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Consul General, Ciara O'Floinn

Consul General Ciara O'Floinn

 

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Ciara O’Floinn
Consul General of Ireland

Tá céad fáilte romhat go dtí láithreán gréasáin Ard-Chonsalacht na hÉireann Atlanta. Is cúis áthais dom go bhfuil suim agat an láithreán a léamh agus tá súil agam go mbaineann tú taitneamh agus tairbhe as an eolas agus na seirbhísí atá ann. Má tá tuairimí agat faoin láithreán gréasáin nó má tá tuilleadh eolais uait ar Éirinn, téigh i dteaghmáil leis an gConsalacht.

Ciara O’Floinn
Ard-Chonsal na hÉireann

 

Biography

Ciara O’Floinn took up duty as Consul General of Ireland in Atlanta, in August 2020. The Consulate General covers the Southeast states of Georgia, Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. A career diplomat, Ciara has a strong background and experience in EU affairs and EU foreign policy, including EU-US relations and security and defence issues.

Originally from Dalkey in Co. Dublin, Ciara was educated at Loreto Abbey Dalkey primary and secondary schools. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2004 with a First Class Honours Degree in European Studies, having spent a year of her degree studying in Strasbourg, France. She holds an M.A. in European Political Studies from the College of Europe’s Natolin campus in Warsaw.

Ciara worked as a political staffer at the European Parliament in Brussels for 2 years before joining the Department of Foreign Affairs in 2007. Her assignments have included a posting to Ireland’s representation to the EU in Brussels, where she worked on Ireland’s EU Presidency in 2013. She has also served in the Department’s Protocol Division and spent a year at the Department of the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) working on EU affairs.  From 2014 – 2018 she was seconded as a national expert to the EU Institutions, working at the European External Action Service (EEAS) in Brussels where she served as an advisor to the Deputy Secretary General for Security and Defence and Crisis Management, covering EU-US and EU-NATO relations.

Her most recent assignment prior to Atlanta was as Deputy Director of the Strategy, Governance and Change Unit in Dublin, working on implementation of Department-wide thematic strategies and overseeing reviews of the Department’s network of missions abroad.

Ciara is married to Caoimhín Ó Coigligh, also an Irish diplomat. They have two young children, Senan and Éabha.

From her base in Atlanta, Ciara will work alongside the Consulate team to strengthen Ireland's links with the southeast region, to promote Irish culture, heritage and interests, and to support Irish citizens in the region.