Membership Benefits

Members of the Institute enjoy a range of benefits including:


Recognition of standing as a professional communicator is indicated by the designation MPRII, which may only be used by Full members. It shows that members meet the high ethical, educational, and experiential standards required by the Institute.

Ethical Assurance Membership 

Assures clients, employers and all who you engage with professionally that you adhere to the PRII Codes of Ethics.

Access to the Member Database 

Full, Affiliate and Associate Members can access, search and browse the listing of other PRII members on the website here.

Free Weekly E-zine 

A free subscription to the PRII Digest, e-mailed every week with the latest sector news, views, articles, course updates and job listings.


On your behalf, the Institute advocates for major regulatory changes and other issues that impact your professional work – for example, the Regulation of Lobbying Act, copyright reform, social media disclosure policies, the future of media and changes in Government procurement procedures.

Direct Legal Advice 

The PRII enjoys Approved Professional Body Status with the Bar Society of Ireland which enables all members to avail their Direct Professional Access Scheme. This means that you can seek a legal opinion on non-contentious matters from a Barrister directly without having to go through an instructing solicitor. They can be consulted on employment law, commercial & insurance law, data protection, taxation and many other matters. The scheme offers an efficient and cost-effective way to get legal advice should the need arise.  You can find out more on the Bar of Ireland website.

Membership Assistance Programme (MAP) 

All members can avail of this 100% free and 100% confidential counselling and advice service.  Experienced counsellors are on hand 24 hours per day, 365 days per year to assist with a wide variety of personal or work-related issues.  Full details on how to access the service are shown here.

Regulatory Changes 

When regulations or guidelines are changed or new regulations are introduced, the Institute offers guidelines, training, advice and information to members most recently, for example, the ASAI/CCPC Guidance on Influencer Advertising and Marketing.

PRII Sourcebook 

Ireland’s most comprehensive and GDPR-compliant database of media, public affairs and other professional contacts is FREE for all Full members and available at a reduced cost to Associate and Affiliate members. Available online, it can be viewed and searched wherever you are on PCs, tablets and smartphones.


The PRII is Ireland’s leading provider of training for the public relations and communication sector with over 20 single-day workshops annually, designed to provide attendees with the skills needed to progress their careers and enhance sector knowledge. Training is offered at a reduced cost to members.

Certificate Programmes 

These career-relevant courses are offered on a wide range of subjects and are structured to develop specialist expertise and transferable skills through practical learning. They include Internal Communications, Crisis Communications and Issues Management, Public Affairs, Social Media, Event Management and more. They are delivered through blended in-person and online training and assessed by a work-related project.


PRII offers a full programme of events annually, including a full-day Annual Conference, half-day theme-specific conferences, expert briefings and roundtables. The Institute also hosts a number of exclusive member-only events each year.

Awards for Excellence in Public Relations

PRII co-host the Awards with the PRCA Ireland. All PRII members are entitled to enter these annual awards and attend online briefings and workshops on finessing and submitting entries.


Access to the full range of Members-only online guides and on-line resources.

PRII Diploma in Public Relations 

Accredited by the PRII, this is Ireland’s most widely recognised public relations and communication qualification. The course is offered at a discount to members.


Opportunities to meet and network with professional peers at virtual and in-person PRII events, training courses, workshops, conferences and briefings.


Discounts available from companies such as Appleby Jewellers and Kogan Page plus home and motor insurance from Axa.