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#Simon Coveney

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

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

Updated Oct 9th 2019, 7:31 PM 37,997 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
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Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson spoke by phone this evening and hope to meet this week

Updated Oct 8th 2019, 6:15 PM 21,376 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
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# Back To The Backstop

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

Oct 5th 2019, 7:30 AM 13,718 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
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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 24,139 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
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DUP would consider 'time-limited backstop' amid last-ditch attempt to get Brexit deal

Sep 30th 2019, 9:01 AM 26,400 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
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Coveney warns that 'time is running out' after Brexit meeting with Barnier

Updated Sep 27th 2019, 2:00 PM 17,133 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
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Brexit talks progressing with 'momentum', Barclay says following meeting with Barnier

Updated Sep 20th 2019, 3:35 PM 27,738 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
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# Quinn Holdings

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

Updated Sep 19th 2019, 7:25 PM 18,823 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
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# 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 12,940 Views 27 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
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'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 26,192 Views 47 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
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# Increasingly Strange

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

Sep 7th 2019, 8:00 PM 15,352 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
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'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'
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Coveney: 'British government seems to be simply wiping the slate clean on the Irish issue'

Updated Aug 28th 2019, 3:50 PM 30,391 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
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# 31 October

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

Aug 26th 2019, 1:51 PM 25,956 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
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Simon Coveney: The backstop is overwhelmingly supported. This gets little recognition in the UK Brexit debate

Aug 22nd 2019, 7:25 AM 29,310 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'
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# Talks

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

Updated Aug 21st 2019, 5:45 PM 50,516 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
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Coveney says Ireland won't get 'dragged out of single market' amid suggestions of 'side deal' with UK

Aug 21st 2019, 11:26 AM 23,353 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
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Simon Coveney conveys 'disappointment' with Boris Johnson's four-page letter on Brexit

Updated Aug 20th 2019, 2:00 PM 91,439 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
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'I think we should be afraid of no-deal Brexit', Varadkar warns

Updated Aug 1st 2019, 2:15 PM 47,343 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
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# Tit For Tat

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

Jul 27th 2019, 3:36 PM 43,946 Views 98 Comments

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

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

Boris Johnson says Brexit is a 'massive economic opportunity'

Jul 27th 2019, 1:17 PM 22,983 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
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Boris Johnson's Brexit comments 'unhelpful', Coveney says

Updated Jul 26th 2019, 12:55 PM 36,892 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'
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Coveney says no-deal Brexit will be 'a disaster for us all'

Updated Jul 21st 2019, 11:10 AM 22,700 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
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# 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 11,006 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
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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'
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# 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'
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# Child Protection

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

Jun 20th 2019, 1:14 PM 8,594 Views 0 Comments

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

# simon-coveney - Saturday 15 June, 2019

Boris Johnson may prove a headache for Ireland, but a no-deal Brexit is the real nightmare
# Feeling Blue
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# Feeling Blue

Boris Johnson may prove a headache for Ireland, but a no-deal Brexit is the real nightmare

Jun 15th 2019, 7:31 AM 29,428 Views 74 Comments

Past visits by Johnson to Ireland don’t exactly inspire confidence.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 8 June, 2019

Head of Scottish fishing group says Ireland would be 'unwise' to pick fight over Rockall
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# Fisheries

Head of Scottish fishing group says Ireland would be 'unwise' to pick fight over Rockall

Jun 8th 2019, 3:38 PM 60,261 Views 145 Comments

The Irish government said yesterday it rejected Scotland’s warnings of “enforcement action” against Irish fishing vessels.

# simon-coveney - Friday 7 June, 2019

Irish govt rejects Scottish threat of 'enforcement action' against Irish fishing vessels near Rockall
# Ongoing Dispute
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# Ongoing Dispute

Irish govt rejects Scottish threat of 'enforcement action' against Irish fishing vessels near Rockall

Jun 7th 2019, 7:30 PM 24,049 Views 60 Comments

The jurisdiction over the 12 mile area around Rockall have long been disputed.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Coveney missing Trump visit as he has 'real work to do' in Belfast
# Donald Takes Doonbeg
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# Donald Takes Doonbeg

Coveney missing Trump visit as he has 'real work to do' in Belfast

Jun 5th 2019, 10:48 AM 17,969 Views 85 Comments

The Tánaiste agreed that Trump’s views on climate change were “regressive”.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Taoiseach says general election 'not a prospect in the next couple of days or weeks'
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# Ep2019

Taoiseach says general election 'not a prospect in the next couple of days or weeks'

Updated May 26th 2019, 7:15 PM 28,363 Views 66 Comments

Leo Varadkar said he has no plans call into Aras an Uachtarain in the next couple of days.

# simon-coveney - Friday 24 May, 2019

'Anything is possible now': No-deal Brexit is more likely than ever before, says Tánaiste
# Prepare For The Worst
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# Prepare For The Worst

'Anything is possible now': No-deal Brexit is more likely than ever before, says Tánaiste

May 24th 2019, 12:31 PM 18,976 Views 54 Comments

‘We do have to prepare for the worst case,’ said Simon Coveney.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

Brexit back on Cabinet agenda as Tánaiste says no-deal Brexit preparations must continue
# It Hasn't Gone Away You Know
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# It Hasn't Gone Away You Know

Brexit back on Cabinet agenda as Tánaiste says no-deal Brexit preparations must continue

May 21st 2019, 8:00 AM 5,931 Views 13 Comments

Leo Varadkar is to meet UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in Dublin in the next few weeks.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Government told that Occupied Territories Bill could affect immigration status of Irish in US
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# Letters From America

Government told that Occupied Territories Bill could affect immigration status of Irish in US

May 18th 2019, 12:05 AM 27,032 Views 123 Comments

Fine Gael voted against the Bill, which passed second stage in the Dáil this year.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 9 May, 2019

'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network
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# WiFi

'What planet are they living on?': Martin calls out 'farcical' broadband plan, says ESB agency should roll out network

May 9th 2019, 1:56 PM 25,720 Views 109 Comments

FIanna Fáil says if in power it would set up an agency in the ESB to roll out broadband to rural Ireland.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Irish-British deal on Common Travel Area guarantees citizens' rights post-Brexit
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# Brexit Side Deal

Irish-British deal on Common Travel Area guarantees citizens' rights post-Brexit

May 8th 2019, 3:49 PM 28,693 Views 15 Comments

The Common Travel Area has been in place since 1922.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 27 April, 2019

White House welcomes new talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive
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# Power Sharing

White House welcomes new talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive

Apr 27th 2019, 9:25 AM 8,045 Views 45 Comments

Talks are set to commence following the local elections in Northern Ireland next week.

# simon-coveney - Friday 26 April, 2019

Talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive to be announced today
# Crunch Time
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# Crunch Time

Talks to restore Northern Ireland power-sharing executive to be announced today

Apr 26th 2019, 7:20 AM 9,212 Views 39 Comments

The talks are expected to begin after Northern Ireland’s local elections.

# simon-coveney - Monday 22 April, 2019

€13 million contract for new IT system and 230 new staff as Passport Service aims to cope with demand
# Handle The Pressure
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# Handle The Pressure

€13 million contract for new IT system and 230 new staff as Passport Service aims to cope with demand

Apr 22nd 2019, 6:30 AM 36,001 Views 23 Comments

It comes as part of the passport reform programme and, despite the rise in complaints in recent years, Coveney is confident it’ll make a difference.