Almost a third of business leaders say the pandemic has altered required skillsets and expertise for their board. Photograph: iStock

The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered a change in the skills in demand for board members, a new study has found. According to the Director Sentiment Mo(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin. With respect to consumer confidence, 49 per cent of business leaders believe the effect of the Government’s performance to be positive, up from 17 per cent. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The lifting of health restrictions along with the rollout of the national vaccination programme has triggered a major resurgence in business confiden(...)

The IoD’s survey found that “a slow rollout” was seen by a third   of business leaders as the single biggest risk facing their organisations. Photograph: Zsolt Czegledi/MTI via AP

A slower-than-expected Covid-19 vaccine rollout is now seen as the biggest threat to business in Ireland. That’s according to a poll by the Institute (...)

Poll by the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland confirms trend towards remote working

Almost 90 per cent of business leaders in Ireland think Covid-19 has accelerated the digital transformation of their organisation, while nearly 40 per(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said efforts at assisting businesses badly hit by Covid-19 were disproportionately weighted toward loans and debt. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald dismissed the Government’s stimulus package as “miserly”, saying the tourism and hospitality sector would be underw(...)

A poll of IoD’s 3,000 members found that 90 per cent of them back a temporary change to company law to allow for virtual agms. Photograph: iStock

The Government has been urged to temporarily amend company law so that virtual annual general meetings (agms) can be held, as many companies are unabl(...)

‘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 (...)

Mark Little, chief executive of Kinzen, a news curation app. These are tough times for idealists, he told Institute of Directors members and guests in a speech yesterday.  Photograph: Stuart McNamara/Jason Clarke Photography

Ex-RTÉ journalist Mark Little, who founded social news agency Storyful and is now on his “difficult second album” with Kinzen, was careful not to soun(...)

Aileen O’Toole: “My preference would be for gender targets rather than quotas.”

Studies consistently show that gender balance in the boardroom is better for business, with increased profits, fewer scandals, and better returns on c(...)

The minister paced the corridors of power as a civil servant waited patiently to brief him on urgent Dáil business. He was on his mobile phone to a c(...)

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