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# simon-coveney - Monday 28 September, 2020

US will protect the Good Friday Agreement, Special Envoy to NI says
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US will protect the Good Friday Agreement, Special Envoy to NI says

Updated Sep 28th 2020, 5:26 PM 35,754 Views 18 Comments

Mulvaney, the former Chief of Staff to US President Donald Trump, took up the role of Special Envoy in March.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Simon Coveney to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels to discuss 'challenging' Brexit developments
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Simon Coveney to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels to discuss 'challenging' Brexit developments

Sep 22nd 2020, 8:24 AM 15,680 Views 16 Comments

Coveney has said the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has Ireland’s full support.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Simon Coveney says UK suggestion that EU would 'blockade' food to Northern Ireland is 'spin and not true'
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Simon Coveney says UK suggestion that EU would 'blockade' food to Northern Ireland is 'spin and not true'

Sep 13th 2020, 10:05 AM 52,773 Views 91 Comments

“Britain is behaving in an extraordinary way and the British people need to know that,” Coveney said on the BBC.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

'This is not a drill': Big national effort needed in the next three months to prepare for Brexit
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'This is not a drill': Big national effort needed in the next three months to prepare for Brexit

Updated Sep 9th 2020, 3:52 PM 23,927 Views 15 Comments

The action plan outlines the vital preparations that businesses should be taking in advance of 31 December.

'We got no heads up': Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson about the 'undermining' of Brexit negotiations
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'We got no heads up': Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson about the 'undermining' of Brexit negotiations

Sep 9th 2020, 11:58 AM 16,920 Views 19 Comments

The Taoiseach says the UK government’s actions ‘does not build trust’.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

UK calls for ‘more realism’ from Brussels ahead of crunch round of negotiations
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UK calls for ‘more realism’ from Brussels ahead of crunch round of negotiations

Sep 8th 2020, 7:02 AM 12,524 Views 12 Comments

Trade talks will resume in London today.

Coveney bringing 'significant' Brexit memo to Cabinet on trade preparations
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Coveney bringing 'significant' Brexit memo to Cabinet on trade preparations

Sep 8th 2020, 6:10 AM 14,361 Views 11 Comments

Today’s Cabinet meeting is set to be dominated about Brexit.

# simon-coveney - Monday 7 September, 2020

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'
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NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'

Updated Sep 7th 2020, 10:30 PM 95,069 Views 122 Comments

Political leaders have described the reported plans as a “treacherous betrayal” by “charlatans”.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Coalition leaders to resume talks on Phil Hogan's replacement
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Coalition leaders to resume talks on Phil Hogan's replacement

Sep 1st 2020, 7:40 AM 12,842 Views 23 Comments

A number of high-profile names are in the mix.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Leo Varadkar rules himself out of taking over EU Commissioner job
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Leo Varadkar rules himself out of taking over EU Commissioner job

Aug 27th 2020, 2:51 PM 30,041 Views 54 Comments

There is a lot of interest in the trade commissioner job – and the knock on vacancies that might arise.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Coveney labels violence against Belarus protesters 'unacceptable' as opposition leader flees to Lithuania
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Coveney labels violence against Belarus protesters 'unacceptable' as opposition leader flees to Lithuania

Aug 11th 2020, 7:24 PM 13,278 Views 34 Comments

One demonstrator was killed last night during protests against election results in the country.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 30 July, 2020

'No mystery': Tánaiste says Foreign Affairs Minister always needs Garda transport when travelling to NI
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'No mystery': Tánaiste says Foreign Affairs Minister always needs Garda transport when travelling to NI

Updated Jul 30th 2020, 12:44 PM 44,752 Views 110 Comments

Varadkar said it hasn’t been an issue because usually the Tánaiste also hold the position of Foreign Affairs Minister.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Leo Varadkar intervened to ensure Simon Coveney kept State car
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Leo Varadkar intervened to ensure Simon Coveney kept State car

Jul 29th 2020, 9:32 PM 46,541 Views 65 Comments

Labour leader Alan Kelly attacked the government over the issue in the Dáil today.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Coveney expresses concern to Mike Pompeo and Israeli foreign minister about annexation plans
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Coveney expresses concern to Mike Pompeo and Israeli foreign minister about annexation plans

Jul 28th 2020, 7:31 PM 16,383 Views 35 Comments

Israel’s plan to redraw the map has come under fierce international criticism.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Taoiseach says it's 'impossible' to enforce mandatory quarantine for people arriving in Ireland
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Taoiseach says it's 'impossible' to enforce mandatory quarantine for people arriving in Ireland

Updated Jul 22nd 2020, 1:45 PM 71,897 Views 162 Comments

He said people travelling from outside the green list countries should restrict their movements.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 18 July, 2020

Green list will be 'very short' but Greece and Cyprus likely to feature
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Green list will be 'very short' but Greece and Cyprus likely to feature

Jul 18th 2020, 6:30 AM 63,468 Views 62 Comments

The US has already been ruled out, so what countries might make the cut?

# simon-coveney - Friday 17 July, 2020

US won't be on travel green list and UK 'unlikely' to make the cut, confirms Coveney
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US won't be on travel green list and UK 'unlikely' to make the cut, confirms Coveney

Jul 17th 2020, 12:32 PM 49,759 Views 79 Comments

The green list will have countries on it which pose no higher risk than travelling in Ireland represents.

# simon-coveney - Monday 13 July, 2020

Coveney: 'I don’t think we should prevent flights landing in Ireland or ban international travel'
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Coveney: 'I don’t think we should prevent flights landing in Ireland or ban international travel'

Jul 13th 2020, 8:09 PM 40,017 Views 97 Comments

Coveney said people arriving in Ireland will be checked up on.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Coveney raises concerns over new security law in Hong Kong as thousands defy ban on protests
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Coveney raises concerns over new security law in Hong Kong as thousands defy ban on protests

Updated Jul 1st 2020, 10:35 PM 29,734 Views 61 Comments

Under the new law, certain political views and symbols became illegal overnight.

# simon-coveney - Monday 29 June, 2020

Warning that non-essential travel abroad should be avoided to prevent a Covid-19 surge in Ireland
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Warning that non-essential travel abroad should be avoided to prevent a Covid-19 surge in Ireland

Jun 29th 2020, 9:33 AM 33,135 Views 48 Comments

Professor Philip Nolan has said that just because travel restrictions are easing doesn’t mean people should go abroad.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 27 June, 2020

In full: These are your new Cabinet ministers
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In full: These are your new Cabinet ministers

Jun 27th 2020, 6:56 PM 236,249 Views 243 Comments

The new ministerial lineup has been confirmed.

# simon-coveney - Monday 15 June, 2020

Criticism over lack of reference to Occupied Territories Bill in draft programme for government
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Criticism over lack of reference to Occupied Territories Bill in draft programme for government

Jun 15th 2020, 9:29 PM 16,863 Views 43 Comments

Fine Gael and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have repeatedly outlined their opposition to the Bill.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 14 June, 2020

After support from Bono and Mary Robinson, Ireland's bid for UN Security Council seat to be decided
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After support from Bono and Mary Robinson, Ireland's bid for UN Security Council seat to be decided

Jun 14th 2020, 8:30 AM 23,099 Views 50 Comments

Ireland is facing a “very competitive” field as it vies with Canada and Norway for a seat on the UN Security Council this Wednesday.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Simon Coveney hasn't spoken to US ambassador yet, but says 'it's clear where Irish people stand'
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Simon Coveney hasn't spoken to US ambassador yet, but says 'it's clear where Irish people stand'

Jun 3rd 2020, 10:18 PM 16,149 Views 66 Comments

The Tánaiste said that he has a “very good relationship” with the US ambassador, and they “can speak very bluntly to each other”.

Processing of online passport applications will resume next week
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Processing of online passport applications will resume next week

Jun 3rd 2020, 6:52 PM 26,746 Views 11 Comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the Passport Office processed 6,000 applications during the Covid-19 emergency.

# simon-coveney - Friday 29 May, 2020

Coveney seeks approval for new Brexit omnibus bill as he warns ministers there may be no trade deal
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Coveney seeks approval for new Brexit omnibus bill as he warns ministers there may be no trade deal

May 29th 2020, 12:10 AM 14,708 Views 45 Comments

The UK government has said it will not request an extension to the transition period – and will reject any such request from the EU.

# simon-coveney - Friday 8 May, 2020

Brexit trade talks timeline ‘virtually impossible’, Coveney says
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Brexit trade talks timeline ‘virtually impossible’, Coveney says

May 8th 2020, 8:59 PM 17,040 Views 71 Comments

Tanaiste Simon Coveney has urged the UK to seek an extension to its transition period.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

'There's a long way to go': Coveney says pubs reopening early is 'a possibility'
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'There's a long way to go': Coveney says pubs reopening early is 'a possibility'

May 5th 2020, 12:48 PM 50,755 Views 80 Comments

The Tánaiste says any changes to the roadmap would need to be “rigorously assessed” .

# simon-coveney - Friday 1 May, 2020

'Disturbing': War of words breaks out between the Greens and FG over 7% emissions target
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'Disturbing': War of words breaks out between the Greens and FG over 7% emissions target

May 1st 2020, 1:59 PM 29,718 Views 189 Comments

A new government could be a while away as emissions targets becomes a stumbling block.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Simon Coveney condemns Israeli deal to approve Trump's plan for annexation of parts of West Bank
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Simon Coveney condemns Israeli deal to approve Trump's plan for annexation of parts of West Bank

Apr 23rd 2020, 1:11 PM 21,225 Views 113 Comments

The Minister for Foreign Affairs’ comments come as a new government is set to be formed in Israel.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 18 April, 2020

'Be careful where you get your info': Coveney warns public of Covid-19 misinformation
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'Be careful where you get your info': Coveney warns public of Covid-19 misinformation

Apr 18th 2020, 12:31 PM 36,474 Views 71 Comments

This comes as the UN chief issued a warning that the world faces a misinformation epidemic about Covid-19.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 16 April, 2020

WHO director general thanks 'people of Ireland' for pledge to increase funding
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WHO director general thanks 'people of Ireland' for pledge to increase funding

Updated Apr 16th 2020, 10:37 PM 57,939 Views 128 Comments

Simon Coveney said that Ireland will donate €9.5 million to help with the global response to Covid-19.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

More than 850,000 people now claiming Covid-19 unemployment benefits
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More than 850,000 people now claiming Covid-19 unemployment benefits

Apr 7th 2020, 1:34 PM 25,313 Views 50 Comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney also confirmed the Department of Foreign Affairs has helped some 4,600 Irish citizens return home.

Financial assistance available for Irish citizens struggling to afford commercial flights home, says Coveney
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Financial assistance available for Irish citizens struggling to afford commercial flights home, says Coveney

Apr 7th 2020, 1:07 PM 18,518 Views 27 Comments

Ireland is undertaking the ‘biggest repatriation effort in the history of the state’ said the Tánaiste.

Kelly ‘doesn’t believe’ Labour will enter coalition, but Tánaiste says framework doc might change their response
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Kelly ‘doesn’t believe’ Labour will enter coalition, but Tánaiste says framework doc might change their response

Apr 7th 2020, 11:35 AM 16,503 Views 61 Comments

Simon Coveney said parties might ‘pause for thought and perhaps change their approach’ when they read the document.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 2 April, 2020

Leo Varadkar: Decision will be made next week on possible restrictions after 12 April
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Leo Varadkar: Decision will be made next week on possible restrictions after 12 April

Updated Apr 2nd 2020, 7:10 PM 202,211 Views 278 Comments

Simon Coveney said restrictions on public movement due to the Covid-19 emergency may be extended beyond the current 12 April deadline.

Want to help? Volunteer service and website for offers of assistance launched today
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Want to help? Volunteer service and website for offers of assistance launched today

Apr 2nd 2020, 2:08 PM 26,062 Views 4 Comments

A new webpage for businesses seeking to provide supplies or services in support of the national response to Covid-19 is open.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

Chief Medical Officers to formalise co-ordination between Irish Government and Stormont
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Chief Medical Officers to formalise co-ordination between Irish Government and Stormont

Updated Mar 31st 2020, 5:27 PM 26,464 Views 48 Comments

The leaders will discuss cross border cooperation amidst the ongoing global health crisis.

# simon-coveney - Friday 27 March, 2020

'Many people will now get paid': Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins
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'Many people will now get paid': Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins

Updated Mar 27th 2020, 10:35 PM 107,129 Views 186 Comments

The Bill will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.

Peru gives go-ahead for Irish citizens stranded in Peru to be flown home
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Peru gives go-ahead for Irish citizens stranded in Peru to be flown home

Mar 27th 2020, 9:17 AM 21,390 Views 22 Comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Peruvian Foreign Minister