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#Simon Coveney

# simon-coveney - Today’s News

Coveney: Holidaying abroad is currently illegal but that 'may change' over the summer
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# On A Jet Plane

Coveney: Holidaying abroad is currently illegal but that 'may change' over the summer

5 hours ago 21,758 Views 54 Comments

The minister said the EU Green Cert system could be in place by June but that Ireland may not sign up to it at the beginning.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit

Apr 14th 2021, 3:26 PM 5,459 Views 2 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is also in London today for talks.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 10 April, 2021

An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list
# Analysis
# Analysis

An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list

Apr 10th 2021, 7:30 AM 35,825 Views 87 Comments

A week of difficult government discussions concluded with an incorporeal Cabinet meeting last night.

# simon-coveney - Monday 5 April, 2021

Talks to take place this week to find a compromise on mandatory hotel quarantine expansion
# Travel
# Travel

Talks to take place this week to find a compromise on mandatory hotel quarantine expansion

Apr 5th 2021, 12:58 PM 29,502 Views 64 Comments

One idea on the table is expanding the role of quarantining at home.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Stephen Donnelly hits out at 'leaks' over possible additions to hotel quarantine list
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Stephen Donnelly hits out at 'leaks' over possible additions to hotel quarantine list

Updated Apr 1st 2021, 6:32 PM 60,867 Views 132 Comments

It was reported this week that 43 countries could be added to the list.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 28 March, 2021

HSE boss says breach of procedure by Beacon Hospital was a 'real body blow'
# Beacon Hospital
# Beacon Hospital

HSE boss says breach of procedure by Beacon Hospital was a 'real body blow'

Mar 28th 2021, 4:24 PM 36,690 Views 76 Comments

Paul Reid said there is no rationale as to why teachers in a private school were given the vaccine.

# simon-coveney - Friday 12 March, 2021

Simon Coveney welcomes Council of Europe decision to reopen case of Pat Finucane's murder
# State Collusion
# State Collusion

Simon Coveney welcomes Council of Europe decision to reopen case of Pat Finucane's murder

Mar 12th 2021, 12:38 PM 8,312 Views 7 Comments

There was shock in November when the UK said it would not hold a public inquiry into the Belfast lawyer’s 1989 murder.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 11 March, 2021

Brexit issues raised with influential group of US Congress members
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Brexit issues raised with influential group of US Congress members

Mar 11th 2021, 11:48 AM 10,855 Views 11 Comments

Simon Coveney and EU Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic spoke to the Friends of Ireland caucus.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Coveney holds 'intensive and productive' talks with President Hassan Rouhani in Iran
# Iran
# Iran

Coveney holds 'intensive and productive' talks with President Hassan Rouhani in Iran

Updated Mar 7th 2021, 6:25 PM 45,889 Views 51 Comments

Ireland-Iran bilateral relations were also discussed in advance of the re-opening of an Irish diplomatic presence in Tehran.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Nuclear deal on agenda as Coveney travels to Iran to meet with President Rouhani
# Iran
# Iran

Nuclear deal on agenda as Coveney travels to Iran to meet with President Rouhani

Mar 6th 2021, 7:44 AM 23,424 Views 43 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney will also meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period
# Exports
# Exports

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period

Updated Mar 4th 2021, 12:45 PM 34,505 Views 78 Comments
  • The EU is now considering legal options.
  • Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.

# simon-coveney - Monday 1 March, 2021

Coveney urges anyone with information on alleged abuse in the Curragh to contact gardaí
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Coveney urges anyone with information on alleged abuse in the Curragh to contact gardaí

Mar 1st 2021, 7:32 PM 105,975 Views 0 Comments

A whistleblower says a number of people have contacted him about incidents of alleged sexual abuse and assault.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 28 February, 2021

Defence Forces facing 'serious problems' with recruitment and retention
# Defending Pay
# Defending Pay

Defence Forces facing 'serious problems' with recruitment and retention

Feb 28th 2021, 1:29 PM 50,450 Views 92 Comments

A Commission on the Defence Forces is due to deliver a report this year on challenges within the armed forces.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China
# Richard O'halloran
# Richard O'halloran

Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China

Feb 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 90,975 Views 0 Comments

Richard OHalloran has been prevented from leaving China since February 2019.

# simon-coveney - Monday 15 February, 2021

US military troops travelling into Shannon Airport breached Covid-19 regulations
# RULES BREACH
# RULES BREACH

US military troops travelling into Shannon Airport breached Covid-19 regulations

Feb 15th 2021, 4:45 PM 32,298 Views 40 Comments

The US crew stayed in a Limerick hotel overnight, leaving to buy food at one point, before flying on to the US the following day.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Coveney says calls to scrap Northern Ireland protocol are unrealistic
# Simon Coveney
# Simon Coveney

Coveney says calls to scrap Northern Ireland protocol are unrealistic

Updated Feb 7th 2021, 3:57 PM 18,198 Views 38 Comments

Coveney did admit however that there have been issues with the implementation of the protocol.

# simon-coveney - Friday 5 February, 2021

Debunked: No, there wasn't a media blackout on Simon Coveney's official visit to Turkey last month
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: No, there wasn't a media blackout on Simon Coveney's official visit to Turkey last month

Feb 5th 2021, 6:45 AM 23,866 Views 0 Comments

It has been claimed that the media was told not to cover the minister’s trip last month.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'
# The Protocol
# The Protocol

Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 1:15 PM 59,420 Views 96 Comments

Post-Brexit inspections on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain have been suspended amid concerns over the safety of officials.

# simon-coveney - Monday 1 February, 2021

Commission decision to invoke Article 16 without consulting Irish government 'extraordinary'
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

Commission decision to invoke Article 16 without consulting Irish government 'extraordinary'

Feb 1st 2021, 11:55 AM 30,749 Views 89 Comments
  • Coveney says the Commission's move was a "costly mistake"
  • NI First Minister Arlene Foster accuses the Commission of committing an 'act of hostility'

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Incomplete haulier paperwork still causing headaches and delays at Irish ports, Cabinet told
# Brexit
# Brexit

Incomplete haulier paperwork still causing headaches and delays at Irish ports, Cabinet told

Jan 19th 2021, 6:46 PM 10,961 Views 25 Comments

The State is to fund antigen tests for truck drivers travelling to France.

# simon-coveney - Monday 28 December, 2020

Number of Irish passports issued this year fell by 60%
# Department Of Foreign Affairs
# Department Of Foreign Affairs

Number of Irish passports issued this year fell by 60%

Dec 28th 2020, 6:10 AM 18,504 Views 14 Comments

The most popular baby girls’ names were Olivia, Mia and Saoirse, while Noah, Adam and Cillian topped the baby boys’ list.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Simon Coveney: 'Ireland has defended itself against the vulnerabilities Brexit forced upon us'
# Brexit
# Brexit

Simon Coveney: 'Ireland has defended itself against the vulnerabilities Brexit forced upon us'

Dec 27th 2020, 6:30 AM 23,179 Views 30 Comments

The EU and the UK published full 1,246-page text of the treaty yesterday.

# simon-coveney - Friday 25 December, 2020

Over 65,000 US troops passed through Shannon Airport this year
# US Military
# US Military

Over 65,000 US troops passed through Shannon Airport this year

Dec 25th 2020, 8:30 AM 14,590 Views 53 Comments

Independent TD Catherine Connolly has said that “it is not possible to promote peace if we are facilitating war”.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

Man convicted of murder of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon in 1980
# Beirut
# Beirut

Man convicted of murder of two Irish soldiers in Lebanon in 1980

Dec 22nd 2020, 7:27 AM 30,566 Views 10 Comments

Private Thomas Barrett and Private Derek Smallhorne were killed while on a peacekeeping mission over 40 years ago.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 15 December, 2020

Cabinet approves setting up Defence Forces Commission to examine issues like recruitment and pay
# Defence Forces
# Defence Forces

Cabinet approves setting up Defence Forces Commission to examine issues like recruitment and pay

Dec 15th 2020, 6:08 PM 12,476 Views 13 Comments

“This is about modernising Irish Defence infrastructure and making sure that it’s fit for purpose,” Defence Minister Simon Coveney said.

# simon-coveney - Friday 11 December, 2020

Boris Johnson warns no deal is 'very very likely' while Coveney says agreement is still possible
# Brexit
# Brexit

Boris Johnson warns no deal is 'very very likely' while Coveney says agreement is still possible

Updated Dec 11th 2020, 7:40 PM 28,575 Views 61 Comments

Boris Johnson said he was “hopeful” that progress could be made before Sunday.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Coveney in Berlin tomorrow to mark handover of UN Security Council membership to Ireland
# Handover
# Handover

Coveney in Berlin tomorrow to mark handover of UN Security Council membership to Ireland

Dec 10th 2020, 9:40 PM 14,349 Views 20 Comments

Ireland will take its seat on the Council on 1 January 2021.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 3 December, 2020

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

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

Updated Dec 3rd 2020, 1:39 PM 18,105 Views 23 Comments

Simon Coveney met European leaders in Paris today.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

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

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

Dec 2nd 2020, 10:00 PM 17,822 Views 35 Comments

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
# Now Or Never
# Now Or Never

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

Nov 30th 2020, 9:20 AM 9,484 Views 9 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Updated Nov 16th 2020, 10:12 PM 39,014 Views 26 Comments

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
# Irish Consulate
# Irish Consulate

New Irish consulate covering north of England to open in Manchester

Nov 16th 2020, 7:04 AM 15,789 Views 9 Comments

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
# Trade Agreement
# Trade Agreement

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

Nov 15th 2020, 12:07 PM 27,970 Views 39 Comments

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
# Wild Geese
# Wild Geese

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

Nov 12th 2020, 5:36 PM 19,548 Views 14 Comments

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
# Saeb Erekat
# Saeb Erekat

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

Nov 10th 2020, 12:06 PM 7,900 Views 2 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Nov 9th 2020, 9:37 AM 21,682 Views 31 Comments

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'
# West Bank
# West Bank

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

Nov 6th 2020, 1:44 PM 22,563 Views 47 Comments

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
# Brexit
# Brexit

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

Nov 4th 2020, 11:04 PM 16,884 Views 5 Comments

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
# RoundTable
# RoundTable

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

Oct 17th 2020, 6:29 PM 40,777 Views 48 Comments

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
# Cross Border
# Cross Border

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

Oct 9th 2020, 10:11 AM 13,442 Views 20 Comments

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

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