Managing Director of Heneghan PR Nigel Heneghan has been awarded the honour of Life Fellowship by the Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the profession.

Nigel served on the Board of the PRCA from 2010 until 2018 and was Chairman in 2013/14.

Colleagues from Heneghan PR, family members, Fellows and Life Fellows of the PRII attended the recent ceremony where Institute President Padraig McKeon, FPRII, presented Nigel with his Life Fellowship.

In delivering the citation at the presentation Jim Walsh, FPRII(Life), Chairman of Walsh:PR, noted that Nigel and he were the only two people to have had the honour of serving as Chairman of the PRCA and President of PRII.

Life Fellowship is the highest honour that the PRII can bestow on a member and requires approval at the Institute’s AGM. Uniquely, Nigel’s father, Pat Heneghan, was also awarded a PRII Life Fellowship in 2005.

Heneghan PR which was set up by Pat Heneghan in 1990 provides strategic communications counsel to leading national and international bodies and is widely recognised as one of the country’s foremost corporate communications advisers.


Nigel is pictured with current PRCA Chairperson, Mari O’Leary and PRII President Padraig McKeon, FPRII.