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Poots reports 'positive, frank and useful' talks with Taoiseach despite north-south relations 'never being as bad'
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Poots reports 'positive, frank and useful' talks with Taoiseach despite north-south relations 'never being as bad'

Updated Jun 4th 2021, 8:02 AM 64,422 Views 91 Comments

The Taoiseach says the two party leaders had “an open exchange of view” this evening.

Simon Coveney’s weekend visit shows the need for Irish journalists in China
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Simon Coveney’s weekend visit shows the need for Irish journalists in China

Jun 3rd 2021, 9:00 PM 14,039 Views 12 Comments

Dublin has been strengthening ties with Beijing for years – but who is getting to tell the story?

Government to table 'strongly-worded' Dáil motion on Belarus today
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Government to table 'strongly-worded' Dáil motion on Belarus today

Jun 1st 2021, 6:30 AM 6,929 Views 16 Comments

There has been a growing diplomatic row after Belarus diverted a Ryanair civilian plane and arrested an opposition journalist.

Simon Coveney is travelling to China this weekend - and so are three other European foreign ministers
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Simon Coveney is travelling to China this weekend - and so are three other European foreign ministers

May 28th 2021, 5:57 PM 19,467 Views 44 Comments

Coveney last visited China in 2018.

Newly ratified DUP leader Edwin Poots hits out at Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney
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Newly ratified DUP leader Edwin Poots hits out at Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney

May 28th 2021, 7:30 AM 63,335 Views 129 Comments

Poots has described his relationship with the Irish Government as “really, really bad”.

First female Defence Forces officer achieves rank of Major General
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First female Defence Forces officer achieves rank of Major General

May 25th 2021, 8:30 PM 33,474 Views 51 Comments

Major-General Maureen O’Brien’s appointment to this rank was described as a “great source of pride for the Defence Forces” by Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney.

Von Der Leyen promises sanctions for Belarus over diverted flight as detained activist appears in video
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Von Der Leyen promises sanctions for Belarus over diverted flight as detained activist appears in video

Updated May 24th 2021, 7:48 PM 95,439 Views 127 Comments
  • Journalist Roman Protasevich was detained on Sunday after the flight was diverted to Minsk
  • Micheál Martin said the incident was "a state-sponsored coercive act" and "absolutely unacceptable"
  • It is suspected that KGB agents were present on the Ryanair flight
Michael O'Leary says diversion of Ryanair plane was 'state-sponsored hijacking'
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Michael O'Leary says diversion of Ryanair plane was 'state-sponsored hijacking'

May 24th 2021, 9:20 AM 50,974 Views 28 Comments

O’Leary also said it appears there were some KGB agents on board the flight.

NI Protocol port checks could be reduced by 80%, Simon Coveney says
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NI Protocol port checks could be reduced by 80%, Simon Coveney says

May 20th 2021, 9:09 PM 16,986 Views 16 Comments

Coveney said that option is within the confines of the protocol if the UK agree to a common approach to standards.

Ireland to provide €1.5 million in emergency support for people in Gaza Strip
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Ireland to provide €1.5 million in emergency support for people in Gaza Strip

May 19th 2021, 10:35 PM 19,146 Views 26 Comments

At least 227 Palestinians have been killed in the latest round of conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza
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Coveney says 'it's too early to tell' if Israel has committed war crimes in Gaza

Updated May 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 46,020 Views 83 Comments

The Foreign Minister condemned the killing of civilians, especially children, in the last week.

Irish ambassador summoned to Israeli foreign ministry over Coveney comments
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Irish ambassador summoned to Israeli foreign ministry over Coveney comments

May 12th 2021, 5:07 PM 42,520 Views 86 Comments

Minister Coveney has strongly condemned Israel in recent days, stating that the killing of children in conflict is never acceptable.

Coveney tells Israeli ambassador that the loss of life in Gaza is 'completely unacceptable'
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Coveney tells Israeli ambassador that the loss of life in Gaza is 'completely unacceptable'

Updated May 11th 2021, 9:21 PM 24,773 Views 61 Comments

Coveney told the ambassador that Israel has a duty to adhere to international law.

Meeting of British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference to take place in June
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Meeting of British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference to take place in June

May 5th 2021, 7:33 PM 6,823 Views 1 Comment

It follows a meeting between Simon Coveney and Northern Ireland’s Secretary of State in Dublin today.

Cabinet to consider making Passport Office an essential service amid backlog of 90,000 requests
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Cabinet to consider making Passport Office an essential service amid backlog of 90,000 requests

Apr 29th 2021, 9:00 AM 39,272 Views 58 Comments

About a third of the Passport Office staff are currently working on site.

Potential DUP leadership contender pulls out of North-South meeting
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Potential DUP leadership contender pulls out of North-South meeting

Apr 28th 2021, 2:41 PM 14,808 Views 20 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said he hopes the meeting can go ahead.

Ireland to send 700 oxygen concentrators to India to battle Covid crisis
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Ireland to send 700 oxygen concentrators to India to battle Covid crisis

Apr 26th 2021, 4:00 PM 24,420 Views 31 Comments

Health Minister Stephen Donnelly confirmed the aid package as part of the co-ordinated EU response, as cases in India passed 350,000 a day.

Coveney: Holidaying abroad is currently illegal but that 'may change' over the summer
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Coveney: Holidaying abroad is currently illegal but that 'may change' over the summer

Apr 21st 2021, 12:53 PM 30,684 Views 55 Comments

The minister said the EU Green Cert system could be in place by June but that Ireland may not sign up to it at the beginning.

Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit
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Frost to meet Sefcovic in Brussels for talks on Northern Ireland and Brexit

Apr 14th 2021, 3:26 PM 5,496 Views 2 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney is also in London today for talks.

An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list
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An expansion that will cost millions or a necessity? Quarantine clashes end with 16 additions to hotel quarantine list

Apr 10th 2021, 7:30 AM 36,090 Views 87 Comments

A week of difficult government discussions concluded with an incorporeal Cabinet meeting last night.

Talks to take place this week to find a compromise on mandatory hotel quarantine expansion
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Talks to take place this week to find a compromise on mandatory hotel quarantine expansion

Apr 5th 2021, 12:58 PM 29,609 Views 65 Comments

One idea on the table is expanding the role of quarantining at home.

Stephen Donnelly hits out at 'leaks' over possible additions to hotel quarantine list
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Stephen Donnelly hits out at 'leaks' over possible additions to hotel quarantine list

Updated Apr 1st 2021, 6:32 PM 60,940 Views 132 Comments

It was reported this week that 43 countries could be added to the list.

HSE boss says breach of procedure by Beacon Hospital was a 'real body blow'
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HSE boss says breach of procedure by Beacon Hospital was a 'real body blow'

Mar 28th 2021, 4:24 PM 36,721 Views 76 Comments

Paul Reid said there is no rationale as to why teachers in a private school were given the vaccine.

Simon Coveney welcomes Council of Europe decision to reopen case of Pat Finucane's murder
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Simon Coveney welcomes Council of Europe decision to reopen case of Pat Finucane's murder

Mar 12th 2021, 12:38 PM 8,324 Views 6 Comments

There was shock in November when the UK said it would not hold a public inquiry into the Belfast lawyer’s 1989 murder.

Brexit issues raised with influential group of US Congress members
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Brexit issues raised with influential group of US Congress members

Mar 11th 2021, 11:48 AM 10,859 Views 11 Comments

Simon Coveney and EU Commission vice-president Maros Sefcovic spoke to the Friends of Ireland caucus.

Coveney holds 'intensive and productive' talks with President Hassan Rouhani in Iran
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Coveney holds 'intensive and productive' talks with President Hassan Rouhani in Iran

Updated Mar 7th 2021, 6:25 PM 45,979 Views 51 Comments

Ireland-Iran bilateral relations were also discussed in advance of the re-opening of an Irish diplomatic presence in Tehran.

Nuclear deal on agenda as Coveney travels to Iran to meet with President Rouhani
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Nuclear deal on agenda as Coveney travels to Iran to meet with President Rouhani

Mar 6th 2021, 7:44 AM 23,450 Views 43 Comments

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney will also meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif.

Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period
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Coveney had 'blunt' conversation with UK government over move to extend NI Protocol grace period

Updated Mar 4th 2021, 12:45 PM 34,562 Views 78 Comments
  • The EU is now considering legal options.
  • Coveney says the move was "disrespectful" and has damaged UK-EU relationships.
Coveney urges anyone with information on alleged abuse in the Curragh to contact gardaí
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Coveney urges anyone with information on alleged abuse in the Curragh to contact gardaí

Mar 1st 2021, 7:32 PM 106,196 Views 0 Comments

A whistleblower says a number of people have contacted him about incidents of alleged sexual abuse and assault.

Defence Forces facing 'serious problems' with recruitment and retention
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Defence Forces facing 'serious problems' with recruitment and retention

Feb 28th 2021, 1:29 PM 51,001 Views 92 Comments

A Commission on the Defence Forces is due to deliver a report this year on challenges within the armed forces.

Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China
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Simon Coveney asks MEPs to delay EU resolution condemning Irishman's detention in China

Feb 25th 2021, 12:05 AM 91,129 Views 0 Comments

Richard OHalloran has been prevented from leaving China since February 2019.

US military troops travelling into Shannon Airport breached Covid-19 regulations
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US military troops travelling into Shannon Airport breached Covid-19 regulations

Feb 15th 2021, 4:45 PM 32,337 Views 40 Comments

The US crew stayed in a Limerick hotel overnight, leaving to buy food at one point, before flying on to the US the following day.

Coveney says calls to scrap Northern Ireland protocol are unrealistic
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Coveney says calls to scrap Northern Ireland protocol are unrealistic

Updated Feb 7th 2021, 3:57 PM 18,212 Views 38 Comments

Coveney did admit however that there have been issues with the implementation of the protocol.

Debunked: No, there wasn't a media blackout on Simon Coveney's official visit to Turkey last month
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Debunked: No, there wasn't a media blackout on Simon Coveney's official visit to Turkey last month

Feb 5th 2021, 6:45 AM 23,925 Views 0 Comments

It has been claimed that the media was told not to cover the minister’s trip last month.

Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'
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Boris Johnson to consider invoking Article 16 to stop 'barrier down Irish Sea'

Updated Feb 3rd 2021, 1:15 PM 59,578 Views 96 Comments

Post-Brexit inspections on goods entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain have been suspended amid concerns over the safety of officials.

Commission decision to invoke Article 16 without consulting Irish government 'extraordinary'
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Commission decision to invoke Article 16 without consulting Irish government 'extraordinary'

Feb 1st 2021, 11:55 AM 30,881 Views 88 Comments
  • Coveney says the Commission's move was a "costly mistake"
  • NI First Minister Arlene Foster accuses the Commission of committing an 'act of hostility'
Incomplete haulier paperwork still causing headaches and delays at Irish ports, Cabinet told
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Incomplete haulier paperwork still causing headaches and delays at Irish ports, Cabinet told

Jan 19th 2021, 6:46 PM 10,969 Views 25 Comments

The State is to fund antigen tests for truck drivers travelling to France.

Number of Irish passports issued this year fell by 60%
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Number of Irish passports issued this year fell by 60%

Dec 28th 2020, 6:10 AM 18,526 Views 14 Comments

The most popular baby girls’ names were Olivia, Mia and Saoirse, while Noah, Adam and Cillian topped the baby boys’ list.

Simon Coveney: 'Ireland has defended itself against the vulnerabilities Brexit forced upon us'
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Simon Coveney: 'Ireland has defended itself against the vulnerabilities Brexit forced upon us'

Dec 27th 2020, 6:30 AM 23,180 Views 30 Comments

The EU and the UK published full 1,246-page text of the treaty yesterday.

Over 65,000 US troops passed through Shannon Airport this year
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Over 65,000 US troops passed through Shannon Airport this year

Dec 25th 2020, 8:30 AM 14,677 Views 53 Comments

Independent TD Catherine Connolly has said that “it is not possible to promote peace if we are facilitating war”.

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