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#Simon Coveney

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.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says Ireland won't get 'dragged out of single market' amid suggestions of 'side deal' with UK Brexit This post contains videos

Coveney says Ireland won't get 'dragged out of single market' amid suggestions of 'side deal' with UK

The Tánaise said Ireland will not be dealing with the UK on a one-to-one basis on border issues.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney conveys 'disappointment' with Boris Johnson's four-page letter on Brexit Brexit

Simon Coveney conveys 'disappointment' with Boris Johnson's four-page letter on Brexit

Donald Tusk has re-iterated the EU’s commitment to the backstop.

From TheJournal.ie 'I think we should be afraid of no-deal Brexit', Varadkar warns Serious Impacts

'I think we should be afraid of no-deal Brexit', Varadkar warns

The Taoiseach was speaking to reporters in Kilkenny this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie DUP's Sammy Wilson accuses Irish govt of being 'hysterical' and 'self-centred' over Brexit Tit For Tat

DUP's Sammy Wilson accuses Irish govt of being 'hysterical' and 'self-centred' over Brexit

Wilson was criticising comments made by Tánaiste Simon Coveney in Stormont yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson says Brexit is a 'massive economic opportunity' Brexit

Boris Johnson says Brexit is a 'massive economic opportunity'

He added it had been treated under his predecessor Theresa May as “an impending adverse weather event”.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson's Brexit comments 'unhelpful', Coveney says Northern Ireland

Boris Johnson's Brexit comments 'unhelpful', Coveney says

The Tánaiste was meeting with new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith today.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says no-deal Brexit will be 'a disaster for us all' Backstop This post contains videos

Coveney says no-deal Brexit will be 'a disaster for us all'

The Tánaiste says he and others have worked for three years to avoid such a scenario.

From TheJournal.ie Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours Mental Health Services

Psychiatric nurses begin overtime ban as Dáil hears they've been propping up services by working extra hours

As of 7am this morning, psychiatric nurses have not been carrying out work beyond their contracted hours.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland must prepare for 'ugly truths' of no-deal Brexit, warns Coveney Brexit

Ireland must prepare for 'ugly truths' of no-deal Brexit, warns Coveney

The cabinet will today consider the latest plans to prepare Ireland for the possible consequences of Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste warns risk of disorderly Brexit is 'significant' No Deal Fears

Tánaiste warns risk of disorderly Brexit is 'significant'

A detailed update on the government’s contingency planning will be brought before Cabinet tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over' Child Protection

Tánaiste says stricter online safety rules are needed: 'The days of self-regulation are over'

Calls for an online safety Oireachtas committee were heard in the Dáil today.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson may prove a headache for Ireland, but a no-deal Brexit is the real nightmare Feeling Blue

Boris Johnson may prove a headache for Ireland, but a no-deal Brexit is the real nightmare

Past visits by Johnson to Ireland don’t exactly inspire confidence.

From TheJournal.ie Head of Scottish fishing group says Ireland would be 'unwise' to pick fight over Rockall Fisheries

Head of Scottish fishing group says Ireland would be 'unwise' to pick fight over Rockall

The Irish government said yesterday it rejected Scotland’s warnings of “enforcement action” against Irish fishing vessels.

From TheJournal.ie Irish govt rejects Scottish threat of 'enforcement action' against Irish fishing vessels near Rockall Ongoing Dispute

Irish govt rejects Scottish threat of 'enforcement action' against Irish fishing vessels near Rockall

The jurisdiction over the 12 mile area around Rockall have long been disputed.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney missing Trump visit as he has 'real work to do' in Belfast Donald Takes Doonbeg

Coveney missing Trump visit as he has 'real work to do' in Belfast

The Tánaiste agreed that Trump’s views on climate change were “regressive”.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says general election 'not a prospect in the next couple of days or weeks' Ep2019

Taoiseach says general election 'not a prospect in the next couple of days or weeks'

Leo Varadkar said he has no plans call into Aras an Uachtarain in the next couple of days.

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