We Educate. We Empower. We Connect

Infinite Possibilities 

We Educate. We Empower. We Connect

Infinite Possibilities 

“once a graduate, always a graduate.”

Ellen Gunning

About Us 

The Irish Academy of Public Relations is a private college which focuses, exclusively, on teaching communications skills to a worldwide audience of students. The Academy was founded by our director, Ellen Gunning in 1992.

Course Options

Public Relations

What is PR? Well, one of the oldest public relations definitions states that: Public Relations is the deliberate, planned and sustained effort to establish and maintain mutual understanding between an organization and its publics. 

Journalism Courses

Journalism is one of the oldest careers known to man. When you think of journalism jobs they are very diverse. You might be working in sports journalism or reporting on the business environment. 



Event Management

Are you a good organizer? Do you enjoy planning? Do you pay attention to the little details that make all the difference? Are you always on the lookout for new ideas? If so – then perhaps you should consider a career in Events Management.

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Brenda Murphy

Public Relations Tutor

Brenda Murphyis a lecturer at the Department of Media Communications in Cork Institute of Technology (CIT). 


Jay Hunter

Mobile Journalism Tutor 

Jay Hunter is best known as the host of the documentary vodcast OSW Review; incorporating his skills of journalism and presentation, as well as intensive audio, video and photo editing.


Maria Carolan

Journalism Tutor 

Maria Carolan has been involved in PR & marketing & events coordination & social media for audiovisual and culture industries throughout her career.


Tony McCullagh

 Journalist and Author

Tony McCullagh is a Dublin based journalist and author. He is group editor of Dublin People, publishers of Northside and Southside People, and is content editor for the dublinpeople.com website.


Dublin, Ireland