Simon Coveney

Simon Coveney

Tánaiste

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    Simon Anthony Coveney is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as Tánaiste since November 2017, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Deputy Leader of Fine Gael since June 2017. He has been a Teachta Dála for the Cork South-Central constituency since 1998.

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      No-deal Brexit dossier shows worst-case scenario - Gove
      No-deal Brexit dossier shows worst-case scenario - Gove
      ... Irish Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney said, in a tweet, that Dublin had "always been clear" a hard border in Ireland "must be avoided"... 2019-08-31 21:08:47
      Brexit: What could no deal mean for the Irish border?
      Brexit: What could no deal mean for the Irish border?
      ... Foreign Minister Simon Coveney told the : "If checks are in France or Holland or Belgium, it means that Ireland is being taken out of the single market and customs union... 2019-08-11 21:34:34
      Serena Williams: Cartoon accused of racism cleared by press watchdog
      Serena Williams: Cartoon accused of racism cleared by press watchdog
      ...... 2019-03-06 13:01:22
      PM to secure Brexit deal that  commands broad support
      PM to secure Brexit deal that commands broad support
      ... Tánaiste (Irish deputy prime minister) Simon Coveney said the withdrawal agreement rejected by MPs already allowed the EU and UK to work on alternative arrangements for the backstop... 2019-02-05 08:06:03
      Brexit: Theresa May  determined  to leave EU on time
      Brexit: Theresa May determined to leave EU on time
      ... Writing in the Sunday Times, Simon Coveney said: "The EU will not renegotiate the withdrawal agreement and there will be no withdrawal agreement without the backstop... 2019-02-03 05:40:13
      Brexit: Backstop is  part and parcel  of the deal, says Michel Barnier
      Brexit: Backstop is part and parcel of the deal, says Michel Barnier
      ... Simon Coveney added: "There are some things that are more important than economic relationships and this is one of them... 2019-02-01 09:45:29
      Brexit: Does the Irish peace accord rule out a hard border?
      Brexit: Does the Irish peace accord rule out a hard border?
      ... For example, last year Foreign Minister Simon Coveney wrote that the agreement had removed "physical and emotional" barriers between communities in Ireland... 2019-01-30 19:08:46
      Brexit: Government supports Brady amendment on Ireland border
      Brexit: Government supports Brady amendment on Ireland border
      ... Media captionConfused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics But the Irish deputy PM Simon Coveney has said changes to the backstop proposal would not be acceptable... 2019-01-28 23:53:43
      Brexit: Theresa May looks for way to break deadlock
      Brexit: Theresa May looks for way to break deadlock
      ... He said he had discussed his proposals with Ireland s foreign minister Simon Coveney and the UK s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, but did not know whether it was "feasible"... 2019-01-21 18:06:25
      ... But Ireland s Foreign Affairs Minister, Simon Coveney, said it was up to the UK to "propose alternatives that can solve those problems"...
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