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# simon-coveney - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish whiskey will always have to be made in Ireland Drink Up

Irish whiskey will always have to be made in Ireland

In the last decade, Irish whiskey exports grew by almost 200%.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 23 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A bridge and a boat are set to get some famous Irish names

A bridge and a boat are set to get some famous Irish names

WB Yeats and a hero of 1916 are set to be immortalised in different ways.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘”They are soldiers…”: Defence Forces WILL have guns during the Easter 2016 parade The Rising

‘”They are soldiers…”: Defence Forces WILL have guns during the Easter 2016 parade

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney said the Defence Forces will be central to practically all of the events that will happen next year.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 12 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Revealed: How Fine Gael plans to fight the next general election Getting Ready

Revealed: How Fine Gael plans to fight the next general election

Simon Coveney has told Fine Gael councillors to be ready for an election after the Budget in October.

# simon-coveney - Friday 10 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has just sent its second ship to the Mediterranean LE Niamh

Ireland has just sent its second ship to the Mediterranean

LÉ Niamh is set to replace the LÉ Eithne.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland push for debt relief if Greece gets a better deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland push for debt relief if Greece gets a better deal?

It looks like Tsipras is on track to negotiating a sweeter deal.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 5 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ireland’s next Taoiseach, ranked from most to least likely Crystal Ball

Ireland’s next Taoiseach, ranked from most to least likely

Enda Kenny is in the hotseat now, but how likely is that to be the case after the next election.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 21 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie There are very, very few women in the Irish Army… No Woman No Cry

There are very, very few women in the Irish Army…

And none at all with rank more senior than lieutenant colonel.

# simon-coveney - Friday 19 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Defences Forces find solution to keep ambulances worth €900k on the road Modifications

Defences Forces find solution to keep ambulances worth €900k on the road

Smaller crews had difficulty lifting stretchers in and out of the ambulances.

# simon-coveney - Friday 12 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Own a dog? You have to microchip it very soon A Side Of Chips

Own a dog? You have to microchip it very soon

The government is providing €100,000 to charities who provide the service.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 6 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Further 310 migrants rescued by Irish Naval ship this morning LE Eithne

Further 310 migrants rescued by Irish Naval ship this morning

The crew has now rescued 1,064 migrnats in the Mediterranean.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 31 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Should we ban supermarkets from destroying edible food? Wasteful This post contains a poll This post contains videos

Should we ban supermarkets from destroying edible food?

France introduced a similar law recently.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A power interruption from Enda – as Fine Gael picks the WRONG day to canvass Luas passengers Enda The Line

A power interruption from Enda – as Fine Gael picks the WRONG day to canvass Luas passengers

Fist-bumps for all… Fine Gael’s campaigner-in-chief tries his best to distract everyone from the lack of voters.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 17 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Politicians tell us why they’re voting Yes or No Marriage Referendum This post contains videos

Politicians tell us why they’re voting Yes or No

Do you support same-sex marriage?

# simon-coveney - Saturday 16 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie These Irish seamen are setting sail for the Mediterranean today Up Anchor

These Irish seamen are setting sail for the Mediterranean today

There’s 68 on board the LÉ Eithne.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

How Irish whiskey has been brought back from ‘near extinction’

Thousands of rural jobs could be created if the local sector recreates the success of the Scotch industry.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney impressed a lot of people talking about the marriage referendum last night Reaction

Simon Coveney impressed a lot of people talking about the marriage referendum last night

The programme also heard from Special Rapporteur for Children, Geoffrey Shannon.

# simon-coveney - Monday 27 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘There isn’t a celebrity in the country who would dare come out and say they’re voting No’ Marriageref

‘There isn’t a celebrity in the country who would dare come out and say they’re voting No’

There was a heated debate on the upcoming referendum between Ronan Mullen and Simon Coveney this morning.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 26 April, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘No special honours’ for soldiers, prison staff, gardaí who served during The Troubles Service

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

The Irish Dairy Board is getting fierce fancy

It comes on the eve of EU milk quotas being scrapped.

# simon-coveney - Monday 30 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie That broken government jet has FINALLY been sold off Gonezo

That broken government jet has FINALLY been sold off

The Gulfstream IV had been out of action since last summer.

From TheJournal.ie Curious about where your meat comes from? Wonder no more Country Of Origin

Curious about where your meat comes from? Wonder no more

New rules will come into effect for poultry, pork and lamb tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Sometimes politicians are more accurate than journalists’ – Simon Coveney Bovine Intervention

‘Sometimes politicians are more accurate than journalists’ – Simon Coveney

The agriculture minister has been speaking about reports the Irish dairy industry is to lose 3,000 farmers in the next 5 years

# simon-coveney - Thursday 26 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘A load of nonsense’: Leo dismisses claim that most TDs will vote No Marriage Ref

‘A load of nonsense’: Leo dismisses claim that most TDs will vote No

The agriculture minister reckons Ireland is ready for same-sex marriage.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney is NOT happy about Russian war planes flying close to Ireland Not Acceptable

Simon Coveney is NOT happy about Russian war planes flying close to Ireland

The Minister for Defence was speaking in the Dáil today.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 21 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Own a dog? You will HAVE to microchip it from next year Boo Approved

Own a dog? You will HAVE to microchip it from next year

A new programme will be rolled out for puppies in September, before extending to all dogs in 2016.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 7 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Decision on Galway Bay salmon farm expected before the summer Fish Farm

Decision on Galway Bay salmon farm expected before the summer

An application for the fish farm was made by the Irish Sea Fisheries Board in 2012.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish peacekeeping troops ‘safe and accounted for’ after death of Spanish soldier Lebanon

Irish peacekeeping troops ‘safe and accounted for’ after death of Spanish soldier

The Spanish soldier was killed when the Israeli military shelled border areas in southern Lebanon.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie A war of words has broken out between Fine Gael and Labour Simon Says

A war of words has broken out between Fine Gael and Labour

A Labour senator has accused Fine Gael of ‘trying to hijack’ the party’s policies.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie ‘I find it a bit disloyal’: A Labour minister is NOT happy with Simon Coveney Civil War Politics

‘I find it a bit disloyal’: A Labour minister is NOT happy with Simon Coveney

A Labour minister has taken a dim view of the latest round of coalition speculation.

# simon-coveney - Monday 5 January, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Enda and Joan will ‘promise to do just about anything’ to improve their poll ratings Out With The Old

Enda and Joan will ‘promise to do just about anything’ to improve their poll ratings

After lending the political limelight to Lucinda, the Government’s hoping to dominate the political news agenda this week…

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Like Dublin Bay prawns? Irish fishermen are allowed to catch more of them Bigger Boat

Like Dublin Bay prawns? Irish fishermen are allowed to catch more of them

Ireland convinced the European Commission’s to change their mind on fish quotas.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 6 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Lebanon will do ‘everything in their power’ to pursue justice over killing of Irish soldiers Peacekeeping

Lebanon will do ‘everything in their power’ to pursue justice over killing of Irish soldiers

Privates Derek Smallhorne and Thomas Barrett were killed by the South Lebanon Army in an attack in 1980.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 4 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie How safe is Enda Kenny as Fine Gael leader? Analysis

How safe is Enda Kenny as Fine Gael leader?

The latest poll puts Kenny as the most unpopular of the four main party leaders. So is his position safe?

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney: Micheál Martin is desperate Fiiiiight

Simon Coveney: Micheál Martin is desperate

Fianna Fáil has hit back saying Enda Kenny is “like a broken down salesman promising tax cuts to everybody”.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 29 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s a gender breakdown of our army and navy Defence Forces

Here’s a gender breakdown of our army and navy

The DF has recently encouraged more women to join its ranks.

# simon-coveney - Friday 28 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Army almost called in to protect banks during the crisis Close To The Edge

Army almost called in to protect banks during the crisis

Simon Coveney said the country was “bust”.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 15 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish troops in Afghanistan are coming home ISAF

Irish troops in Afghanistan are coming home

A decision has yet to be made on any further deployment.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 13 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Remember this? The NRA has 211,000 tonnes of salt ready to go this winter Salt Glorious Salt

Remember this? The NRA has 211,000 tonnes of salt ready to go this winter

Whatever about snow, flooding is likely in the coming weeks.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why a very small number of Irish troops are off to Sierra Leone Mission

Here’s why a very small number of Irish troops are off to Sierra Leone

The move got Cabinet approval today.

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