Consul General, Department of Foreign Affairs
Ciarán Madden was born in Co. Cork, Ireland.
His career at the Department of Foreign Affairs began in November 1994.
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.