Advertisement
This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
OK
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 14 °C Saturday 30 May, 2020

#Simon Coveney

# simon-coveney - Friday 2 November, 2018

Katherine Zappone warned Tánaiste that using State funds for Pope visit 'undermined' work for LGTBI+ rights

An email released under the Freedom of Information Act shows how Zappone had ‘very serious’ concerns ahead of the visit.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Mary Robinson appointed as chair of The Elders

Robinson is following in the footsteps of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Kofi Annan.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 31 October, 2018

'Moronic', 'odious', 'vile': How public expressed anger at Tánaiste's claim that Donald Trump is not racist FOI

'Moronic', 'odious', 'vile': How public expressed anger at Tánaiste's claim that Donald Trump is not racist

Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act show how the public reacted to a now-postponed visit by Trump to Ireland.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 25 October, 2018

HSE reviewing hospitals built by WBS but says there are currently 'no safety concerns'

The company was involved in the construction of the extension to Beaumont Hospital.

# simon-coveney - Monday 22 October, 2018

May to tell parliament Brexit negotiations are '95%' settled ... but she can't accept Irish border proposals

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing down an increasingly mutinous faction within her own party.

# simon-coveney - Friday 19 October, 2018

Tánaiste: 'Some in the UK don't seem to get it. Nobody is talking about building a wall'

Tánaiste: 'Some in the UK don't seem to get it. Nobody is talking about building a wall'

Tánaiste Simon Coveney says it’s his job to hammer home what’s at stake for Ireland by being “polite but firm”.

'He's trying to raise his profile': Tánaiste dubs Casey's campaign as 'irresponsible politics'

Peter Casey says he will take the weekend to consider if he will continue in the race.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 18 October, 2018

Peter Casey denies racism as he travels to site of Traveller dispute - but says it's not his issue to solve Aras 18 This post contains videos

Peter Casey denies racism as he travels to site of Traveller dispute - but says it's not his issue to solve

Casey has been been roundly criticised by all his fellow candidates for several comments he has made about Traveller ethnicity.

'Unacceptable': Minister told Illness Benefit delays means some people have no money to buy food

Howlin said calls to the Social Protection helpline have been going unanswered.

'Not good enough': Tánaiste apologises to women for 18-week delay for their smear test results

Due to the upsurge in the number of women presenting for their smear test, there is now a backlog of 60,000.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

'I don't know where he's getting his information': Coveney denies Howlin claims on Brexit backstop deferral

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said solidarity with Ireland is as strong as ever.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Parents to be able to renew their children's passports online by end of the year

Significant improvements are planned at the Passport Office.

# simon-coveney - Friday 12 October, 2018

'Pat Breen asked a minister to meet a constituent and Naughten decided to go'

Pressure has been mounting on Breen to clarify the nature of his meetings with McCourt.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 11 October, 2018

Taoiseach 'satisfied' with Denis Naughten's account of dinner with Broadband Plan bidder - for now

Naughten has been under pressure after it emerged he attended a dinner with David McCourt in July.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Leaders play down hope of Brexit breakthrough as Arlene Foster meets Michel Barnier

British and Irish leaders have said negotiations will continue until at least November.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 4 October, 2018

Simon Coveney says the government's 'hugely ambitious' social housing programme is working

Coveney was standing in for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, who is in Brussels to meet the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

Taoiseach on DUP leader's belief the Good Friday Agreement can be changed: 'It is not up for negotiation'

She also said that fears about how Brexit will affect Ireland was turning people off the idea.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 29 September, 2018

Simon Coveney: 'It is time to bin climate change denial'

The Tánaiste also used tonight’s speech to the the UN to state the Israel-Palestine conflict is a big foreign policy priority for the Irish government.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 22 September, 2018

Ireland to give extra €1 million to help Palestinian refugees

Mahmoud Abbas met President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney today.

Simon Coveney on the DUP: 'We can't let any one party in Northern Ireland to veto proposals'

Simon Coveney has said that the backstop has become an “orange versus green” issue.

More homeless families living in hotels, despite Government claim that hubs are 'best response' to crisis

More families are continuing to live in hotels a year after the government pledged to end the practice.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 19 September, 2018

Coveney criticises reports that EU could ask Ireland for tax reform to secure support on border issue

An anonymous EU official was quoted as saying that “solidarity doesn’t come for free” in relation to the Irish border issue.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

'Getting Ireland Brexit ready': Government to unveil plan as Coveney warns 'time is short'

Simon Coveney confirmed the government will launch a nationwide campaign this Thursday

# simon-coveney - Sunday 16 September, 2018

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to visit Ireland next weekend

He’ll visit Ireland ahead of his trip to the UN General Assembly in New York.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 9 September, 2018

15 months into the job, how has Eoghan Murphy performed as Minister for Housing?

Earlier this week, Sinn Féin said it will move to have Murphy removed from office when the Dáil resumes this month.

# simon-coveney - Friday 7 September, 2018

Trump likely to stop off in Ireland on his way home from Paris, says Coveney

Varadkar delivered a robust defence of the government’s record on housing this morning.

Coveney says Brexit withdrawal deal is '85% agreed'

Simon Coveney says the October deadline can be pushed out, but not by much.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 1 September, 2018

'Cancel this visit': Opposition parties call for protests over Trump visit to Ireland

The White House announced last night that US President Donald Trump will visit Ireland in November.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Here’s all the news you need to know this morning.

Tánaiste: US decision to end aid to Palestinian refugee agency is 'shocking'

The US State Department said it was no longer willing to shoulder “the very disproportionate share of the burden”.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Coveney says pope has recognised 'magnitude' of abuse but action is now needed

The Tánaiste said Pope Francis is “clearly angered” by what took place.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Coveney attacks Brexiteer Rees-Mogg over proposal for border checks 'just like during the Troubles'

A video being shared on social media shows the Tory suggesting border inspections after the UK leaves the EU.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 19 August, 2018

AirBnb lobbied officials 49 times in two years on crackdown plan

With Dublin rent now averaging €500 above the boomtime figure, pressure is mounting on Minister Eoghan Murphy to act.

# simon-coveney - Friday 27 July, 2018

Trouble ahead? Independent minister undecided on Israeli goods trade ban bill

A division has emerged around the Cabinet table between Fine Gael members and independent ministers.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

A British-Irish top-level meeting is happening for the first time in 11 years, but what is it about?

The meeting is supposed to be “regular and frequent”.

# simon-coveney - Friday 20 July, 2018

'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.