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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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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 ...
 
Arizona Capitol Times
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:57:51 -0800

Fired Department of Child Safety director Charles Flanagan defended himself against allegations his process of getting through a backlog of cases was dangerous to abused children, and said he's speaking out for the first time since his firing to defend ...

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 ...

Macon Telegraph

Boston Globe (subscription)
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:05:12 -0700

A week after the lawsuit was filed, Arizona's new governor, Doug Ducey, acknowledged that the state had come up “woefully short” and ousted the director of the Department of Child Safety, Charles Flanagan, who had only been in the job about a year.

azcentral.com

azcentral.com
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:30:00 -0700

Openness would be a better approach. There were tensions last month when Ducey fired Charles Flanagan as the department's chief and put McKay in the job. A lengthy memo from McKay criticizing Flanagan's handling of backlogged cases preceded the ...

Newsweek

Newsweek
Tue, 17 Mar 2015 03:07:30 -0700

Announcing the programme of events last month, Irish foreign minister Charles Flanagan said that the 2014 programme secured €5 million worth of investment in Ireland and reached a global audience of 80 million through media coverage. He said: “When ...
 
Mohave Valley News
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 23:56:15 -0700

Ducey fired Charles Flanagan as child safety director in favor of McKay last month. Democrats said they didn't have enough information about McKay and worried about the contents of a whistleblower complaint against him. Ducey's lawyer has declined to ...

Arizona Daily Star

Arizona Daily Star
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 18:24:08 -0700

Earlier this legislative session, many state lawmakers grilled Charles Flanagan, then director of the Department of Child Safety, about why reports of child neglect are still going up. They pointed fingers and made speeches about how important it is to ...
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