Simon Coveney

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

‘Unfortunate’ beef war talk ‘not coming from UK government’ – Coveney

‘Unfortunate’ beef war talk ‘not coming from UK government’ – Coveney

Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney has moved to quash “unfortunate headlines” and talk of beef...

February 28, 2019

Coveney: ‘Significant’ amounts to be put toward Brexit supports

Coveney: ‘Significant’ amounts to be put toward Brexit supports

Simon Coveney, Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, has said that “significant amounts of money” will be put...

February 21, 2019

Tanaiste expresses disbelief at state of Brexit negotiations

Tanaiste expresses disbelief at state of Brexit negotiations

The Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, expressed his views on the progress being made by...

February 15, 2019

Coveney on Brexit: Meat plant vets could be redeployed for customs

Coveney on Brexit: Meat plant vets could be redeployed for customs

Veterinary officials employed by the Department of Agriculture for inspecting meat plants could be redeployed for customs inspection roles in...

January 14, 2019

‘Brexit negotiations are ongoing and have not concluded’ – Tanaiste

‘Brexit negotiations are ongoing and have not concluded’ – Tanaiste

Negotiations between the European Union and the UK on a Brexit withdrawal agreement are “ongoing” and “have not concluded”, according...

November 13, 2018

Progress on Brexit negotiations could materialise next week

Progress on Brexit negotiations could materialise next week

It is hoped that progress could be made next week in terms of Brexit negotiations between the European Union and...

October 10, 2018

‘Ireland has full backing from the EU 27’ – Coveney

‘Ireland has full backing from the EU 27’ – Coveney

Ireland continues to have the “unwavering support” from the other member states of the European union (EU), according to the...

September 19, 2018

‘We cannot have a situation where farms grow in an unsustainable way’

‘We cannot have a situation where farms grow in an unsustainable way’

Irish agriculture needs to expand in a sustainable manner, according to the Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade,...

September 4, 2018

Pics: New dairy facility unveiled in Gurteen

Pics: New dairy facility unveiled in Gurteen

Tipperary-based agricultural college Gurteen College is set to open its new 30-unit milking parlour and drafting facilities today (Monday, September...

September 3, 2018

Former Minister of Agriculture confirmed as the new Tanaiste

Former Minister of Agriculture confirmed as the new Tanaiste

The former Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has been confirmed as the new Tanaiste today. Coveney,...

November 30, 2017

‘The truth is Britain can’t afford to have a ‘no deal’ Brexit’

‘The truth is Britain can’t afford to have a ‘no deal’ Brexit’

At the annual ‘Agricultural Talk’ organised by Carrigaline Macra, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, declared that Britain...

November 28, 2017

Coveney given ‘boost’ with MEP backing

Coveney given ‘boost’ with MEP backing

Fine Gael leadership candidate – and former Minister for Agriculture – Simon Coveney, was handed a recent boost to his...

May 29, 2017

Former Minister of Agriculture enters the race for the Fine Gael leadership

Former Minister of Agriculture enters the race for the Fine Gael leadership

The former Minister of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has recently announced that he will enter the race...

May 18, 2017

Nitrates derogations ‘up for renewal’ as review of Nitrates Programme launched

Nitrates derogations ‘up for renewal’ as review of Nitrates Programme launched

A public consultation on the review of Ireland’s Nitrates Action Programme has been announced by the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community...

March 7, 2017

23 months on – How much Irish beef has made it to the US?

23 months on – How much Irish beef has made it to the US?

Irish beef secured access to the ‘valuable’ US beef market in January 2015, with the market originally opening for the...

December 12, 2016

Brendan Smith praises Coveney’s work on Food Harvest 2020

Brendan Smith praises Coveney’s work on Food Harvest 2020

Fianna Fail’s former Minister for Agriculture has given praise to Simon Coveney’s work in the agricultural sector but has warned...

May 21, 2016