Connect with other people professionals at our thought leadership conferences and HR awards ceremony. Take part in our learning events, consultations and policy campaigns. Partner with us to shape the future of work and the raise the voice of our profession across Ireland. 

Are you ready to enter the most prestigious HR awards
in Ireland?

Our HR Awards recognise the powerful impact and reach of the people profession in Ireland. This is your opportunity to showcase your best work and valuable contribution to championing better work and working lives. 

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CIPD Ireland Programme of Engagement 2022/2023

This year’s programme combines theory, evidence based and practical solutions and experience led advice and activity for you to get involved with

More events across Ireland

Discover our upcoming events on Eventbrite

Learn about our work in Ireland

Thought leadership and resources from our team in Ireland.

Influencing public policy in Ireland

How we’re championing better work and working lives across Ireland

HR practices in Ireland 2023

Our research explores the latest insights on the challenges and concerns of the people profession in Ireland

Supporting colleagues during Ramadan: Guidance for the workplace

Helping you create an inclusive workplace that values, respects and celebrates diversity

Discover more CIPD views and insights

Meet the team

Mary Connaughton, Director for the CIPD in Ireland

Mary leads the growth, development and contribution of the people profession in Ireland. She pushes forward our agenda of people-centric decisions, wellbeing, inclusion and flexible working through research, policy and member engagement. 

Mary has a wealth of HR experience, supporting individuals and companies on the strategic people agenda, HR practice and organisation development. Previously she headed up HR Development at employers’ group Ibec, consulted widely across the public and private sector and held organisation development roles in the financial and consulting sectors.

Mary is on the Boards of the Public Appointments Service and the Retirement Planning Council and represents the people profession in Ireland at the European Association of People Management.

Meg Dunphy, HR Policy and Engagement Manager

Meg is an experienced HR professional, previously working in HRBP roles for Irish public sector and global enterprises.  She has a passion for showing the impact of the people profession through creating positive workplace culture.  She is qualified to Masters level and is a lifelong learner in the field of people management.    

Meg chaired the CIPD Southeast committee in Ireland for 4 years. During that time, she built strong networks providing key learning events and networking opportunities within her region and on the national committee. She began her role as HR Policy and Engagement Manager in August 2022, where she creates value for CIPD customers through the annual calendar of engagement, developing relationships with key stakeholders and wider business community.  

Senior Employer Solutions Manager, Ireland

Susan is responsible for engaging with senior HR leaders in Ireland, to promote the benefits of CIPD partnerships within organisations. She has extensive experience building strong relationships with CIPD members, HR communities, businesses and networks. She will be growing professionalism and advocacy in Ireland through our Employer Solutions portfolio.

Susan is passionate about driving positive change within organisations and strives to enhance capability, credibility and professionalism within the people profession. Having worked in L&D for many years, she understands the value of continuous growth and development and is committed to staying ahead of industry trends and acquiring new knowledge to better serve our customers.

The CIPD in Ireland is established as a charity with its own board of directors to oversee our commitments, activities, risks and finances.

Meet our board in Ireland

Who we’re working with in Ireland

Skillnet Ireland

The CIPD is the promoter of the Sustainable HRM Skillnet, a business network established to share good practices and to respond effectively to the specific skills needed to operate sustainable people management practices. Network companies come together to build knowledge, insights and skills of HR and business leaders to start the culture change journey and instil people practices that prioritise sustainability. This will incorporate expert input, learning from case studies and good practices to develop a sustainable HRM architecture, and deliver training interventions.


How to
find us

With teams in Asia, Ireland, Middle East and the UK, find the CIPD office near you.

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Championing better work and working lives

About the CIPD

At the CIPD, we champion better work and working lives. We help organisations to thrive by focusing on their people, supporting economies and society for the future. We lead debate as the voice for everyone wanting a better world of work.