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# Simon Coveney

Last month
April 2024
Coveney rules out run for Europe, says decision to step down wasn't about being 'shafted' by Harris
Paschal Donohoe 'not planning' to step down from Cabinet role, will contest general election
All eyes on Cabinet reshuffle and who might get moved up the political ladder
Simon Coveney believes it was the right time to step aside so as to give the new Taoiseach ‘the space’ to create new opportunities.
Simon Coveney to step down as minister when Dáil returns next week
Coveney told incoming Taoiseach Simon Harris of his decision last night.
He had sought to become leader of Fine Gael in 2017, but lost out to Leo Varadkar in the leadership race.
After Varadkar announced he was stepping down as Taoiseach last month, Coveney ruled himself out of going for leader again.
March 2024
Ex-broadcaster Chris Donoghue to become new Govt Press Secretary, stepping down as Coveney advisor
Talk of 'core values' and whispers of 'who plugged in Simon Coveney' as Harris takes the reins
Politics isn’t all about back-slapping, says Simon Harris, but there was plenty of it yesterday.
'Too left for too long': Calls for Fine Gael to move back to the centre as Harris pledges return to 'core values'
Simon Coveney confirms he will be running in the next general election
Seán Kelly and John Mullins, former Bord Gáis CEO, to run for Fine Gael in European elections
Cabinet approves Bill to outlaw mandatory retirement age in employment contracts
Ex-Garda deputy commissioner to head up new stakeholder group on dog control
Last year
Leitrim businesses affected by tornado to be offered low-cost loans
Tara Mines owner ‘ambition’ is to re-open by the middle of next year
'Don't let the populists in': Warnings of left-wing Govt tax hikes at FG conference
Fine Gael 'up for fighting' for a fourth term in government, says Coveney
Flood relief schemes extended to small businesses affected by Storm Debi in Galway
Timeline extended for businesses to apply for flood relief funding
Taoiseach and three ministers are off to South Korea to promote Irish beef and trade
Israeli ambassador's comments about President Michael D Higgins 'unhelpful', says Coveney
Coveney to recuse himself from RTÉ Cabinet discussions due to brother's previous role on board
No evidence that Irish supermarkets are engaging in price gouging, report finds
Finance Minister wants 'prudent' Budget as Taoiseach seeks threshold for higher tax rate at €50k
'Definitely not fair': Varadkar rejects claims that his leadership of Fine Gael is in 'drift'
Families of residents who will be 'kicked out' of Cork nursing home urge Taoiseach to step in
What is Fine Gael's 'middle Ireland' and are you in it?
Missing Mails: Wiping of ministers’ texts and emails to be addressed with new policies
'Being in coalition doesn't mean we're the same': Coveney on FG-FF tensions
Clare local allegedly assaulted at protest as minister hits out at online 'misinformation'
O'Brien seeking to convert vacant office blocks into apartments to tackle housing crisis
'Where will they go?': Coveney says invalid notices to quit should be challenged
Public forum examining Ireland's neutrality to be held in Dublin, Galway and Cork in June
Coveney: Electric Ireland 'should answer questions' on price cut for businesses and not households
Ireland 'over the worst' of job cuts at multi-national tech firms in Ireland, Coveney says
Former soldier who suffered alleged abuse criticises Government and military leaders
Taoiseach defends Paschal Donohoe as minister due to make Dáil statement on undeclared donations
'He's fully corrected the record': Coveney defends Donohoe over undeclared donation
All time
Former army lieutenant Dónal de Róiste welcomes apology for 'flawed and unfair' dismissal
Russian invasion of Ukraine and veto undermines UN Security Council, Coveney says
Irish Army captain: dangers of live fire exercise an increased risk due to staffing shortfalls
Coveney stresses value of 'diplomatic channels' amid row over Tehran embassy