Ciara is a graduate of NUI Galway and the Law Society of Ireland. She practiced as a Solicitor in Dublin for ten years, predominantly in the area of defence insurance litigation, before becoming dual qualified and practicing in general litigation in ROI and NI. She has a keen interest in public policy and completed a research project on criminal trials of sexual offences with the Policy Unit of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ROI) and assisted the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre establish it's first legal advocacy service. More recently she benefited from completing the Boardroom Apprentice programme.