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Simon Coveney

Irish Government has ‘no desire’ to delay Brexit
On the eve of some of the most crucial Brexit talks between the UK and the EU, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has stated that the Irish Government has no desire to delay Brexit.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 03 December 2017
Coveney appointed Tánaiste and other changes in Cabinet
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, has been appointed as Tánaiste, and a number of other ministerial changes in the Cabinet have also been announced.
By Amy Forde on 30 November 2017
The labour issue in the meat industry, Brexit, vegans and dairy markets were all on the agenda at the 2017 Carrigaline Macra ag-talk.
By Amy Forde on 30 November 2017
WTO tariffs would be devastating for Ireland post-Brexit – Coveney
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Brexit, Simon Coveney believes that neither the UK or Ireland can affored a "no deal Brexit".
By Amy Forde on 28 November 2017
Minister Simon Coveney to speak at Carrigaline Macra event
Carrigaline Macra will host its annual conference which will feature a range of speakers including Minister Simon Coveney and Jim Woulfe of Dairygold.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 27 November 2017
MagGrow and International Potato Marketing are among Irish agribusinesses increasing their presence in the east African country.
By Thomas Hubert on 09 November 2017
Farm businesses in Kenya to benefit from new agri-food strategy with Ireland
The new Ireland-Kenya Agri-Food Strategy 2017-2021 will be ratified by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney this week.
By Amy Forde on 06 November 2017
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
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