2015 - From 24 July, Consul General of Ireland in Atlanta, with responsibility for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
2013 - Assistant Chief of Protocol (Presidential Visits and Events) Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dublin
2010 - Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Ireland, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2008 - Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Ireland, Abuja, Nigeria
2007 - Institutions Section Deputy and member of European Free Trade Association Working Group, Permanent Representation of Ireland to the European Union
2006 - Desk Officer, Africa Section, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dublin
2004 - Deputy, Embassy of Ireland to the Holy See
2002 - Deputy (Political and Consular) Embassy of Ireland, Tanzania
2001 - Common Policies Section, EU Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dublin
2001 - Public Affairs Consultant, Grayling Political Strategy
2000 - Intern, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
1999 - Graduated MSc Political Economy of Transition in Europe, London School of Economics
1997 - Graduated BA History, Trinity College Dublin
Shane Stephens was born in Dublin. He is married and has four children.