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#Simon Coveney

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney tells Andrew Marr 'the penny is finally dropping' in UK about Brexit consequences Brexit This post contains videos

Simon Coveney tells Andrew Marr 'the penny is finally dropping' in UK about Brexit consequences

Coveney said the EU felt the end of 2020 deadline set by Boris Johnson was “ambitious, if not unrealistic”.

From TheJournal.ie 'A no-man's land scenario': The ideas sent in from the public to avoid a hard Irish border Smuggling

'A no-man's land scenario': The ideas sent in from the public to avoid a hard Irish border

One person suggested that they should “erect poles at every road crossing the border between Northern Ireland and the South”.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney: Lyra McKee's death inspired Northern talks, now politicians should take charge Opinion

Simon Coveney: Lyra McKee's death inspired Northern talks, now politicians should take charge

The new deal is a balanced approach that can get the parliament up and running, the Tánaiste writes.

From TheJournal.ie Michelle O'Neill says it's up to UK and Ireland to ensure Stormont Assembly is 'sustainable' Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill says it's up to UK and Ireland to ensure Stormont Assembly is 'sustainable'

Three years to the day since the collapse of the Assembly, the Sinn Féin leader in the North said talks are still “a work in progress”.

From TheJournal.ie Voters set to see what parties are arguing over as draft Stormont deal to be published Deal Or No Deal

Voters set to see what parties are arguing over as draft Stormont deal to be published

Publishing a draft text prior to securing a deal represent a new approach.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas Trade Deal

Johnson's Brexit Bill expected to sail through House of Commons as MPs return post-Christmas

Boris Johnson does not want the Brexit transition period extended beyond December 2020, but Ireland and Europe have said this may not be realistic.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says it's 'end game' as talks to restore power-sharing at Stormont resume Belfast

Coveney says it's 'end game' as talks to restore power-sharing at Stormont resume

A snap election could be called if a deal is not reached by 13 January.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney urges all sides in Stormont talks to show generosity Talks

Coveney urges all sides in Stormont talks to show generosity

The parties have until a January 13 deadline to strike a deal to revive devolution.

From TheJournal.ie Why have parties in the North failed to agree a deal to restore Stormont? Another Year Over

Why have parties in the North failed to agree a deal to restore Stormont?

Before Christmas, there had been hopes of a breakthrough in talks.

From TheJournal.ie Irish flags, vodka and a Che Guevara stamp: Gifts given and received by Varadkar and Coveney in 2019 For You

Irish flags, vodka and a Che Guevara stamp: Gifts given and received by Varadkar and Coveney in 2019

Books, hampers and historical gifts are often given to heads of state.

From TheJournal.ie It's been another 'bumper' year for Irish passport applications, up 7% on 2018 Record Breaking

It's been another 'bumper' year for Irish passport applications, up 7% on 2018

The oldest online Irish passport applicant was 101, and the youngest was five days old.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney agrees Dara Murphy should present himself for investigation over his expenses Attendance

Coveney agrees Dara Murphy should present himself for investigation over his expenses

Coveney says he has not spoken to Dara Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney Controversy

Verona Murphy has been 'through a tough time' but it's the right decision to take her off the FG ticket, says Coveney

Coveney said the by-election campaign was ‘personally stressful’ on Murphy.

From TheJournal.ie Creed says Brexit trade deal by end of 2020 is 'wildly beyond credibility' but Gove 'confident' it can be done Brexit

Creed says Brexit trade deal by end of 2020 is 'wildly beyond credibility' but Gove 'confident' it can be done

Michael Gove said Simon Coveney “takes a different view” to those who dismiss the possibility of getting a trade deal sorted next year.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar says UK and EU will negotiate 'a mighty new economic partnership' Brexit

Varadkar says UK and EU will negotiate 'a mighty new economic partnership'

The Taoiseach has congratulated Boris Johnson after the outcome of the UK election.

From TheJournal.ie 'Chronic pain is particularly acute for children': Issue of children's consultant stepping down raised in Dáil Pain Clinic

'Chronic pain is particularly acute for children': Issue of children's consultant stepping down raised in Dáil

The issue was raised by TD Dara Calleary in the Dail today.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney condemns 'illegal' Israeli settlements in wake of US policy u-turn Occupied Territories

Coveney condemns 'illegal' Israeli settlements in wake of US policy u-turn

This comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington no longer considers them to be illegal.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaste in Edinburgh today to help build ties with Scotland post-Brexit Brexit

Tánaste in Edinburgh today to help build ties with Scotland post-Brexit

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will meet with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during the visit.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste: 'Irish military sent to Turkey in supportive role, not to extract Lisa Smith' Dáil

Tánaiste: 'Irish military sent to Turkey in supportive role, not to extract Lisa Smith'

It was revealed yesterday that Smith is due to be repatriated to Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste hopeful for breakthrough in Lisa Smith case 'within a few weeks' Turkey

Tánaiste hopeful for breakthrough in Lisa Smith case 'within a few weeks'

Simon Coveney has said his primary concern is for Smith’s two-year-old daughter.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: 'No five-year-old child should be eating their dinner from cardboard on the street' Homelessness

Coveney: 'No five-year-old child should be eating their dinner from cardboard on the street'

A photo posted on online in recent days shows a boy eating his dinner from a piece of cardboard on the street.

From TheJournal.ie EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds Syria

EU agrees to suspend exporting arms to Turkey amid 'unacceptable' offensive against Kurds

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the unanimous move is in response to Turkey’s “unacceptable unilateral military action in northeast Syria”.

From TheJournal.ie New team established to process major increase in citizenship requests from foreign-born citizens Citizenship By Descent

New team established to process major increase in citizenship requests from foreign-born citizens

The number of foreign-born citizens seeking an Irish citizenship has more than trebled in three years.

From TheJournal.ie 'I wasn't aware of it': Tánaiste denies knowing protection money was being paid to criminals on construction sites Extortion

'I wasn't aware of it': Tánaiste denies knowing protection money was being paid to criminals on construction sites

The High Court heard that criminals extorted money from companies, including one building houses for Dublin City Council.

From TheJournal.ie 'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces Kurds This post contains videos

'Deeply troubled': Tánaiste urges Turkey to refrain from assault on Syrian Kurdish forces

The US has been accused of abandoning Kurdish troops as Russia warns that the ‘whole region could be ignited’.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson spoke by phone this evening and hope to meet this week Brexit

Leo Varadkar and Boris Johnson spoke by phone this evening and hope to meet this week

Tusk made his comments on Twitter.

From TheJournal.ie We have some sort of UK proposals for the Irish border - so now what? Back To The Backstop

We have some sort of UK proposals for the Irish border - so now what?

In short: your guess is as good as ours.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto Brexit

Coveney says he doesn't want a quarrel with the DUP, but says the minority can't have a veto

Simon Coveney has said the UK’s Brexit proposals contain ‘significant problems’.

From TheJournal.ie DUP would consider 'time-limited backstop' amid last-ditch attempt to get Brexit deal Northern Ireland

DUP would consider 'time-limited backstop' amid last-ditch attempt to get Brexit deal

Arlene Foster has insisted there remains a chance of reaching a deal before 31 October.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney warns that 'time is running out' after Brexit meeting with Barnier 35 Days To Go

Coveney warns that 'time is running out' after Brexit meeting with Barnier

The meeting took place against the backdrop of a chaotic week in UK politics.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit talks progressing with 'momentum', Barclay says following meeting with Barnier Brexit

Brexit talks progressing with 'momentum', Barclay says following meeting with Barnier

Barclay and Barnier discussed three papers submitted by London with ideas on replacing the so-called ‘backstop’.

From TheJournal.ie 'A barbaric and cowardly act': Flanagan condemns 'utterly disgraceful' Kevin Lunney attack Quinn Holdings

'A barbaric and cowardly act': Flanagan condemns 'utterly disgraceful' Kevin Lunney attack

Gardaí and PSNI are investigating after Kevin Lunney was abducted near his home in Derrylin in Fermanagh.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney on Brexit deadlock: 'We simply haven’t seen any written proposals from the UK to date' 44 Days To Go

Coveney on Brexit deadlock: 'We simply haven’t seen any written proposals from the UK to date'

It’s being reported this evening that the UK side are refusing to submit a written document in the ongoing talks.

From TheJournal.ie 'Time to level with people': Coveney says customs checks after no-deal will be temporary and away from the border Brexit

'Time to level with people': Coveney says customs checks after no-deal will be temporary and away from the border

He said a timeline for how long the checks would be operational will have to be agreed.

From TheJournal.ie Boiled heads and chlorinated chickens: Standout quotes from an epically odd week on Planet Brexit Increasingly Strange
From TheJournal.ie 'Trust the public with hard facts': Micheál Martin calls on government to publish no-deal Brexit plans Brexit

'Trust the public with hard facts': Micheál Martin calls on government to publish no-deal Brexit plans

He said the government should also make it clear how much new arrangements after Brexit are likely to cost.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: 'British government seems to be simply wiping the slate clean on the Irish issue' Brexit

Coveney: 'British government seems to be simply wiping the slate clean on the Irish issue'

The queen has approved the suspension of the parliament.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit: UK must pay its divorce bill even in event of no-deal, EU warns 31 October

Brexit: UK must pay its divorce bill even in event of no-deal, EU warns

It comes after Boris Johnson insisted the UK would be free from its obligations in a no-deal scenario.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney: The backstop is overwhelmingly supported. This gets little recognition in the UK Brexit debate Column

Simon Coveney: The backstop is overwhelmingly supported. This gets little recognition in the UK Brexit debate

A hard Brexit, if the UK chooses one, will be ugly and difficult, says the Tánaiste.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel: 'We do need the Brexit backstop removed' Talks

Boris Johnson tells Angela Merkel: 'We do need the Brexit backstop removed'

Johnson will seek to convince the German Chancellor to renegotiate elements of the Brexit deal.

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