Simon Coveney is a sitting Fine Gael TD for the Cork South Central constituency and the Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food. Coveney was elected to his father's seat in 1998 following his death. Coveney has held many positions within the party, including assistant Chief Whip, Secretary of the Parliamentary Party and Spokesperson for Communications.
# simon-coveney - Today’s News
God love ‘em.
# simon-coveney - Thursday 14 August, 2014
Beef, lamb, mutton and pigmeat on the way to Philippines.
# simon-coveney - Wednesday 13 August, 2014
The government’s breach of its own pay ceiling for advisers has been controversial in recent years.
# simon-coveney - Monday 11 August, 2014
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
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
More than €2.9 million has been spent on such equipment since 2011.
# simon-coveney - Thursday 7 August, 2014
The ban comes after Western countries imposed sanctions against Moscow over its policy on Ukraine.
# simon-coveney - Monday 4 August, 2014
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
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
Minister Coveney said Lebanon is the only jurisdiction that can pursue a prosecution.
# simon-coveney - Monday 30 June, 2014
The initiative will see the companies have their produce sold in Supervalu stores.
SouthWestern is to make a “significant” jobs announcement later today.
# simon-coveney - Wednesday 25 June, 2014
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
The minister has 16 meetings planned over the next four days with multinationals, potential investors and politicians.
# simon-coveney - Thursday 19 June, 2014
What else will the folks on Kildare Street be discussing?
# simon-coveney - Tuesday 17 June, 2014
“We are here, and the hay is here. We intend to stay until we get satisfactory answers.”
# simon-coveney - Wednesday 28 May, 2014
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
Last year, a total of 10,711 horses were slaughtered.
# simon-coveney - Sunday 13 April, 2014
However, funding remains a significant hindrance to many fishermen.
# simon-coveney - Tuesday 8 April, 2014
“They’re a little frisky…”. The press release had offered the prospect of some Cabinet-level sheep-shearing. But would the ministers oblige?
Growth predicted for dairy sector in particular once quotas are removed.
# simon-coveney - Wednesday 2 April, 2014
New Donegal facility announced as industry urged to set its sights higher.
# simon-coveney - Thursday 20 March, 2014
More than 115 piers, harbours and slipways damaged during the recent storms are getting funding for repair work.
# simon-coveney - Friday 7 March, 2014
Meanwhile, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that the Finance Minister is dealing with the issue of “statelessness”.
A new animal Bill has been passed to replace legislation that’s 103 years old.
# simon-coveney - Tuesday 4 March, 2014
IFA president Eddie Downey said today that some farmers are “at their wits end”.
# simon-coveney - Saturday 1 March, 2014
The biggest party in the State gathered in south Dublin this weekend, and here’s what we found out…
On day two of the Fine Gael Ard Fheis, the Minister for Finance has given the clearest indication yet that a tax cut is on the way.
# simon-coveney - Friday 28 February, 2014
A Polish report detailed ‘green and rotting meat’ in a Monaghan food plant but the meat in question had been removed from storage for testing according to the Minister.
# simon-coveney - Monday 17 February, 2014
Ireland’s volume of milk supplies in January was above what is allowed under EU quotas.
# simon-coveney - Wednesday 5 February, 2014
One sheep, two sheep, three sheep…
# simon-coveney - Tuesday 14 January, 2014
“It covers everything from hill farmers to suckler cows,” Enda Kenny said today.
# simon-coveney - Wednesday 8 January, 2014
The pylons controversy rumbles on…
Exports for dairy products and ingredients brought in the most money, followed by beef exports.
# simon-coveney - Tuesday 7 January, 2014
The United Farmers Association has refuted Minister Coveney’s claim that there is not a major horse welfare problem in Ireland.
# simon-coveney - Wednesday 1 January, 2014
The Minister said his department is adopting a ‘pro-active’ approach in relation to horse welfare issues.
# simon-coveney - Wednesday 18 December, 2013
Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney said that a new code of conduct to protect primary producers will be introduced in the coming weeks.
# simon-coveney - Tuesday 17 December, 2013
There’s to be an increase of two per cent next year in terms of value, but reductions for certain stocks will also be brought in.
# simon-coveney - Monday 16 December, 2013
Proposals put forward by the European Commission would severely cut quotas for some of the stocks of vital importance to Irish fishing communities.
# simon-coveney - Saturday 7 December, 2013
Fingal County Council want to move ahead with new office – but Government have to give go-ahead.
# simon-coveney - Saturday 30 November, 2013
The Taoiseach’s trip is aimed at improving business links in the ICT, financial services and agri-food sectors.