Terence Flanagan

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Terence Flanagan
TD
Teachta Dála
Incumbent
Assumed office
May 2007
Constituency Dublin North–East
Personal details
Born (1975-01-01) 1 January 1975 (age 39)
Nationality Irish
Political party Independent (since July 2013),
Fine Gael
Alma mater Dublin Business School

Terence Flanagan (born 1 January 1975) is an Irish politician.[1] He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin North–East constituency since May 2007. He was elected at the 2007 general election. He was previously a member of Dublin City Council for the Artane area.[2] He sits as an independent TD, having lost the Fine Gael parliamentary party whip in July 2013.[3]

In February 2008, Flanagan made a speech which was notably similar to a previous one by Labour Party TD, Joan Burton. He initially denied that the speech was copied, and later issued a statement admitting, and apologising for, the plagiarism.[4] He was Fine Gael Deputy spokesperson for the Environment with special responsibility for Housing from October 2007 to March 2011.

In June 2010, Flanagan said the Financial Regulator “must act tough” and “thoroughly examine” proposals by Irish Nationwide and Bank of Ireland to offer negative equity mortgages to an expected 350,000 homeowners.[5]

Flanagan was expelled from the Fine Gael parliamentary party on 2 July 2013 when he defied the party whip by voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013.[3][6] On 13 September 2013, he and six other expellees formed the Reform Alliance, described as a "loose alliance" rather than a political party.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr. Terence Flanagan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  2. ^ "Terence Flanagan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 17 April 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Abortion law moves one step closer". Irish Independent. 2 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Flanagan regrets copying Burton's speech". RTÉ News. 20 February 2008. Retrieved 3 March 2008. 
  5. ^ Regulator must examine ‘negative equity’ mortgages – Flanagan
  6. ^ "Fine Gael expels four TDs for voting against abortion Bill". The Irish Times. 3 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "The politicians formerly known as the Fine Gael rebels are now the Reform Alliance". TheJournal.ie. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
Oireachtas
Preceded by
Martin Brady
(Fianna Fáil)
Teachta Dála for Dublin North–East
2007–present
Incumbent