Commander Flaherty was a male Starfleet officer in the 24th century.
Flaherty had a knack for instantly interpreting and extrapolating any spoken language. He was fluent in more than forty languages, including Giamon, Klingon, Romulan, and Stroyerian.
In 2365, he was the first officer aboard the USS Aries. (TNG: "The Icarus Factor")
This character was only mentioned in dialogue.