Resources & Policy


Tone from the Top - Boardroom Ethics in Ireland

Tone from the Top – Boardroom Ethics in Ireland, details the findings of research carried out with 401 IoD members in February 2017. The online survey was conducted among executive and non-executive directors to measure their views on how the board conducts itself in respect of ethics; some 68% of respondents sit on boards. This figure includes CEOs and Managing Directors.

The research conducted in February 2017 and this report was published on 13th April 2017. 

Brexit: The Potential Implications

This research report, Brexit:  The Potential Implications, is a summary of the key findings delivered from a survey which was undertaken by the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland and the Institute of Directors (IoD) in the UK in order to interpret members' reaction and response to Britain's decision to leave the European Union, and the perceived outcomes of such a move.

The research was conducted in October 2016 and this report was published in December 2017.

Cyber Security in the Boardroom

The research report, Cyber Security in the Boardroom, in partnership with Mason Hayes & Curran, examines the perspectives of Irish directors on what changes they have noticed in terms of the importance of cyber security as a board level issue, their levels of preparedness should their organisation experience a cyber breach, and how at risk they feel their organisation is in terms of cyber liability.

The research was conducted with IoD members in April 2016 and this report was published in May 2016.


State Boards in Ireland 2015 - Views from the Boardroom Table

One year on since the publication of new guidelines relating to the appointments process to State boards, this research with 77 IoD members in November 2015 holding State board positions examines how views have changed in relation to the appointment and selection process, and also looks at wider issues such as skills, diversity and training as well as board performance, political influence and levels of remuneration.

Women on Boards in Ireland 2015

This research report details findings of research carried out exclusively among women members of the IoD in April / May 2015, examining their experiences as a director to date and views on how gender diversity across boardrooms in Ireland can be improved.