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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 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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RIA Novosti

RIA Novosti
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:21:54 -0700

MOSCOW, October 1 (RIA Novosti) - The US will contribute to peace talks in Northern Ireland, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charles Flanagan told RTE News. According to the Minister, the American administration will join a fresh round of ...

IrishCentral

IrishCentral
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:10:19 -0700

Later Foreign Minister Charles Flanagan will join. The new awareness of the importance of the Diaspora has been given great credence by Taoiseach Kenny's ground breaking decision to create a Minister for the Diaspora. Looking at the array of talent ...
 
thejournal.ie
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:33:45 -0700

PARTIES IN NORTHERN Ireland have finally voted through a draft Budget for next year, after weeks of deadlock over the significant cuts being implemented. However, although the Budget has been agreed, it was only approved by Sinn Féin and the DUP, ...

Arizona Daily Star

Arizona Daily Star
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:03:16 -0700

“No state has ever lost funds because of CAPTA violations,” she said. DCS Director Charles Flanagan would not be interviewed about the issue. Copyright 2014 Arizona Daily Star. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast ...

Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:45:02 -0700

British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers, left, welcomes Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charles Flanagan as the media look on, before their political talks at Stormont House, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Thursday ...

azcentral.com

azcentral.com
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 22:57:00 -0700

Those functions were removed from the DES and placed under the new Department of Child Safety, headed by Charles Flanagan. Flanagan fired the five women, whom he had never met, in brief one-on-one meetings April 23, according to the complaint.
 
Arizona Daily Star
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 20:04:19 -0700

ADCS Director Charles Flanagan applied for the waiver in order to reduce the state's reliance on group homes and shelters. He'll do that by focusing on recruiting and retaining more foster families, he said, as well as improving services that help ...
 
WSBT-TV
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:03:52 -0700

The Detroit News reports (http://bit.ly/1wM3OmY ) 19-year police veteran Sgt. Myron Weathers filed the lawsuit in Wayne County this week against the Detrit Police Department, Chief James Craig, Assistant Chief Steve Dolunt and Lt. Charles Flanagan.
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