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# Simon Coveney

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Ireland pledges €1 million to help 'poorest and most vulnerable' Lebanon households
Lebanon is facing “enormous challenges”, Minister Simon Coveney said.
Coveney visits Irish troops serving with United Nations in Lebanon
He will also meet with political leaders, including the Defence Minister and acting Foreign Affairs Minister.
Pop up recruitment centre in Dublin tomorrow for Naval Service to find 200 recruits so ships can go to sea
Minister Coveney has admitted that the Naval Service urgently needs 200 new sailors so that ships can sail from their Cork base.
Ireland listening to those with ‘real concerns’ over Protocol, Coveney says
Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister said he hopes progress will be made in the sausage war trade dispute between the UK and the EU.
Ireland to send ventilators and defibrillators to help Nepal fight Covid-19
Oxygen concentrators, ventilators, defibrillators and PPE are among some of the equipment to be donated.
Cabinet to consider doubling home quarantine to ten days for unvaccinated people travelling from Britain to Ireland
The tougher restrictions will only apply to those that have not had two doses of a vaccine.
Poots reports 'positive, frank and useful' talks with Taoiseach despite north-south relations 'never being as bad'
The Taoiseach says the two party leaders had “an open exchange of view” this evening.
Simon Coveney’s weekend visit shows the need for Irish journalists in China
Dublin has been strengthening ties with Beijing for years – but who is getting to tell the story?
Government to table 'strongly-worded' Dáil motion on Belarus today
There has been a growing diplomatic row after Belarus diverted a Ryanair civilian plane and arrested an opposition journalist.
Simon Coveney is travelling to China this weekend - and so are three other European foreign ministers
Coveney last visited China in 2018.
Newly ratified DUP leader Edwin Poots hits out at Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney
Poots has described his relationship with the Irish Government as “really, really bad”.
First female Defence Forces officer achieves rank of Major General
Major-General Maureen O’Brien’s appointment to this rank was described as a “great source of pride for the Defence Forces” by Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney.
Von Der Leyen promises sanctions for Belarus over diverted flight as detained activist appears in video
Journalist Roman Protasevich was detained yesterday after the flight was diverted to Minsk.
Journalist Roman Protasevich was detained on Sunday after the flight was diverted to Minsk
Micheál Martin said the incident was "a state-sponsored coercive act" and "absolutely unacceptable"
It is suspected that KGB agents were present on the Ryanair flight
Roman Protasevich: The award winning journalist who was branded 'terrorist' by Belarusian authorities
Michael O'Leary says diversion of Ryanair plane was 'state-sponsored hijacking'
Michael O'Leary says diversion of Ryanair plane was 'state-sponsored hijacking'
O’Leary also said it appears there were some KGB agents on board the flight.
NI Protocol port checks could be reduced by 80%, Simon Coveney says
Coveney said that option is within the confines of the protocol if the UK agree to a common approach to standards.
Ireland to provide €1.5 million in emergency support for people in Gaza Strip
At least 227 Palestinians have been killed in the latest round of conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza
The Foreign Minister condemned the killing of civilians, especially children, in the last week.
Irish ambassador summoned to Israeli foreign ministry over Coveney comments
Minister Coveney has strongly condemned Israel in recent days, stating that the killing of children in conflict is never acceptable.
Coveney tells Israeli ambassador that the loss of life in Gaza is 'completely unacceptable'
Coveney told the ambassador that Israel has a duty to adhere to international law.
Meeting of British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference to take place in June
It follows a meeting between Simon Coveney and Northern Ireland’s Secretary of State in Dublin today.
Cabinet to consider making Passport Office an essential service amid backlog of 90,000 requests
About a third of the Passport Office staff are currently working on site.
Potential DUP leadership contender pulls out of North-South meeting
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said he hopes the meeting can go ahead.
Ireland to send 700 oxygen concentrators to India to battle Covid crisis
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.
Coveney: Holidaying abroad is currently illegal but that 'may change' over the summer
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.
Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is also in London today for talks.
An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list
A week of difficult government discussions concluded with an incorporeal Cabinet meeting last night.
Talks to take place this week to find a compromise on mandatory hotel quarantine expansion
One idea on the table is expanding the role of quarantining at home.
Stephen Donnelly hits out at 'leaks' over possible additions to hotel quarantine list
It was reported this week that 43 countries could be added to the list.
HSE boss says breach of procedure by Beacon Hospital was a 'real body blow'
Paul Reid said there is no rationale as to why teachers in a private school were given the vaccine.
Simon Coveney welcomes Council of Europe decision to reopen case of Pat Finucane's murder
There was shock in November when the UK said it would not hold a public inquiry into the Belfast lawyer’s 1989 murder.
Brexit issues raised with influential group of US Congress members
Simon Coveney and EU Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic spoke to the Friends of Ireland caucus.
Coveney holds 'intensive and productive' talks with President Hassan Rouhani in Iran
Ireland-Iran bilateral relations were also discussed in advance of the re-opening of an Irish diplomatic presence in Tehran.
Nuclear deal on agenda as Coveney travels to Iran to meet with President Rouhani
Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney will also meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period
The minister said the EU is seeing now it is negotiating with a partner it can’t trust.
The EU is now considering legal options.
Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.
NI Protocol issues can be resolved with goodwill and common sense, Boris Johnson says
Brexit: EU says UK's unilateral move to extend NI Protocol grace period 'breaks international law'
Coveney urges anyone with information on alleged abuse in the Curragh to contact gardaí
A whistleblower says a number of people have contacted him about incidents of alleged sexual abuse and assault.
Defence Forces facing 'serious problems' with recruitment and retention
A Commission on the Defence Forces is due to deliver a report this year on challenges within the armed forces.
Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China
Richard OHalloran has been prevented from leaving China since February 2019.
US military troops travelling into Shannon Airport breached Covid-19 regulations
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.
Coveney says calls to scrap Northern Ireland protocol are unrealistic
Coveney did admit however that there have been issues with the implementation of the protocol.
Debunked: No, there wasn't a media blackout on Simon Coveney's official visit to Turkey last month
It has been claimed that the media was told not to cover the minister’s trip last month.