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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.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney condemns Israeli deal to approve Trump's plan for annexation of parts of West Bank Occupied Territories

Simon Coveney condemns Israeli deal to approve Trump's plan for annexation of parts of West Bank

The Minister for Foreign Affairs’ comments come as a new government is set to be formed in Israel.

From TheJournal.ie 'Be careful where you get your info': Coveney warns public of Covid-19 misinformation Misinformation

'Be careful where you get your info': Coveney warns public of Covid-19 misinformation

This comes as the UN chief issued a warning that the world faces a misinformation epidemic about Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie WHO director general thanks 'people of Ireland' for pledge to increase funding Thank WHO

WHO director general thanks 'people of Ireland' for pledge to increase funding

Simon Coveney said that Ireland will donate €9.5 million to help with the global response to Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie More than 850,000 people now claiming Covid-19 unemployment benefits Financial Support

More than 850,000 people now claiming Covid-19 unemployment benefits

Tánaiste Simon Coveney also confirmed the Department of Foreign Affairs has helped some 4,600 Irish citizens return home.

From TheJournal.ie Financial assistance available for Irish citizens struggling to afford commercial flights home, says Coveney Irish Abroad

Financial assistance available for Irish citizens struggling to afford commercial flights home, says Coveney

Ireland is undertaking the ‘biggest repatriation effort in the history of the state’ said the Tánaiste.

From TheJournal.ie Kelly ‘doesn’t believe’ Labour will enter coalition, but Tánaiste says framework doc might change their response Government Formation

Kelly ‘doesn’t believe’ Labour will enter coalition, but Tánaiste says framework doc might change their response

Simon Coveney said parties might ‘pause for thought and perhaps change their approach’ when they read the document.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar: Decision will be made next week on possible restrictions after 12 April Coronavirus

Leo Varadkar: Decision will be made next week on possible restrictions after 12 April

Simon Coveney said restrictions on public movement due to the Covid-19 emergency may be extended beyond the current 12 April deadline.

From TheJournal.ie Want to help? Volunteer service and website for offers of assistance launched today Get Involved

Want to help? Volunteer service and website for offers of assistance launched today

A new webpage for businesses seeking to provide supplies or services in support of the national response to Covid-19 is open.

From TheJournal.ie Chief Medical Officers to formalise co-ordination between Irish Government and Stormont Coronavirus

Chief Medical Officers to formalise co-ordination between Irish Government and Stormont

The leaders will discuss cross border cooperation amidst the ongoing global health crisis.

From TheJournal.ie 'Many people will now get paid': Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins Coronavirus

'Many people will now get paid': Emergency Covid-19 legislation signed into law by President Higgins

The Bill will now be signed into law by President Michael D Higgins.

From TheJournal.ie Peru gives go-ahead for Irish citizens stranded in Peru to be flown home Simon Coveney

Peru gives go-ahead for Irish citizens stranded in Peru to be flown home

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Peruvian Foreign Minister

From TheJournal.ie Medics among 170 Irish citizens travelling from Perth back to Ireland today Australia

Medics among 170 Irish citizens travelling from Perth back to Ireland today

There are around 2,000 Irish citizens stranded in 83 countries around the world – most of these are in Australia.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people travelling abroad should return 'as soon as possible', Coveney advises Travel Advice

Irish people travelling abroad should return 'as soon as possible', Coveney advises

“We recommend that people who wish to do so make arrangements to return to Ireland as soon as possible,” Simon Coveney said.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney criticises WhatsApp messages about lockdown that are spread 'deliberately to cause panic' FAKE NEWS

Simon Coveney criticises WhatsApp messages about lockdown that are spread 'deliberately to cause panic'

No: that WhatsApp message about a military lockdown, that went viral at the weekend, is not true.

From TheJournal.ie ‘High degree of caution’: Ireland upgrades travel warning for all EU countries Travel Advice

‘High degree of caution’: Ireland upgrades travel warning for all EU countries

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney made the announcement on Twitter this evening.

From TheJournal.ie What the new Covid-19 government measures mean for workers Coronavirus

What the new Covid-19 government measures mean for workers

People are being advised to work from home if possible from 6pm today.

From TheJournal.ie 50 cases on island of Ireland, advice against all travel to Italy: Today's Covid-19 main points Coronavirus

50 cases on island of Ireland, advice against all travel to Italy: Today's Covid-19 main points

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said yesterday that we could “easily” see half the Irish population contract the virus.

From TheJournal.ie 'Do not travel': Irish government upgrades Italy travel advice to highest possible warning level Coronavirus

'Do not travel': Irish government upgrades Italy travel advice to highest possible warning level

The development puts Italy in the same category as countries like Afghanistan and Syria.

From TheJournal.ie Coronavirus and Brexit talks add urgency to government formation, says Simon Coveney Talk The Talk

Coronavirus and Brexit talks add urgency to government formation, says Simon Coveney

The tánaiste was speaking in Brussels at an EU special summit.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste Simon Coveney condemns proposals for new Israeli settlements as 'very clearly illegal' East Jerusalem

Tánaiste Simon Coveney condemns proposals for new Israeli settlements as 'very clearly illegal'

The plans were unveiled by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last night.

From TheJournal.ie 'Small number' of Irish people on two cruise ships where coronavirus detected, Coveney says Covid-19

'Small number' of Irish people on two cruise ships where coronavirus detected, Coveney says

The Diamond Princess ship docked in Japan has more than 450 confirmed cases of Covid-19.

From TheJournal.ie Julian Smith sacked as Northern Ireland Secretary No 10

Julian Smith sacked as Northern Ireland Secretary

Simon Coveney said he didn’t believe there would be a government in Northern Ireland today without Smith’s leadership.

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