Simon Coveney

Coveney welcomes ‘significant progress’ on NI Protocol issues

Coveney welcomes ‘significant progress’ on NI Protocol issues

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, has welcomed the announcement by the European Commission on the extension of the...

June 30, 2021

Irish beef access discussed with Chinese foreign minister

Irish beef access discussed with Chinese foreign minister

A “substantial and productive discussion” – which included the topic of Irish beef exports to China – was held between...

June 1, 2021

Coveney: Mixed milk issue ‘will take time and goodwill’ to overcome

Coveney: Mixed milk issue ‘will take time and goodwill’ to overcome

The issue of a mixed milk pool involving suppliers from both sides of the Northern Irish border is “a real...

January 22, 2021

Coveney: ‘Huge opportunities’ within EU for agri-food exports

Coveney: ‘Huge opportunities’ within EU for agri-food exports

There are “huge opportunities” for the Irish agri-food industry within the EU, according to Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney....

January 14, 2021

Coveney: ‘There are new risks now with the British market’

Coveney: ‘There are new risks now with the British market’

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, there are “new risks now” with the British market for Irish agriculture, according...

January 13, 2021

Coveney: No-deal Brexit was ‘most significant threat to Irish agri in a generation’

Coveney: No-deal Brexit was ‘most significant threat to Irish agri in a generation’

A no-deal Brexit would have “represented the most significant threat to Irish agriculture in a generation”, according to Minister for...

January 13, 2021

Ireland to get over €1 billion from EU’s Brexit Adjustment Reserve

Ireland to get over €1 billion from EU’s Brexit Adjustment Reserve

Ireland is to get €1.05 billion under the EU’s Brexit Adjustment Reserve – which amounts to 25% of the fund...

January 12, 2021

Coveney to speak at North Tipp IFA online AGM tonight

Coveney to speak at North Tipp IFA online AGM tonight

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will be guest speaker at the North Tipperary Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) County Executive...

January 12, 2021

‘Truck drivers could be sitting in their cabs for Christmas’ – Murphy

‘Truck drivers could be sitting in their cabs for Christmas’ – Murphy

Independent TD for Wexford, Verona Murphy, has called for swift action from the government after traffic between the UK and...

December 21, 2020

Macra tells Coveney: ‘Young farmers more exposed to hard Brexit’

Macra tells Coveney: ‘Young farmers more exposed to hard Brexit’

Young farmers are more exposed to the impact of a trade deal between the EU and UK than established farmers,...

November 19, 2020

Coveney meets NI party leaders amid concerns over withdrawal agreement

Coveney meets NI party leaders amid concerns over withdrawal agreement

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has met with the Northern Ireland leaders of Sinn Féin, the Social Democratic and...

September 24, 2020

Taoiseach and Minister for Foreign Affairs to lead the line-up for ASA Conference 2020

Taoiseach and Minister for Foreign Affairs to lead the line-up for ASA Conference 2020

The Agricultural Science Association (ASA) has announced the details of the 78th annual ASA conference which takes place on Friday,...

August 27, 2020

Applications opened for Africa Agri-Food Development Programme

Applications opened for Africa Agri-Food Development Programme

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Dara Calleary, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, jointly announced...

July 22, 2020

Government officials in Brussels to finalise EU/Brexit negotiating mandate

Government officials in Brussels to finalise EU/Brexit negotiating mandate

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, and the Minister of State for European Affairs, Helen...

February 25, 2020

‘No farming organisation has a hold on politics anymore’ – Coveney

‘No farming organisation has a hold on politics anymore’ – Coveney

No farming organisation has “a hold” on national politics anymore, the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon...

February 23, 2020

UK NI border customs proposals a ‘non-starter’ – Coveney

UK NI border customs proposals a ‘non-starter’ – Coveney

The latest proposals made by the UK which would see a number of customs clearance sites on both sides of...

October 1, 2019

Coveney hints at possibility for beef sector regulator

Coveney hints at possibility for beef sector regulator

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney has mooted the possibility of an official regulator for the...

September 10, 2019

‘Quite significant’ supports for farming in hard Brexit scenario

‘Quite significant’ supports for farming in hard Brexit scenario

The promise of “quite significant” supports for farming industries in the event of a hard Brexit has been reiterated Tanaiste...

March 8, 2019