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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
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 Pádraic McCormack
Succeeded by Dan Neville
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
26 February 2016
Constituency Laois
Teachta Dála
In office
24 May 2007 – 26 February 2016
In office
17 February 1987 – 17 May 2002
Constituency Laois–Offaly
Personal details
Born (1956-11-01) 1 November 1956 (age 59)
Mountmellick, Laois, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Spouse(s) Mary Flanagan
Children 2
Alma mater University College Dublin
Profession Solicitor

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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Belfast Telegraph

Belfast Telegraph
Fri, 22 Apr 2016 03:00:53 -0700

Dublin Foreign Affairs minister Charles Flanagan has warned that there is no certainty a Brexit wouldn't affect the border. His statement casts doubt on remarks by Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers that it is likely to remain unchanged. Share.

Sun Sentinel

Sun Sentinel
Thu, 17 Sep 2015 13:31:42 -0700

A fight among five boys on the campus of Charles W. Flanagan High School at lunchtime Thursday led to two students getting hurt, including one who was pistol-whipped with a BB gun, Pembroke Pines police said. "This group was involved in altercations in ...

MLive.com

MLive.com
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 04:26:15 -0700

Neither officers named in that civil suit, Lt. Charles Flanagan, former head of the Narcotics Unit, nor officer James Napier, who committed suicide in front of his parents' Sterling Heights home Jan. 22, 2015, were named in the criminal complaints ...

Irish Independent

Irish Independent
Sat, 23 Apr 2016 18:31:09 -0700

As acting Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charles Flanagan, pointed out in the Dail last Thursday, a UK withdrawal from the EU could bring into question our shared common travel area. The land border we share with the UK would become an EU external ...

IrishCentral

IrishCentral
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 05:36:40 -0700

The letter credits the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Foreign Minister Charles Flanagan for creating Ireland's first Diaspora policy, for appointing the first Minister of the Diaspora and holding the first Global Civic Forum. The letter notes, however, that ...

Belfast Telegraph

Belfast Telegraph
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 13:10:16 -0700

Pictured (l-r) at the Civic Dinner in City hall to mark the Centenary of the Easter Rising are, Ken Martin (Royal British Legion), Deputy First Minister, Martin Mc Guinness, Lord Mayor Dublin, Criona Ni Dhalaigh, Belfast Lord Mayor Arder Carson, The ...

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Bangladesh News 24 hours
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 06:30:31 -0700

... in decades soared to 272 on Sunday. “Our sympathies and prayers are with all those affected in this devastation. We stand by your government and the friendly people of Ecuador at this difficult time,” Ali said in a letter to his counterpart Charles ...

Belfast Telegraph

Belfast Telegraph
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:08:36 -0700

The Republic's Foreign Affairs Minister will make history this week as the first senior Irish minister to lay a wreath at a Somme commemoration in Belfast. Charles Flanagan will represent the Irish government at City Hall's Garden of Remembrance to ...
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