IoD Members' Update
January 2020

Happy New Year to all our members. We are delighted to announce that the raffle at the IoD Ireland Christmas Lunch raised €21,705 for our designated charity, Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services (see below for more detail), which was a marvellous way to close the old year and decade.
We will be kicking off an exciting new year of events and director training on 23rd January with our first IoD Morning Briefing, featuring the ever-insightful Marian Finnegan of the Sherry FitzGerald Group, who will be looking at The Irish Property Market Outlook .
We are also delighted to announce that our 2020 sponsor for the IoD Morning and Evening Briefings series will continue to be Mazars , and for the Lunch Bites series will continue to be IQ-EQ . We are extremely grateful for their continued support, which allows us the ability to provide these events to you free of charge.
We also have a great selection of workshops lined up for our Spring Training Programme 2020 . These essential workshops have been designed specifically for directors and business leaders, and will be delivered by expert trainers in Dublin, Cork and Galway.
Furthermore, in relation to IoD events, please be aware that in doing our part for the environment, we will no longer print hard copy versions of the attendee sheets and speaker bio profiles at our events. However, this information will continue to be emailed in soft copy to all attendees in advance of the event. 
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 Raise €21,705 for Hospice
We are delighted to announce that, as part of our Charity Raffle held during our annual IoD Christmas Lunch in December, IoD Ireland members and their guests raised €21,705 for Our Lady's Hospice & Care Services . For more information on the good work they do, why not watch this video: Impact of Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Service .

The annual Christmas Lunch was held at the Intercontinental Hotel on Friday, 13 th December 2019. Comedian Barry Murphy provided entertainment to 480 IoD members and guests at what was a highly enjoyable event for all attendees. We would like to acknowledge Paschal Naylor, CEO and Co-Founder, Arkphire, and all at Arkphire, for their kind support of the event.

A big thank you again to all the members who generously donated prizes for the charity raffle, as well as participating in the raffle on the day. Thank you for your generosity.

Pictured in the photo, above: Harry Lorton, President, IoD Ireland, Maura Quinn, CEO, IoD Ireland, Barry Murphy, and Paschal Naylor, CEO and Co-Founder, Arkphire, at the IoD Christmas Lunch 2019 in the InterContinental Hotel.
Save the Date
Edelman Trust Barometer 2020 Launch Event
For the second year, the Institute of Directors in Ireland will be supporting the Irish launch of the 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer .

Edelman’s Trust Barometer has grown over the past two decades into the world’s most robust exploration of trust in business, government, NGOs and media, surveying more than 33,000 respondents in 27 markets.

Joe Carmody , Managing Director of Edelman, will present the findings of the 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer as they relate to Ireland. There will be a keynote address followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Shane Coleman , Political Editor and presenter of Newstalk
Breakfast, which will explore the implications of the findings. The keynote speaker and panellists will be announced shortly. 

As an event partner, the IoD can offer members complimentary tickets to this event. Booking details for this event to follow shortly.

When : Thursday, 6th February, 2020
Time : 07:30 – 09:15
Where : The Round Room, Mansion House, Dublin 2 

Save the date!
McCann FitzGerald Factsheet
January 2020

Our sincere thanks to McCann FitzGerald for their ongoing assistance in producing the IoD Factsheets.

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The IoD Blog
The Currency was founded in 2019 by two Irish journalists, Tom Lyons and Ian Kehoe. Between them, they have over 30 years of journalism experience working across television, radio and print. While Lyons is the company’s chief executive, and Kehoe the editor, both also write extensively for The Currency – driving investigations, writing commentary and producing stories, podcasts and interviews. They also engage top journalists and expert contributors.

Here, Tom Lyons - a member of IoD Ireland - gives us his personal perspective on moving from writing about business to doing it himself.

Previous blogs are also available on our website . If you are interested in contributing to our blog or for further information, please contact Paul O'Mahony at or call 01 411 0010.  
Video Focus
'What makes a great leader?'

 In this IoD Ireland video, Alan Murphy , Managing Partner, Eversheds Sutherland Ireland , discusses the qualities that he believes make a great leader.

You can access this video on our video channel.

More videos, including those in our 'What Makes a Great Leader?' series, are also available on our video page .
Featured Events and Workshops
23rd January

*Morning Event - Dublin*

Presenter :   Marian Finnegan, Managing Director, Residential and Advisory, Sherry FitzGerald Group
Time : 07:30 - 09:00
Venue : The Grafton Suite, The Westbury Hotel, Grafton Street, Dublin 2
Cost : Free of charge. IoD members only. For bookings, please email
5th March

* Daytime Event - Cork*

Presenter :   John Smyth CDir, Chartered Director
Time 09:00 - 16:30
Venue : Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork
Cost : €425 ex VAT IoD members/€485 ex VAT non-members
12th March

*Daytime Event - Dublin*

Presenter Dr Simon Haslam, Strategy Consultant
Time :   09:00 - 16:30
Venue : Irish Management Institute, Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16
Cost : €425 ex VAT IoD members/€485 ex VAT non-members
2nd April


*Daytime Event - Dublin*

Presenter Carol Bolger CDir, Chartered Director
Time 09:00 - 16:30
Venue : Irish Management Institute, Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16
Cost : €425 ex VAT IoD members/€485 ex VAT non-members

Meet a Member
Gillian Horan is the CEO of The Pudding . The Pudding works with companies to build, re-position and grow game-changing corporate and employer brands. It is a mix between a management consultancy company and a design studio. The team work with senior executives to build brands that make a business impact. Their services include - brand consultancy, creating new brands, rebranding, production design, advertising, employer branding and recruitment marketing.

Since joining the IoD, how have you benefited from your membership?
I’ve benefited a lot from my membership. I’ve grown my network with a number of talented professionals, attended inspiring thought leadership events and also increased my skills as a director via training days. Since becoming a member of the IoD I’ve also joined a board as a non-executive director. 

What is one characteristic that you believe every leader should possess?

Fearlessness - no matter your business, your goals and ambitions for that business, I think you need to be fearless to have the courage to make certain decisions and take risks to grow your business and ensure business success.
New 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, Chartered Directors may also use the designation CDir after their name.
The   Chartered Director Programme   is a unique qualification for directors and strategic business leaders combining learning and professional experience. This sought-after programme has been running in Ireland since September 2008 and is delivered exclusively by IoD Ireland.

The Chartered Director Programme has two commencement points in each calendar year, January and September. This latest list published by IoD Ireland is mainly comprised of directors who successfully completed cohorts up to 48.

IoD Ireland offers its congratulations to all of our newly qualified   CDirs .

Pictured in the photo, above: Margot Lyons CDir received her Diploma in Company Direction in September from IoD Ireland President, Harry Lorton. She has now qualified as a Chartered Director.
IoD Member Benefits
Discounted Subscription to The Currency
What is the member benefit?
IoD members can now avail of a discounted annual subscription to The Currency , with an exclusive rate of just €218 (incl. VAT) for a full year's subscription. The standard subscription, paid monthly, is €300 (incl. VAT) or, paid in one annual amount, The Currency has an introductory offer for the first year at present of €250 (incl. VAT), but IoD members can get the special rate of €218 (incl. VAT).

Benefit availability
This benefit is available to all members until 31 st December 2020 .
Background on The Currency 
Founded in 2019 by Irish journalists, Tom Lyons and Ian Kehoe,  The Currency  has quickly established itself as the leading cutting-edge business and financial online content platform, with incisive commentary, penetrating interviews and profiles, enlightening podcasts, and exclusive features. Its team includes Stephen Kinsella, Alizon Cowzer, Sam Smyth and Francesca Comyn. In short, The Currency is shaking up the way business journalism has traditionally been reported in Ireland.

Avail of your member benefit today
Email   and quote your IoD membership number to avail of this extra special discount to get the inside track on the stories and people that matter in Irish business.
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