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# simon-coveney - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Farmers and processors agree to two weeks of talks to try to end the beef crisis Let's Talk

Farmers and processors agree to two weeks of talks to try to end the beef crisis

McDonald’s and Tesco, the two biggest buyers of Irish beef, attended discussions this evening for the first time.

From TheJournal.ie State of the Nation: How will Simon Coveney appease ‘very angry’ beef farmers? Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: How will Simon Coveney appease ‘very angry’ beef farmers?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

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# simon-coveney - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Defence Forces test water supply amid claims Irish troops are at risk of E Coli Golan Heights

Defence Forces test water supply amid claims Irish troops are at risk of E Coli

The troops are part of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights.

# simon-coveney - Monday 27 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Interactive map: Here’s where all our live sheep and cattle exports go On A Boat

Interactive map: Here’s where all our live sheep and cattle exports go

Almost 203,000 cattle and sheep were exported so far this year.

# simon-coveney - Monday 20 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Easy now – Farmers start breaking milk quotas before they’re supposed to Milking It

Easy now – Farmers start breaking milk quotas before they’re supposed to

The EU’s milk quota regime will end next March – but it seems farmers may have jumped the gun in anticipation of the change.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 9 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ebola: Government task force meets as Taoiseach says outbreak is of “gravest concern” Task Force

Ebola: Government task force meets as Taoiseach says outbreak is of “gravest concern”

84 people are being monitored for signs of Ebola in Spain after a nurse was admitted to hospital in Madrid.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 2 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Guidelines banning cruelty to horses by traders introduced Animal Cruelty

Guidelines banning cruelty to horses by traders introduced

This was launched by Minister Simon Coveney today in conjunction with the Farm Animal Welfare Advisory Council.

From TheJournal.ie Irish soldiers forced ‘to borrow’ ceremonial uniforms for Albert Reynolds’ funeral Kitted Out

Irish soldiers forced ‘to borrow’ ceremonial uniforms for Albert Reynolds’ funeral

Soldiers had to borrow parts of the kit from their comrades.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops’ Golan Heights mission Defence Forces

Coveney satisfied UN will review Irish troops’ Golan Heights mission

He said that he’s satisfied they acceded to his request for a review.

From TheJournal.ie Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division Catchy

Who you gonna call? The Department of Agriculture Investigations Division

The new unit will bring the department’s investigations unit under one banner.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions Syria

Coveney confirms Irish troops will return to Golan Heights amid increased tensions

Opposition TDs Mick Wallace and Richard Boyd Barrett disagree with the move.

From TheJournal.ie As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights Tensions Rising

As Coveney mulls decision on Irish troops, Israel shoots down Syrian plane in Golan Heights

It’s the first time since 1985 that Israel has downed a Syrian plane.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney defends himself after criticism that he’s not on top of the beef crisis Pricing Cuts

Coveney defends himself after criticism that he’s not on top of the beef crisis

The Agriculture Minister says the price of beef is down to global markets.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 20 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Fleet-wide check under way after asbestos found on Naval ships Potentially Lethal

Fleet-wide check under way after asbestos found on Naval ships

The LÉ Ciara and LÉ Orla are currently out of action as a specialist contractor removes the potentially lethal substance from the vessels.

# simon-coveney - Friday 19 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie ‘I will not send Irish troops into civil war in Syria’ – Coveney Out Of Harm's Way

‘I will not send Irish troops into civil war in Syria’ – Coveney

Irish peacekeepers are about to re-deploy to the Golan Heights.

From TheJournal.ie The situation in the Golan Heights is going from bad to worse Peacekeepers

The situation in the Golan Heights is going from bad to worse

The Phillippines has pulled all of its peacekeepers out of the region.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 11 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Leo: “I don’t mind being slapped down or scolded. I’m a big boy.” Fine Gael Think-In

Leo: “I don’t mind being slapped down or scolded. I’m a big boy.”

The Health Minister has been on the receiving end of a rebuke from the Taoiseach in recent days.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The Government needs 25,000 badger body bags Badger Cull

The Government needs 25,000 badger body bags

The Department of Agriculture regularly carries out culls of the animals, as they carry TB.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie One of the Government jets has broken down – what are ministers to do? 1st World Problems

One of the Government jets has broken down – what are ministers to do?

The Gulfstream IV, which Brian Lenihan said in 2010 should be scrapped, is out of action — leaving just one jet on duty.

# simon-coveney - Monday 1 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Syrian troops and Islamist rebels exchange fire near peace line in Golan Heights Peacekeeping

Syrian troops and Islamist rebels exchange fire near peace line in Golan Heights

Defence Minister Simon Coveney wants a UN review of the peacekeeping

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should the Irish UN peacekeepers be pulled out of Golan Heights? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the Irish UN peacekeepers be pulled out of Golan Heights?

The Defence Minister has called for a UN review of the mission.

From TheJournal.ie “Not an acceptable level of risk”: UN mission review needs to happen now, says Coveney Golan Heights

“Not an acceptable level of risk”: UN mission review needs to happen now, says Coveney

The United Nations needs to conduct a full review of the UNDOF mission before Ireland’s next rotation of troops, the Defence Minister said.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 31 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie I’m not going to pull troops out of Golan before UN review — Coveney Syria

I’m not going to pull troops out of Golan before UN review — Coveney

Irish troops carried out a daring rescue mission of their Filipino colleagues yesterday. The fate of 44 UN peacekeepers from Fiji captured by rebels still remains unknown.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 14 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland goes east in bid to offload meat mountain Meat Mountain

Ireland goes east in bid to offload meat mountain

Beef, lamb, mutton and pigmeat on the way to Philippines.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The 5 ministers whose special advisers still breach the government’s €92k pay cap Sound Advice

The 5 ministers whose special advisers still breach the government’s €92k pay cap

The government’s breach of its own pay ceiling for advisers has been controversial in recent years.

# simon-coveney - Monday 11 August, 2014

Economists are predicting that cheese mountains could become a reality

Not literally, of course. Russia sanctions means we could have an awful lot of leftover cheese, and meat too.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 10 August, 2014

“I don’t think we’re back to cheese mountains”: Coveney plays down Russian sanctions

The Agriculture Minister has said the effect on the Irish market this year might only be €8.2 million.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 9 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin wants Ireland to stop buying Israeli-made military equipment Defence

Sinn Féin wants Ireland to stop buying Israeli-made military equipment

More than €2.9 million has been spent on such equipment since 2011.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 7 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Here’s how Russia’s ban on most EU food imports affects Ireland… Agriculture

Here’s how Russia’s ban on most EU food imports affects Ireland…

The ban comes after Western countries imposed sanctions against Moscow over its policy on Ukraine.

# simon-coveney - Monday 4 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Ireland culled up to 39,000 badgers in six years Eradication

Ireland culled up to 39,000 badgers in six years

The Department of Agriculture is trialling a vaccination programme in a number of counties to see how effective it is but most badgers captured are shot.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: Animal rights protesters think Simon Coveney has ‘blood on his hands’ Badger Culling

Pictures: Animal rights protesters think Simon Coveney has ‘blood on his hands’

The ARAN animal rights group says the Minister is doing nothing to protect “the most vulnerable in society, the animals”.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish and US authorities ‘in touch’ about man who claimed he killed Irish soldiers Arrest

Irish and US authorities ‘in touch’ about man who claimed he killed Irish soldiers

Minister Coveney said Lebanon is the only jurisdiction that can pursue a prosecution.

# simon-coveney - Monday 30 June, 2014

Supervalu partners with food startups in plan to create 300 jobs

The initiative will see the companies have their produce sold in Supervalu stores.

250+ jobs to be announced at Cork company

SouthWestern is to make a “significant” jobs announcement later today.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

Irish Dairy Board opens $12m US cheese plant

Innovations developed at the Wisconsin facility “will be shared across” IDB operations, according to the co-op’s CEO.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 22 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney is jetting off to the US to talk about beef Wheres The Beef

Simon Coveney is jetting off to the US to talk about beef

The minister has 16 meetings planned over the next four days with multinationals, potential investors and politicians.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie PAC will be examining penalty points and speed cameras today Oireachtas Agenda

PAC will be examining penalty points and speed cameras today

What else will the folks on Kildare Street be discussing?

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Farmers: We’ll keep haystacks piled at the Minister’s door until we get answers Giant Haystacks

Farmers: We’ll keep haystacks piled at the Minister’s door until we get answers

“We are here, and the hay is here. We intend to stay until we get satisfactory answers.”

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie This minister is heading to the secretive Bilderberg summit – but in a ‘private capacity’ In Secret

This minister is heading to the secretive Bilderberg summit – but in a ‘private capacity’

The annual meeting of political leaders and experts from the world of finance and academia is taking place in Copenhagen this year.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 4 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie More than 2,000 horses killed for consumption in 3 months Agriculture

More than 2,000 horses killed for consumption in 3 months

Last year, a total of 10,711 horses were slaughtered.

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