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

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

Chief British negotiator David Frost says he and his team are working hard for an agreement.

From TheJournal.ie New Irish consulate covering north of England to open in Manchester Irish Consulate

New Irish consulate covering north of England to open in Manchester

Ireland already has an embassy in London and consulates general in Edinburgh and Cardiff.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: No Brexit deal if UK allowed to break international law Trade Agreement

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

Simon Coveney has called for a ‘dialling down’ of rhetoric during Brexit talks.

From TheJournal.ie DFA helped over 8,000 Irish citizens come home from 126 countries during pandemic Wild Geese

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

Simon Coveney said the pandemic “left no corner of the globe untouched”.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney pays tribute to top Palestinian spokesman Saeb Erekat who has died aged 65 Saeb Erekat

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

Erekat had been a prominent international spokesman for the Palestinians for three decades.

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

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

Coveney described Biden as a “real friend to Ireland” who has made clear his position on the Good Friday Agreement.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says Israel's destruction of Palestinian village a 'brutal and violent act' West Bank

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

Israel’s army demolished the homes of nearly 80 Palestinian Bedouins in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Very serious’ gaps remain between UK and EU positions in trade talks Brexit

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

Time is running short for a deal to be in place before the transition period expires at the end of the year.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney restricting movements after attending same meeting as positive minister in Luxembourg RoundTable

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

Coveney tested negative for Covid-19 earlier this week and plans to be tested again next week.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney: UK has given assurance that there is no block of Covid-19 Northern Ireland funding Cross Border

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney says it'll be a ‘failure of politics’ if UK pushes through Brexit Bill Brexit Bill

Simon Coveney says it'll be a ‘failure of politics’ if UK pushes through Brexit Bill

Simon Coveney believes the Internal Market Bill is a negotiating tactic that has backfired.

From TheJournal.ie US will protect the Good Friday Agreement, Special Envoy to NI says Mick Mulvaney

US will protect the Good Friday Agreement, Special Envoy to NI says

Mulvaney, the former Chief of Staff to US President Donald Trump, took up the role of Special Envoy in March.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels to discuss 'challenging' Brexit developments Brexit

Simon Coveney to meet Michel Barnier in Brussels to discuss 'challenging' Brexit developments

Coveney has said the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has Ireland’s full support.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney says UK suggestion that EU would 'blockade' food to Northern Ireland is 'spin and not true' Brexit

Simon Coveney says UK suggestion that EU would 'blockade' food to Northern Ireland is 'spin and not true'

“Britain is behaving in an extraordinary way and the British people need to know that,” Coveney said on the BBC.

From TheJournal.ie 'This is not a drill': Big national effort needed in the next three months to prepare for Brexit Brexit

'This is not a drill': Big national effort needed in the next three months to prepare for Brexit

The action plan outlines the vital preparations that businesses should be taking in advance of 31 December.

From TheJournal.ie 'We got no heads up': Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson about the 'undermining' of Brexit negotiations Brexit Pressure

'We got no heads up': Taoiseach speaks to Boris Johnson about the 'undermining' of Brexit negotiations

The Taoiseach says the UK government’s actions ‘does not build trust’.

From TheJournal.ie UK calls for ‘more realism’ from Brussels ahead of crunch round of negotiations Trade

UK calls for ‘more realism’ from Brussels ahead of crunch round of negotiations

Trade talks will resume in London today.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney bringing 'significant' Brexit memo to Cabinet on trade preparations Brexit

Coveney bringing 'significant' Brexit memo to Cabinet on trade preparations

Today’s Cabinet meeting is set to be dominated about Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement' Brexit

NI protocol must be honoured, pro-Remain parties say amid reports UK 'plans to rip up Brexit Agreement'

Political leaders have described the reported plans as a “treacherous betrayal” by “charlatans”.

From TheJournal.ie Coalition leaders to resume talks on Phil Hogan's replacement Golfgate

Coalition leaders to resume talks on Phil Hogan's replacement

A number of high-profile names are in the mix.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar rules himself out of taking over EU Commissioner job Top Job

Leo Varadkar rules himself out of taking over EU Commissioner job

There is a lot of interest in the trade commissioner job – and the knock on vacancies that might arise.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney labels violence against Belarus protesters 'unacceptable' as opposition leader flees to Lithuania Statement

Coveney labels violence against Belarus protesters 'unacceptable' as opposition leader flees to Lithuania

One demonstrator was killed last night during protests against election results in the country.

From TheJournal.ie 'No mystery': Tánaiste says Foreign Affairs Minister always needs Garda transport when travelling to NI Security Protocol

'No mystery': Tánaiste says Foreign Affairs Minister always needs Garda transport when travelling to NI

Varadkar said it hasn’t been an issue because usually the Tánaiste also hold the position of Foreign Affairs Minister.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar intervened to ensure Simon Coveney kept State car Top Gear

Leo Varadkar intervened to ensure Simon Coveney kept State car

Labour leader Alan Kelly attacked the government over the issue in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney expresses concern to Mike Pompeo and Israeli foreign minister about annexation plans Palestine

Coveney expresses concern to Mike Pompeo and Israeli foreign minister about annexation plans

Israel’s plan to redraw the map has come under fierce international criticism.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says it's 'impossible' to enforce mandatory quarantine for people arriving in Ireland Green List

Taoiseach says it's 'impossible' to enforce mandatory quarantine for people arriving in Ireland

He said people travelling from outside the green list countries should restrict their movements.

From TheJournal.ie Green list will be 'very short' but Greece and Cyprus likely to feature Travel Advice

Green list will be 'very short' but Greece and Cyprus likely to feature

The US has already been ruled out, so what countries might make the cut?

From TheJournal.ie US won't be on travel green list and UK 'unlikely' to make the cut, confirms Coveney Travel

US won't be on travel green list and UK 'unlikely' to make the cut, confirms Coveney

The green list will have countries on it which pose no higher risk than travelling in Ireland represents.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: 'I don’t think we should prevent flights landing in Ireland or ban international travel' Travel

Coveney: 'I don’t think we should prevent flights landing in Ireland or ban international travel'

Coveney said people arriving in Ireland will be checked up on.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney raises concerns over new security law in Hong Kong as thousands defy ban on protests China

Coveney raises concerns over new security law in Hong Kong as thousands defy ban on protests

Under the new law, certain political views and symbols became illegal overnight.

From TheJournal.ie Warning that non-essential travel abroad should be avoided to prevent a Covid-19 surge in Ireland Phase Three

Warning that non-essential travel abroad should be avoided to prevent a Covid-19 surge in Ireland

Professor Philip Nolan has said that just because travel restrictions are easing doesn’t mean people should go abroad.

From TheJournal.ie In full: These are your new Cabinet ministers New Lineup

In full: These are your new Cabinet ministers

The new ministerial lineup has been confirmed.

From TheJournal.ie Criticism over lack of reference to Occupied Territories Bill in draft programme for government Occupied Territories

Criticism over lack of reference to Occupied Territories Bill in draft programme for government

Fine Gael and Tánaiste Simon Coveney have repeatedly outlined their opposition to the Bill.

From TheJournal.ie After support from Bono and Mary Robinson, Ireland's bid for UN Security Council seat to be decided The Top Table

After support from Bono and Mary Robinson, Ireland's bid for UN Security Council seat to be decided

Ireland is facing a “very competitive” field as it vies with Canada and Norway for a seat on the UN Security Council this Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney hasn't spoken to US ambassador yet, but says 'it's clear where Irish people stand' Black Lives Matter

Simon Coveney hasn't spoken to US ambassador yet, but says 'it's clear where Irish people stand'

The Tánaiste said that he has a “very good relationship” with the US ambassador, and they “can speak very bluntly to each other”.

From TheJournal.ie Processing of online passport applications will resume next week Travel Abroad

Processing of online passport applications will resume next week

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the Passport Office processed 6,000 applications during the Covid-19 emergency.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney seeks approval for new Brexit omnibus bill as he warns ministers there may be no trade deal Brexit

Coveney seeks approval for new Brexit omnibus bill as he warns ministers there may be no trade deal

The UK government has said it will not request an extension to the transition period – and will reject any such request from the EU.

From TheJournal.ie Brexit trade talks timeline ‘virtually impossible’, Coveney says Trade Talks

Brexit trade talks timeline ‘virtually impossible’, Coveney says

Tanaiste Simon Coveney has urged the UK to seek an extension to its transition period.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's a long way to go': Coveney says pubs reopening early is 'a possibility' Slainte

'There's a long way to go': Coveney says pubs reopening early is 'a possibility'

The Tánaiste says any changes to the roadmap would need to be “rigorously assessed” .

From TheJournal.ie 'Disturbing': War of words breaks out between the Greens and FG over 7% emissions target Government Formation

'Disturbing': War of words breaks out between the Greens and FG over 7% emissions target

A new government could be a while away as emissions targets becomes a stumbling block.

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