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#Simon Coveney

# 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

# 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.

# 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.

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