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Wednesday 4 October 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Simon Coveney

Last year
No reason to change plans for Russian missile tests 240km off Irish coast, ambassador says
The Russian ambassador to Ireland said “there are no problems” with the planned military exercises.
Coveney set to speak with Russian ambassador over missile testing in Irish-patrolled waters
Minister for State Patrick O’Donovan said that the Foreign Affairs Minister was “not happy”
Coveney to be asked to appear before committee over department lockdown gathering
The Minister for Foreign Affairs has ordered an investigation into a gathering of his officials in June 2020.
Simon Coveney orders investigation into department lockdown gathering
The Minister for Foreign Affairs has ordered an investigation into a gathering of his officials in June 2020.
Coveney says he was told about lockdown-breaking champagne bash 'on night it happened'
He has denied attending the bash at the Iveagh House in June 2020, while lockdown measures were in place.
Coveney says he wants deal on Northern Ireland Protocol by end of February
He said he doesn’t want the NI Assembly election in May become dominated by the ‘polarising’ issue.
Coveney dodges questions on lockdown-breaking champagne bash at his department
The Foreign Affairs Minister has refused to answer questions about the party held by officials in June 2020.
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Coveney and Women of Honour to meet again next month to agree terms of Defence Forces review
The Defence Minister met today with the women, who allege bullying and sexual harassment within the Defence Forces.
22 new Irish ambassadors and senior diplomats have been approved; 11 are women
Nine consuls general are also to be appointed in the UK, US, India, Canada and France.
Agreement on protocol before Christmas is ‘unrealistic’, Coveney says
The Foreign Affairs Minister said some issues could be resolved soon, such as the flow of medicines into Northern Ireland.
New centre to help serving and retired Defence Forces personnel opens in Cork
The new centre is in a refurbished building in Collins Barracks, Cork.
Coveney defends Defence department's handling of offer to buy long-range 'heavy lift' aircraft
Questions have been raised about the need for heavy lift aircraft for the Irish Air Corps. An Aviation company had offered two second hand flights eight months before the Kabul mission.
Questions have been raised about the need for heavy lift aircraft for the Irish Air Corps.
Documents show Ireland was offered aircraft eight months before Afghan rescue mission - despite Coveney denial
PHOTOS: The Army Rangers' mission to evacuate Irish people from Afghanistan
Irish citizens advised to leave Ethiopia 'immediately'
Ethiopian authorities indicated that the decision was due to Ireland’s position on the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis there
Documents show Ireland was offered aircraft eight months before Afghan rescue mission - despite Coveney denial
Seraph Aviation Group offered two aircraft – which would have been suitable to rescue Irish citizens in Afghanistan.
Ireland in discussions with Biden administration over UK Article 16 plans
Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said he had spoken with senior advisors to US President Biden this week.
Simon Coveney: Families to be provided with full report into Donegal care home abuse scandal
The report’s publication has been delayed following a dispute between the HSE, gardaí and the report’s authors.
UN experts warn Burials Bill may 'create obstacles' to examining deaths at Mother & Baby Homes
The proposed legislation raises “serious concerns in relation to the State’s compliance with its international legal obligations”, the groups note.
Michael Collins' diaries of daily life have been loaned to the State by his family
The diaries cover Collins’ day-to-day life, spanning the Civil War and the foundation of the State
EU could set aside Brexit trade deal if UK suspends NI Protocol, Coveney warns
Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister criticised the UK Government’s approach to negotiations on the Irish Sea trade arrangements.
Opinion: I could face 15 years in prison if stopped by Israeli border patrol on my way home to Cork
Cork woman Dr Susan Power, a human rights lawyer, asks Simon Coveney to advocate for six NGOs designated as terrorist organisations by Israel.
Simon Coveney to raise settlement and evictions during Israel-Palestine trip
The Minister for Foreign Affairs will meet with UN officials and civil society groups during four-day Middle East trip.
Coveney 'concerned' over Israel's labelling of Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organisations
The EU is seeking clarification from Israeli authorities
'No decision' yet on lifting Covid measures as Taoiseach cites 'wrong turn' in virus trajectory
A meeting of senior officials this afternoon heard that Ireland’s Covid-19 situation has taken an unexpected turn.
'Constitutional republican' Jack Chambers attending NI service 'to build on peace and reconciliation'
The Fianna Fáil MInister of State is to attend the event with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney.
Tánaiste warns other countries about doing deals with UK until 'they can keep their promises'
The Tanaiste said comments from Dominic Cummings indicate Boris Johnson’s administration ‘acted in bad faith’.
Coveney says UK dismisses EU's protocol proposals 'over and over again'
His comments comes after Coveney questioned if the UK wants “a breakdown in relations” with the European Union.
Coveney questions if UK Government wants ‘breakdown in relations’ with EU
Coveney accused the UK of creating new red-lines by calling for removal of European Court of Justice from Northern Ireland.
Coveney and Chambers to represent Government at Northern Ireland centenary service
Last month, President Michael D Higgins announced he had declined his invitation.
Dozens more Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan
The 15 citizens and 10 dependents travelled from Kabul to Doha on a specially organised flight with the support of Qatar.
Varadkar and Coveney pushing to get J1 visa programme reinstated for summer 2022
The J1 summer visa programme was suspended in response to Covid-19.
'Urgent' independent review to be carried out into abuse experienced in the Defence Forces
Women have alleged they were sexually assaulted and discriminated against while serving in the Irish Defence Forces.
Taoiseach 'concerned' about Christmas delivery delays due to Brexit
Irish shoppers are being advised to start planning their Christmas purchases as soon as they can.
Families and children of public figures are 'not fair game', says minister
Coveney said he was not sure whether legislation to tackle protests at the homes of politicians would be possible.
'I've been busy this week': Coveney says he's not met or spoken to Zappone while in New York
Zappone has declined an invite to come before an Oireachtas Committee to discuss her abandoned appointment as UN special envoy.
Further 11 Irish citizens moved out of Afghanistan with their families
The flight was “arranged through diplomatic channels,” according to Minister Coveney.
The Taoiseach is heading to NYC for a busy schedule of UN events (and will also drop by 30 Rock)
The Taoiseach will chair a meeting of the UN Security Council on Thursday.
Marc MacSharry says the Fianna Fáil party is now a 'one man show'
The Sligo-Leitrim TD said his resignation was not a ‘a vanity project’.
Poll: Do you have confidence in Simon Coveney?
The Foreign Affairs Minister survived a confidence vote last night.
Minister Simon Coveney wins confidence vote in the Dáil by 92 votes to 59
Sinn Féin tabled a motion of no confidence in the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
Katherine Zappone will be asked to appear before an Oireachtas Committee to answer questions
The Foreign Affairs Committee agreed to extend the request this morning.