Founded in 1992, the Irish Academy of Public Relations
and its sister college, The Irish Academy, are independent educational
foundations dedicated to the pursuit of excellence. Each college
specialises in a specific area of communications.
**NEW** Radio Presenters Course
This year we are offering an all-day Saturday Radio Presenters course,
in studio, at Dublin City fm. If you want to be a radio presenter - or a
shock jock - or a drive-time interviewer - then this is the course for
you. Sit in the studio, wear the cans (headphones), talk into the mikes
(microphones), and hear yourself presenting. Click here for more details.
**NEW** Television Presenters Course
If you want to present on television, you need a showreel. Our new
sister college, the Irish Academy of Television, is offering a new
Television Presenters course, in studio, at City Channel TV. Taught over
8 weeks you will practice the different styles of presenting – doing
link pieces, handling interviews, reading the news – and you will
graduate with your own showreel. You will be learning in a real
television studio, from real industry professionals. Click here for more details.
Public Relations Courses
The Irish Academy of Public Relations specialises in courses in
Public Relations and related areas. The Academy offers a Certificate in
Public Relations for those seeking a career in PR. Our "Public Relations
& Publicity Skills" course is taught by colleges throughout the
Our sister college, The Irish Academy, offers a Certificate course in Journalism
for those seeking a career as a journalist. Our "News Journalism" course
is taught by colleges throughout the country.
The Academy offers a Diploma in Event Management which is geared to people
who want to work in the industry or who are already working in the industry,
but need a professional qualification. The Diploma covers planning, management,
health and safety, staffing, legislative and organisational aspects of event
The Academy offers a course in grammar, specifically written to
meet the needs of journalists and sub-editors. This course is offered
Our corporate training division provides in - company training, nationwide,
in communications specialisations. Courses are tailored to meet the specific
needs of the company and generally last for 1-2 days on site. We come to
On this site you will find books about public relations and journalism. Additional texts will be added over time.
The Academy's PR wing (previously Elton Communications) advises a
broad range of clients on communications and media relations issues. Our
team is happy to meet you to discuss your requirements.
Lecturers and Trainers
The lecturers and trainers of the Academy are all highly respected
practitioners in their fields. Participants benefit from their wealth
of experience, practical examples, case studies and day-to-day
involvement in the industry.
The Academy, through our director, holds active membership of the NUJ
(National Union of Journalists), CERP (The European Confederation of Public
Relations Practitioners) and EUPRERA (the PR Education and Research body).
Our director is a Fellow of the PRII (Public Relations Institute of Ireland),
and a former national chairperson (Ireland) of IPRA (International Public
The Irish Academy of Public Relations, and its sister
college, The Irish Academy (Journalism), specialise in education and
training in the field of communications.
The Academy's mission is to provide courses of study
and skills based training, at all levels, which are educationally
inspiring, comprehensive, contemporary and industry-relevant.
The Irish Academy and Irish Academy of Public Relations
PO Box 11528,
Tel: +353 (0)1 278 0802