The Laois-Offaly TD will receive a €9,500 allowance for taking on the role.
Former Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has been appointed Chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs & Defence.
The Laois-Offaly Fine Gael TD says he's looking forward to the challenge.
Deputy Flanagan will get a €9,500 euro boost to his salary for taking on the position.
Delighted to have been appointed Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs & Defence. Looking ahead to busy challenge on a range of international & Defence pursuits. pic.twitter.com/0GD5gwG89v— Charlie Flanagan (@CharlieFlanagan) September 8, 2020