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#Simon Coveney

# simon-coveney - Yesterday’s News

# 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.

Russian Ambassador warns Ireland should use 'common sense' when considering diplomat expulsions

The government is expected to decide whether to expel Russian diplomats later today.

# simon-coveney - Monday 26 March, 2018

Simon Coveney u-turn: Tánaiste now says he backs 12 weeks proposal

Coveney had previously expressed concerns about the government’s plans.

# simon-coveney - Monday 19 March, 2018

Ireland 'fully supports' UK's efforts to punish those behind 'heinous' poisoning of former spy

Russia has denied involvement in the poisoning.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 18 March, 2018

Coveney says human rights situation in Crimea is 'deeply concerning'

The Tánaiste has reiterated Ireland’s support for Ukraine on the fourth anniversary of the illegal annexation of Crimea.

# 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.

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