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#Simon Coveney

# simon-coveney - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Medics among 170 Irish citizens travelling from Perth back to Ireland today
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Medics among 170 Irish citizens travelling from Perth back to Ireland today

Mar 26th 2020, 1:31 PM 39,151 Views 33 Comments

There are around 2,000 Irish citizens stranded in 83 countries around the world – most of these are in Australia.

# simon-coveney - Friday 20 March, 2020

Irish people travelling abroad should return 'as soon as possible', Coveney advises
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Irish people travelling abroad should return 'as soon as possible', Coveney advises

Mar 20th 2020, 6:50 PM 50,304 Views 54 Comments

“We recommend that people who wish to do so make arrangements to return to Ireland as soon as possible,” Simon Coveney said.

# simon-coveney - Monday 16 March, 2020

Simon Coveney criticises WhatsApp messages about lockdown that are spread 'deliberately to cause panic'
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Simon Coveney criticises WhatsApp messages about lockdown that are spread 'deliberately to cause panic'

Mar 16th 2020, 10:53 AM 81,588 Views 88 Comments

No: that WhatsApp message about a military lockdown, that went viral at the weekend, is not true.

# simon-coveney - Friday 13 March, 2020

‘High degree of caution’: Ireland upgrades travel warning for all EU countries
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‘High degree of caution’: Ireland upgrades travel warning for all EU countries

Mar 13th 2020, 10:12 PM 249,306 Views 260 Comments

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney made the announcement on Twitter this evening.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 12 March, 2020

What the new Covid-19 government measures mean for workers
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# Coronavirus

What the new Covid-19 government measures mean for workers

Mar 12th 2020, 1:14 PM 53,758 Views 65 Comments

People are being advised to work from home if possible from 6pm today.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

50 cases on island of Ireland, advice against all travel to Italy: Today's Covid-19 main points
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# Coronavirus

50 cases on island of Ireland, advice against all travel to Italy: Today's Covid-19 main points

Updated Mar 10th 2020, 7:15 PM 137,294 Views 107 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said yesterday that we could “easily” see half the Irish population contract the virus.

'Do not travel': Irish government upgrades Italy travel advice to highest possible warning level
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# Coronavirus

'Do not travel': Irish government upgrades Italy travel advice to highest possible warning level

Mar 10th 2020, 11:40 AM 87,717 Views 112 Comments

The development puts Italy in the same category as countries like Afghanistan and Syria.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Coronavirus and Brexit talks add urgency to government formation, says Simon Coveney
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# Talk The Talk

Coronavirus and Brexit talks add urgency to government formation, says Simon Coveney

Feb 25th 2020, 2:03 PM 11,536 Views 46 Comments

The tánaiste was speaking in Brussels at an EU special summit.

# simon-coveney - Friday 21 February, 2020

Tánaiste Simon Coveney condemns proposals for new Israeli settlements as 'very clearly illegal'
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Tánaiste Simon Coveney condemns proposals for new Israeli settlements as 'very clearly illegal'

Feb 21st 2020, 8:14 PM 36,570 Views 127 Comments

The plans were unveiled by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last night.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

'Small number' of Irish people on two cruise ships where coronavirus detected, Coveney says
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# Covid-19

'Small number' of Irish people on two cruise ships where coronavirus detected, Coveney says

Feb 18th 2020, 9:06 AM 16,956 Views 9 Comments

The Diamond Princess ship docked in Japan has more than 450 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 13 February, 2020

Julian Smith sacked as Northern Ireland Secretary
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# No 10

Julian Smith sacked as Northern Ireland Secretary

Updated Feb 13th 2020, 10:58 AM 39,878 Views 40 Comments

Simon Coveney said he didn’t believe there would be a government in Northern Ireland today without Smith’s leadership.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Coveney says the word change has been 'ambushed' and accuses Sinn Féin of 'con job'
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# Ge2020

Coveney says the word change has been 'ambushed' and accuses Sinn Féin of 'con job'

Feb 4th 2020, 11:34 AM 35,890 Views 311 Comments

Senior Fine Gael ministers went on the attack today as recent polls show them in 3rd place.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 30 January, 2020

'Pathetic': Fine Gael are getting up early in the morning for a Brexit photo-op and Micheál's not impressed
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# Ge2020

'Pathetic': Fine Gael are getting up early in the morning for a Brexit photo-op and Micheál's not impressed

Jan 30th 2020, 2:16 PM 41,621 Views 100 Comments

Martin also hit out against Fine Gael’s Phil Hogan, who is now the EU’s chief trade negotiator.

Coronavirus: Irish citizens might get place on French evacuation flight from China
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Coronavirus: Irish citizens might get place on French evacuation flight from China

Jan 30th 2020, 1:59 PM 16,788 Views 27 Comments

A separate flight is leaving for the UK at 9pm Irish time tonight.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

'We're not trying to scare people': Coveney says Brexit not coming up on the doorsteps, but that might change
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# Ge2020

'We're not trying to scare people': Coveney says Brexit not coming up on the doorsteps, but that might change

Jan 29th 2020, 5:02 PM 10,669 Views 53 Comments

Coveney said Brexit is coming at us like a ‘freight train’.

Simon Coveney apologises for Noone's comments: 'They were offensive, ignorant and wrong'
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# Ge2020

Simon Coveney apologises for Noone's comments: 'They were offensive, ignorant and wrong'

Jan 29th 2020, 3:57 PM 23,582 Views 62 Comments

Noone is now writing to autism support organisations.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Simon Coveney tells Andrew Marr 'the penny is finally dropping' in UK about Brexit consequences
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Simon Coveney tells Andrew Marr 'the penny is finally dropping' in UK about Brexit consequences

Jan 12th 2020, 12:18 PM 104,168 Views 71 Comments

Coveney said the EU felt the end of 2020 deadline set by Boris Johnson was “ambitious, if not unrealistic”.

'A no-man's land scenario': The ideas sent in from the public to avoid a hard Irish border
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# Smuggling

'A no-man's land scenario': The ideas sent in from the public to avoid a hard Irish border

Jan 12th 2020, 7:30 AM 19,553 Views 8 Comments

One person suggested that they should “erect poles at every road crossing the border between Northern Ireland and the South”.

# simon-coveney - Friday 10 January, 2020

Simon Coveney: Lyra McKee's death inspired Northern talks, now politicians should take charge
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Simon Coveney: Lyra McKee's death inspired Northern talks, now politicians should take charge

Jan 10th 2020, 7:08 AM 6,990 Views 20 Comments

The new deal is a balanced approach that can get the parliament up and running, the Tánaiste writes.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Michelle O'Neill says it's up to UK and Ireland to ensure Stormont Assembly is 'sustainable'
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# Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill says it's up to UK and Ireland to ensure Stormont Assembly is 'sustainable'

Jan 9th 2020, 3:06 PM 10,994 Views 43 Comments

Three years to the day since the collapse of the Assembly, the Sinn Féin leader in the North said talks are still “a work in progress”.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Voters set to see what parties are arguing over as draft Stormont deal to be published
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# Deal Or No Deal

Voters set to see what parties are arguing over as draft Stormont deal to be published

Jan 8th 2020, 8:02 AM 10,269 Views 12 Comments

Publishing a draft text prior to securing a deal represent a new approach.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 7 January, 2020

Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas
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Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas

Jan 7th 2020, 6:45 AM 7,854 Views 10 Comments

Boris Johnson does not want the Brexit transition period extended beyond December 2020, but Ireland and Europe have said this may not be realistic.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Coveney says it's 'end game' as talks to restore power-sharing at Stormont resume
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Coveney says it's 'end game' as talks to restore power-sharing at Stormont resume

Jan 2nd 2020, 8:39 AM 7,621 Views 17 Comments

A snap election could be called if a deal is not reached by 13 January.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Coveney urges all sides in Stormont talks to show generosity
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Coveney urges all sides in Stormont talks to show generosity

Jan 1st 2020, 5:29 PM 7,701 Views 26 Comments

The parties have until a January 13 deadline to strike a deal to revive devolution.

# simon-coveney - Friday 27 December, 2019

Why have parties in the North failed to agree a deal to restore Stormont?
# Another Year Over
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# Another Year Over

Why have parties in the North failed to agree a deal to restore Stormont?

Dec 27th 2019, 4:22 PM 14,551 Views 25 Comments

Before Christmas, there had been hopes of a breakthrough in talks.

Irish flags, vodka and a Che Guevara stamp: Gifts given and received by Varadkar and Coveney in 2019
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# For You

Irish flags, vodka and a Che Guevara stamp: Gifts given and received by Varadkar and Coveney in 2019

Dec 27th 2019, 7:00 AM 10,424 Views 13 Comments

Books, hampers and historical gifts are often given to heads of state.

It's been another 'bumper' year for Irish passport applications, up 7% on 2018
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It's been another 'bumper' year for Irish passport applications, up 7% on 2018

Dec 27th 2019, 12:15 AM 11,748 Views 35 Comments

The oldest online Irish passport applicant was 101, and the youngest was five days old.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 24th 2019, 7:30 AM 10,628 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
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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 13,614 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
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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 19,288 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'
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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
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# 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 9,597 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
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# Occupied Territories

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

Nov 19th 2019, 7:48 AM 11,880 Views 83 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
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# Brexit

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

Nov 13th 2019, 6:20 AM 9,055 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'
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# Dáil

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

Nov 12th 2019, 9:54 PM 14,504 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'
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# Turkey

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

Nov 4th 2019, 12:40 PM 20,038 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'
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# Homelessness

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

Oct 17th 2019, 7:01 PM 19,024 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
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# Syria

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

Oct 14th 2019, 10:17 PM 9,998 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
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# Citizenship By Descent

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

Oct 11th 2019, 6:00 AM 18,985 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
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# 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 18,286 Views 0 Comments

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