Lucinda Creighton

Lucinda Creighton is a barrister, former Irish Minister for European Affairs and Member of the Irish Parliament. She is the founder and CEO of leading public affairs consultancy Vulcan Consulting (Dublin and Brussels).
As Minister for European Affairs she represented¬¬ Ireland in key negotiations on the General Affairs Council of the EU, the Foreign Affairs Council of the EU, as well as multilateral fora such as the OSCE, ASEAN Foreign Ministers meetings and the Council of Europe.

She was also at the heart of the EU’s response to the global financial crisis alongside European Prime Ministers. She was engaged in negotiations on Ireland’s EU/IMF bailout and helped frame the EU’s institutional response to the euro crisis.


From 2012 to 2014 she also served as Vice President of the European People’s Party (EPP) and chaired the EPP European Affairs Ministers’ Council. Since founding Vulcan Consulting, Lucinda works closely with CEOs and senior management teams of global companies to assist them in understanding and navigating the political, policy and decision-making environment in Europe. Lucinda maintains a deep interest and expertise in Foreign Policy issues. Since 2017 she has served as the Senior Europe Advisor to the US NGO the Counter Extremism Project, focusing on security issues, violent extremism and terrorism. She is an Advisory Board member of the Washington DC based International Republican Institute (IRI) as well as being an active Council member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). She is also a senior fellow with Washington DC based think tank the Centre for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)

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