PRII President re-elected for second term

Padraig McKeon, FPRII, has been re-elected to serve a second two-year term as President of The Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII). Padraig McKeon is an independent corporate communications consultant with over 30 years’ experience in Ireland and overseas including six years as Managing Director of Drury Communications.

A Sligo native, he is also an Associate Lecturer on the MSc in Public Relations and Strategic Communications at Dublin City University, a Fellow of the PRII, and has Chartered Practitioner status from the CIPR (UK).


David Geary, MPRII, was elected Vice-President, replacing Florence White who had completed her two year term. David Geary was elected to the PRII National Council last year and is Communications Director of the Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO).

The announcement was made following the AGM on Thursday evening, 10 December.


The AGM also approved the awarding of Life Fellowship to Ann-Marie O’Sullivan, MD, AM O’ Sullivan PR, Cork. This is the highest honour that the PRII can bestow on a member. Life Fellows have championed by example the highest standards and implementation of the profession.

The PRII is dedicated to promoting the professional practice of public relations and communications in Ireland. It represents public relations, public affairs and communication professionals working in consultancies, industry, government, semi-state, voluntary and business organisations. The Institute was founded 67 years ago.

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