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#Simon Coveney

# simon-coveney - Today’s News

‘Good chance’ of Brexit trade deal in coming days, Coveney says

Simon Coveney met European leaders in Paris today.

# simon-coveney - Yesterday’s News

UK breaching Northern Ireland Protocol would be a 'really big mistake', Coveney says

The British government is poised to reintroduce elements of its controversial Internal Market Bill next week,

# simon-coveney - Monday 30 November, 2020

Coveney: We've been saying it for a while but THIS is the key week in Brexit talks

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Sunday that there was ‘a deal to be done’.

# simon-coveney - Monday 16 November, 2020

UK demands 'more realism' from European Union as Brexit talks tick towards deadline in Brussels

Chief British negotiator David Frost says he and his team are working hard for an agreement.

New Irish consulate covering north of England to open in Manchester

Ireland already has an embassy in London and consulates general in Edinburgh and Cardiff.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Coveney: No Brexit deal if UK allowed to break international law

Simon Coveney has called for a ‘dialling down’ of rhetoric during Brexit talks.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 12 November, 2020

DFA helped over 8,000 Irish citizens come home from 126 countries during pandemic

Simon Coveney said the pandemic “left no corner of the globe untouched”.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Coveney pays tribute to top Palestinian spokesman Saeb Erekat who has died aged 65

Erekat had been a prominent international spokesman for the Palestinians for three decades.

# simon-coveney - Monday 9 November, 2020

Coveney: Biden victory could give Downing Street 'pause for thought' as Brexit talks near end

Coveney described Biden as a “real friend to Ireland” who has made clear his position on the Good Friday Agreement.

# simon-coveney - Friday 6 November, 2020

Coveney says Israel's destruction of Palestinian village a 'brutal and violent act'

Israel’s army demolished the homes of nearly 80 Palestinian Bedouins in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

‘Very serious’ gaps remain between UK and EU positions in trade talks

Time is running short for a deal to be in place before the transition period expires at the end of the year.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Coveney restricting movements after attending same meeting as positive minister in Luxembourg

Coveney tested negative for Covid-19 earlier this week and plans to be tested again next week.

# simon-coveney - Friday 9 October, 2020

Simon Coveney: UK has given assurance that there is no block of Covid-19 Northern Ireland funding

Coveney said that he was told by Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis that “finance from London shouldn’t be a problem”.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 7 October, 2020

Simon Coveney says it'll be a ‘failure of politics’ if UK pushes through Brexit Bill

Simon Coveney believes the Internal Market Bill is a negotiating tactic that has backfired.

# simon-coveney - Monday 28 September, 2020

US will protect the Good Friday Agreement, Special Envoy to NI says

Mulvaney, the former Chief of Staff to US President Donald Trump, took up the role of Special Envoy in March.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

Simon Coveney to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels to discuss 'challenging' Brexit developments

Coveney has said the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has Ireland’s full support.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Simon Coveney says UK suggestion that EU would 'blockade' food to Northern Ireland is 'spin and not true'

“Britain is behaving in an extraordinary way and the British people need to know that,” Coveney said on the BBC.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

'This is not a drill': Big national effort needed in the next three months to prepare for Brexit

The action plan outlines the vital preparations that businesses should be taking in advance of 31 December.

'We got no heads up': Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson about the 'undermining' of Brexit negotiations

The Taoiseach says the UK government’s actions ‘does not build trust’.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

UK calls for ‘more realism’ from Brussels ahead of crunch round of negotiations

Trade talks will resume in London today.

Coveney bringing 'significant' Brexit memo to Cabinet on trade preparations

Today’s Cabinet meeting is set to be dominated about Brexit.

# simon-coveney - Monday 7 September, 2020

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'

Political leaders have described the reported plans as a “treacherous betrayal” by “charlatans”.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Coalition leaders to resume talks on Phil Hogan's replacement

A number of high-profile names are in the mix.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Leo Varadkar rules himself out of taking over EU Commissioner job

There is a lot of interest in the trade commissioner job – and the knock on vacancies that might arise.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Coveney labels violence against Belarus protesters 'unacceptable' as opposition leader flees to Lithuania

One demonstrator was killed last night during protests against election results in the country.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 30 July, 2020

'No mystery': Tánaiste says Foreign Affairs Minister always needs Garda transport when travelling to NI

Varadkar said it hasn’t been an issue because usually the Tánaiste also hold the position of Foreign Affairs Minister.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Leo Varadkar intervened to ensure Simon Coveney kept State car

Labour leader Alan Kelly attacked the government over the issue in the Dáil today.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Coveney expresses concern to Mike Pompeo and Israeli foreign minister about annexation plans

Israel’s plan to redraw the map has come under fierce international criticism.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Taoiseach says it's 'impossible' to enforce mandatory quarantine for people arriving in Ireland

He said people travelling from outside the green list countries should restrict their movements.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 18 July, 2020

Green list will be 'very short' but Greece and Cyprus likely to feature

The US has already been ruled out, so what countries might make the cut?

# simon-coveney - Friday 17 July, 2020

US won't be on travel green list and UK 'unlikely' to make the cut, confirms Coveney

The green list will have countries on it which pose no higher risk than travelling in Ireland represents.

# simon-coveney - Monday 13 July, 2020

Coveney: 'I don’t think we should prevent flights landing in Ireland or ban international travel'

Coveney said people arriving in Ireland will be checked up on.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Coveney raises concerns over new security law in Hong Kong as thousands defy ban on protests

Under the new law, certain political views and symbols became illegal overnight.

# simon-coveney - Monday 29 June, 2020

Warning that non-essential travel abroad should be avoided to prevent a Covid-19 surge in Ireland

Professor Philip Nolan has said that just because travel restrictions are easing doesn’t mean people should go abroad.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 27 June, 2020

In full: These are your new Cabinet ministers

The new ministerial lineup has been confirmed.

# simon-coveney - Monday 15 June, 2020

Criticism over lack of reference to Occupied Territories Bill in draft programme for government

Fine Gael and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have repeatedly outlined their opposition to the Bill.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 14 June, 2020

After support from Bono and Mary Robinson, Ireland's bid for UN Security Council seat to be decided

Ireland is facing a “very competitive” field as it vies with Canada and Norway for a seat on the UN Security Council this Wednesday.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Simon Coveney hasn't spoken to US ambassador yet, but says 'it's clear where Irish people stand'

The Tánaiste said that he has a “very good relationship” with the US ambassador, and they “can speak very bluntly to each other”.

Processing of online passport applications will resume next week

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the Passport Office processed 6,000 applications during the Covid-19 emergency.

# simon-coveney - Friday 29 May, 2020

Coveney seeks approval for new Brexit omnibus bill as he warns ministers there may be no trade deal

The UK government has said it will not request an extension to the transition period – and will reject any such request from the EU.

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