Charles Flanagan

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Charles Flanagan
Teachta Dála
Assumed office
May 2007
In office
February 1987 – May 2002
Constituency Laois–Offaly
Personal details
Born (1956-11-01) 1 November 1956 (age 57)
Mountmellick, County Laois
Nationality Irish
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]

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 has been chairperson of the Fine Gael parliamentary party since June 2011.


  1. ^ "Mr. Charles Flanagan". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Charles Flanagan". Retrieved 5 June 2009. 
  3. ^ "Bruton & Noonan return to Fine Gael frontbench". RTÉ News. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 

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Preceded by
Oliver J. Flanagan
(Fine Gael)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Laois–Offaly
Succeeded by
Tom Parlon
(Progressive Democrats)
Preceded by
Tom Parlon
(Progressive Democrats)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Laois–Offaly
Party political offices
Preceded by
Pádraic McCormack
Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party