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#Simon Coveney

# simon-coveney - Yesterday’s News

'A major problem': Independent Alliance to decide on free vote for Israeli goods trade ban Bill in the autumn

The proposed legislation passed in the Seanad last week after opposition parties joined forces.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 18 July, 2018

Simon Coveney says UK's Brexit bill amendments 'not helpful' for negotiations

He also said that Sinn Féin should explain its policy of abstentionism as it could have influenced the vote on Monday.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 10 July, 2018

American soldiers wore uniforms in Shannon town without Irish government approval Exclusive

The Department of Foreign Affairs said it received assurances from the US Embassy that measures will be put in place to ensure it will not happen again.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 8 July, 2018

TDs inundated with requests for passports due to the summer backlog

TDs can make representations to the Passport Office on behalf of distressed constituents whose passport applications are taking longer than expected.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 7 July, 2018

Tánaiste 'looking forward' to seeing what the UK's Brexit approach is made of

The UK cabinet has finally agreed on a 12-point Brexit approach.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

Fianna Fáil to support trade ban with lands held by Israel, but embassy calls it 'immoral'

The Embassy of Israel said the boycott will not facilitate Ireland’s role or influence in the Middle East.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 1 July, 2018

U2 concert on agenda as Varadkar and Coveney plot charm offensive to win UN security council seat

The Irish government is aiming to win a non-permanent seat on the security council for 2021-2022.

'I've never been a boycott fan': Micheál Martin unlikely to support Eurovision boycott

Martin said his party is considering a Bill tabled in the Seanad that aims to prohibit Ireland from trading with any companies originating in an occupied territory.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

Ireland agrees to take in 25 migrants from stranded Lifeline ship

The Lifeline boat has 234 migrants on board and has been refused permission to dock in a number of countries.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 21 June, 2018

Jean-Claude Juncker is in town to talk to Leo about Brexit

The President of the European Commission will also address members of the Dáil and Seanad.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

'Indefensible, immoral, shocking': Coveney on the separation of children at US borders

Official data shows more than 2,000 children have been separated from their parents or guardians since early May.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Calls for RTÉ to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel next year

Sinn Féin has called on the national broadcaster and the Irish government to boycott Israel which won the song contest this year.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Irish government to appeal 'Hooded Men' torture ruling in Europe

The 14 Hooded Men were interned in the North in 1971.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 9 June, 2018

Simon Coveney in Jordan: '80,000 live in Zaatari refugee camp. That's the same population as Galway City'

‘Children are growing up in Zaatari refugee camp having never known any other home,’ writes Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney.

# simon-coveney - Friday 8 June, 2018

Coveney says he had ‘frank dialogue’ with Benjamin Netanyahu about Gaza

Coveney has previously said that it is time for the international community to act to save Gaza.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments' Smear Tests This post contains videos

Women affected by CervicalCheck controversy 'borrowing money to get to healthcare appointments'

The women in question are afraid, angry and confused, Stephen Donnelly said.

Dublin City Council top official says 252 people removed from April homeless figures are 'still homeless'

Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin has accused the government of “massaging the figures”.

# simon-coveney - Monday 28 May, 2018

Coveney calls on Russia to take accountability for downing of Malaysian Airlines flight

The Netherlands and Australia have taken the first step towards dragging Russia to court over the shooting down of flight MH17.

Coveney to discuss 'troubling events in Gaza' with EU foreign ministers

The Tánaiste is due to go to Palestine and Israel next week.

Politicians made nearly 5,000 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of their constituents

Five TDs – including a minister – made over 100 representations to the Passport Office on behalf of individuals in the last two years.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Tánaiste says report that Aidan McAnespie's body part was 'disposed of' must be 'extremely difficult' for the family

The 24-year-old was shot shortly after crossing an army checkpoint.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Brexit - UK seeking previously unthought of 'third way' around the Northern Ireland customs border impasse

Theresa May’s cabinet is in open revolt over the current proposition – hence the need to find another approach that keeps everyone (sort of) happy.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

Gaza killings: Sinn Féin says Israeli ambassador should 'pack his bags' and be expelled

59 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces during protests along the Gaza border against the US embassy opening in Jerusalem.

'I would not be as confident as you': May and Brexiteer MP 'in row over who would win a border poll'

The Prime Minister met with Conservative MPs yesterday to discuss future customs arrangements.

# simon-coveney - Monday 14 May, 2018

GP who supports No vote rejects Coveney claim that 'there will be no abortion clinics in Ireland'

The Tánaiste asserted in an op-ed that “there will be no abortion clinics in Ireland”.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 13 May, 2018

'Tit-for-tat has never solved anything': Coveney responds to DUP MP calling him a 'Brit basher'

The Tánaiste told the BBC that Ireland wants to see the British government following through on its promises.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Coveney: 'I approach the abortion issue from a pro-life perspective, but we need to end the status quo'

For the first time, the Tánaiste speaks of his family’s own personal tragedy in pregnancy.

# simon-coveney - Monday 30 April, 2018

EU task force boss says 'rapid' agreement on border issues needed before June

An All Island Brexit Dialogue was held in Dundalk today.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 26 April, 2018

'We can't just presume they have': Doctors instructed to tell women if they have received false smear test results

The case of Vicky Phelan, a terminally ill woman who yesterday came to a €2.5 million settlement with the HSE, has caused significant concern.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 25 April, 2018

'I was stripped and photographed in the nude, while being held by the hair'

The 14 Hooded Men who were interned in the North in 1971 met with Tánaiste Simon Coveney yesterday.

# simon-coveney - Monday 16 April, 2018

Tánaiste would have 'much preferred' if the UN was taking action against alleged Syrian chemical attack

World leaders are dealing with the fallout of airstrikes ordered following an alleged chemical attack.

# simon-coveney - Friday 13 April, 2018

Ireland is giving another €5 million in aid to the severe humanitarian crisis in DR Congo

The UN has described the crisis as the fastest growing humanitarian crisis in the world.

# simon-coveney - Monday 9 April, 2018

Palestinian Authority invites Dublin's Lord Mayor to attend conference on Jerusalem

The Ardmhéara will attend a conference on the status of the City of Jerusalem at the invitation of the Palestinian Authority.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 8 April, 2018

Around 1,200 Irish detained overseas at any time

The Tanaiste said it’s impossible to provide precise statistics as people don’t always want the Irish authorities to be informed.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Since 2014, Irish trade with Russia has fallen - agrifoods have been 'hit hard'

In 2014, overall trade with Russia was worth €948 million.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 31 March, 2018

70,000 passport applications outstanding - and staff numbers have almost doubled to handle backlog

Last year saw a record-breaking number of passport applications.

# simon-coveney - Friday 30 March, 2018

‘No justification for this’ - An Irish diplomat is to be expelled from Russia

A spokesperson for Simon Coveney said it is a “regrettable” decision from the Russians.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Tánaiste denies doing a U-turn on abortion

Coveney also suggested that the abortion referendum could be held a week earlier than expected.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Varadkar says Coveney's call for two-thirds majority lock in abortion law is unconstitutional

The Cabinet is discussing potential abortion legislation today.

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