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Simon Coveney

Brexit reactions: UK wants to 'have cake and eat it'
With the UK's position for Brexit negotiations now made public, reactions are painting a bleak picture for Irish agri food trade if no progress is made from this starting point.
By Thomas Hubert on 16 August 2017
Ministers Creed, Doyle and Coveney seem set to stay as Leo the Leader unlikely to make anything more than cosmetic changes to the Cabinet.
By The Dealer on 08 June 2017
In the second of our two-part interview series with the Fine Gael leadership contestants, Leo Varadkar talks to Amy Forde about rural Ireland, climate change and Brexit.
By Amy Forde on 01 June 2017
At the final Fine Gael leadership hustings in Cork on Sunday night, Simon Coveney said he would appoint Green party leader Eamon Ryan as climate change minister while Leo Varadkar was more cautious.
By Thomas Hubert on 29 May 2017
Leo Varadkar seems poised to succeed Enda Kenny, but Simon Coveney is right to ensure the contest runs its course.
By The Dealer on 25 May 2017
In the first part of our two-part interview series with the Fine Gael leadership contestants, Simon Coveney laid out his credentials to lead Ireland to Pat O'Toole.
By Pat O'Toole on 25 May 2017
"Is this the type of bungling Taoiseach we need at this critical time for Ireland? I should think not." – Christy Kelly, Templeglantine, Co Limerick
By Letters to the Editor on 25 May 2017
Coveney and Varadkar's manifestos: what's in them for farmers?
The two contenders for Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach have published their policy priorities, with hints of what they would do for farmers.
By Thomas Hubert on 22 May 2017
Two-horse race for Fine Gael leadership
The Fine Gael leadership battle is under way, with Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar, to launch his campaign on Saturday.
By Amy Forde on 18 May 2017
Simon Coveney to contest Fine Gael leadership
Former Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, has officially announced that he is to contest the Fine Gael leadership election.
By Amy Forde on 18 May 2017
Wouldn’t it be great to send Tadhg Furlong , Cian Healy and Sean O’Brien out to find the gormless weeds who called them all sorts of names after the defeat to Wales?
By Damien O'Reilly on 16 March 2017
The Government is inviting comments from the public on future plans for the management of Ireland's water bodies, including agri-environmental aspects.
By Thomas Hubert on 02 March 2017
25,000 Fine Gael members will have a pivotal role in the selection of the next Fine Gael leader, and by extension the Taoiseach, with 25% of the vote.
By The Dealer on 02 March 2017
Families share contrasting views on the nursing home support scheme, while we await the Government's conclusions from the Fair Deal review that ended last September.
By Thomas Hubert on 16 February 2017
Coveney calls for Ireland to receive funding to help cope with the challenges posed by the UK’s exit from the EU.
By Pat O'Toole on 02 February 2017
Ireland 2040, the blueprint for the future infrastructure development, is the National Planning Framework for the next quarter century.
By Pat O'Toole on 02 February 2017
Was Coveney’s finger off the pulse of Ireland’s dairy farmers?
The news that Ireland had the third-highest volume of applications for the €150m voluntary milk supply reduction scheme made the Dealer wonder how much has changed between March and September 2016.
By The Dealer on 28 September 2016
The veterinary delegation arrives on Monday to meet Department and visit farms.
By Paul Mooney on 05 May 2016
Acting Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said he has received "informal approval" from the European Commission for the inclusion of tillage farmers and sheep fencing in TAMS II.
By Odile Evans on 05 May 2016
Over a dozen candidates have been linked with the farming ministry - and it might not be any of them.
By The Dealer on 05 May 2016
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