Cian, a past pupil of Christian Brothers College, graduated from UCC with a Bachelor of Law Degree in 2007. During his time in UCC he was Finance Officer of the Law Society and Vice President and a Founding Member of the International Relations Society. He was appointed by the National Forum on Europe to represent Ireland in a European Commission publication to mark the Treaty of Rome in Berlin.
Cian continued his studies in King’s Inns and practices as a Barrister-at-Law on the Cork Circuit since 2009, specialising in chancery, employment and company based litigation. Cian was appointed to the Bar Council of Ireland Colleague Assist Panel. He is a member of the Advisory Council of the European Movement and a founding member of ‘Lawyers for Europe’.
As well as sitting on the Board of The Everyman, Cian is a member of the Management Committee of the Cork Life Centre, a school that provides students with an alternative learning environment. He is an active member of the Cork Lions Club and is the National Legal Officer of the Lions Organisation in Ireland.
Cian is married to Aine Aherne, a fellow UCC Law Graduate and now Chartered Accountant, and they live in Ballinhassig, County Cork.