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For the American football coach, see Charles G. Flanagan. For the Major League Baseball player, see Charlie Flannigan.
Charles Flanagan
TD
Charlie Flanagan 2014.jpg
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade
Assumed office
11 July 2014
Preceded by Eamon Gilmore
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs
In office
8 May 2014 – 11 July 2014
Preceded by Frances Fitzgerald
Succeeded by James Reilly
Chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party
In office
9 March 2011 – 8 May 2014
Preceded by Padraic McCormack
Succeeded by Dan Neville
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
24 May 2007
In office
17 February 1987 – 17 May 2002
Constituency Laois–Offaly
Personal details
Born (1956-11-01) 1 November 1956 (age 58)
Mountmellick, County Laois, Ireland
Political party Fine Gael
Alma mater University College Dublin

Charles "Charlie" Flanagan (born 1 November 1956) is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He is a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Laois–Offaly constituency.[1] On 11 July 2014, he was appointed as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Flanagan was first elected to Dáil Éireann at the 1987 general election, succeeding his father Oliver J. Flanagan. He retained his seat at each election until losing it at the 2002 general election, but regained it at the 2007 general election.[2] He was a member of Laois County Council from 1985 until he stepped down in 2004. He was party spokesperson on Justice, Equality and Law Reform from 2007 to 2010, and was the party spokesperson on Children from 2010 to 2011.[3]

He was chairperson of the Fine Gael parliamentary party from June 2011 to May 2014.[4]

Following the resignation on 7 May 2014 of Alan Shatter as Minister for Justice and Minister for Defence, Flanagan was appointed on 8 May as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs to succeed Frances Fitzgerald who assumed the Justice portfolio. On 11 July 2014, Flanagan was appointed as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, succeeding the former Labour leader Eamon Gilmore.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Charles Flanagan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Charles Flanagan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Bruton & Noonan return to Fine Gael frontbench". RTÉ News. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Dan Neville elected as Fine Gael party chairman". The Irish Times. 14 May 2014. 

External links[edit]

Oireachtas
Preceded by
Oliver Flanagan
Fine Gael
Fine Gael Teachta Dála
for Laois–Offaly

19872002
Succeeded by
Tom Parlon
Progressive Democrats
Preceded by
Tom Parlon
Progressive Democrats
Fine Gael Teachta Dála
for Laois–Offaly

2007–present
Incumbent
Party political offices
Preceded by
Pádraic McCormack
Chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party
2011–2014
Succeeded by
Dan Neville
Political offices
Preceded by
Frances Fitzgerald
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs
2014
Succeeded by
James Reilly
Preceded by
Eamon Gilmore
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade
2014–present
Incumbent

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The Guardian

The Guardian
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 09:34:21 -0700

After two hours of talks in Dublin on Tuesday between the Northern Ireland secretary, Theresa Villiers, and a host of Irish cabinet ministers, the Irish foreign minister, Charles Flanagan, said a reconstituted IMC, which last reported in 2012, was ...

Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Orlando Sentinel (blog)
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:40:09 -0700

The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings: Class 8A Record Pts Prv. 1. Apopka (17) 1-0 179 1. 2. Charles Flanagan (1) 1-0 163 2. 3. Christopher ...

azcentral.com

azcentral.com
Sun, 23 Aug 2015 21:24:03 -0700

Later, McKay lobbed criticism at DCS' first director, Charles Flanagan, again saying not all cases were being personally checked by workers. Flanagan disagreed, but Gov. Doug Ducey gave Flanagan the boot and made McKay the director. Apparently, things ...

azcentral.com

azcentral.com
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 11:11:42 -0800

In an interview with The Arizona Republic, Charles Flanagan said the process his office developed to handle a backlog of 13,000 child abuse and neglect cases was sound, but misunderstood by his critics. "Greg McKay did not understand the facts ...

azcentral.com

azcentral.com
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:07:30 -0800

It also means keeping Charles Flanagan as director of the Department of Child Safety. REPORT: More kids than ever removed from their homes. MORE: Experts say true reform will take time. Lawmakers created the new department in June. The agency is so ...
 
C&G Newspapers
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:11:15 -0700

10 City Council meeting. Mayor Ken Poynter and Councilman Charles Flanagan were absent from the meeting. According to the resolution, the city has dealt with increased noise and safety concerns. The change in the law paved the way for residents to use ...

The News-Press

The News-Press
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 08:20:15 -0700

By The Associated Press. ¶ The Associated Press Top 10 Florida high school football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records, rating points and previous rankings: ^Class 8A= † Record Pts Prv. † 1. Apopka (7) 0-0 149 -. † 2. Charles Flanagan ...

azcentral.com

azcentral.com
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:15:37 -0800

Doug Ducey fired DCS Director Charles Flanagan, who shepherded the new agency through its first year. Greg McKay, the Phoenix police detective tapped several years ago to oversee state investigations of criminal child abuse reports, will take Flanagan ...
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