Lucinda Creighton is a barrister, former Irish Minister for European Affairs and Member of Parliament. She is an experienced political strategist and negotiator. As Minister for European Affairs she represented Ireland in key negotiations on Ireland’s EU/IMF bailout, leading to a reduction in interest rates and the extension of Ireland’s loan repayment schedules.
During Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of European Union, Creighton led negotiations with 28 Member States on the €960 billion EU Budget, as well as representing the continent in bilateral trade discussions in the United States leading to the start of formal TTIP negotiations. During the 180 days of the Irish Presidency, Creighton played a significant role in agreeing key policies on EU banking union and economic governance of the EU between the European Council and the European Parliament.
Ireland’s Minister for European Affairs (2011 – 2013)
TD (Member of Parliament) Dáil Éireann (2007 – 2016)
Leader of RENUA Ireland (2015 -2016)
Member of Dublin City Council (2004 – 2007)
EU Presidency Executive, The Health & Safety Authority (2003-2004)
Researcher & Policy Analyst, The European Movement (2002-2003)
International Republican Institute (IRI) – Member of the International Advisory Council (2015 to date)
European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) – Member of the Council (2014 to date)
European Movement Ireland (EMI) – Member of Advisory Council (2013 to date)
European People’s Party (EPP) – Vice President (2012 – 2014)
EPP EU Affairs Ministers’ Group – Chairman (2011 – 2013)
Bachelor of Laws, LLB, Trinity College Dublin (2002)
Attorney at Law, New York (2003)
Barrister at Law, the Honourable Society of the Kings Inns (2005)