Advertisement uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more »
Dublin: 0 °C Sunday 18 March, 2018

#Simon Coveney

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Ministers travelling on St Patrick's Day to campaign for UN Security Council seat

Ireland is running for a seat on the Council for the 2021-2022 term, in which there are two seats available.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Politicians are (slowly) taking to Instagram - and showing different sides

A cooking show next for the Education Minister perhaps as he showcases his skills?

# simon-coveney - Monday 26 February, 2018

Varadkar and May speak by phone ahead of draft EU withdrawal document on Brexit

The draft document, set to give a legal basis to last December’s preliminary agreement, will be published on Wednesday.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 24 February, 2018

The US could send a special envoy to Northern Ireland soon

The role has been vacant under President Donald Trump.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 22 February, 2018

Coveney says 'we can't alter geography and history' amid increasingly tense Brexit talks

The Tánaiste added that power-sharing needs to be “urgently” restored in Northern Ireland.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Explainer: Why UK Brexiteers have been told to 'sod off' away from the Good Friday Agreement

It’s all about how it affects the UK’s Brexit negotiating position in Europe.

White House visit: Simon Coveney to brief Trump administration on Northern Ireland

The Tánaiste is to travel to New York and Washington DC following this morning’s Cabinet meeting.

# simon-coveney - Monday 19 February, 2018

Bertie Ahern says he's been 'talking to Simon Coveney' about the ongoing Stormont talks

Ahern also questioned Micheál Martin’s criticism of the government.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 15 February, 2018

'Aisling's curve is now 70%': Minister says waiting four years for scoliosis surgery is too long

Aisling Corcoran had steel rods removed from her back in 2014.

'You're throwing people to the vulture funds': Government criticised for taking no action to halt PTSB loan sale

PTSB, which is 75% owned by the State, states it is selling off non-performing loans.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Coveney: 'I don't believe there should be unrestricted access to abortion at any point in time'

The Tánaiste attempted to clarify his position ahead of the upcoming referendum on the Eighth Amendment.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Varadkar: 'Right now a 15-year-old girl who is raped cannot get an abortion'

Leo Varadkar said no foreign funding should prop up either campaign in the referendum.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 30 January, 2018

'A watershed moment': Resolution to ratify UN disabilities convention to go before the Dáil

Ireland is the only EU country that has yet to ratify the Convention.

Abortion referendum proposed for May, but 12-week law goes too far for Coveney

During the four-hour long special meeting on the issue there was division on the question of unrestricted abortion up to 12 weeks.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 18 January, 2018

'We don’t have a lot of time': Last-ditch Stormont talks start next week

It’s been one year since the power-sharing administration collapsed in Northern Ireland.

# simon-coveney - Monday 15 January, 2018

'Good, measured debate' - Fine Gael TDs met for almost five hours to talk about abortion

A two-day debate on the abortion issue kicks off on Wednesday.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Simon Coveney: 'Gaza is slightly smaller than County Louth but nearly 2 million people live in it'

While in Gaza I saw the pressures on food, water and electricity, writes Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

Coveney to meet Benjamin Netanyahu for first time since objection to Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Coveney’s last meeting with the Israeli Prime Minister last year was not overly successful.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

Leo Varadkar regrets saying he wanted to retire from politics by the age of 51

The Taoiseach said he is in politics for the long haul.

# simon-coveney - Monday 1 January, 2018

Number of people obtaining citizenship doubles because their grandparent or parent is Irish

People can apply to the Foreign Birth Register if they have an Irish-born grandparent or their parent is an Irish citizen.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Ireland is giving another €500,000 in aid to the severe humanitarian crisis in DR Congo

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

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Coveney has no regrets about making promises about family homelessness

Tánaiste Simon Coveney sits down with to talk homelessness, Brexit, abortion and Callan’s Kicks.

# simon-coveney - Monday 25 December, 2017

'To be honest, there's a lot of panic': What's changed for the undocumented Irish under Trump

Simon Coveney recently told the Dáil that there are Irish people “literally living in the shadows” in the US.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 23 December, 2017

Ireland to give more money towards Yemen crisis as Irish aid set to jump next year

The Taoiseach says the time has come for Ireland to start increasing our spending on international development again.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 21 December, 2017

Ireland one of 128 nations to reject US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

US Ambassador Nikki Haley warned the General Assembly that the United States “will remember this day.”

# simon-coveney - Sunday 17 December, 2017

Coveney says that government has to 'repair' relationship with DUP

Relations between Dublin and the North’s largest party have been strained since contentious Brexit talks a week ago.

# simon-coveney - Friday 15 December, 2017

EU leaders agree to move onto phase two of Brexit talks, but warn of tough talks ahead

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney said Britain’s phase one commitments must follow through to phase two.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Sky News presenter says 'some of you Irish need to get over yourselves' Build A Bridge This post contains videos

Sky News presenter says 'some of you Irish need to get over yourselves'

Some people have been critical of Adam Boulton’s line of questioning in an interview with Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Workout vests, scuppered deals and Christmas drinks - Leo ends the week on a Brexit bounce

A week is long time in politics, but Leo has finished on a Brexit high.

# simon-coveney - Friday 8 December, 2017

DUP's Sammy Wilson in scathing attack on 'cynical, aggressive and green' Varadkar and Coveney Brexit This post contains videos

DUP's Sammy Wilson in scathing attack on 'cynical, aggressive and green' Varadkar and Coveney

The DUP MP says the pair have alienated unionists.

Sky News anchor to Coveney: 'Do you think that this week's kerfuffle has been necessary? Do you feel guilty?'

Coveney was speaking to Adam Boulton after this morning’s Brexit deal.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Explainer: Why Ireland and many others are against Trump recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Simon Coveney said he shares Emmanuel Macron’s concerns about Trump’s proposals, which could be destabilising in the region.

# simon-coveney - Friday 1 December, 2017

'If UK Brexit offer is unacceptable to Ireland it will be unacceptable to Europe' - Donald Tusk

Ireland will be consulted on any offer put forward by the UK.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 30 November, 2017

Coveney becomes Tánaiste as reshuffled ministers receive their seals at the Áras

Heather Humphreys is the new Minister for Business and Josepha Madigan is Minister for Arts.

# simon-coveney - Monday 20 November, 2017

Ireland and the EU were standing side-by-side in making Brexit demands on the UK today

Michel Barnier, however, says the UK will be rewarded if it makes progress.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Broadcaster Chris Donoghue to leave Newstalk for government job alongside Simon Coveney

Donoghue has been a member of the Newstalk roster for 14 years, and was appointed as group political editor for Communicorp less than three months ago.

# simon-coveney - Friday 17 November, 2017

Boris Johnson and Simon Coveney weren't singing from the same hymn sheet in Dublin this morning Brexit This post contains videos

Boris Johnson and Simon Coveney weren't singing from the same hymn sheet in Dublin this morning

Johnson wants Brexit negotiations to move onto trade but Coveney says some issues have to be decided first.

# simon-coveney - Monday 6 November, 2017

Leo says he won't be stopping his ministers at the airport if they want to travel to North Korea

“I am not the keeper of any of my ministers,” said the Taoiseach today.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Councils to clamp down on Airbnb use due to potential 'negative impact' on rental sector

A letter sent to local authorities states owners should not be allowed to rent their properties for more than five nights in a row.

# simon-coveney - Friday 20 October, 2017

Ibrahim Halawa: 'Finally the day where I can see the sky without bars'

The 21-year-old spent more than four years in jail.

1 2 3 4 5