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#Simon Coveney

# simon-coveney - Yesterday’s News

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.

# simon-coveney - Monday 3 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish Water: We’re sorry Flooding Onto The Streets This post contains videos

Irish Water: We’re sorry

Environment Minister Alan Kelly has also indicated that the cap on water charges will be extended to 2016.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 29 October, 2014

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…

# 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.

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