Leaders in Global Communication Training since 1991

Providing training in Europe, Africa, Middle East and USA from our international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland

About Us

The Irish Academy of Public Relations was formed in 1991 by Ellen Gunning, the PR consultant, author and broadcaster. In the early years (1990s) the Academy taught PR & journalism courses at University College Dublin (UCD), University College Cork (UCC) and Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT).

As we grew, we expanded our range of courses to encompass a wide scope of communications topics, and expanded our network of partners to evening classes in Irish colleges, the e-Learning Academy in Greece, Dorben Polytechnic in Nigeria, and Orient Planet Academy in the United Arab Emirates. We have graduates in 53 countries around the world and tutors across 3 continents.

Currently, we offer a range of Professional Diploma & Certificate courses, a suite of Online Continuing Professional Development courses, and training for the Corporate & NGO sectors.

Professional Development Diplomas

Corporate Training

Centered Skills

Online CPD

Where Our Graduates Work

Accreditations & Affiliations

Trust in a Time of Crisis

I had the pleasure of attending a webinar given by Helio Fred Garcia from the Logos Institute recently. Fred’s talk was about Crisis PR –

World Ranking Thought Leadership

I have been selected as the 8th most influential CSR leader (Corporate Social Responsibility) in the world, for the3rd year running. Honestly, I’m deeply honoured.