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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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Verde Independent
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:15:00 -0700

But Keogh said that Charles Flanagan, then head of DCS, had questions. "We were asked to provide clarification on preference statutes in light of the Supreme Court taking up the issue of same-sex couples adopting foster children,' she said. Those ...

Arizona Capitol Times

Arizona Capitol Times
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 16:26:15 -0700

... his lack of information about a change in policy at the Department of Child Safety, which in February barred married same-sex couples from jointly fostering or adopting children, to the transition between ousted Director Charles Flanagan and his ...

USA TODAY

USA TODAY
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 04:48:45 -0700

The memo was issued about a week before Ducey fired agency Director Charles Flanagan and replaced him with Greg McKay. The policy is believed to have stemmed from legal advice from the Arizona Attorney General's Office. Ryan Anderson, Attorney ...

azcentral.com

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

Charles Flanagan did a tremendous job of extracting a poorly performing agency from an inert one all the while putting out a raging act of mismanagement. Underfunded, Flanagan made headway. Ducey let a good director go a retained a director who should ...

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
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:41:15 -0700

Ducey tapped Mayo, along with McKay, to lead DCS after firing Director Charles Flanagan in February. In naming her as DCS deputy director, Ducey praised her record of advocacy for children's issues and cited her business background for providing needed ...

Nogales International

Nogales International
Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:24:39 -0700

However, when the county was considering inmate labor in 2009, then-ADOC Deputy Director Charles Flanagan told county supervisors that roughly 1,800 of the department's 40,000 inmates at the time participated in such programs and that most were ...

MLive.com

MLive.com
Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:41:15 -0700

Neither of two officers named in the civil suit, Lt. Charles Flanagan, former head of the Narcotics Unit, or Officer James Napier, who committed suicide in front of his parents' Sterling Heights home on Jan. 22, were named in the criminal complaints ...
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