Fellowship of the PRII

A Fellow of the PRII is recognised as a leader in the public relations and communications profession. Those who have earned the designation have done so by being highly skilled and in positions of leadership in their organisation and the profession. These individuals have made a notable contribution to the development of the profession which this honour also seeks to recognise.

Fellows make the commitment to support the ongoing work and development of profession and the Public Relations Institute of Ireland.

Cian Connaughton, FPRII who was presented with his PRII Fellowship at the online PRII Graduation on 16 December 2020.

Each year there is a limit on the number of Fellowships awarded. The Fellowship process is a competitive selection process based on a range of factors with the minimum requirements and assessment criteria set out below.

Why become a PRII Fellow?

  • You will be receiving a prestigious professional honour considered by many to be a career pinnacle
  • You will be officially recognised by your peers for your leadership and seniority
  • Your contribution to the promotion and development of the public relations profession in Ireland will be marked
  • Your profile among the Irish public relations industry and wider business community will be raised
  • Fellows are authorised to use the designation FPRII

What role do PRII Fellows play?

  • Fellows are asked to promote the profession and professional best practice
  • Fellows are encouraged to contribute to the development of the PRII and its standards and policies
  • Fellows are expected to raise awareness of the benefits of PRII membership

Nominations for Fellowship must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Full member of the PRII for a minimum of 10 years;
  • Faithfully applied the ethics standards of the profession and Codes of Practice adopted by PRII during their career;
  • They must be in good standing with the Institute (dues paid up to date);
  • Must be, or have been, actively engaged in the public relations or communications profession; and
  • Demonstrated an exceptional level of professional work either as an in-house practitioner or consultant.

Nomination process:

Nominators (self-nomination is accepted) are asked to use the nomination form below and send it, in confidence, to the PRII CEO, Martina Byrne, at Loading...

The deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, 15 October 2021.

Download the PRII Fellow Nomination Form here.

After the specified deadline, the PRII's subcommittee on nominations will review the Fellow nominations. The subcommittee consists of five upstanding individuals, chaired by Ita Gibney FPRII (Life), with a detailed knowledge of the public relations community and profession. They will undertake to ensure the standards of this professional distinction are upheld. The process aims to ensure that Fellows announced for each year aim to represent a blend of the unique contributions and backgrounds that contribute to the development of the profession. The nominees impact on their colleagues, organisation and external stakeholders provide demonstrable examples of the exceptional level of professional work that they carry out.

 

List of PRII Fellows

  • Anna-Maria Barry, FPRII
  • Dorothy Barry, FPRII
  • Rhona Blake, FPRII
  • Orla Burke, FPRII
  • Kathryn Byrne, FPRII
  • Sheila Caulfield, FPRII
  • Alexander Connolly, FPRII
  • Cian Connaughton, FPRII
  • Frank Cullen, FPRII
  • Anne-Marie Curran, FPRII
  • Pauric Dempsey, FPRII
  • Sarah Dempsey, FPRII
  • Carmel Doyle, FPRII
  • Sinéad Fennell, FPRII
  • Eugene Grey, FPRII
  • Jacqueline Hall, FPRII
  • Bernard Harbor, FPRII
  • Sinéad Hewson, FPRII
  • Caroline Heywood, FPRII
  • Paddy Hughes, FPRII
  • Neasa Kane-Fine, FPRII
  • Pat Keating, FPRII
  • Emma Kelly, FPRII
  • Michael Kelly, FPRII
  • PJ Kelly, FPRII
  • Barry Kenny, FPRII
  • Martin Long, FPRII
  • Gerry Lundberg, FPRII
  • Anne Mathews, FPRII
  • Anna McHugh, FPRII
  • Padraig McKeon, FPRII
  • Siobhan Molloy, FPRII
  • Michael Moloney, FPRII
  • Billy Murphy, FPRII
  • John T. Murphy, FPRII
  • Antonina Ní Dhuinn, FPRII
  • Brian Nolan, FPRII
  • Niamh O'Carroll, FPRII
  • Siobhán O'Donnell, FPRII
  • Mari O'Leary, FPRII
  • Dr. Laoise O'Murchú, FPRII
  • Steve Rawson, FPRII
  • Valerie Robinson, FPRII
  • Ronnie Simpson, FPRII
  • Brighid Smyth, FPRII
  • Niamh Ward, FPRII
  • Sinéad Whooley, FPRII

The list of Life Fellows can be accessed here.

Sinéad Fennell FPRII Director, Fennell Communications; Brian Nolan FPRII, Director, Bance Nolan Ltd (Wexford); and Steve Rawson FPRII, Director, Rawson Communications received their scrolls from PRII Vice President Florence White at a ceremony on 30 November 2019.

 

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