Ciaran Staunton


Ciaran is a well-known leader in the Irish American community. He is the owner of Molly Blooms Restaurant and Bar in Queens, New York, and of O’ Neill’s Bar and Restaurant in Manhattan. A political figure in Irish American circles Ciaran was a major participant in the Good Friday Peace Agreement which brought about peace to Northern Ireland. Ciaran spearheads national initiatives regarding immigration in his position as Chairman of the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform (ILIR). A familiar face on Capitol Hill, he is the face of the Rory Staunton Foundation in Washington and New York State where he will not take “no” for an answer. Ciaran has overseen many successful community projects in Sunnyside, New York where the family lives. Ciaran is determined to change the way sepsis is treated by those in power and seeks to ensure that all parents know about the biggest killer of children in the world. Ciaran believes that knowledge is power and that knowledge would have saved his son.