National Council Members

National Council is the governing body of the Institute, with council members directly elected by voting members of the PRII at the Institute's AGM each December. The president is the highest elected officer of the Institute and serves a two-year term. Ultimately, all acts undertaken by the PRII's officers and staff are in the name of, and with the authority of, the National Council.

The current National Council is as follows:


David Geary, MPRII
Director of Communications
Irish National Teachers' Organisation

Vice President

Laura Wall, MPRII
Group Account Director, Public Relations and Advocacy

Director & Hon Treasurer

Paul Hand, MPRII
Senior Press Officer

Director & Company Secretary

Padraig McKeon, FPRII
Former President
Ex-officio Director


Dr Karl Anderson, MPRII
Communications Consultant and Trainer

Alex Connolly, FPRII
Head of Communications
Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage

Jason Kiernan, MPRII
Senior Digital Communications Manager
Houses of the Oireachtas

Joan Mulvihill
Digitalisation and Sustainability Lead

David Kinch, MPRII
MKC Communications

Sarah Ryan, MPRII
International Communications Expert





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