The public affairs practice has many definitions one such definition is communicating with the public to create and sustain good mutual relations with a organisation or company. There are P.R. agents who work in-house and others which work for a agency where ever you work as a P.R. practitioner are certain codes of ethics you are asked to follow drawn up in the code of Lisbon drawn up in or the code of Athens drawn up im going to discuss the clause of the code of professional conduct drawn up by the public relations institute of Ireland on the 20th annual general meeting of the public relations institute of Ireland on the 8th dec 2003 these codes enhance the integrity of the practice and are very important. Your Conduct towards the public is a big factor in this industry, you must disclose all relevant information to the public at the earliest possible time
The code of professional practice for public relations was adopted by the 20th annual general meeting of the members of the public relations institute of Ireland. It asks its members to abide by a ethical code its main clauses are as follows and are extremely similar to the code of professional conduct drawn up by the institute of public relations. They for one believe that professional public affairs practice is a proper, legitimate and important activities and believe that the existence of the code enhances integrity. All activity associated with representing the interests of a client or employer in relation to any matter of public policy, including: · Provision of professional advice to clients/employers on matters relevant to public policy or law; or procurement, selection, nomination or appointment for public contract or office · Lawful and ethical actions intended to promote a change of public policy or law; · The making of representations, or the advocacy of a point of view, to any persons or institutions, including the provision of information and advice.
(Adopted by the 20th annual general meeting of members of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland held in Dublin on December 8th 2003) The Public Relations Institute of Ireland (PRII) believes that professional public affairs practice and lobbying are proper, legitimate and important activities, which ensure an open two-way communication between national and local government (including the Oireachtas, the entire public service, as well as other bodies funded wholly or mainly from public funds), the institutions of the European Union (EU) and bodies whose activities and interests are governed, regulated, impacted or otherwise influenced by such institutions. Furthermore, PRII believes that the existence of a defined code for the practice of public affairs and lobbying will serve to enhance the integrity of the democratic process. Public relations practitioners will, from time to time, make representations to public representatives of all types, whether elected, co-opted, appointed, public servants, those employed in the public service, or those appointed to public bodies (for the purposes of this Code all such people will henceforth be referred to as public officials). In order to ensure that the activities of its members are conducted to the highest possible standards of practice and ethics, the Public Relations Institute of Ireland has adopted this Code of Professional Practice, which is a condition of membership of the Institute. The code will direct PRII members as to acceptable and appropriate standards of behaviour in public affairs activity. It complements the obligations of public officials under the Ethics in Public Office Acts, Local Government Acts, Electoral Acts and standard terms of employment and other rules which also govern the activities of such officials. For the purposes of this Code of Professional Practice, public...