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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.

Social Media

Ever thought about working in digital marketing? Interested in online marketing and public relations or social media marketing? Then this is the course for you. This course opens your eyes to the theory – and most importantly, the practice – of online marketing as it is used by the professionals.

Youth Wing

 If you are a teenager and you are interested in testing out a media career, look no further. Our youth wing is equipped with both a media summer camp and a transition year program.  Both programs give students a taste of careers in media.



Brenda Murphy

Public Relations Tutor

Brenda Murphy is account manager at strategic communications consultancy AM O’Sullivan PR in Cork.


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

PR & Event Management Tutor

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


Tony McCullagh

 Journalism Tutor

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


Dublin, Ireland