The Consul General
Ciarán Madden took up duty as Consul General of Ireland in New York in 2017.
Consul General’s Welcome
Welcome to the website of the Consulate General of Ireland in New York. I am delighted that you have taken the time to visit our website and hope that you find it useful. The website is a source of information when applying for passports, visas and when trying to find out more about Ireland. If you have comments about our website or require further information on Ireland, please contact the Consulate.
Consul General of Ireland
Tá céad fáilte romhat go dtí láithreán gréasáin Ard-Chonsalacht na hÉireann Nua Eabhrac. 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. Is áis fhiúntach eolais é is tú ag iarraidh pas, víosaí nó má tá ag iarraidh eolais ar Éirinn. Má tá tuairimí agat faoin láithreán gréasáin nó má tá tuilleadh eolais uait ar Éirinn, téigh i dteaghmáil leis an gConsalacht.
Ard-Chonsal na hÉireann
Consul General’s Biography
Ciarán Madden was born in Co. Cork, Ireland.
His career at the Department of Foreign Affairs began in November 1994.
Ciarán's early career with the Department included various roles in the Department in Dublin from; at Ireland's Permanent Representation of Ireland to the European Union, and as Advisor to the Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Affairs, 2002 – 2003
From 2003 - 2005 he was assigned as the Press Officer for the Department and following this he spent a year in the Department's Development and Co-operation Division. During his time here he co-drafted the White Paper on Irish Aid. Ciarán also served as Private Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs before moving on to become the Head of Finance and Planning from 2007 to 2009.
Ciarán served for four years as Ambassador of Ireland to the United Arab Emirates (also accredited to Qatar and Kuwait), from 2009 to 2013.
On his return to Dublin, he was appointed Director for the Irish Abroad Unit in September 2013, and led the drafting of The Global Irish – Ireland's Diaspora Policy.
Following this role, Ciarán was appointed Director for the Middle East and North Africa in January 2015.
He took up duty as Consul General of Ireland in New York in August 2017
Ciarán is married to Lana Fitzsimons and they have one daughter, Ruby.