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#Simon Coveney

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Coveney agrees Dara Murphy should present himself for investigation over his expenses
# Attendance
# Attendance

Coveney agrees Dara Murphy should present himself for investigation over his expenses

Dec 24th 2019, 7:30 AM 10,642 Views 38 Comments

Coveney says he has not spoken to Dara Murphy.

# simon-coveney - Monday 23 December, 2019

Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney
# Controversy
# Controversy

Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney

Dec 23rd 2019, 6:25 PM 13,660 Views 96 Comments

Coveney said the by-election campaign was ‘personally stressful’ on Murphy.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Creed says Brexit trade deal by end of 2020 is 'wildly beyond credibility' but Gove 'confident' it can be done
# Brexit
# Brexit

Creed says Brexit trade deal by end of 2020 is 'wildly beyond credibility' but Gove 'confident' it can be done

Updated Dec 15th 2019, 5:54 PM 19,299 Views 60 Comments

Michael Gove said Simon Coveney “takes a different view” to those who dismiss the possibility of getting a trade deal sorted next year.

# simon-coveney - Friday 13 December, 2019

Varadkar says UK and EU will negotiate 'a mighty new economic partnership'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Varadkar says UK and EU will negotiate 'a mighty new economic partnership'

Updated Dec 13th 2019, 10:40 AM 14,895 Views 45 Comments

The Taoiseach has congratulated Boris Johnson after the outcome of the UK election.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 12 December, 2019

'Chronic pain is particularly acute for children': Issue of children's consultant stepping down raised in Dáil
# Pain Clinic
# Pain Clinic

'Chronic pain is particularly acute for children': Issue of children's consultant stepping down raised in Dáil

Dec 12th 2019, 2:30 PM 9,608 Views 10 Comments

The issue was raised by TD Dara Calleary in the Dail today.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Coveney condemns 'illegal' Israeli settlements in wake of US policy u-turn
# Occupied Territories
# Occupied Territories

Coveney condemns 'illegal' Israeli settlements in wake of US policy u-turn

Nov 19th 2019, 7:48 AM 11,943 Views 82 Comments

This comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington no longer considers them to be illegal.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 13 November, 2019

Tánaste in Edinburgh today to help build ties with Scotland post-Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Tánaste in Edinburgh today to help build ties with Scotland post-Brexit

Nov 13th 2019, 6:20 AM 9,058 Views 13 Comments

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will meet with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during the visit.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Tánaiste: 'Irish military sent to Turkey in supportive role, not to extract Lisa Smith'
# Dáil
# Dáil

Tánaiste: 'Irish military sent to Turkey in supportive role, not to extract Lisa Smith'

Nov 12th 2019, 9:54 PM 14,508 Views 67 Comments

It was revealed yesterday that Smith is due to be repatriated to Ireland.

# simon-coveney - Monday 4 November, 2019

Tánaiste hopeful for breakthrough in Lisa Smith case 'within a few weeks'
# Turkey
# Turkey

Tánaiste hopeful for breakthrough in Lisa Smith case 'within a few weeks'

Nov 4th 2019, 12:40 PM 20,045 Views 143 Comments

Simon Coveney has said his primary concern is for Smith’s two-year-old daughter.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 17 October, 2019

Coveney: 'No five-year-old child should be eating their dinner from cardboard on the street'
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Coveney: 'No five-year-old child should be eating their dinner from cardboard on the street'

Oct 17th 2019, 7:01 PM 19,041 Views 55 Comments

A photo posted on online in recent days shows a boy eating his dinner from a piece of cardboard on the street.

# simon-coveney - Monday 14 October, 2019

EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds
# Syria
# Syria

EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds

Oct 14th 2019, 10:17 PM 10,002 Views 44 Comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the unanimous move is in response to Turkey’s “unacceptable unilateral military action in northeast Syria”.

# simon-coveney - Friday 11 October, 2019

New team established to process major increase in citizenship requests from foreign-born citizens
# Citizenship By Descent
# Citizenship By Descent

New team established to process major increase in citizenship requests from foreign-born citizens

Oct 11th 2019, 6:00 AM 19,092 Views 29 Comments

The number of foreign-born citizens seeking an Irish citizenship has more than trebled in three years.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 10 October, 2019

'I wasn't aware of it': Tánaiste denies knowing protection money was being paid to criminals on construction sites
# Extortion
# Extortion

'I wasn't aware of it': Tánaiste denies knowing protection money was being paid to criminals on construction sites

Oct 10th 2019, 12:44 PM 18,290 Views 0 Comments

The High Court heard that criminals extorted money from companies, including one building houses for Dublin City Council.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces
# Kurds
# Kurds

'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces

Updated Oct 9th 2019, 7:31 PM 38,010 Views 46 Comments

The US has been accused of abandoning Kurdish troops as Russia warns that the ‘whole region could be ignited’.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson spoke by phone this evening and hope to meet this week
# Brexit
# Brexit

Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson spoke by phone this evening and hope to meet this week

Updated Oct 8th 2019, 6:15 PM 21,384 Views 50 Comments

Tusk made his comments on Twitter.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 5 October, 2019

We have some sort of UK proposals for the Irish border - so now what?
# Back To The Backstop
# Back To The Backstop

We have some sort of UK proposals for the Irish border - so now what?

Oct 5th 2019, 7:30 AM 13,723 Views 19 Comments

In short: your guess is as good as ours.

# simon-coveney - Friday 4 October, 2019

Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto
# Brexit
# Brexit

Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto

Oct 4th 2019, 11:09 AM 24,149 Views 84 Comments

Simon Coveney has said the UK’s Brexit proposals contain ‘significant problems’.

# simon-coveney - Monday 30 September, 2019

DUP would consider 'time-limited backstop' amid last-ditch attempt to get Brexit deal
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

DUP would consider 'time-limited backstop' amid last-ditch attempt to get Brexit deal

Sep 30th 2019, 9:01 AM 26,401 Views 57 Comments

Arlene Foster has insisted there remains a chance of reaching a deal before 31 October.

# simon-coveney - Friday 27 September, 2019

Coveney warns that 'time is running out' after Brexit meeting with Barnier
# 35 Days To Go
# 35 Days To Go

Coveney warns that 'time is running out' after Brexit meeting with Barnier

Updated Sep 27th 2019, 2:00 PM 17,136 Views 45 Comments

The meeting took place against the backdrop of a chaotic week in UK politics.

# simon-coveney - Friday 20 September, 2019

Brexit talks progressing with 'momentum', Barclay says following meeting with Barnier
# Brexit
# Brexit

Brexit talks progressing with 'momentum', Barclay says following meeting with Barnier

Updated Sep 20th 2019, 3:35 PM 27,754 Views 62 Comments

Barclay and Barnier discussed three papers submitted by London with ideas on replacing the so-called ‘backstop’.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 19 September, 2019

'A barbaric and cowardly act': Flanagan condemns 'utterly disgraceful' Kevin Lunney attack
# Quinn Holdings
# Quinn Holdings

'A barbaric and cowardly act': Flanagan condemns 'utterly disgraceful' Kevin Lunney attack

Updated Sep 19th 2019, 7:25 PM 18,837 Views 12 Comments

Gardaí and PSNI are investigating after Kevin Lunney was abducted near his home in Derrylin in Fermanagh.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Coveney on Brexit deadlock: 'We simply haven’t seen any written proposals from the UK to date'
# 44 Days To Go
# 44 Days To Go

Coveney on Brexit deadlock: 'We simply haven’t seen any written proposals from the UK to date'

Sep 17th 2019, 8:09 PM 12,942 Views 28 Comments

It’s being reported this evening that the UK side are refusing to submit a written document in the ongoing talks.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 12 September, 2019

'Time to level with people': Coveney says customs checks after no-deal will be temporary and away from the border
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Time to level with people': Coveney says customs checks after no-deal will be temporary and away from the border

Sep 12th 2019, 12:50 PM 26,207 Views 48 Comments

He said a timeline for how long the checks would be operational will have to be agreed.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 7 September, 2019

Boiled heads and chlorinated chickens: Standout quotes from an epically odd week on Planet Brexit
# Increasingly Strange
# Increasingly Strange

Boiled heads and chlorinated chickens: Standout quotes from an epically odd week on Planet Brexit

Sep 7th 2019, 8:00 PM 15,353 Views 11 Comments

That escalated quickly.

# simon-coveney - Friday 6 September, 2019

'Trust the public with hard facts': Micheál Martin calls on government to publish no-deal Brexit plans
# Brexit
# Brexit

'Trust the public with hard facts': Micheál Martin calls on government to publish no-deal Brexit plans

Sep 6th 2019, 3:31 PM 9,730 Views 48 Comments

He said the government should also make it clear how much new arrangements after Brexit are likely to cost.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

Coveney: 'British government seems to be simply wiping the slate clean on the Irish issue'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Coveney: 'British government seems to be simply wiping the slate clean on the Irish issue'

Updated Aug 28th 2019, 3:50 PM 30,392 Views 47 Comments

The queen has approved the suspension of the parliament.

# simon-coveney - Monday 26 August, 2019

Brexit: UK must pay its divorce bill even in event of no-deal, EU warns
# 31 October
# 31 October

Brexit: UK must pay its divorce bill even in event of no-deal, EU warns

Aug 26th 2019, 1:51 PM 25,964 Views 53 Comments

It comes after Boris Johnson insisted the UK would be free from its obligations in a no-deal scenario.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Simon Coveney: The backstop is overwhelmingly supported. This gets little recognition in the UK Brexit debate
# Column
# Column

Simon Coveney: The backstop is overwhelmingly supported. This gets little recognition in the UK Brexit debate

Aug 22nd 2019, 7:25 AM 29,319 Views 17 Comments

A hard Brexit, if the UK chooses one, will be ugly and difficult, says the Tánaiste.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel: 'We do need the Brexit backstop removed'
# Talks
# Talks

Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel: 'We do need the Brexit backstop removed'

Updated Aug 21st 2019, 5:45 PM 50,529 Views 89 Comments

Johnson will seek to convince the German Chancellor to renegotiate elements of the Brexit deal.

Coveney says Ireland won't get 'dragged out of single market' amid suggestions of 'side deal' with UK
# Brexit
# Brexit

Coveney says Ireland won't get 'dragged out of single market' amid suggestions of 'side deal' with UK

Aug 21st 2019, 11:26 AM 23,364 Views 61 Comments

The Tánaise said Ireland will not be dealing with the UK on a one-to-one basis on border issues.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Simon Coveney conveys 'disappointment' with Boris Johnson's four-page letter on Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Simon Coveney conveys 'disappointment' with Boris Johnson's four-page letter on Brexit

Updated Aug 20th 2019, 2:00 PM 91,447 Views 139 Comments

Donald Tusk has re-iterated the EU’s commitment to the backstop.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 1 August, 2019

'I think we should be afraid of no-deal Brexit', Varadkar warns
# Serious Impacts
# Serious Impacts

'I think we should be afraid of no-deal Brexit', Varadkar warns

Updated Aug 1st 2019, 2:15 PM 47,354 Views 161 Comments

The Taoiseach was speaking to reporters in Kilkenny this afternoon.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 27 July, 2019

DUP's Sammy Wilson accuses Irish govt of being 'hysterical' and 'self-centred' over Brexit
# Tit For Tat
# Tit For Tat

DUP's Sammy Wilson accuses Irish govt of being 'hysterical' and 'self-centred' over Brexit

Jul 27th 2019, 3:36 PM 43,959 Views 98 Comments

Wilson was criticising comments made by Tánaiste Simon Coveney in Stormont yesterday.

Boris Johnson says Brexit is a 'massive economic opportunity'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson says Brexit is a 'massive economic opportunity'

Jul 27th 2019, 1:17 PM 22,987 Views 70 Comments

He added it had been treated under his predecessor Theresa May as “an impending adverse weather event”.

# simon-coveney - Friday 26 July, 2019

Boris Johnson's Brexit comments 'unhelpful', Coveney says
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Boris Johnson's Brexit comments 'unhelpful', Coveney says

Updated Jul 26th 2019, 12:55 PM 36,899 Views 170 Comments

The Tánaiste was meeting with new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith today.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 21 July, 2019

Coveney says no-deal Brexit will be 'a disaster for us all'
# Backstop
# Backstop

Coveney says no-deal Brexit will be 'a disaster for us all'

Updated Jul 21st 2019, 11:10 AM 22,705 Views 97 Comments

The Tánaiste says he and others have worked for three years to avoid such a scenario.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours
# Mental Health Services
# Mental Health Services

Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours

Jul 11th 2019, 4:15 PM 11,037 Views 16 Comments

As of 7am this morning, psychiatric nurses have not been carrying out work beyond their contracted hours.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Ireland must prepare for 'ugly truths' of no-deal Brexit, warns Coveney
# Brexit
# Brexit

Ireland must prepare for 'ugly truths' of no-deal Brexit, warns Coveney

Jul 9th 2019, 10:57 AM 18,826 Views 50 Comments

The cabinet will today consider the latest plans to prepare Ireland for the possible consequences of Brexit.

# simon-coveney - Monday 8 July, 2019

Tánaiste warns risk of disorderly Brexit is 'significant'
# No Deal Fears
# No Deal Fears

Tánaiste warns risk of disorderly Brexit is 'significant'

Jul 8th 2019, 8:52 AM 12,433 Views 48 Comments

A detailed update on the government’s contingency planning will be brought before Cabinet tomorrow.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over'
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over'

Jun 20th 2019, 1:14 PM 8,596 Views 0 Comments

Calls for an online safety Oireachtas committee were heard in the Dáil today.