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Ciara Ferguson


Ciara Ferguson grew up in Strabane and was educated at the Convent Grammar and Ulster University at Magee. Ciara is married with three children and one grandchild.

She qualified with a First-Class BSc in Housing. She also completed a PGDip in Management from the North West Regional College and a PG Advanced Dip in Sustainable Investment for the Third Sector from the Ulster University Business School at Jordanstown.

A community development worker for over 20 years, Ciara has help sustain existing and developing new front-line services in disadvantaged communities and has helped many children, young people, families, and communities across the city.

Ciara has worked in social survey research for over 10 years and has led on major community consultations across the city and district. She believes strongly in supporting and encouraging local people and communities to deliver on the things that they value the most.

She has been the Chairperson of the Outer North Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership for over 11 years and has been to the fore of some major community infrastructure projects including community centres, play parks and sporting facilities.

She enjoys genealogy and travelling to areas of outstanding natural beauty and heritage sites across the island of Ireland and has a strong interest in heritage conservation.  

Ciara is passionate about delivering a better Derry with more jobs, homes and promoting the conversation on a new and united Ireland.

Statements (29)

‘Executive needed to tackle cost-of-living emergency’ - Ferguson22 September, 2022

‘City in mourning after Enagh Lough tragedy’ - Ferguson30 August, 2022

British Secretary of State ‘ducking and diving’ to avoid Bill of Shame opposition - Ferguson18 August, 2022

Kathleen Thompson ruling a ‘victory for truth and justice’ – Ferguson29 June, 2022

Whitters Family deserve truth and justice- Ferguson10 June, 2022

Ferguson hails planning approval for new homes at Derry H2 site9 June, 2022

Working together key to tackling homelessness - Ferguson8 June, 2022

Ferguson - Energy companies must pay fair taxes on huge profits31 March, 2022

Ferguson welcomes rent freeze for people living in Housing Executive homes16 February, 2022

Sinn Féin meet Firmus over rising energy costs – Ferguson14 February, 2022

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