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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
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Preceded by Eamon Gilmore
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs
In office
8 May 2014 – 11 July 2014
Taoiseach Enda Kenny
Preceded by Frances Fitzgerald
Succeeded by James Reilly
Chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party
In office
9 March 2011 – 8 May 2014
Leader Enda Kenny
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 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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C&G Newspapers
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:11:15 -0700

Council members Valerie Kindle and Charles Flanagan asked that the issue be placed on the council agenda for a vote. “I do support this ballot issue for the same reasons I initially ran for council,” Flanagan said in an email. “Harper Woods is broke ...

IrishCentral

IrishCentral
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 01:45:43 -0700

Ireland's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan TD, believes collaboration is key when dealing with terror threats. Photo by: Photocall Ireland. Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has warned against the possible ...

KTAR.com

KTAR.com
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:22:30 -0700

During that time, Charles Flanagan was replaced as Director by Greg McKay. Jacober said he believes the next semi-annual report will be a more telling indicator as to whether the department is on the right track. DCS Spokesman Doug Nick said the ...

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 ...

azcentral.com

azcentral.com
Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:27:48 -0800

Greg McKay replaces Charles Flanagan, whom Ducey thanked for "his service and dedication" to the state. McKay is the director of the agency's Office of Child Welfare Investigations and in 2013 blew the whistle on state officials' failure to investigate ...

The Detroit News

The Detroit News
Sun, 12 Jul 2015 21:13:32 -0700

"When an officer is killed, it's usually because he let his guard down," said Lt. Charles Flanagan, who has worked in several capacities, including heading Special Operations crews in the city's most dangerous neighborhoods, and the former Narcotics ...
 
Cliffviewpilot.com
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 12:43:17 -0700

Officers on a roving surveillance a short time later busted two borough men — Gregory Solano, 19, and Charles Flanagan, 20 — after they caught the pair rolling a joint and carrying a small bag of marijuana behind the Walgreens, also on Broadway ...
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