Meet our Teaching Faculty - Frank Dillon

The Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) has brought together a panel of six experienced PR professionals and academics to teach its flagship Diploma in PR, which starts on 25th September.

The teaching faculty includes business journalist, publisher and media trainer Frank Dillon, who has lectured on the PRII’s Diploma course since 2004 and has been an examiner since 2009.  

Following an extensive review with industry and professional stakeholders led by Dr Martina Byrne FPRII, a former Director of Public Affairs at Wilson Hartnell PR with over 20 years industry experience, the PRII Diploma in PR has been revamped and is now being delivered directly by the PRII from September 25th.


Frank Dillon

Frank Dillon, is a business journalist, publisher and media trainer. Having undertaken the PRII Diploma himself at the start of his career, Frank worked as a freelance journalist for The Irish Press Group before becoming Editor of Management magazine, the official journal of the IMI, in 1989. He left there in 1995 to establish his own publishing company, Dillon Publications, which publishes the quarterly Decision magazine to this day, amongst other titles.  

A regular contributor to The Irish Times where he writes about management issues, reviews business books and interviews business authors, he previously wrote for The Sunday Times and was one of the lead contributors for the Enterprise Network section, profiling the challenges facing SMEs. Frank has lectured on the PRII’s Diploma course since 2004 and has been an examiner since 2009.  


Now in its 31st year, the PRII Diploma in Public Relations is aimed at graduates or career changers seeking to move into a communications role, as well as communications and public relations practitioners seeking formal recognition of their professional attainment.

The next intake for the Diploma commences on Monday, September 25th, 2017. Classes will take place every Monday and Wednesday evening.

Enrolment is now open. Further information is available at or call (01) 661 8004.

The PRII Diploma in PR -  a qualification that will add value to any PR professional no matter what stage of their career.

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