019

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IoD Members’ Update April 2019

As the uncertainty around Brexit continues to impact the thoughts and plans of politicians and business leaders alike, the timing of our annual Spring Lunch provided a welcome opportunity to network and discuss the events of the day.

IoD Members’ Update March 2019

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IoD Members’ Update March 2019

As the days drift by and the uncertainty over Brexit continues to cast a shadow, the IoD has lined up an exciting series of events and workshops throughout the spring at which you can meet your fellow members and discuss the issues of the day.

IoD Members’ Update February 2019

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IoD Members’ Update February 2019

When we published the results of our Director Sentiment Monitor back in December, 32% of business leaders believed that Brexit was the single biggest risk factor facing their organisation. If anything, this figure is likely to have increased, given the continuing uncertainty around the impact of the UK's impending departure from the EU, now less than eight weeks away.