Ciarán Lawler

Mr Ciarán Lawler
Assistant Secretary, Department of Social Protection

Ciarán Lawler was appointed a member of the Pensions Authority in March 2021. Since November 2019, Ciarán has responsibility for the finance function in the Department of Social Protection, including the Budget and Estimates process and the preparation of the annual Appropriation Account and Social Insurance Fund Account. He also has responsibility for the Department’s Legal Unit, Data Protection Unit and Investment Analysis Unit. He has spent the majority of his civil service career in the Department of Social Protection and has also worked in regulatory policy in the Department of the Taoiseach as well as the Pensions Board (now the Pensions Authority). Ciarán holds a MSc (Econ) in Policy Analysis from UCD/IPA, a MA in Social Policy from Open University, a BA in Humanities from DCU, a Professional Certificate in Governance from the IPA, and a Certificate in Journalism from the College of Commerce.