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#Simon Coveney

# 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.

# simon-coveney - Sunday 13 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Recovering from the rains: Fishing industry battles on Recovery

Recovering from the rains: Fishing industry battles on

However, funding remains a significant hindrance to many fishermen.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Two ministers, some sheep, and a city centre photo-op. What could go wrong? Ewe First

Two ministers, some sheep, and a city centre photo-op. What could go wrong?

“They’re a little frisky…”. The press release had offered the prospect of some Cabinet-level sheep-shearing. But would the ministers oblige?

Growth sector: AIB unveils €500m farm fund

Growth predicted for dairy sector in particular once quotas are removed.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Donegal catch: €35m facility planned for Killybegs

New Donegal facility announced as industry urged to set its sights higher.

# simon-coveney - Thursday 20 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Piers and harbours around the country are getting a facelift with €23m funding Fix It

Piers and harbours around the country are getting a facelift with €23m funding

More than 115 piers, harbours and slipways damaged during the recent storms are getting funding for repair work.

# simon-coveney - Friday 7 March, 2014

Coveney ‘not surprised’ by claims of Apple’s $850m Irish tax avoidance

Meanwhile, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said that the Finance Minister is dealing with the issue of “statelessness”.

From TheJournal.ie It’s a good day for Irish animals Protecting Animals

It’s a good day for Irish animals

A new animal Bill has been passed to replace legislation that’s 103 years old.

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Pics: Thousands of farmers rally at Department of Agriculture over beef price cuts Where's The Beef This post contains images

Pics: Thousands of farmers rally at Department of Agriculture over beef price cuts

IFA president Eddie Downey said today that some farmers are “at their wits end”.

# simon-coveney - Saturday 1 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie 8 things we learned at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis Fine Gael Ard Fheis

8 things we learned at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis

The biggest party in the State gathered in south Dublin this weekend, and here’s what we found out…

From TheJournal.ie Michael Noonan: I’ll consider tax cuts, Richard Bruton: I won’t consider wage hikes Fine Gael Ard Fheis

Michael Noonan: I’ll consider tax cuts, Richard Bruton: I won’t consider wage hikes

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

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney says rotting meat claims are wrong and have been ‘hyped up’ Cold Storage

Simon Coveney says rotting meat claims are wrong and have been ‘hyped up’

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

From TheJournal.ie Coveney to dairy farmers: You’re (still) producing too much milk Udder Disgrace

Coveney to dairy farmers: You’re (still) producing too much milk

Ireland’s volume of milk supplies in January was above what is allowed under EU quotas.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Counting sheep: did you know the sheep census was a thing? One Two Zzzzz

Counting sheep: did you know the sheep census was a thing?

One sheep, two sheep, three sheep…

# simon-coveney - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Over €12.5 billion committed to agriculture over the next seven years Funding For Farmers

Over €12.5 billion committed to agriculture over the next seven years

“It covers everything from hill farmers to suckler cows,” Enda Kenny said today.

# simon-coveney - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From TheJournal.ie MEP looks to tackle government’s pylon ‘myths’ as Coveney acknowledges ‘genuine concerns’ Pylon On The Pressure
From TheJournal.ie Value of Irish food and drink exports nearly €10 billion in 2013 Bord Bia

Value of Irish food and drink exports nearly €10 billion in 2013

Exports for dairy products and ingredients brought in the most money, followed by beef exports.

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