We are recognised training experts in the following areas:

Harnessing the power of social media
Crisis preparation and advice
Effective communications on radio and tv
CSR project selection
Pitching to win new business
Event planning and management

The Academy is proud to be the only training body in Ireland which is endorsed by IPRA, the International Public Relations Association. Our director, Ellen Gunning, was national chairperson of IPRA for two terms. As an international trainer, we are delighted to have the endorsement of this renowned transitional PR association.

IPRA was founded 60 years ago on 1st. May 1955 to raise standards of public relations practice worldwide and improve the quality of PR practitioners. IPRA is recognised as an international non-governmental organisation by the United Nations and has been granted consultative status by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).


ellen gunning training awardsExpert Trainers

We are experts in the communications business. We specialise in this field and are up-to-date with evolving industry practices.
Our trainers use current examples from their real life experiences, which will enhance your skillset.
They run their own businesses, work as journalists, are award-winning bloggers, handle PR clients etc. They know what they are talking about. They understand the theory and know how to apply it.
We know the business.We know how it works. Our trainers have ‘been there, done that’ and love to share their experiences.


25 years training irish academy Trusted

We are trusted by a very wide range of corporate bodies, national and semi-state organisations, charities, skillnets, banks, county councils and media groups to look after their training.
Our big advantage is that we give you skills. Our training is interactive. You bring your experience and queries and expertise to the table and we work together, dealing with your business exclusively, to provide training, which will enhance your skillset and give you skills that you can start using the next day.


office building trainingConvenient  

Work can be stressful, travelling for corporate training can add to the stress. We provide training in the familiar environment of your own office, on a day and at a time that suits you. You don’t need to add the hassle of travelling to and from a venue. We will come to you.


We offer training in every aspect of communications.