Every year the Awards for Excellence in Public Relations, hosted by the PRCA (Ireland) and PRII, celebrate the very best of Irish Public Relations and Communications work over the previous twelve months.

Our panel of 13 judges, led by Neasa Kane-Fine FPRII, have been burning the midnight oil over the last few weeks, working through and assessing what they tell us are an exceptional set of entries this year. Word from them is that, once again, this year’s entries show innovation, creativity and skill.

Now they have finished their deliberations and the 2023 Awards for Excellence in Public Relations shortlist is ready for publication.  In all over 50 campaigns have been shortlisted and you can see them here.

A great range of organisations entered the competition across the 27 categories. The Young Communication Professional of the Year category continues to show that the future of the profession is in talented young hands.

Three early career professionals have been shortlisted for the 2023 Young Communication Professional of the Year title – the shortlist can be seen here.

All that remains is to thank all our judges and auditors for their hard work and dedication over recent weeks which all goes towards raising the standards in the Public Relations and Communication profession in Ireland.  We also express our gratitude to Awards sponsors Fennell Photography (In-house PR Team of the Year), Onclusive (PRCA Agency of the Year), RuePoint (Best Issues Led Campaign) and Paragon.

Our Awards gala lunch ceremony will be in the Round Room at Dublin’s Mansion House on Friday 16 June.  You can book you place by contacting Annmarie Jordan [email protected].  The tickets are €190 each.  Book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Awards for Excellence in Public Relations 2023

Shortlisted Entries


A captivating consumer campaign with unbelievable commercial results

Wilson Hartnell

Boots Ireland

Accessible online content for HSE staff with a firm focus on user needs


ALDI at the National Ploughing Championships 2022

Legacy Communications

ALDI Ireland

An Post Launches Digital Stamp

The Reputations Agency

An Post

ASICS – Reigniting relationships to help drive sales in the Irish market

Legacy Communications


Bewley’s Big Coffee Morning Social For Hospice – 30th anniversary


Together For Hospice and Bewley’s

Bord Gáis Energy State of Play


Bord Gáis Energy

Building the future of sustainable beef production

Heneghan Strategic Communications

ABP Food Group

Closing the digital skills gap with You’re The Business

Methods + Mastery

Google Ireland

Coming up Roses: Beauty and The Beast garden takes centre stage at Bloom

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Connecting with Colleagues in the New Normal

ALDI Ireland

Delivering for Ireland’s Post Office Network

MKC Communications & Noel Dempsey

Irish Postmasters Union

Domino’s Consumer Passionpoints

Harris PR

Domino’s Pizza Group

Every day counts with SMA

Red Flag

Novartis Ireland

Family Carers Ireland – No one should care alone

MKC Communications

Family Carers Ireland

Garda media briefing on international action against Kinahan crime gang

An Garda Síochána

Giving gynaecological oncology a voice

The Reputations Agency

Irish Network of Gynaecological Oncology

Helping GenZ Fashionistas Search What They See with Google Lens

Methods + Mastery

Google Ireland


Her Heart Matters

Harris PR

Irish Heart Foundation

Ireland’s Membership of CERN: Supporting Physics in Ireland

Gibney Communications

Institute of Physics Ireland

Launch of “More Than A Lump” – a resource podcast for Breast Cancer Ireland

Crichton Communications

Breast Cancer Ireland

Launch of the LEGO® Store Dublin


The LEGO Group

Let’s get it done – Chadwicks launches e-commerce website


Chadwicks Group

Niall Horan’s Homecoming: The Road to Mullingar with Lewis Capaldi

Wilson Hartnell


Not Just a Dog

Dogs Trust Ireland

Not Just A Number

Depaul Ireland

Pieta, SIGNS of Suicide 2022

Legacy Communications


Project Stryker – The Launch of Riot Games’ Remote Broadcast Centre

Káno Communications

Riot Games

Re-Launch of Breast Cancer Ireland’s Great Pink Run

Crichton Communications

Breast Cancer Ireland

RSA Christmas Campaign & the launch of the new roadside drug testing system


Road Safety Authority

Safer Nightlife & Festivals-HSE Pilot Drug Monitoring & Information Programme


Shining a Light on Solar

MKC Communications

Irish Solar Energy Association

Sisk: Building Today, Caring for Tomorrow


John Sisk & Son

Sky drives support for the Women’s National Team as they qualify for their first World Cup



Sustainable Irish Fashion: Launch of Fresh Cuts AW22 Collection

Harris PR

Fresh Cuts

The #UnmuteConsent Campaign


Irish Universities Assocation

The enduring charm of My Fair Lady dominates at the box office

Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

The Púca Festival

Harris PR

Púca Festival, MPI Artists

The Vhi ‘More than Running’ Campaign

Teneo Ireland

Vhi Healthcare

Think Water Conservation

Káno Communications

Uisce Éireann

Three at Electric Picnic: Delivering a sponsorship that is All For Music



TritonLake, Title Sponsor of the Irish Rugby Sevens Teams

Wilson Hartnell


Ubiquitous – A dream job with results you could only dream of

Legacy Communications

Ubiquitous Influence

University of Galway Rebrand

University of Galway

We Are Lidl – An Employer Creating A Better Tomorrow

The Reputations Agency

Lidl Ireland

WEEE Ireland Schools Battery Recycling Programme


WEEE Ireland

Wellbeing at the heart of workplace success – an insight-led campaign

Wilson Hartnell

Laya Healthcare

“What’s the Suss?” – HEINEKEN Ireland Sustainability Engagement programme






Sponsored by Fennell Photography

ALDI Ireland

Department of Foreign Affairs




Sponsored by Onclusive

Alice Public Relations

AM O’Sullivan PR

FleishmanHillard International Communications


Heneghan PR

Legacy Communications

Springboard Communications



Young Communication Professional of the Year

Sophie Boucher

Hazel Gavigan

Sara Ryan

Thank you to our category sponsors: Rue Point – Best Issues-Led Campaign

                                                                Fennell Photography – Best In-House PR Team of the Year

                                                                Onclusive – PRCA Agency of the Year

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