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# Simon Coveney

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Barnier says EU 'must not and will not back down' on Northern Ireland Protocol
Simon Coveney also met with the new NI Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris at Hillsborough Castle today.
Coveney: No surprise in Northern census results but good relationships needed before border poll
Coveney and Doherty were speaking after it emerged that catholics now outnumber protestants in Northern Ireland.
Ireland 'deeply frustrated' at Security Council’s failure to act on Russia, Palestine and climate change
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney addressed the UN Security Council in New York earlier today.
Coveney says US President Joe Biden hopes a trip to Ireland can happen soon
The Taoiseach first invited the US president to visit Ireland when Biden was elected in November 2020.
'Not enough money and they know it': Tommy Tiernan reiterates criticism of Govt overseas aid budget
The comedian was responding to comments made by Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney at the UN summit in New York.
Ukraine conflict: Coveney expecting 'abrasive' exchanges at pivotal UN Security Council meeting
Minister Simon Coveney will be around the table with Russia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Today's UN Security Council meeting is being considered as the most high-profile engagement of Ireland’s two-year term on the body.
All five permanent members of the Council will be in attendance for the first time since the war in Ukraine began.
Coveney said the idea of a ceasefire and peace agreement "seems like quite a way off".
Coveney responds to Tommy Tiernan's criticisms of Irish Govt's overseas development shortfalls
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney says next week’s budget will see a significant increase in the overseas aid budget.
Key week for Ireland's term on UN Security Council during Ukraine-dominated General Assembly
Taoiseach Micheál Martin will also arrive in New York later today.
Ukrainian official says 99% of bodies exhumed in Izyum have 'signs of violent death'
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said some of the remains exhumed included children and people who were likely tortured before dying.
Minister Coveney meets Ukrainian foreign minister on one-day visit to Odesa
‘This is about solidarity, its about understanding what’s happening on the ground in Ukraine,’ the minister said.
Varadkar says potential price caps on energy bills have 'echoes of the bank guarantee'
Speaking today, Varadkar said that he is not ruling out price caps, but added that he was nervous about it.
Coveney says government is 'ruling nothing out' in response to cost-of-living crisis
The Foreign Affairs Minister warned “this isn’t a crisis that is going to go away quickly”.
Ireland to open Embassy in Pakistan alongside Consulate Generals in Milan and Munich
It’s part of the Global Ireland programme which aims to ‘double Ireland’s global footprint by 2025′.
New UK PM: Taoiseach congratulates Truss on election as Tory leader
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney called for Truss to change the direction of UK-Irish relations,
Coveney backs more EU training of Ukrainian troops at foreign ministers meeting in Prague
The ministers are expected to discuss the proposal to restrict Russian visas to the bloc at the two-day meeting.
Breakfasts, photos & cancelled hotels: how Government spent almost €500k on travel in two years
The highest spender was the Department of Foreign Affairs, spending €166,553 on foreign travel since the Government was formed.
Dublin Airport: Defence Forces to come off 'standby' and DAA has not sought extension to deal
Members have been trained to assist with security but have not yet been called in.
UK's actions on NI Protocol are 'not the way to behave with your neighbours' - Coveney
The Minister for Foreign Affairs said he hopes the next British prime minister will not break international law.
Visa-free travel for some refugees suspended over fears of 'abuse' of system - Ukrainians not affected
The Government made the announcement this evening amid a shortage of accommodation for refugees.
About 150 refugees to arrive to 16-per-tent Defence Forces marquees in Gormanston tomorrow
Further sanctions against Russia are on the cards.
Defence spending boost confirmed but doubt cast over several key reform proposals
A new high level action plan on the Defence Forces has been launched this morning.
Coveney tells committee that new Defence Forces funding will be 'about people'
“I don’t believe that it’s possible to deliver something more ambitious,” Coveney said this evening.
Pay increases and funding boost for radar sought as part of €8 billion defence proposals
A decision on the Commission on the Defence Forces will be brought to Cabinet today.
Coveney: NI Protocol legislation may be 'put off' following Johnson's resignation
The Minister for Foreign Affairs said the issue may not be debated until after parliament’s recess.
Defence Department report: Ill-defined policy and 'extremely strained' civil-military interactions
The Capability Review of the Department of Defence was ordered in 2021 as part of the Civil Service Renewal Plan.
Row between two government departments over cost of ramping up Ireland's Defence spending
Simon Coveney was due to deliver an action plan on defence to Cabinet in June.
Sinn Féin TD accused of 'slur' against Irish Defence Forces' training work in Mali
The exchange between Simon Coveney and Deputy John Brady happened during a Defence and Foreign Affairs committee on peace keeping.
Irish soldiers could train Ukrainian troops to make Russian minefields safe, minister says
Simon Coveney said that Ukraine had asked for demining training from Ireland.
France not carrying out military exercises in Irish-patrolled waters, Coveney says
Minister Simon Coveney spoke about the change of plan in the Dáil today.
French military exercises due to take place off south-west coast brought forward to tonight
Minister Coveney has said his department is in contact with French authorities.
Taoiseach says UK government 'don't fully get' the Good Friday Agreement
DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson said that there was
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said Ireland will not be made collateral damage by the plan.
Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O'Neill said that the Good Friday Agreement and Brexit were incompatible.
DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson has not given a timeline for his party to return to power-sharing in the north.
NI Protocol Bill: What is the British government proposing and how has the EU responded?
Man remanded in custody for firearms charges after Coveney security alert in Belfast
Winston Irvine was arrested on Wednesday as police were investigating the security alert that impacted Simon Coveney.
New law to override NI Protocol will represent a new low in British-Irish relations - Coveney
Minister Simon Coveney has urged the UK Government to step back from its plan to publish domestic legislation.
Two men arrested over security alert which halted Coveney speech in Belfast
Simon Coveney had to halt his speech during a peace and reconciliation event.
Minister for Foreign Affairs to visit new NATO candidates Finland and Sweden today
Coveney will meet the the Foreign Affairs minister of Sweden and Finland while also meeting the Defence minister in Helsinki.
Irish Military officers granted temporary access to ICTU for pay talks
The representative bodies had been campaigning for better pay and conditions for Irish Defence Forces personnel.
Almost 60,000 children's passport applications remain outstanding, says Dept of Foreign Affairs
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said that there had been over 500,000 passports issued in 2022 so far.
Taoiseach visits Irish troops on peacekeeping mission in Lebanon
Reporter Niall O’Connor is accompanying the Taoiseach and reporting from Lebanon in the coming days.
Coveney okays associate membership of ICTU for armed forces ahead of pay talks
Defence Minister Simon Coveney said that the government is aware of the ‘longstanding desire’ of the body to associate with the union
Passport Office 'upscaling' to respond to massive increase in demand, says Coveney
Last month, 170,000 passports went out successfully, said Minister Simon Coveney.