Just 8 per cent of company directors surveyed said they expected their company’s financial performance to improve this year. Photograph: iStock

The coronavirus outbreak is a “ challenge unlike any other for the State and its business leaders”, according to the Institute of Directors Ireland (I(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson: political tribalism straight out of Donald Trump’s playbook.  Handout photograph: UK Parliament/AFP via Getty Images

While attending an event for the queen’s birthday in 2018, Boris Johnson, the UK’s foreign secretary at the time, was asked about the concerns of busi(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson under severe time pressure to get a trade deal signed before the end of the year when the transition period finishes. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas via Getty

Nearly 90 per cent of Irish business leaders believe the Government needs to “actively address improving relations with the UK” after three years of d(...)

‘If IOD members want a say in the make up of the next Government, they can vote for whatever result they think is best’

Once votes are counted on – or about – February 9th, the Institute of Directors (IOD) would prefer we emerged with a clear majority Government rather (...)

The 20 largest companies trading on the Euronext Dublin (formerly the Irish Stock Exchange) have met an interim target to have at least 25 per cent female directors on their boards by the end of 2019

Some “heartening” advances, but still a “serious gender imbalance” at the top level of business in Ireland. That was the mixed verdict of the Governme(...)

Trading and administration issues when dealing with the UK market were identified as the top concerns. Photograph: Getty Images

The Republic needs to “actively address” how it will improve its relationship with the UK after Brexit, nine in 10 business directors and executives s(...)

AA Ireland was highly criticial of the increase in carbon tax

There was a cautious welcome from business groups to Budget 2020 with a hike in commercial stamp duty going down badly along with an increase in the c(...)

Institute of Directors in Ireland finds men are much more likely to be approached by a board acquaintance than women.

New research suggests there is a “worrying” lack of planning for the renewal of boards of directors in Irish organisations. Diversity in the Boardroo(...)

Paul Coulson (second from left), chairman of Ardagh Group, rings the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange in 2017 alongside John Tuttle, global head of listings at the NYSE, Ian Curley, CEO of Ardagh Group, and John Sheehan, director of investor relations of Ardagh Group

Financier Paul Coulson’s voracious appetite for deals over the past two decades, building his Ardagh Group into an international glass and metal conta(...)

Pro-Brexit protesters  outside the Houses of Parliament in London. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Four months before Britain is due to leave the EU, a no-deal Brexit is the favoured option for many Conservatives, as well as for the Brexit Party and(...)

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