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#Simon Coveney

# simon-coveney - Sunday 16 May, 2021

Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza
# Palestine
# Palestine

Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza

Updated May 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 46,081 Views 83 Comments

The Foreign Minister condemned the killing of civilians, especially children, in the last week.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Irish ambassador summoned to Israeli foreign ministry over Coveney comments
# Israel
# Israel

Irish ambassador summoned to Israeli foreign ministry over Coveney comments

May 12th 2021, 5:07 PM 42,867 Views 86 Comments

Minister Coveney has strongly condemned Israel in recent days, stating that the killing of children in conflict is never acceptable.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 11 May, 2021

Coveney tells Israeli ambassador that the loss of life in Gaza is 'completely unacceptable'
# Violence
# Violence

Coveney tells Israeli ambassador that the loss of life in Gaza is 'completely unacceptable'

Updated May 11th 2021, 9:21 PM 24,886 Views 61 Comments

Coveney told the ambassador that Israel has a duty to adhere to international law.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 5 May, 2021

Meeting of British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference to take place in June
# Diplomacy
# Diplomacy

Meeting of British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference to take place in June

May 5th 2021, 7:33 PM 6,840 Views 1 Comment

It follows a meeting between Simon Coveney and Northern Ireland’s Secretary of State in Dublin today.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Cabinet to consider making Passport Office an essential service amid backlog of 90,000 requests
# Minister For Foreign Affairs
# Minister For Foreign Affairs

Cabinet to consider making Passport Office an essential service amid backlog of 90,000 requests

Apr 29th 2021, 9:00 AM 39,464 Views 59 Comments

About a third of the Passport Office staff are currently working on site.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Potential DUP leadership contender pulls out of North-South meeting
# DUP LEADERSHIP
# DUP LEADERSHIP

Potential DUP leadership contender pulls out of North-South meeting

Apr 28th 2021, 2:41 PM 14,837 Views 20 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said he hopes the meeting can go ahead.

# simon-coveney - Monday 26 April, 2021

Ireland to send 700 oxygen concentrators to India to battle Covid crisis
# Covid19 Outbreak
# Covid19 Outbreak

Ireland to send 700 oxygen concentrators to India to battle Covid crisis

Apr 26th 2021, 4:00 PM 24,457 Views 31 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed the aid package as part of the co-ordinated EU response, as cases in India passed 350,000 a day.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Coveney: Holidaying abroad is currently illegal but that 'may change' over the summer
# On A Jet Plane
# On A Jet Plane

Coveney: Holidaying abroad is currently illegal but that 'may change' over the summer

Apr 21st 2021, 12:53 PM 31,028 Views 55 Comments

The minister said the EU Green Cert system could be in place by June but that Ireland may not sign up to it at the beginning.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit

Apr 14th 2021, 3:26 PM 5,509 Views 2 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is also in London today for talks.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 10 April, 2021

An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list
# Analysis
# Analysis

An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list

Apr 10th 2021, 7:30 AM 36,207 Views 87 Comments

A week of difficult government discussions concluded with an incorporeal Cabinet meeting last night.

# simon-coveney - Monday 5 April, 2021

Talks to take place this week to find a compromise on mandatory hotel quarantine expansion
# Travel
# Travel

Talks to take place this week to find a compromise on mandatory hotel quarantine expansion

Apr 5th 2021, 12:58 PM 29,656 Views 65 Comments

One idea on the table is expanding the role of quarantining at home.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Stephen Donnelly hits out at 'leaks' over possible additions to hotel quarantine list
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Stephen Donnelly hits out at 'leaks' over possible additions to hotel quarantine list

Updated Apr 1st 2021, 6:32 PM 61,053 Views 132 Comments

It was reported this week that 43 countries could be added to the list.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 28 March, 2021

HSE boss says breach of procedure by Beacon Hospital was a 'real body blow'
# Beacon Hospital
# Beacon Hospital

HSE boss says breach of procedure by Beacon Hospital was a 'real body blow'

Mar 28th 2021, 4:24 PM 36,801 Views 76 Comments

Paul Reid said there is no rationale as to why teachers in a private school were given the vaccine.

# simon-coveney - Friday 12 March, 2021

Simon Coveney welcomes Council of Europe decision to reopen case of Pat Finucane's murder
# State Collusion
# State Collusion

Simon Coveney welcomes Council of Europe decision to reopen case of Pat Finucane's murder

Mar 12th 2021, 12:38 PM 8,353 Views 6 Comments

There was shock in November when the UK said it would not hold a public inquiry into the Belfast lawyer’s 1989 murder.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Brexit issues raised with influential group of US Congress members
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Brexit issues raised with influential group of US Congress members

Mar 11th 2021, 11:48 AM 10,882 Views 11 Comments

Simon Coveney and EU Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic spoke to the Friends of Ireland caucus.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Coveney holds 'intensive and productive' talks with President Hassan Rouhani in Iran
# Iran
# Iran

Coveney holds 'intensive and productive' talks with President Hassan Rouhani in Iran

Updated Mar 7th 2021, 6:25 PM 46,087 Views 51 Comments

Ireland-Iran bilateral relations were also discussed in advance of the re-opening of an Irish diplomatic presence in Tehran.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Nuclear deal on agenda as Coveney travels to Iran to meet with President Rouhani
# Iran
# Iran

Nuclear deal on agenda as Coveney travels to Iran to meet with President Rouhani

Mar 6th 2021, 7:44 AM 23,496 Views 43 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney will also meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period
# Exports
# Exports

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period

Updated Mar 4th 2021, 12:45 PM 34,648 Views 79 Comments
  • The EU is now considering legal options.
  • Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.

# simon-coveney - Monday 1 March, 2021

Coveney urges anyone with information on alleged abuse in the Curragh to contact gardaí
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Coveney urges anyone with information on alleged abuse in the Curragh to contact gardaí

Mar 1st 2021, 7:32 PM 106,571 Views 0 Comments

A whistleblower says a number of people have contacted him about incidents of alleged sexual abuse and assault.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Defence Forces facing 'serious problems' with recruitment and retention
# Defending Pay
# Defending Pay

Defence Forces facing 'serious problems' with recruitment and retention

Feb 28th 2021, 1:29 PM 52,090 Views 92 Comments

A Commission on the Defence Forces is due to deliver a report this year on challenges within the armed forces.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China
# Richard O'halloran
# Richard O'halloran

Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China

Feb 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 91,451 Views 0 Comments

Richard OHalloran has been prevented from leaving China since February 2019.

# simon-coveney - Monday 15 February, 2021

US military troops travelling into Shannon Airport breached Covid-19 regulations
# RULES BREACH
# RULES BREACH

US military troops travelling into Shannon Airport breached Covid-19 regulations

Feb 15th 2021, 4:45 PM 32,414 Views 40 Comments

The US crew stayed in a Limerick hotel overnight, leaving to buy food at one point, before flying on to the US the following day.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Coveney says calls to scrap Northern Ireland protocol are unrealistic
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Coveney says calls to scrap Northern Ireland protocol are unrealistic

Updated Feb 7th 2021, 3:57 PM 18,252 Views 39 Comments

Coveney did admit however that there have been issues with the implementation of the protocol.

# simon-coveney - Friday 5 February, 2021

Debunked: No, there wasn't a media blackout on Simon Coveney's official visit to Turkey last month
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, there wasn't a media blackout on Simon Coveney's official visit to Turkey last month

Feb 5th 2021, 6:45 AM 23,992 Views 0 Comments

It has been claimed that the media was told not to cover the minister’s trip last month.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 1:15 PM 59,775 Views 96 Comments

Post-Brexit inspections on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain have been suspended amid concerns over the safety of officials.

# simon-coveney - Monday 1 February, 2021

Commission decision to invoke Article 16 without consulting Irish government 'extraordinary'
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Commission decision to invoke Article 16 without consulting Irish government 'extraordinary'

Feb 1st 2021, 11:55 AM 31,216 Views 88 Comments
  • Coveney says the Commission's move was a "costly mistake"
  • NI First Minister Arlene Foster accuses the Commission of committing an 'act of hostility'

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Incomplete haulier paperwork still causing headaches and delays at Irish ports, Cabinet told
# Brexit
# Brexit

Incomplete haulier paperwork still causing headaches and delays at Irish ports, Cabinet told

Jan 19th 2021, 6:46 PM 10,991 Views 25 Comments

The State is to fund antigen tests for truck drivers travelling to France.

# simon-coveney - Monday 28 December, 2020

Number of Irish passports issued this year fell by 60%
# Department Of Foreign Affairs
# Department Of Foreign Affairs

Number of Irish passports issued this year fell by 60%

Dec 28th 2020, 6:10 AM 18,624 Views 14 Comments

The most popular baby girls’ names were Olivia, Mia and Saoirse, while Noah, Adam and Cillian topped the baby boys’ list.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Simon Coveney: 'Ireland has defended itself against the vulnerabilities Brexit forced upon us'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Simon Coveney: 'Ireland has defended itself against the vulnerabilities Brexit forced upon us'

Dec 27th 2020, 6:30 AM 23,197 Views 30 Comments

The EU and the UK published full 1,246-page text of the treaty yesterday.

# simon-coveney - Friday 25 December, 2020

Over 65,000 US troops passed through Shannon Airport this year
# US Military
# US Military

Over 65,000 US troops passed through Shannon Airport this year

Dec 25th 2020, 8:30 AM 15,057 Views 53 Comments

Independent TD Catherine Connolly has said that “it is not possible to promote peace if we are facilitating war”.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

Man convicted of murder of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon in 1980
# Beirut
# Beirut

Man convicted of murder of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon in 1980

Dec 22nd 2020, 7:27 AM 30,880 Views 10 Comments

Private Thomas Barrett and Private Derek Smallhorne were killed while on a peacekeeping mission over 40 years ago.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Cabinet approves setting up Defence Forces Commission to examine issues like recruitment and pay
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Cabinet approves setting up Defence Forces Commission to examine issues like recruitment and pay

Dec 15th 2020, 6:08 PM 12,854 Views 14 Comments

“This is about modernising Irish Defence infrastructure and making sure that it’s fit for purpose,” Defence Minister Simon Coveney said.

# simon-coveney - Friday 11 December, 2020

Boris Johnson warns no deal is 'very very likely' while Coveney says agreement is still possible
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson warns no deal is 'very very likely' while Coveney says agreement is still possible

Updated Dec 11th 2020, 7:40 PM 28,601 Views 61 Comments

Boris Johnson said he was “hopeful” that progress could be made before Sunday.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Coveney in Berlin tomorrow to mark handover of UN Security Council membership to Ireland
# Handover
# Handover

Coveney in Berlin tomorrow to mark handover of UN Security Council membership to Ireland

Dec 10th 2020, 9:40 PM 14,383 Views 20 Comments

Ireland will take its seat on the Council on 1 January 2021.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 3 December, 2020

‘Good chance’ of Brexit trade deal in coming days, Coveney says
# Brexit
# Brexit

‘Good chance’ of Brexit trade deal in coming days, Coveney says

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 1:39 PM 18,130 Views 23 Comments

Simon Coveney met European leaders in Paris today.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says

Dec 2nd 2020, 10:00 PM 17,851 Views 35 Comments

The British government is poised to reintroduce elements of its controversial Internal Market Bill next week,

# simon-coveney - Monday 30 November, 2020

Coveney: We've been saying it for a while but THIS is the key week in Brexit talks
# Now Or Never
# Now Or Never

Coveney: We've been saying it for a while but THIS is the key week in Brexit talks

Nov 30th 2020, 9:20 AM 9,501 Views 9 Comments

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday that there was ‘a deal to be done’.

# simon-coveney - Monday 16 November, 2020

UK demands 'more realism' from European Union as Brexit talks tick towards deadline in Brussels
# Brexit
# Brexit

UK demands 'more realism' from European Union as Brexit talks tick towards deadline in Brussels

Updated Nov 16th 2020, 10:12 PM 39,022 Views 26 Comments

Chief British negotiator David Frost says he and his team are working hard for an agreement.

New Irish consulate covering north of England to open in Manchester
# Irish Consulate
# Irish Consulate

New Irish consulate covering north of England to open in Manchester

Nov 16th 2020, 7:04 AM 15,858 Views 9 Comments

Ireland already has an embassy in London and consulates general in Edinburgh and Cardiff.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Coveney: No Brexit deal if UK allowed to break international law
# Trade Agreement
# Trade Agreement

Coveney: No Brexit deal if UK allowed to break international law

Nov 15th 2020, 12:07 PM 27,983 Views 39 Comments

Simon Coveney has called for a ‘dialling down’ of rhetoric during Brexit talks.