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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
Incumbent
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
Incumbent
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 57)
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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Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:07:30 -0700

FARMER CITY – Charles Emit Flanagan, 86, of Farmer City, Illinois, passed away at 2:25 p.m. Friday, August 29, 2014, at Farmer City Rehabilitation and Health Care. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. September 3, 2014, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral ...
 
The Record Gazette
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:34:10 -0700

The California Water Board reports that California residents cut back 7 percent on their water usage in July. Ball said that 2014 has been the second dryest year in recent years. Charles Flanagan, of Cherry Valley, said he read a report that ...

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BreakingNews.ie
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 01:03:45 -0700

Meanwhile, the Minister for Foreign Affairs says the Irish government will be in close contact with London, Edinburgh and other administrations on how to proceed with enhanced devolution. Charles Flanagan said the debate leading up to the referendum ...
 
The Detroit News
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:56:15 -0700

There are an estimated 10,000 drug houses in Detroit and the city gets an annual average of 4,000 complaints about drug houses to the 224-DOPE hotline, said Lt. Charles Flanagan, former head of the Detroit Police's Narcotics Section, who now runs the ...
 
Slugger O'Toole
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:06:09 -0700

Charles Flanagan made totally inappropriate remarks the other day as opposed to defending the political institutions and promoting the agreements and working and making sure that the British government delivers – he talked about these two problem ...
 
Deadline Detroit
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:48:45 -0700

There are an estimated 10,000 drug houses in Detroit and the city gets an annual average of 4,000 complaints about drug houses to the 224-DOPE hotline, said Lt. Charles Flanagan, former head of the Detroit Police's Narcotics Section, who now runs the ...
 
SFGate
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:41:15 -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. Dr. Phillips (12), 3-0, 154, 1. 2. First Coast (3), 3-0, 145, 2. 3 ...
 
SFGate
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:26:15 -0700

5. Fort Pierce Central (2-1) lost to Kissimmee Osceola 28-14. 6. Palm Beach Gardens (2-1) lost to Dwyer 34-10. 7. Charles Flanagan (3-0) beat Boyd Anderson 42-0. 8. Apopka (2-1) beat Wekiva 56-7. 9. Plant (2-1) beat Gaither 37-10. 10. Lake Mary (2-0) idle.
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