Simon Coveney
age: 47 years
European People's Party
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland
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Nationality: IE
Party: EPP
Gender: M
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Ireland sends Boris huge Brexit warning over trade deal with EU

Monday, January 13, 2020 12:05:00 PM

The Prime Minister was successful in getting his Withdrawal Agreement Bill passed by the House of Commons by a majority of 99 last Thursday. The bill will now head to the House of Lords. But Simon Coveney, who is also Ireland’s Foreign Minister, has warned the road ahead may still be rocky as Mr....
Irish border issue could land UK in court

Monday, January 13, 2020 11:40:00 AM

Failure to implement the new systems will risk legal action by the European commission against Britain, the Institute for Government says. The Prime Minister’s intention to establish a trade deal with the EU by the end of December 2020 was also dealt a blow by the Tanaiste Simon Coveney at the....
Boris Johnson will not force the EU to rush into a deal says Ireland's deputy PM

Sunday, January 12, 2020 05:35:00 PM

Passing law to prevent the extension of Brexit negotiations will not force the EU to rush into a deal, Ireland's deputy premier has warned. Simon Coveney said the EU felt the end of 2020 deadline set by Boris Johnson was "ambitious, if not unrealistic".
Coveney warns that EU 'won't be rushed' by UK on post-Brexit deal

Sunday, January 12, 2020 05:23:00 PM

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has warned that negotiating a new deal on the future relationship between the EU and UK in less than a year is "ambitious, if not unrealistic". The UK is scheduled to leave the EU at the end of this month, followed by a 'transition period' until the end of 2020 to allow for trade talks.
Coveney agrees Dara Murphy should present himself for investigation over his expenses

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 10:20:00 AM

TÁNAISTE SIMON COVENEY said he agrees with the Taoiseach’s viewpoint on Dara Murphy that he should put himself forward for investigation in relation to his attendance and expenses. Despite telling Leo Varadkar that he would co-operate with any inquiry into the matter, it has emerged in recent days that Murphy is now refusing to take part.
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