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#Simon Coveney

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Attorney General postpones trip to Brunei-owned hotel hit with protests over anti-gay laws
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# Dorchester Hotel

Attorney General postpones trip to Brunei-owned hotel hit with protests over anti-gay laws

Updated Apr 10th 2019, 7:10 PM 18,734 Views 19 Comments

Brunei’s has adopted harsh new sharia laws, including the death penalty for gay sex.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Irish government warned by US authorities on safety fears over Huawei 5G rollout
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# Concerns

Irish government warned by US authorities on safety fears over Huawei 5G rollout

Apr 4th 2019, 7:00 PM 53,389 Views 70 Comments

The US has sought to ban the Chinese firm from building 5G infrastructure there over safety and privacy fears.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021
# Housing Crisis
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# Housing Crisis

Government to extend enforcement of Rent Pressure Zones until 2021

Apr 2nd 2019, 4:30 PM 11,921 Views 44 Comments

RPZ laws were first introduced in December 2016 to address spiraling rents.

# simon-coveney - Monday 25 March, 2019

Coveney says Ireland 'will try to find a way' to bring Lisa Smith home
# Isis
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# Isis

Coveney says Ireland 'will try to find a way' to bring Lisa Smith home

Updated Mar 25th 2019, 1:30 PM 70,080 Views 157 Comments

The Dundalk woman told CNN she didn’t know whether or not she’d be imprisoned upon her return to Ireland.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 23 March, 2019

If UK seek long extension, they'll have to run candidates in European elections, says Coveney
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# Brexit

If UK seek long extension, they'll have to run candidates in European elections, says Coveney

Mar 23rd 2019, 7:11 PM 9,688 Views 9 Comments

The man tipped to be the next EC president says the UK is ‘infecting’ Europe’s decision-making process..

Donaldson says Ireland should join the Commonwealth, Coveney says it's not on the table
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# Brexit

Donaldson says Ireland should join the Commonwealth, Coveney says it's not on the table

Updated Mar 23rd 2019, 5:20 PM 57,961 Views 129 Comments

It had been thought that the DUP were softening their stance towards the draft Brexit deal – until yesterday’s statement.

# simon-coveney - Friday 22 March, 2019

EU Commission, Ireland and the UK 'have thought about' border issue, but no formal discussions
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# Simon Coveney

EU Commission, Ireland and the UK 'have thought about' border issue, but no formal discussions

Mar 22nd 2019, 8:21 PM 9,784 Views 37 Comments

Coveney says whether there is a deal or no-deal, the way to resolve the border issue will be some form of regulatory alignment.

Ireland to give over €1 million to Cyclone Idai relief effort as fears death toll could exceed 1,000
# Cyclone Idai
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# Cyclone Idai

Ireland to give over €1 million to Cyclone Idai relief effort as fears death toll could exceed 1,000

Mar 22nd 2019, 5:19 PM 9,743 Views 36 Comments

Ireland will contribute at least €1,050,000 to help those most gravely affected by the cyclone.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Theresa May faces battle to get EU to delay Brexit as Juncker says 'we've reached the end of the road'
# Nine Days To Go
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# Nine Days To Go

Theresa May faces battle to get EU to delay Brexit as Juncker says 'we've reached the end of the road'

Updated Mar 20th 2019, 9:05 AM 53,837 Views 56 Comments

As the crisis rumbles on, a number of opponents are said to be eyeing up May’s job – including Boris Johnson.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 17 March, 2019

'Offensive and embarrassing': Coveney criticises McDonald for posing beside anti-English sign at parade
# England Out
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# England Out

'Offensive and embarrassing': Coveney criticises McDonald for posing beside anti-English sign at parade

Mar 17th 2019, 11:02 AM 89,837 Views 128 Comments

In response, Sinn Féin said the partition of Ireland is “divisive and offensive”.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 16 March, 2019

More than 230,000 people have applied for Irish passports so far this year
# Travel Plans
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# Travel Plans

More than 230,000 people have applied for Irish passports so far this year

Mar 16th 2019, 11:50 AM 17,027 Views 42 Comments

Over 5,000 people are expected to apply this weekend.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

New armed Garda unit for border region, but Taoiseach says it would be rolled out even if Brexit wasn't happening
# Cavan
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# Cavan

New armed Garda unit for border region, but Taoiseach says it would be rolled out even if Brexit wasn't happening

Mar 5th 2019, 4:27 PM 21,704 Views 30 Comments

Varadkar confirmed today that a third unit is to be located in Cavan.

# simon-coveney - Monday 4 March, 2019

Fine Gael European election candidate says May vote can send 'green jersey' message to Brexiteers
# Mark Durkan
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# Mark Durkan

Fine Gael European election candidate says May vote can send 'green jersey' message to Brexiteers

Mar 4th 2019, 6:43 PM 14,260 Views 64 Comments

The former SDLP leader says he knows voting for a Northern Ireland voice is a big ask for Dublin people.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Extradition cases between the UK and Ireland post-Brexit will prove a lot more difficult
# Brexit Prep
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# Brexit Prep

Extradition cases between the UK and Ireland post-Brexit will prove a lot more difficult

Feb 23rd 2019, 7:15 AM 7,131 Views 3 Comments

There are concerns that reverting to the old system will cause delays.

Coveney: 'What's the new mega Bill? In simple language, it’s Irish Brexit law'
# Opinion
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# Opinion

Coveney: 'What's the new mega Bill? In simple language, it’s Irish Brexit law'

Feb 23rd 2019, 6:15 AM 8,295 Views 15 Comments

The Tánaiste says Ireland will be as ready as we can be for the damage a disorderly Brexit will cause.

# simon-coveney - Friday 22 February, 2019

'Mega bill' provides for all-island electricity, buses and pensions in no-deal Brexit
# No-deal Prep
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# No-deal Prep

'Mega bill' provides for all-island electricity, buses and pensions in no-deal Brexit

Feb 22nd 2019, 10:10 AM 35,640 Views 97 Comments

The Tánaiste said that some ministers’ St Patrick’s Day visits abroad could be curtailed as they work on the Brexit legislation.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Simon Coveney says people shouldn't stockpile medicines because of Brexit
# Tánaiste
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# Tánaiste

Simon Coveney says people shouldn't stockpile medicines because of Brexit

Feb 19th 2019, 11:37 AM 10,397 Views 38 Comments

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs was speaking to RTÉ ahead of Cabinet discussions for no-deal Brexit planning.

# simon-coveney - Monday 18 February, 2019

Coveney: 'We are spending hundreds of millions of euro preparing for a no-deal Brexit'
# Brussels Talks
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# Brussels Talks

Coveney: 'We are spending hundreds of millions of euro preparing for a no-deal Brexit'

Feb 18th 2019, 8:29 PM 18,899 Views 56 Comments

Coveney met with EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier in Brussels today.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Poll: Do you think Ireland is right to support Venezuela's Juan Guaidó?
# Interim President
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# Interim President

Poll: Do you think Ireland is right to support Venezuela's Juan Guaidó?

Feb 9th 2019, 9:30 AM 37,098 Views 163 Comments

Other EU countries have backed the young leader as an interim president in the politically unstable country.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Coveney announces Ireland’s support for Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela
# Venezuela
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# Venezuela

Coveney announces Ireland’s support for Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela

Feb 6th 2019, 12:47 PM 14,511 Views 126 Comments

Seven EU states had given Maduro a Sunday deadline to call presidential elections.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Simon Coveney is travelling to the US today - this is what he'll be up to
# Washington
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# Washington

Simon Coveney is travelling to the US today - this is what he'll be up to

Feb 5th 2019, 5:04 PM 11,888 Views 21 Comments

He’ll be meeting with Mike Pompeo, along with launching a new government strategy for the US and Canada.

Theresa May to give Brexit speech in Northern Ireland today
# Brexit
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# Brexit

Theresa May to give Brexit speech in Northern Ireland today

Feb 5th 2019, 6:20 AM 9,213 Views 21 Comments

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said no alternatives to the backstop have stood up to scrutiny.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 3 February, 2019

'One of the loudest voices against an indefinite backstop': What's Dominic Raab up to?
# Brexit
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# Brexit

'One of the loudest voices against an indefinite backstop': What's Dominic Raab up to?

Feb 3rd 2019, 8:30 AM 29,058 Views 28 Comments

From his review of the Good Friday Agreement to sparring with Irish journalists on Twitter, it’s been an interesting week for Mr Raab.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 31 January, 2019

'Pure spoof': Government rubbishes Dominic Raab claims that Taoiseach leaked to media about him
# Brexit
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# Brexit

'Pure spoof': Government rubbishes Dominic Raab claims that Taoiseach leaked to media about him

Jan 31st 2019, 10:22 AM 30,977 Views 39 Comments

The former UK Brexit secretary said he was ‘misrepresented’ to the media by Leo Varadkar.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Coveney: London's latest tactic is like saying 'give me what I want or I'll jump out the window'
# Brexit
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# Brexit

Coveney: London's latest tactic is like saying 'give me what I want or I'll jump out the window'

Jan 30th 2019, 11:01 AM 30,697 Views 55 Comments

Meanwhile, Dominic Raab told a British committee that they needed to find “a ladder for the Irish government to climb down”.

# simon-coveney - Monday 28 January, 2019

Boris Johnson suggests Theresa May planning Brexit fightback with 'freedom clause'
# Brexit
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# Brexit

Boris Johnson suggests Theresa May planning Brexit fightback with 'freedom clause'

Jan 28th 2019, 8:19 AM 57,747 Views 37 Comments

Theresa May is preparing for another showdown with the House of Commons tomorrow night.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Number of complaints against Passport Service increases almost fivefold in two years
# Turnaround Times
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# Turnaround Times

Number of complaints against Passport Service increases almost fivefold in two years

Jan 27th 2019, 7:30 AM 19,765 Views 32 Comments

Coveney has previously said the Passport Office experienced some “real problems” last year.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Government loses vote on Israeli goods trade ban Bill, as ministers abstain
# Occupied Territories
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# Occupied Territories

Government loses vote on Israeli goods trade ban Bill, as ministers abstain

Updated Jan 24th 2019, 2:00 PM 34,968 Views 120 Comments

The government lost by 75 votes to 45 votes, with three abstentions.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Concerns over Israeli embassy closing down over Occupied Territories Bill 'an overreaction' say FF
# Trade Rules
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# Trade Rules

Concerns over Israeli embassy closing down over Occupied Territories Bill 'an overreaction' say FF

Jan 23rd 2019, 2:39 PM 21,623 Views 159 Comments

Government is likely to lose vote over legislation that would prohibit the purchase of goods or services produced in all settlements deemed illegal.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 15 January, 2019

Ireland to intensify preparations for a disorderly Brexit
# Commons Vote
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# Commons Vote

Ireland to intensify preparations for a disorderly Brexit

Jan 15th 2019, 10:01 PM 15,491 Views 56 Comments

A Government statement said it regretted the outcome of tonight’s House of Commons vote.

Harris tells public and pharmacies NOT to stockpile medicines for no-deal Brexit
# No Deal
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# No Deal

Harris tells public and pharmacies NOT to stockpile medicines for no-deal Brexit

Jan 15th 2019, 7:50 PM 14,005 Views 24 Comments

The Irish government published contingency plans on medicines, transport and the Common Travel Area.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

US preclearance at Dublin and Shannon to be beefed up ahead of the summer
# Heading Stateside
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# Heading Stateside

US preclearance at Dublin and Shannon to be beefed up ahead of the summer

Jan 9th 2019, 6:02 PM 22,435 Views 17 Comments

Dublin and Shannon are currently the only preclearance locations in Europe.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Leas Ceann Comhairle makes 'no apologies' for assisting constituents to get passports
# Fast-tracking
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# Fast-tracking

Leas Ceann Comhairle makes 'no apologies' for assisting constituents to get passports

Jan 8th 2019, 6:21 PM 23,049 Views 47 Comments

Simon Coveney recently criticised TDs who use their offices for getting passports for constituents.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 5 January, 2019

Tánaiste says TDs using their offices for passport deliveries is 'unhelpful'
# CONSTITUENTS
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# CONSTITUENTS

Tánaiste says TDs using their offices for passport deliveries is 'unhelpful'

Jan 5th 2019, 8:57 PM 26,871 Views 28 Comments

Coveney insisted it is not quicker for people to go through their TD compared with applying online or through the normal channels.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 3 January, 2019

Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers
# International Relations
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# International Relations

Coveney rules out Occupied Territories Bill support but will discuss free vote with Independent Alliance ministers

Jan 3rd 2019, 6:15 AM 6,632 Views 45 Comments

Despite government opposition, the Bill has cross-party support from Labour, Sinn Féin, Fianna Fáil as well as independent senators.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 2 January, 2019

'A recovery for whom?': Government slammed for refusal to reintroduce free passport for pensioners
# Austerity Measure
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# Austerity Measure

'A recovery for whom?': Government slammed for refusal to reintroduce free passport for pensioners

Jan 2nd 2019, 11:00 PM 28,125 Views 94 Comments

Free passports for pensioners were done away with under austerity measures, but there are calls now to bring it back.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Mumbai, Cardiff and LA: 10 new embassies to open this year to tap into new markets
# IRISH FOOTPRINT
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# IRISH FOOTPRINT

Mumbai, Cardiff and LA: 10 new embassies to open this year to tap into new markets

Jan 1st 2019, 6:15 AM 9,567 Views 15 Comments

The Tánaiste also defended the costly practice of leasing properties abroad, rather than buying property.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 30 December, 2018

Coveney says talking about a united Ireland as part of Brexit debate is 'hugely unhelpful'
# Border Poll
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# Border Poll

Coveney says talking about a united Ireland as part of Brexit debate is 'hugely unhelpful'

Dec 30th 2018, 12:13 PM 30,185 Views 89 Comments

The Tánaiste said the issue could “create an even more divisive debate and atmosphere in Northern Ireland, which is the last thing we need”.

# simon-coveney - Friday 28 December, 2018

Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election
# Election 2019?
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# Election 2019?

Fine Gael will seek Labour and Greens support as future government partners, as Leo fails to rule out 2019 election

Dec 28th 2018, 6:00 AM 11,033 Views 40 Comments

Fine Gael says it’s aiming to take over 60 seats in the next general election.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 27 December, 2018

'I tell friends back home all the time that they should come over': Visa extension set to boost Irish-Australian migration
# To And Fro
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# To And Fro

'I tell friends back home all the time that they should come over': Visa extension set to boost Irish-Australian migration

Dec 27th 2018, 9:00 AM 29,577 Views 24 Comments

We spoke to the Irish community in Australia, and the Australian community in Ireland, to find out the effect new visa changes will have.