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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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Tue, 26 May 2015 07:12:31 -0700

As the Irish foreign affairs minister Charles Flanagan put it, this is “fundamental in guaranteeing peace and stability in Northern Ireland and it must be respected.” The way the Good Friday Agreement provides this protection is by formally ...

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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 ...

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Mon, 25 May 2015 07:37:30 -0700

DUBLIN — Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charles Flanagan is due in South Africa this week, leading a four day trade mission. This is the fourth visit to SA in the last five years by a business delegation from the Republic of Ireland. In ...

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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 ...
 
Arizona Daily Sun
Thu, 21 May 2015 16:12:10 -0700

The five senior CPS workers were fired in April 2014 by former DCS Director Charles Flanagan after the completion of a Department of Public Safety investigation. Flanagan said at the time that he fired the five upper-level managers and administrators ...

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Sat, 02 May 2015 20:22:30 -0700

Charles Flanagan. Former Department of Child Safety Director Charles Flanagan believes he lost his job over allegations the agency was mishandling a backlog of abuse and neglect cases. Records of an inquiry into the matter obtained Friday, April 1 ...
 
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Wed, 06 May 2015 06:52:30 -0700

Bern, 06.05.2015 - Der Vorsteher des EDA, Bundesrat Didier Burkhalter, empfing am Mittwoch, den 6. Mai 2015, den irischen Aussenminister Charles Flanagan zu einem offiziellen Besuch in Bern. Bei den Gesprächen ging es um die bilateralen Beziehungen ...

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Thu, 14 May 2015 04:48:45 -0700

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(BELFAST, Northern Ireland) — Irish police have arrested four individuals on terror charges after bomb components were found in an unspecified location near the border with Northern Ireland, only five days before an official ...
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