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#Simon Coveney

# simon-coveney - Yesterday’s News

Agreement on protocol before Christmas is ‘unrealistic’, Coveney says
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Agreement on protocol before Christmas is ‘unrealistic’, Coveney says

5 hours ago 6,453 Views 13 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister said some issues could be resolved soon, such as the flow of medicines into Northern Ireland.

# simon-coveney - Monday 29 November, 2021

New centre to help serving and retired Defence Forces personnel opens in Cork
# Personnel Support
# Personnel Support

New centre to help serving and retired Defence Forces personnel opens in Cork

Mon 7:22 PM 11,932 Views 2 Comments

The new centre is in a refurbished building in Collins Barracks, Cork.

# simon-coveney - Friday 26 November, 2021

Coveney defends Defence department's handling of offer to buy long-range 'heavy lift' aircraft
# Kabul Rescue
# Kabul Rescue

Coveney defends Defence department's handling of offer to buy long-range 'heavy lift' aircraft

Nov 26th 2021, 12:05 AM 41,801 Views 57 Comments
  • Questions have been raised about the need for heavy lift aircraft for the Irish Air Corps.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 24 November, 2021

Irish citizens advised to leave Ethiopia 'immediately'
# Irish In Ethiopia
# Irish In Ethiopia

Irish citizens advised to leave Ethiopia 'immediately'

Nov 24th 2021, 4:28 PM 45,432 Views 26 Comments

Ethiopian authorities indicated that the decision was due to Ireland’s position on the ongoing conflict and humanitarian crisis there

# simon-coveney - Monday 22 November, 2021

Documents show Ireland was offered aircraft eight months before Afghan rescue mission - despite Coveney denial
# Not That I'm Aware Of
# Not That I'm Aware Of

Documents show Ireland was offered aircraft eight months before Afghan rescue mission - despite Coveney denial

Nov 22nd 2021, 12:05 AM 56,641 Views 0 Comments

Seraph Aviation Group offered two aircraft – which would have been suitable to rescue Irish citizens in Afghanistan.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Ireland in discussions with Biden administration over UK Article 16 plans
# Article 16
# Article 16

Ireland in discussions with Biden administration over UK Article 16 plans

Nov 11th 2021, 6:48 PM 17,090 Views 9 Comments

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
# Donegal
# Donegal

Simon Coveney: Families to be provided with full report into Donegal care home abuse scandal

Nov 11th 2021, 4:56 PM 6,202 Views 0 Comments

The report’s publication has been delayed following a dispute between the HSE, gardaí and the report’s authors.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 10 November, 2021

UN experts warn Burials Bill may 'create obstacles' to examining deaths at Mother & Baby Homes
# Tuam
# Tuam

UN experts warn Burials Bill may 'create obstacles' to examining deaths at Mother & Baby Homes

Nov 10th 2021, 5:19 PM 15,247 Views 11 Comments

The proposed legislation raises “serious concerns in relation to the State’s compliance with its international legal obligations”, the groups note.

# simon-coveney - Monday 8 November, 2021

Michael Collins' diaries of daily life have been loaned to the State by his family
# Michael Collins
# Michael Collins

Michael Collins' diaries of daily life have been loaned to the State by his family

Nov 8th 2021, 8:20 PM 22,025 Views 15 Comments

The diaries cover Collins’ day-to-day life, spanning the Civil War and the foundation of the State

# simon-coveney - Sunday 7 November, 2021

EU could set aside Brexit trade deal if UK suspends NI Protocol, Coveney warns
# Article 16
# Article 16

EU could set aside Brexit trade deal if UK suspends NI Protocol, Coveney warns

Nov 7th 2021, 7:34 PM 30,901 Views 25 Comments

Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister criticised the UK Government’s approach to negotiations on the Irish Sea trade arrangements.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 4 November, 2021

Opinion: I could face 15 years in prison if stopped by Israeli border patrol on my way home to Cork

Opinion: I could face 15 years in prison if stopped by Israeli border patrol on my way home to Cork

Nov 4th 2021, 7:00 PM 39,478 Views 47 Comments

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 - Tuesday 2 November, 2021

Simon Coveney to raise settlement and evictions during Israel-Palestine trip
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Simon Coveney to raise settlement and evictions during Israel-Palestine trip

Nov 2nd 2021, 6:00 AM 8,261 Views 22 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs will meet with UN officials and civil society groups during four-day Middle East trip.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 27 October, 2021

Coveney 'concerned' over Israel's labelling of Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organisations
# Palestine
# Palestine

Coveney 'concerned' over Israel's labelling of Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organisations

Oct 27th 2021, 12:21 PM 13,091 Views 36 Comments

The EU is seeking clarification from Israeli authorities

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 13 October, 2021

'No decision' yet on lifting Covid measures as Taoiseach cites 'wrong turn' in virus trajectory
# Reopening
# Reopening

'No decision' yet on lifting Covid measures as Taoiseach cites 'wrong turn' in virus trajectory

Updated Oct 13th 2021, 6:35 PM 75,899 Views 130 Comments

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'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

'Constitutional republican' Jack Chambers attending NI service 'to build on peace and reconciliation'

Oct 13th 2021, 5:53 PM 18,709 Views 54 Comments

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'
# Leo Varadkar
# Leo Varadkar

Tánaiste warns other countries about doing deals with UK until 'they can keep their promises'

Oct 13th 2021, 1:08 PM 24,824 Views 44 Comments

The Tanaiste said comments from Dominic Cummings indicate Boris Johnson’s administration ‘acted in bad faith’.

# simon-coveney - Monday 11 October, 2021

Coveney says UK dismisses EU's protocol proposals 'over and over again'
# Northern Ireland
# Northern Ireland

Coveney says UK dismisses EU's protocol proposals 'over and over again'

Updated Oct 11th 2021, 2:14 PM 25,037 Views 37 Comments

His comments comes after Coveney questioned if the UK wants “a breakdown in relations” with the European Union.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 10 October, 2021

Coveney questions if UK Government wants ‘breakdown in relations’ with EU
# Twitter Spat
# Twitter Spat

Coveney questions if UK Government wants ‘breakdown in relations’ with EU

Oct 10th 2021, 11:04 AM 26,949 Views 27 Comments

Coveney accused the UK of creating new red-lines by calling for removal of European Court of Justice from Northern Ireland.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 7 October, 2021

Coveney and Chambers to represent Government at Northern Ireland centenary service
# The North
# The North

Coveney and Chambers to represent Government at Northern Ireland centenary service

Oct 7th 2021, 9:22 PM 22,668 Views 90 Comments

Last month, President Michael D Higgins announced he had declined his invitation.

Dozens more Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan
# Doha
# Doha

Dozens more Irish citizens evacuated from Afghanistan

Updated Oct 7th 2021, 9:01 AM 15,851 Views 15 Comments

The 15 citizens and 10 dependents travelled from Kabul to Doha on a specially organised flight with the support of Qatar.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 3 October, 2021

Varadkar and Coveney pushing to get J1 visa programme reinstated for summer 2022
# Rite Of Passage
# Rite Of Passage

Varadkar and Coveney pushing to get J1 visa programme reinstated for summer 2022

Oct 3rd 2021, 6:45 AM 13,181 Views 12 Comments

The J1 summer visa programme was suspended in response to Covid-19.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

'Urgent' independent review to be carried out into abuse experienced in the Defence Forces
# Women Of Honour
# Women Of Honour

'Urgent' independent review to be carried out into abuse experienced in the Defence Forces

Sep 28th 2021, 7:07 PM 7,617 Views 5 Comments

Women have alleged they were sexually assaulted and discriminated against while serving in the Irish Defence Forces.

# simon-coveney - Friday 24 September, 2021

Taoiseach 'concerned' about Christmas delivery delays due to Brexit
# Christmas Shopping
# Christmas Shopping

Taoiseach 'concerned' about Christmas delivery delays due to Brexit

Sep 24th 2021, 6:50 PM 18,686 Views 27 Comments

Irish shoppers are being advised to start planning their Christmas purchases as soon as they can.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 23 September, 2021

Families and children of public figures are 'not fair game', says minister
# New York
# New York

Families and children of public figures are 'not fair game', says minister

Sep 23rd 2021, 8:00 PM 20,875 Views 18 Comments

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
# New York
# New York

'I've been busy this week': Coveney says he's not met or spoken to Zappone while in New York

Sep 23rd 2021, 6:26 PM 11,407 Views 24 Comments

Zappone has declined an invite to come before an Oireachtas Committee to discuss her abandoned appointment as UN special envoy.

# simon-coveney - Monday 20 September, 2021

Further 11 Irish citizens moved out of Afghanistan with their families
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Further 11 Irish citizens moved out of Afghanistan with their families

Sep 20th 2021, 7:49 AM 9,376 Views 3 Comments

The flight was “arranged through diplomatic channels,” according to Minister Coveney.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 19 September, 2021

The Taoiseach is heading to NYC for a busy schedule of UN events (and will also drop by 30 Rock)
# New York New York
# New York New York

The Taoiseach is heading to NYC for a busy schedule of UN events (and will also drop by 30 Rock)

Sep 19th 2021, 7:13 AM 27,004 Views 34 Comments

The Taoiseach will chair a meeting of the UN Security Council on Thursday.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Marc MacSharry says the Fianna Fáil party is now a 'one man show'
# Resignation
# Resignation

Marc MacSharry says the Fianna Fáil party is now a 'one man show'

Sep 16th 2021, 11:34 AM 34,368 Views 35 Comments

The Sligo-Leitrim TD said his resignation was not a ‘a vanity project’.

Poll: Do you have confidence in Simon Coveney?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you have confidence in Simon Coveney?

Sep 16th 2021, 11:19 AM 69,912 Views 71 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Minister survived a confidence vote last night.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

Minister Simon Coveney wins confidence vote in the Dáil by 92 votes to 59
# Zapponegate
# Zapponegate

Minister Simon Coveney wins confidence vote in the Dáil by 92 votes to 59

Updated Sep 15th 2021, 10:20 PM 75,068 Views 149 Comments

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
# Rolling Controversy
# Rolling Controversy

Katherine Zappone will be asked to appear before an Oireachtas Committee to answer questions

Sep 15th 2021, 2:28 PM 13,235 Views 44 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Committee agreed to extend the request this morning.

Longer opening hours for pubs and nightclubs under new laws, as publicans call for 5am closing time
# Time Please
# Time Please

Longer opening hours for pubs and nightclubs under new laws, as publicans call for 5am closing time

Sep 15th 2021, 12:17 PM 91,620 Views 88 Comments

A memo gone to Cabinet today sets out that the country’s licensing laws need to be updated as some date back to the 19th century.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 14 September, 2021

Simon Coveney ’embarrassed’ by Katherine Zappone fiasco
# Zapponegate
# Zapponegate

Simon Coveney ’embarrassed’ by Katherine Zappone fiasco

Updated Sep 14th 2021, 4:50 PM 44,179 Views 124 Comments

Sinn Féin is set to table a motion of no confidence in Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney tomorrow.

# simon-coveney - Monday 13 September, 2021

Defence Forces 'commends bravery' of female members who came forward to make harassment complaints
# Documentary
# Documentary

Defence Forces 'commends bravery' of female members who came forward to make harassment complaints

Updated Sep 13th 2021, 7:13 PM 26,523 Views 18 Comments

The terms of reference of an independent review into harassment and bullying in the Defence Forces are due to be finalised this week.

As Fine Gael think-in begins, Varadkar and ministers apologise to their party for 'bad summer'
# Reset
# Reset

As Fine Gael think-in begins, Varadkar and ministers apologise to their party for 'bad summer'

Updated Sep 13th 2021, 3:30 PM 36,670 Views 86 Comments

The FG leader said it was time to “refresh, regroup and reset”.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 12 September, 2021

Sinn Féin motion on Coveney is a publicity stunt, says Humphreys
# Zapponegate
# Zapponegate

Sinn Féin motion on Coveney is a publicity stunt, says Humphreys

Sep 12th 2021, 4:03 PM 17,534 Views 93 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection said today that there are “more important things” than the controversy surrounding Coveney’s appointment of Katherine Zappone to a UN special envoy position.

# simon-coveney - Friday 10 September, 2021

Taoiseach expects Fianna Fáil TDs to back Simon Coveney in confidence motion next week
# Zappone Saga
# Zappone Saga

Taoiseach expects Fianna Fáil TDs to back Simon Coveney in confidence motion next week

Updated Sep 10th 2021, 2:56 PM 31,214 Views 132 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Matt Carthy said the Taoiseach has failed to hold Coveney to account over the Zappone saga.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 9 September, 2021

'We need enormous effort': Coveney leads UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan in New York
# Women's Rights
# Women's Rights

'We need enormous effort': Coveney leads UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan in New York

Updated Sep 9th 2021, 9:40 PM 22,746 Views 32 Comments

The foreign affairs minister visited the 9/11 memorial earlier today.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Coveney to chair UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan in New York
# United Nations
# United Nations

Coveney to chair UN Security Council meeting on Afghanistan in New York

Sep 8th 2021, 8:30 PM 10,288 Views 39 Comments

The foreign affairs minister will also visit the 9/11 memorial ahead of the 20th anniversary of the attack.

Taoiseach 'has confidence' in Simon Coveney, says spokesperson
# Zapponegate
# Zapponegate

Taoiseach 'has confidence' in Simon Coveney, says spokesperson

Updated Sep 8th 2021, 5:50 PM 51,070 Views 189 Comments

His comment comes after Mary Lou McDonald said today that Simon Coveney cannot stay on.

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