Ciarán CUFFE
Ciarán CUFFE

Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance


Ireland - Green Party (Ireland)

Date of birth : , Dublin

Curriculum vitae Ciarán CUFFE

Original version : EN

Curriculum vitae   (The MEP is solely responsible for the information published)

Updated: 16/09/2020

Education (qualifications and diplomas)

  • 2019 : Master of Science in Cities (Merit), London School of Economics
  • 1996 : Master of Regional and Urban Planning, University College Dublin
  • 1990 : Research scholarship, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia
  • 1989 : Bachelor of Architecture (2:1), University College Dublin

Professional career

  • 2015-2019 : Programme Chair, Master of Science in Urban Regeneration and Development, Technical University of Dublin
  • 2016-2018 : Visiting Lecturer, Gengdan Institute, Beijing University of Technology, China
  • 1999-2002 : Lecturer in Urban Design, Dublin Institute of Technology
  • 1996-1999 : Urban Planner
  • 1989-1996 : Architect

Political career

Offices held in a political party or national trade union

  • 1982 : Joined the Green Party

Offices held in local government bodies

  • 2014-2019 : Chair, Transport Committee, Dublin City Council
  • 2014-2019 : Member, Markets and Trading Committee, Dublin City Council
  • 2014-2019 : Commissioner of Irish Lights
  • 2014-2017 : Board Member, Dublin City Business Improvement District
  • 1999-2003 : Chair, Planning and Development Committee, Dublin City Council
  • 1996-1999 : Chair, Conservation Committee, Dublin City Council

Offices held in a national parliament

  • 2002-2011 : Member of the Dáil Éireann (Irish Parliament)

Offices held in a national government

  • 2010-2011 : Minister of State with responsibility for Sustainable Transport and Planning

Offices held in the EU institutions

  • 2019-... : Member of the European Parliament


  • 2017 – ‘Book Review of Ó Broin, D. and Kirby, R. (Eds.) Adapting to Climate Change: Governance Challenges’, Irish Journal of Social, Economic and Environmental Sustainability, Vol. 1(2), pp. 124-126.
  • 2016 – ‘Dublin after the Boom-And-Bust’, in Glaser, M., Karssenberg, H., Laven, J. and van ‘t Hoff, M. (Eds.), The City at Eye-Level: Lessons for Street Plinths, Second Edition, Eburon Academic Publishers, Delft, pp. 88-91.
  • 2014 – with Bourke, M. and Lalor, K., ‘Report of Scoping Study for Dublin City Council Safe City Programme: Challenging Sexual Harassment and Other Forms of Sexual Violence in Public Space’, Dublin City Council, Dublin.
  • 2014 – ‘Less is More: How Walkable Cities Save Lives and Make Us Happier’, Presentation, TedXFulbright, Dublin.
  • 2014 – ‘Dublin Architecture’, in Ó Muirí, S. A., Dublin Architecture: 150+ Buildings from 1990-2010, Gandon Editions, Kinsale.
  • 2012 – ‘Some thoughts on slow’, in Haslam, M. (Ed.), Slow Architecture and Place, Slow Architectural Research Collective, Dublin.
  • 2008 – ‘A New Town Once Again’, in McCrann, A. (Ed.), Memories Milestones and New Horizons – Reflections on the Regeneration of Ballymun, Blackstaff Press, Dublin.



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