Mr Coveney

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Mr Coveney said : “Every day we delay in assuming our responsibility at this Council is another day lost in saving innocent lives,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, May 16, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Every day we delay in assuming our responsibility at this Council is another day lost in saving innocent lives,” “We need to send a clear and united message that the cycle of violence and bloodshed needs to end now” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "The protection of all civilians, in Gaza, in the West Bank and in Israel is of paramount important," "All violations against children must end, including attacks on schools. The UN must be permitted to bring in vital fuel, food, and medical supplies and to deploy humanitarian personnel," External link

RTERadio Sunday, May 16, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "The truth is what has happened right across our HSE healthcare system is malware has been inserted across the network. It is going to take some time to clean that data piece by piece and protect as much of the data as possible," External link

RTERadio Sunday, May 16, 2021 5:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney replied : "This cannot be acceptable to the international community. The UN Security Council needs to speak with one voice to hold those responsible to account" External link

RTERadio Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:29:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney replied : "This cannot be acceptable to the international community. The UN Security Council needs to speak with one voice to hold those responsible to account" External link

RTERadio Saturday, May 15, 2021 7:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Nobody defends the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel. No right-minded person anyway" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I think there is a pressure that we find a way to come up with solutions by some point in June, and I think the Commission is very much aware of that and I'm sure the British government is too" External link

bbc Tuesday, May 11, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Images of security forces taking a very aggressive approach inside a mosque in a holy site in East Jerusalem really is, I think, quite shocking and I think it has triggered a response right around the world for many countries who are deeply uncomfortable with what they're seeing" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, May 11, 2021 2:44:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Images of security forces taking a very aggressive approach inside a mosque in a holy site in East Jerusalem really is, I think, quite shocking and I think it has triggered a response right around the world for many countries who are deeply uncomfortable with what they're seeing" External link

RTERadio Monday, May 10, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "The last thing we want to see is moving into a marching season this summer, without Covid-19 restrictions keeping people in their homes, without many of these issues resolved politically. " External link

RTERadio Monday, May 10, 2021 10:35:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Images of security forces taking a very aggressive approach inside a mosque in a holy site in East Jerusalem really is, I think, quite shocking and I think it has triggered a response right around the world for many countries who are deeply uncomfortable with what they're seeing" External link

RTERadio Monday, May 10, 2021 10:35:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "The likely scenario here is that certainly in August but perhaps even in July we may well see international travel being a possibility again for people who are fully vaccinated. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "The likely scenario here is that certainly in August but perhaps even in July we may well see international travel being a possibility again for people who are fully vaccinated. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:30:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “The Irish Government discussed with our UK colleagues the commitments of the Stormont House Agreement and strongly advised against any unilateral action on such sensitive issues. "We reiterated that only through a collective approach can we deal with these issues comprehensively and fairly in a way that responds to the needs of victims, survivors and society as a whole. Victims and their families are the only priority” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "You will see a lot more interaction between the two governments in the weeks ahead. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:51:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "The US has become much more exorcised... in recent weeks," External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I do worry about many things in terms of politics in Northern Ireland. It’s fragile and very divisive. Opinion is very polarised and people like me, and others, have to find a way of building relationships that can cope with that division,” “Of course, I will work with any new leader of the DUP. I know most of the personalities quite well that may be in that position. We need to try and build a sense of trust and respect that has been undermined and damaged, particularly in recent months,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 3, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I do worry about many things in terms of politics in Northern Ireland. It’s fragile and very divisive. Opinion is very polarised and people like me, and others, have to find a way of building relationships that can cope with that division,” “Of course, I will work with any new leader of the DUP. I know most of the personalities quite well that may be in that position. We need to try and build a sense of trust and respect that has been undermined and damaged, particularly in recent months,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about Simon Coveney ) : "There's not going to be a big focus on international travel today. But there will be in a few weeks time. Simon Coveney told TDs that lockdown measures are likely to be extended into February (Image: Collins Photo Agency Dublin) He added it won't be a " External link

irishmirror Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : "There's not going to be a big focus on international travel today. But there will be in a few weeks time. He adds it won't be a " External link

irishmirror Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “Many people agreed to change the constitution in Ireland, and many people north of the border, a huge majority voted for the Good Friday Agreement on the basis that there would be structures, dialogue and partnership on this island,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “This is something that we have been involved in for four years and it’s a very complex, and very long document that deals with everything from trading goods, trading services, to energy to movement of persons, to aviation, fishing, EU programmes,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “It is important to say that as part of the Good Friday Agreement, the north-south element of the Good Friday Agreement is an absolutely essential pillar,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “It is important to say that as part of the Good Friday Agreement, the north-south element of the Good Friday Agreement is an absolutely essential pillar,” External link

standard Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : "The Protocol is the only solution to the problems created by Brexit for the island of Ireland and we firmly support ongoing contacts between EU and UK on its implementation," External link

mninews Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:07:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I firmly believe that acting together within the framework of the protocol, the EU and UK can find solutions to the outstanding issues,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, April 28, 2021 4:53:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I firmly believe that acting together within the framework of the protocol, the EU and UK can find solutions to the outstanding issues,” External link

worcesternews Wednesday, April 28, 2021 4:46:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I firmly believe that acting together within the framework of the protocol, the EU and UK can find solutions to the outstanding issues,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I firmly believe that acting together within the framework of the protocol, the EU and UK can find solutions to the outstanding issues,” External link

kentonline Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:33:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about The UK ) : "The protocol is the only solution to the problems created by Brexit for the island of Ireland and we firmly support ongoing contacts between EU and UK on its implementation," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:54:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “The protocol is the only solution to the problems created by Brexit for the island of Ireland and we firmly support ongoing contacts between EU and UK on its implementation,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:18:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I do hope that the negotiating teams will be able to look at this space and see whether there is a middle-ground position between dynamic alignment, and an equivalence on SPS standards that could quite dramatically reduce the number of tests that are required on goods coming into Larne and Belfast ports from GB into the Northern Ireland market and into the single market via Northern Ireland,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:18:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “The protocol is the only solution to the problems created by Brexit for the island of Ireland and we firmly support ongoing contacts between EU and UK on its implementation,” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:41:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I do hope that the negotiating teams will be able to look at this space and see whether there is a middle-ground position between dynamic alignment, and an equivalence on SPS standards that could quite dramatically reduce the number of tests that are required on goods coming into Larne and Belfast ports from GB into the Northern Ireland market and into the single market via Northern Ireland,” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:41:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : "I firmly believe that acting together within the framework of the protocol, the EU and UK can find solutions to the outstanding issues," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “At a time of great difficulty for India, we want to show solidarity with the country and people, with whom we have strong historical and modern day relations. We are glad to provide this support at a time of such need and to be doing so as part of a wider EU response,” External link

irishtimes Monday, April 26, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “There is a lot of urgency in Niac, but they want to get the decision right. Of course we want to see Johnson being used for as many people as possible but we want the reassurance that this can be done safely and with the support of Niac,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "What we will do, I think, is something very similar to what was done in March, when we gave as much certainty as possible for the month of April and then we gave a good indication of what was likely for May. I think we’ll give a lot of certainty for May" External link

RTERadio Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about Tony Holohan ) : "Let’s wait and see what Tony says to the Cabinet sub-committee on Wednesday or Thursday and we’ll talk that through with him as we always do. " External link

RTERadio Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “There is a lot of urgency in Niac, but they want to get the decision right. Of course we want to see Johnson being used for as many people as possible but we want the reassurance that this can be done safely and with the support of Niac,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, April 25, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "There is some good news on the horizon for that," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:26:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "There is some good news on the horizon for that," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I think that is still some way off, but certainly that is where this is going in terms of facilitating international travel at some point in the future,” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “An Irish embassy in Morocco will allow us to develop business opportunities, especially in the agribusiness, agricultural machinery and renewable energy,” External link

northafricapost Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "If you decide not to take up the vaccine that's offered to you when it's offered, well then you're essentially putting yourself to the back of the queue until everybody else gets vaccinated, which will certainly take quite some time" External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "We are and have taken a very cautious approach to international travel. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "If you decide not to take up the vaccine that's offered to you when it's offered, well then you're essentially putting yourself to the back of the queue until everybody else gets vaccinated, which will certainly take quite some time" External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “We need to talk seriously about how the protocol is being managed, how it can be implemented in a way that listens to the concerns many in Northern Ireland have and what flexibilities are possible,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “There are currently approximately 1,700 paper based applications in the system. The Passport Service plans to resume processing of routine paper based applications at Level 3 of the framework” External link

leinsterleader Monday, April 12, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Make no mistake, the Government is at one about the need to respond to public health advice that we need to keep variants of concern out of Ireland and to use mandatory quarantine to the fullest extent that we can" External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Make no mistake, the Government is at one about the need to respond to public health advice that we need to keep variants of concern out of Ireland and to use mandatory quarantine to the fullest extent that we can" External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “We wanted capacity in place before we announced the list of countries,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:47:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Statements from the Irish Government are not going to calm tension in many loyalist communities, it's got to come from the unionist community,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:44:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Any addition to the list of category 2 countries requires consultation with the Minister for Foreign Affairs by the Minister for Health. That has not happened to date” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Any addition to the list of category 2 countries requires consultation with the Minister for Foreign Affairs by the Minister for Health. That has not happened to date” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Any addition to the list of category 2 countries requires consultation with the Minister for Foreign Affairs by the Minister for Health. That has not happened to date” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, March 30, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I don't think it's any secret that Nphet and indeed the Government recognise that people do need some room to breathe here in the context of the impact that these restrictions have had for so many months now. " External link

eecho Monday, March 29, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I don't think it's any secret that Nphet and indeed the Government recognise that people do need some room to breathe here in the context of the impact that these restrictions have had for so many months now. " External link

eecho Sunday, March 28, 2021 10:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney wrote : “We would not propose that the Irish Government (through the Department of Foreign Affairs) be a member of or be formally represented on the forum,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “we would like to see some level of opening of the construction industry” External link

irishtimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : “Of course, if there was, we’d be very interested in, in talking to the British government about that,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “we expect the board to ensure that there was full accountability in order to protect the Beacon group’s relationship with Government and also the credibility of the vaccine rollout programme” External link

irishtimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “we would like to see some level of opening of the construction industry” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, March 28, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I think Stephen Donnelly's initial response to this was looking at let's do nothing that slows down the rollout of vaccines. "But I think when he considered the issue, when, when all of us experienced the public anger on the back of this, this issue, I think Mr Donnelly made the right decision,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, March 28, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “This is such a slap in the face to so many people, and that's why people are so angry about this, so many families that have loved ones that are vulnerable to this virus, patiently waiting for a vaccine,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, March 28, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I think Stephen Donnelly's initial response to this was looking at let's do nothing that slows down the rollout of vaccines. Mr Coveney strongly criticised the actions of Beacon Clinic’s chief executive Michael Cullen. File Picture. "But I think when he considered the issue, when, when all of us experienced the public anger on the back of this, this issue, I think Mr Donnelly made the right decision,” “This is about the vaccine rollout and ensuring that we get credibility and belief back into the vaccine rollout, It's also about accountability and making sure it is correct. "That's why I'm being very direct with you that we expect the board to ensure that there is full accountability,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, March 28, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I think the approach the Government takes will be cautious. I know many people are frustrated and they want to get out and about and get businesses back up and running. What we don’t want to do is to allow restrictions to be eased and then to have to re-impose them again,” External link

independent-ie Sunday, March 28, 2021 5:19:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I call on the Myanmar military to step back from I call on the Myanmar military to step back from actions designed to consolidate power through fear and brutal violence," External link

RTERadio Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "The role of the military in society is to protect its citizens, not to murder and terrorise them. Today, the security forces have disgraced themselves and these actions leave another stain on the history of Myanmar," "Ireland continues to stand with the people of Myanmar and will continue to work with our partners in Europe, in the region and at the United Nations, both in the General Assembly and as a Member of the Security Council, to see an end to violence and to bring about a peaceful and democratic solution to this crisis" External link

RTERadio Sunday, March 28, 2021 2:01:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about The UK ) : “The over-riding concern is the need to avoid a fourth wave” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “right now, Ireland has the most stringent rule in place in terms of international travel than any other country in Europe” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Legal Action is not a welcome development, but approach of UK government has given EU no alternative. " External link

irishexaminer Monday, March 15, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added ( about British ) : "My job is to ensure that what has been agreed, as a mechanism to deal with the disruption that Brexit causes on the island of Ireland, which is the protocol, is part of an international treaty, as part of international law," "We cannot move forward on the basis of one side just deciding unilaterally 'Well, this is what must be done and we can't wait for the other sides to agree with us', and that's essentially what the British Government has done" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, March 12, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “My job is to ensure that what has been agreed, as a mechanism to deal with the disruption that Brexit causes on the island of Ireland, which is the protocol, is part of an international treaty, as part of international law,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, March 11, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "We explained what happened last week in the context of the tension around the protocol, the divisions and polarisation of politics in Northern Ireland related to that.. Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins. Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has told an influential group of US Congress members about the growing tension between the EU and the UK over issues around Brexit. Mr Coveney and EU Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic spoke to the Friends of Ireland caucus on Wednesday, including its chairman, Congressman Richie Neal. The group discussed Northern Ireland and concerns around the UK's unilateral extension of post-Brexit grace periods. Mr Coveney said: " External link

eecho Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “My job is to ensure that what has been agreed, as a mechanism to deal with the disruption that Brexit causes on the island of Ireland, which is the protocol, is part of an international treaty, as part of international law,” External link

waterford-news Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:49:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “My job is to ensure that what has been agreed, as a mechanism to deal with the disruption that Brexit causes on the island of Ireland, which is the protocol, is part of an international treaty, as part of international law,” External link

msn-uk Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “My job is to ensure that what has been agreed, as a mechanism to deal with the disruption that Brexit causes on the island of Ireland, which is the protocol, is part of an international treaty, as part of international law,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "We explained what happened last week in the context of the tension around the protocol, the divisions and polarisation of politics in Northern Ireland related to that. " External link

news-yahoo Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “My job is to ensure that what has been agreed, as a mechanism to deal with the disruption that Brexit causes on the island of Ireland, which is the protocol, is part of an international treaty, as part of international law,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "The gardaí are obviously going to be around in force and they are going to advise us if we need to close," External link

irishexaminer Saturday, March 6, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “To say this was disrespectful is an understatement,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "This is not the first time this has happened that they are negotiating with a partner that they simply cannot trust," "That is why the EU is now looking at legal options and legal actions which effectively means a much more formalised and rigid negotiation process as opposed to a process of partnership where you try to solve problems together, so this is really unwelcome" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "This is not the first time this has happened that they are negotiating with a partner that they simply cannot trust," "That is why the EU is now looking at legal options and legal actions which effectively means a much more formalised and rigid negotiation process as opposed to a process of partnership where you try to solve problems together, so this is really unwelcome" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “To say this was disrespectful is an understatement,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “It’s not what we want, but it is where the UK is driving us” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:40:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “To say this was disrespectful is an understatement,” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:40:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “It’s not what we want, but it is where the UK is driving us” External link

waterford-news Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “To say this was disrespectful is an understatement,” External link

waterford-news Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I made clear to them my regret that the UK had moved in a unilateral way, rather than working in continued partnership with the EU in accordance with the EU-UK joint statements of 11 and 24 February," External link

msn-uk Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I made clear to them my regret that the UK had moved in a unilateral way, rather than working in continued partnership with the EU in accordance with the EU-UK joint statements of 11 and 24 February," External link

skynews Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:08:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “I met earlier today with [Mr Lewis] and with the cabinet office minister now responsible for EU-UK relations Lord Frost. I made clear to them my regret that the UK had moved in a unilateral way, rather than working in continued partnership with the EU in accordance with the EU-UK joint statements of 11 and 24 February,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “I met earlier today with [Mr Lewis] and with the cabinet office minister now responsible for EU-UK relations Lord Frost. I made clear to them my regret that the UK had moved in a unilateral way, rather than working in continued partnership with the EU in accordance with the EU-UK joint statements of 11 and 24 February,” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Giving our citizens around the world a voice to the highest office in the State will strengthen the bond between all Irish citizens irrespective of distance or location" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “This Government is committed to holding a referendum to extend the rights of our citizens outside the state to vote in future presidential elections” External link

irishexaminer Monday, March 1, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “This Government is committed to holding a referendum to extend the rights of our citizens outside the state to vote in future presidential elections” External link

westernpeople Monday, March 1, 2021 6:48:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “This Government is committed to holding a referendum to extend the rights of our citizens outside the state to vote in future presidential elections” External link

waterford-news Monday, March 1, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "This Government is committed to holding a referendum to extend the rights of our citizens outside the state to vote in future presidential elections" External link

RTERadio Monday, March 1, 2021 6:05:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : "This is obviously a matter for the British government and the executive in Northern Ireland now, to ensure that they are compliant with their commitments under the protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland and I think that's where everybody needs to focus their attention now" External link

RTERadio Monday, March 1, 2021 5:08:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “This Government is committed to holding a referendum to extend the rights of our citizens outside the state to vote in future presidential elections” External link

independent-ie Monday, March 1, 2021 4:57:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "We've got to call that out for what it is and hope that most right-thinking people reject it out of hand. Because these are people who are trying to recruit sometimes vulnerable people but people who are struggling with the pandemic because their businesses aren't open. They may be stressed — many people are. This has been a very very difficult year for so many people. " External link

irishexaminer Monday, March 1, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : "The protocol is here to stay. There is of course an ongoing discussion on how flexibilities can be used within the confines of the protocol to make sure that we can support trade between GB and Northern Ireland with as few restrictions or checks as possible, but that being said the protocol is part of an international treaty; it's international law, it needs to be implemented and everybody has a legal obligation to do that and that’s where the focus should be" External link

RTERadio Sunday, February 28, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : "This is obviously a matter for the British government and the executive in Northern Ireland now, to ensure that they are compliant with their commitments under the protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland and I think that's where everybody needs to focus their attention now" External link

RTERadio Sunday, February 28, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “The US authorities have assured me that they take Irish public health requirements very seriously. I have received apologies, both orally and in writing, from the relevant US authorities, including the US military authorities. The US side has recommitted to full compliance in respect of future landings” External link

irishtimes Friday, February 26, 2021 4:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney stated : “The number of alleged road traffic offences committed by members of the diplomatic community in Ireland is proportionately low. In general, Diplomatic Missions operate in compliance with Irish law” External link

westernpeople Friday, February 26, 2021 3:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "In some of those cases the UK Government has the capacity to facilitate that change if they want to agree to a different approach when it comes to equivalence of standards," External link

msn-uk Monday, February 22, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : "When the EU made compromises in a pragmatic way to try to get agreement on implementation they expected that the British Government would follow through on those commitments," External link

msn-uk Monday, February 22, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “Regardless of who is in the White House, it’s the job of an Irish foreign minister and the Irish Government to ensure they have a good and functioning relationship,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 15, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : “Once informed of this breach of regulations by An Garda Síochána, the issue was raised with the US authorities, both through the US embassy in Dublin and through our embassy in Washington,” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, February 15, 2021 12:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about Irish Examiner ) : “We have emphasised to the US authorities that all landings must fully abide by the conditions put in place by the Irish authorities, including public health conditions,” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, February 15, 2021 12:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : “Once informed of this breach of regulations by An Garda Síochána, the issue was raised with the US authorities, both through the US embassy in Dublin and through our embassy in Washington,” External link

westernpeople Monday, February 15, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about Irish Examiner ) : “We have emphasised to the US authorities that all landings must fully abide by the conditions put in place by the Irish authorities, including public health conditions,” External link

westernpeople Monday, February 15, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : "I would be open to advocating for modest extensions of grace periods," External link

msn-uk Monday, February 8, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney insisted : "Calls to scrap the protocol because there are some issues in terms of implementation just isn't realistic and I've tried to be as honest about that as I can this week," External link

msn-uk Monday, February 8, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I would be open to advocating for modest extensions of grace periods,” External link

beat102103 Monday, February 8, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : "We need to try to find accommodation for each other here that can reduce tensions in Northern Ireland, can respond to legitimate concerns, regardless of who's raising them, so that we can show that the protocol can be flexible when needed," External link

msn-uk Sunday, February 7, 2021 11:25:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I would be open to advocating for modest extensions of grace periods,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, February 7, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I would be open to advocating for modest extensions of grace periods,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, February 7, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “It is a real problem. I do not want to pretend it will be solved easily” External link

irishexaminer Friday, February 5, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “So it’s 97 per cent down and (it is) continuing to fall,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, February 3, 2021 5:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “So it’s 97 per cent down and (it is) continuing to fall,” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, February 3, 2021 4:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “So it’s 97% down and (it is) continuing to fall,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, February 3, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “Added to that, you have totally unacceptable threats to people working in Larne and Belfast port,” “I think the PSNI has provided clarification this isn’t a wider loyalist paramilitary issue, but it certainly is still intimidating for workers there, and that is something that needs to be condemned” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, February 3, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added ( about British ) : “The protocol isn’t primarily the problem here; the problem is Brexit and the kind of Brexit that the British Government pursued and insisted on,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, February 3, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “So it’s 97% down and (it is) continuing to fall,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, February 3, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “Added to that, you have totally unacceptable threats to people working in Larne and Belfast port,” “I think the PSNI has provided clarification this isn’t a wider loyalist paramilitary issue, but it certainly is still intimidating for workers there, and that is something that needs to be condemned” External link

thecourier Wednesday, February 3, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added ( about British ) : “The protocol isn’t primarily the problem here; the problem is Brexit and the kind of Brexit that the British Government pursued and insisted on,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, February 3, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “While that decision was reversed - and would not have happened at all if there had been consultation - it certainly has triggered a political response in Northern Ireland, which makes implementation of the protocol even more difficult when you have a significant minority of politicians in the North who are saying they will not cooperate with the protocol,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 3, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “My personal view is that the Taoiseach should of course go to Washington and I think that can be managed in a way that is safe,” External link

eecho Tuesday, February 2, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “The Taoiseach should go in a manner which is safe,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 1, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “It is a real problem. I do not want to pretend it will be solved easily” External link

irishexaminer Friday, January 29, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Although the difficult trading conditions are likely to persist in the near term, we remain confident that demand for our food-to-go categories will recover strongly as the effects of Covid-19 recede and mobility restrictions are removed,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, January 26, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Although the difficult trading conditions are likely to persist in the near term, we remain confident that demand for our food to go categories will recover strongly as the effects of Covid-19 recede and mobility restrictions are removed,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “We have changed the conditions around international really quite significantly in the last number of weeks,” External link

eecho Saturday, January 23, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I think it will [go ahead this year],” External link

irishtimes Saturday, January 23, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney added : "Regardless of who is in the White House, it's the job of an Irish foreign minister and the Irish Government to ensure they have a good and functioning relationship," External link

eecho Friday, January 22, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “Regardless of who is in the White House, it’s the job of an Irish foreign minister and the Irish Government to ensure they have a good and functioning relationship,” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, January 22, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : "Regardless of who is in the White House, it's the job of an Irish foreign minister and the Irish Government to ensure they have a good and functioning relationship," External link

eecho Friday, January 22, 2021 7:14:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “Regardless of who is in the White House, it’s the job of an Irish foreign minister and the Irish Government to ensure they have a good and functioning relationship,” External link

westernpeople Friday, January 22, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Ireland’s initial proposed share in 2021 is 1.05bn euros, 25% of the fund,” “I hope the European Parliament & Council approve as we work through Brexit” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “There are many other areas being disrupted that will need financial support to actually help us get through that disruption, to reconfigure, and reshape certain sectors of our economy linked to Brexit,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:28:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I'm pleased to announce that a proposal has been made tonight on the Brexit Adjustment Reserve. The BAR is valued at €5.4 billion (€4.2 billion in 2021 & €1.1 billion in 2024)," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:36:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Of course, there have been some mistakes made, but we are now in the teeth of a third wave and Nphet and Government are working together, but Government must make decisions,” External link

carlow-nationalist Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:24:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Of course, there have been some mistakes made, but we are now in the teeth of a third wave and Nphet and Government are working together, but Government must make decisions,” External link

westernpeople Saturday, January 2, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Of course, there have been some mistakes made, but we are now in the teeth of a third wave and Nphet and Government are working together, but Government must make decisions,” External link

waterford-news Friday, January 1, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Of course, there have been some mistakes made, but we are now in the teeth of a third wave and Nphet and Government are working together, but Government must make decisions,” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, January 1, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Of course, there have been some mistakes made, but we are now in the teeth of a third wave and Nphet and Government are working together, but Government must make decisions,” External link

westernpeople Friday, January 1, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Of course, there have been some mistakes made, but we are now in the teeth of a third wave and Nphet and Government are working together, but Government must make decisions," External link

eecho Friday, January 1, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Of course, there have been some mistakes made, but we are now in the teeth of a third wave and Nphet and Government are working together, but Government must make decisions," External link

eecho Friday, January 1, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Of course, there have been some mistakes made, but we are now in the teeth of a third wave and Nphet and Government are working together, but Government must make decisions,” External link

standard Friday, January 1, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Of course, there have been some mistakes made, but we are now in the teeth of a third wave and Nphet and Government are working together, but Government must make decisions,” External link

independent-ie Friday, January 1, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : "To be fair to the British Prime Minister he has responded positively to that," External link

RTERadio Friday, January 1, 2021 12:08:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “This is an opportunity where Ireland can have a direct impact and say on how the world is shaped for the next two years,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, January 1, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "We're planning to end the travel ban with the UK on January 6 and replace it with a more restrictive set of travel regulations between Britain and Ireland," "We are anxious to move away from a travel ban, which we don't think is realistic, and there does need to be travel facilitated between Britain and Ireland for lots of reasons" External link

herald-ie Friday, January 1, 2021 6:28:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Passport Service staff were critical in assisting our citizens abroad” External link

irishtimes Monday, December 28, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “88 per cent of our customers felt that we met or exceeded their expectations this year” External link

irishtimes Monday, December 28, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney added : "When you weigh up the enormous damage of a no deal, I think Ireland has defended itself against the vulnerabilities Brexit forced upon us. " External link

RTERadio Sunday, December 27, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "there is some sort of last-minute hitch" External link

RTERadio Thursday, December 24, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "there is some sort of last-minute hitch" External link

RTERadio Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "there is some sort of last-minute hitch" External link

RTERadio Thursday, December 24, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I don’t know if the landbridge is dead yet but it certainly isn’t working very effectively at the moment for roll-on, roll-off freight,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, December 23, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "It won't surprise me if this issue collapses the whole negotiation. It certainly has the capacity to do it" External link

skynews Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “They will be asked to quarantine for 14 days and they will have to fill out a passenger locator form to give information as to where they will be for the next two weeks. It’s illegal to fill out that form inaccurately. Not everyone is checked up on but some people are,” External link

independent-ie Monday, December 21, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "It won't surprise me if this issue collapses the whole negotiation. It certainly has the capacity to do it" External link

heart Sunday, December 20, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "It won't surprise me if this issue collapses the whole negotiation. It certainly has the capacity to do it" External link

piratefm Sunday, December 20, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "It won't surprise me if this issue collapses the whole negotiation. It certainly has the capacity to do it" External link

skynews Sunday, December 20, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “That’s just the start of it” “If you look at what we’re doing around development aid partnerships around the world, undoubtedly there is a link between security and development” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "because the negotiating teams have gone really quiet here, there are no briefings out to the media, that's an indication to me that there's a serious, if difficult negotiation continuing" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : "We certainly don't want to see that announcement 24 hours before it actually happens," External link

irishexaminer Monday, December 14, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I think both sides do want a deal and they want a deal now,” External link

westernpeople Monday, December 14, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I think both sides do want a deal and they want a deal now,” External link

waterford-news Monday, December 14, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I think both sides do want a deal and they want a deal now,” External link

westernpeople Monday, December 14, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I think both sides do want a deal and they want a deal now,” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, December 14, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "My view is a deal can be done but it needs to be done in the next few days. We know it will be a huge political failing if there is not a deal. " External link

RTERadio Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about British ) : “Anybody who thinks no deal now is in the EU’s strategic interests because in six or 12 months time, when we start talking to the UK about putting in place a new agreement, that somehow the EU’s hand will be strengthened, I don’t think that shows an understanding of a British mindset,” External link

westernpeople Friday, December 11, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about The UK ) : “The failure to get that over the line means we move into next year without a trade agreement in place, which means lots more disruption,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about Michel Barnier ) : "Having heard from Michel Barnier this morning, really the news is very downbeat. " External link

RTERadio Monday, December 7, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I still think it is more likely than not that we will find a way to getting a deal done but I won’t be shocked if it falls apart,” External link

westernpeople Monday, December 7, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “If we don’t get a deal in the next few days, then obviously there are very serious problems around ratification and timelines” External link

westernpeople Monday, December 7, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “For all of those reasons, I think the negotiating teams and senior politicians will find a way of getting a deal here, but at the moment we are in a difficult place as we try to close it out,” External link

msn-uk Monday, December 7, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “For all of those reasons, I think the negotiating teams and senior politicians will find a way of getting a deal here, but at the moment we are in a difficult place as we try to close it out,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I don't see how even if there is a compromise agreed this week [in trade talks], how that agreement would be ratified if the UK in two pieces of domestic legislation is breaching the withdrawal agreement which isn't even 12 months old. " External link

independent-ie Sunday, December 6, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Instead of being distracted by those two pieces of legislation I think the EU and UK negotiators need to focus on getting a deal here that's in the interest of both sides" External link

independent-ie Sunday, December 6, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I don't see how even if there is a compromise agreed this week [in trade talks], how that agreement would be ratified if the UK in two pieces of domestic legislation is breaching the withdrawal agreement which isn't even 12 months old. " External link

independent-ie Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Instead of being distracted by those two pieces of legislation I think the EU and UK negotiators need to focus on getting a deal here that's in the interest of both sides" External link

independent-ie Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “We are more likely to get a deal than not,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “We are more likely to get a deal than not,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about Michel Barnier ) : "It's the time to hold our nerve, to trust Michel Barnier, who has done a phenomenal job to date," External link

msn-uk Friday, December 4, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about Michel Barnier ) : “It’s the time to hold our nerve, to trust Michel Barnier, who has done a phenomenal job to date,” External link

thecourier Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about Michel Barnier ) : “It’s the time to hold our nerve, to trust Michel Barnier, who has done a phenomenal job to date,” External link

worcesternews Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about Michel Barnier ) : “It’s the time to hold our nerve, to trust Michel Barnier, who has done a phenomenal job to date,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about Michel Barnier ) : “It’s the time to hold our nerve, to trust Michel Barnier, who has done a phenomenal job to date,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about Michel Barnier ) : “It’s the time to hold our nerve, to trust Michel Barnier, who has done a phenomenal job to date,” External link

thecourier Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "that is not where we want to be" External link

RTERadio Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "This is legally a requirement now, on the first of January, the trading relationship will fundamentally change, the UK will be out of the EU single market and customs union and that has significant consequences. In the absence of a trade deal on top of that many sectors in the Irish economy will face very significant disruption and costs on top of all the disruption that Covid has caused," External link

irishexaminer Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "There is a process of ratification that takes a number of weeks. I think we all owe it to so many businesses, households and stakeholders that have a huge amount of planning to do with very little time left to do it in the context of the kind of Brexit that they have to prepare for on the first of January" External link

irishexaminer Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Is it a negotiating strategy? Is it a way of potentially sinking these negotiations if they wanted to?” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Is it a negotiating strategy? Is it a way of potentially sinking these negotiations if they wanted to?” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Is it a negotiating strategy? Is it a way of potentially sinking these negotiations if they wanted to?” External link

thecourier Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "What needs to happen north and south is for people to respect the restrictions that are in place," "We are seeing strong advice coming from the executive in the north and the government in the south that there should be no non-essential travel. "So in other words if people need to see a relative, if people need to travel for work or for study or medical reasons or other essential reasons, of course they are allowed to travel. "But we're trying to contain a killer disease here and so people need to be responsible in how they travel, how they move around so we can limit the spread of this disease" External link

bbc Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Everybody is expecting that, in the next number of weeks, we're going to see an increase in the numbers, but the challenge is to keep that increase as low as possible," External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "act on the basis of what we've learned over the last nine months or so" External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "There is no perfect response to Covid-19: We know that from around the world" External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "So these are shared stocks, and what the UK is trying to do is create this perception that they own all fish that are caught in their waters, as opposed to it being a shared stock, in many cases," External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "We are running out of time here," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, December 1, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "If we are to move forward together on this island - both governments, all political parties and indeed most importantly victims and their families - well then we need to see full commitment by both governments to establishing the truth. " External link

RTERadio Monday, November 30, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about British ) : “The British Government was offered a much longer transition period, and they turned it down, yet they’re now blaming the EU for it that’s just ridiculous,” External link

westernpeople Monday, November 30, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about British ) : “The British Government was offered a much longer transition period, and they turned it down, yet they’re now blaming the EU for it that’s just ridiculous,” External link

thecourier Monday, November 30, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about British ) : “The British Government was offered a much longer transition period, and they turned it down, yet they’re now blaming the EU for it that’s just ridiculous,” External link

chesterfirst Monday, November 30, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “If we were to lose, which I know isn’t the case, 15 to 18 per cent of our quotas across the board, it would be an unmitigated disaster for us,” External link

irishtimes Monday, November 30, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “These are shared stocks and what the UK is trying to do is create this perception that they own all fish that are caught in their waters as opposed to it being a shared stock in many cases,” External link

irishtimes Monday, November 30, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about British ) : “The British Government was offered a much longer transition period, and they turned it down, yet they’re now blaming the EU for it – that’s just ridiculous,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 30, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Everyone is expecting over the coming weeks that we are going to see an increase in numbers but the challenge is to keep that increase as low as possible” External link

independent-ie Monday, November 30, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about British ) : “The British Government was offered a much longer transition period, and they turned it down, yet they’re now blaming the EU for it – that’s just ridiculous,” External link

kentonline Monday, November 30, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about British ) : “The British Government was offered a much longer transition period, and they turned it down, yet they’re now blaming the EU for it that’s just ridiculous,” External link

thecourier Monday, November 30, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about British ) : “The British Government was offered a much longer transition period, and they turned it down, yet they’re now blaming the EU for it that’s just ridiculous,” External link

chesterfirst Monday, November 30, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : "This isn't the first time this has happened. You know whether we hear shouting of 'Up the Ra' after the general election, whether we see senior Sinn Féin figures marching in St Patrick's Day parades with 'Brits Out', this kind of language needs to be consigned to history. " External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 30, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "As Minister for Foreign Affairs we've been working on the Santa Claus issue for a number of weeks now," External link

msn-uk Friday, November 27, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Ireland is certainly going to be first in line for that in the levels of disruption we have to deal with” External link

westernpeople Friday, November 27, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “There are many other areas being disrupted that will need financial support to actually help us get through that disruption, to reconfigure, and reshape certain sectors of our economy linked to Brexit,” External link

westernpeople Friday, November 27, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "As Minister for Foreign Affairs we've been working on the Santa Claus issue for a number of weeks now," External link

independent-UK Friday, November 27, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Ireland is certainly going to be first in line for that in the levels of disruption we have to deal with” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “There are many other areas being disrupted that will need financial support to actually help us get through that disruption, to reconfigure, and reshape certain sectors of our economy linked to Brexit,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "The outstanding issues around fair competition and fisheries, and indeed governance in relation to the level-playing-field issue, are proving very, very difficult issues to make progress on, if the truth be told" External link

RTERadio Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “He appreciates the fact that Ireland has ensured that in a very, very different Christmas in 2020, the visit of Santa Claus is something that will remain consistent,” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, November 26, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “We weren’t required to raise this money, either to sign a going concern statement as a board with the support of our auditor, nor did all of the financing changes we made with our banks and private placement holders require us to raise equity either,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “However, we took a view that it would be in the interest of the business to have a little bit more protection from those near-term uncertainties, and also, if we didn’t raise this equity, the level of cuts we would have to put through in terms of our team and our capital budget would damage the ability of the business to rebound strongly post-Covid,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “This has been an exceptionally challenging year for Greencore,” “There is a direct correlation between the performance of food-to-go and the nation’s [UK’s] ability to move around freely,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Throughout the year we have acted quickly and decisively to put in place comprehensive sets of measures to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on our business,” “However, in light of the ongoing uncertainty that is being caused by the current lockdown measures, there is a strong rationale in further strengthening our balance sheet. Today’s proposed placing achieves this” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “This has been an exceptionally challenging year for Greencore,” “There is a direct correlation between the performance of food to go and the nation’s [UK’s] ability to move around freely,” External link

independent-ie Monday, November 23, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Throughout the year we have acted quickly and decisively to put in place comprehensive sets of measures to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on our business,” “However, in light of the ongoing uncertainty that is being caused by the current lockdown measures, there is a strong rationale in further strengthening our balance sheet. Today’s proposed placing achieves this” External link

independent-ie Monday, November 23, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “I am happy that this is the approach currently being taken,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:55:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I think we very much are finally at the end game now. I mean we are simply running out of time. " External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 16, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “What the British government have promised to their fishing industry, vs what Michel Barnier’s negotiating mandate from the EU is, there’s a very, very wide gap,” “There hasn’t been any success in closing the gap between the positions of either side. Until we can find a way of doing that, there isn’t going to be an agreement. We’re in the same place in fishing as we were in mid-summer” External link

msn-uk Monday, November 16, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “What the British Government have promised to their fishing industry, versus what Michel Barnier’s negotiating mandate from the EU is, there’s a very, very wide gap,” “There hasn’t been any success in closing the gap between the positions of either side. Until we can find a way of doing that, there isn’t going to be an agreement. We’re in the same place in fishing as we were in mid-summer” External link

independent-UK Monday, November 16, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “What the British Government have promised to their fishing industry, versus what Michel Barnier’s negotiating mandate from the EU is, there’s a very, very wide gap” External link

pressandjournal Monday, November 16, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “We really are in the last week to ten days of this, if there is not a major breakthrough over the next week to 10 days then I think we really are in trouble and the focus will shift to preparing for a no trade deal and all the disruption that that brings,” External link

waterford-news Monday, November 16, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "The Government has got to respond as things develop. " External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 16, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I think we very much are finally at the end game now. We are simply running out of time," External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 16, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : “Moving ahead with plans for a new consulate in the north of England is a really strong signal of Ireland’s commitment to the Irish-British relationship,” External link

westernpeople Monday, November 16, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : “Moving ahead with plans for a new Consulate in the North of England is a really strong signal of Ireland’s commitment to the Irish-British relationship. When opened, this new Consulate General at the heart of the north of England will upgrade our capacity to advance our commercial interests and our cultural and people-to-people links,” External link

thesun Monday, November 16, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : “Moving ahead with plans for a new consulate in the north of England is a really strong signal of Ireland’s commitment to the Irish-British relationship,” External link

oxfordtimes Monday, November 16, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : “Moving ahead with plans for a new consulate in the north of England is a really strong signal of Ireland’s commitment to the Irish-British relationship,” External link

yorkpress Monday, November 16, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : “Moving ahead with plans for a new consulate in the north of England is a really strong signal of Ireland’s commitment to the Irish-British relationship,” External link

thecourier Monday, November 16, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : “Moving ahead with plans for a new consulate in the north of England is a really strong signal of Ireland’s commitment to the Irish-British relationship,” External link

chesterfirst Monday, November 16, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney added ( about British ) : "There is an absolutely unanimous view that if the British government deliberately decides to break international law and undermine a treaty that's not even 12 months old, well then why would the EU sign up to a new deal, when the UK is breaking the existing one? " External link

heart Monday, November 16, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “We have got to make big progress this week,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, November 15, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “We have got to make big progress this week,” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 15, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : “There’s no way the EU will agree to ratify a new agreement if the British government is breaking the existing agreement that’s not even 12 months old and breaking international law by doing that,” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 15, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "We are running out of time now," External link

RTERadio Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about British ) : "Even if we do get a new trade deal negotiated on both sides, if the British government is determined to continue with their internal market bill, to reintroduce parts of that bill that were removed by the House of Lords this week, then I think this is a deal that won't be ratified by the EU," External link

msn-uk Sunday, November 15, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “meaningful participation in peace processes makes agreements more likely to be implemented and to last” External link

irishtimes Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “He should not have mailed the document to the NAGP president. He should instead have had them briefed officially,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney added ( about British ) : "Effectively, what the Prime Minister is proposing to do with this legislation is to deliberately threaten to break international law by passing domestic legislation which effectively says if the EU doesn't give us what we want in the negotiations around the implementation of the withdrawal agreement, and, in particular, the protocol on Northern Ireland and Ireland, well, then we are going to legislate to give British ministers the powers to do what they want to do anyway. " External link

msn-uk Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney added ( about British ) : "Effectively, what the Prime Minister is proposing to do with this legislation is to deliberately threaten to break international law by passing domestic legislation which effectively says if the EU doesn't give us what we want in the negotiations around the implementation of the withdrawal agreement, and, in particular, the protocol on Northern Ireland and Ireland, well, then we are going to legislate to give British ministers the powers to do what they want to do anyway. " External link

themirror Tuesday, November 10, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney explained ( about Joseph Biden ) : “I think Joe Biden is a real friend of Ireland. He describes his life being shaped entirely by his roots in Ireland,” External link

irishtimes Monday, November 9, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about Joseph Biden ) : “I think perhaps it does [make a difference]. Joe Biden is a real friend of Ireland, he is somebody who in the middle of this campaign has taken the time to make a very clear statement on the need to prevent a hard border at any point in the future linked to Brexit policy,” External link

westernpeople Monday, November 9, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "we are really in the endgame now" External link

RTERadio Monday, November 9, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : "I make the point that both my department in terms of the Department of Foreign Affairs - and our experience in Northern Ireland - and the Taoiseach's Department, who are also very engaged in the politics of Northern Ireland, need to work together to ensure that the Shared Island Unit functions as well as it has the potential to do" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “clearly, it would have been better if this had unfolded or happened differently. But I think when you listen to the context within which the action was taken, and the motivation behind it, I think most people at least will understand why it happened the way it happened” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney insisted : “I am supportive of the Shared Island unit. I made that clear yesterday and I’ve made it clear publicly. "I’m supportive also of the Shared Island unit having a significant budget in terms of focusing on shared projects North and South that we can help to fund and make happen in the years ahead” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “I make the point that both my department in terms of the department of Foreign Affairs – and our experience in Northern Ireland – and the Taoiseach’s Department who are also very engaged in the politics of Northern Ireland need to work together to ensure that the Shared Island unit functions as well as it has the potential to do” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “It’s far from being concluded yet,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : "We're likely to get a deal, but it won't be easy," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “We’re likely to get a deal but it won’t be easy,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “Can we get a deal? Yes we can. This is doable but difficult” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : "We're likely to get a deal, but it won't be easy," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “We’re likely to get a deal but it won’t be easy,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, October 27, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : "We're likely to get a deal but it won't be easy," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, October 27, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “This decision … clearly signals Ireland’s concerns in relation to the rule of law in Hong Kong and the erosion of judicial independence promised under the ‘one country, two systems’ principle,” External link

westernpeople Friday, October 23, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I believe a deal is doable, but difficult,” External link

westernpeople Friday, October 23, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "That has injected a lot of difficulty and tension into these negotiations and then more recently the UK introducing domestic legislation which was deliberately committing to break international law on aspects of the protocol on Northern Ireland" External link

RTERadio Friday, October 23, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “A no deal on fisheries could cause huge tensions at sea. That's why the naval service needs to be geared up for that. The naval service plays a really important role in managing fishing and we need to see it done in an orderly way,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “We have to ensure that the Gardaí have the powers that they need to intervene when and where possible and necessary,” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “This will give us certainty in our numbers and allow us to retain people,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "We value fishermen, we value their contribution across the EU and certainly EU fishermen are not going to be sold out in an effort to get an agreement on a future relationship with the UK on trade" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I don't see that there will be any major breakthrough this week" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : “The British Government has made all sorts of promises to the fishing industry in the UK and in in particular,” “It’s very much linked to the sovereignty debate and a positive consequence to leaving the European Union . On the EU side it’s equally sensitive” External link

irishtimes Friday, October 9, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about Brandon Lewis ) : “He [Brandon Lewis]assures me that finance is already available to the Executive in Northern Ireland and that finance from London shouldn’t be an obstacle to Northern Ireland doing what it needs to do to manage the spread of Covid,” External link

irishtimes Friday, October 9, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT



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Mr Coveney said : “Every day we delay in assuming our responsibility at this Council is another day lost in saving innocent lives,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, May 16, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Every day we delay in assuming our responsibility at this Council is another day lost in saving innocent lives,” “We need to send a clear and united message that the cycle of violence and bloodshed needs to end now” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, May 16, 2021 9:33:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "The protection of all civilians, in Gaza, in the West Bank and in Israel is of paramount important," "All violations against children must end, including attacks on schools. The UN must be permitted to bring in vital fuel, food, and medical supplies and to deploy humanitarian personnel," External link

RTERadio Sunday, May 16, 2021 8:19:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "The truth is what has happened right across our HSE healthcare system is malware has been inserted across the network. It is going to take some time to clean that data piece by piece and protect as much of the data as possible," External link

RTERadio Sunday, May 16, 2021 5:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney replied : "This cannot be acceptable to the international community. The UN Security Council needs to speak with one voice to hold those responsible to account" External link

RTERadio Sunday, May 16, 2021 12:29:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney replied : "This cannot be acceptable to the international community. The UN Security Council needs to speak with one voice to hold those responsible to account" External link

RTERadio Saturday, May 15, 2021 7:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Nobody defends the firing of rockets from Gaza into Israel. No right-minded person anyway" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I think there is a pressure that we find a way to come up with solutions by some point in June, and I think the Commission is very much aware of that and I'm sure the British government is too" External link

bbc Tuesday, May 11, 2021 11:26:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Images of security forces taking a very aggressive approach inside a mosque in a holy site in East Jerusalem really is, I think, quite shocking and I think it has triggered a response right around the world for many countries who are deeply uncomfortable with what they're seeing" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, May 11, 2021 2:44:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Images of security forces taking a very aggressive approach inside a mosque in a holy site in East Jerusalem really is, I think, quite shocking and I think it has triggered a response right around the world for many countries who are deeply uncomfortable with what they're seeing" External link

RTERadio Monday, May 10, 2021 11:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "The last thing we want to see is moving into a marching season this summer, without Covid-19 restrictions keeping people in their homes, without many of these issues resolved politically. " External link

RTERadio Monday, May 10, 2021 10:35:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Images of security forces taking a very aggressive approach inside a mosque in a holy site in East Jerusalem really is, I think, quite shocking and I think it has triggered a response right around the world for many countries who are deeply uncomfortable with what they're seeing" External link

RTERadio Monday, May 10, 2021 10:35:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "The likely scenario here is that certainly in August but perhaps even in July we may well see international travel being a possibility again for people who are fully vaccinated. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "The likely scenario here is that certainly in August but perhaps even in July we may well see international travel being a possibility again for people who are fully vaccinated. " External link

irishmirror Thursday, May 6, 2021 12:30:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “The Irish Government discussed with our UK colleagues the commitments of the Stormont House Agreement and strongly advised against any unilateral action on such sensitive issues. "We reiterated that only through a collective approach can we deal with these issues comprehensively and fairly in a way that responds to the needs of victims, survivors and society as a whole. Victims and their families are the only priority” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:05:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "You will see a lot more interaction between the two governments in the weeks ahead. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, May 5, 2021 8:51:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "The US has become much more exorcised... in recent weeks," External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, May 4, 2021 7:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I do worry about many things in terms of politics in Northern Ireland. It’s fragile and very divisive. Opinion is very polarised and people like me, and others, have to find a way of building relationships that can cope with that division,” “Of course, I will work with any new leader of the DUP. I know most of the personalities quite well that may be in that position. We need to try and build a sense of trust and respect that has been undermined and damaged, particularly in recent months,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, May 3, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I do worry about many things in terms of politics in Northern Ireland. It’s fragile and very divisive. Opinion is very polarised and people like me, and others, have to find a way of building relationships that can cope with that division,” “Of course, I will work with any new leader of the DUP. I know most of the personalities quite well that may be in that position. We need to try and build a sense of trust and respect that has been undermined and damaged, particularly in recent months,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about Simon Coveney ) : "There's not going to be a big focus on international travel today. But there will be in a few weeks time. Simon Coveney told TDs that lockdown measures are likely to be extended into February (Image: Collins Photo Agency Dublin) He added it won't be a " External link

irishmirror Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : "There's not going to be a big focus on international travel today. But there will be in a few weeks time. He adds it won't be a " External link

irishmirror Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “Many people agreed to change the constitution in Ireland, and many people north of the border, a huge majority voted for the Good Friday Agreement on the basis that there would be structures, dialogue and partnership on this island,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “This is something that we have been involved in for four years and it’s a very complex, and very long document that deals with everything from trading goods, trading services, to energy to movement of persons, to aviation, fishing, EU programmes,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:22:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “It is important to say that as part of the Good Friday Agreement, the north-south element of the Good Friday Agreement is an absolutely essential pillar,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “It is important to say that as part of the Good Friday Agreement, the north-south element of the Good Friday Agreement is an absolutely essential pillar,” External link

standard Wednesday, April 28, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : "The Protocol is the only solution to the problems created by Brexit for the island of Ireland and we firmly support ongoing contacts between EU and UK on its implementation," External link

mninews Wednesday, April 28, 2021 9:07:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I firmly believe that acting together within the framework of the protocol, the EU and UK can find solutions to the outstanding issues,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, April 28, 2021 4:53:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I firmly believe that acting together within the framework of the protocol, the EU and UK can find solutions to the outstanding issues,” External link

worcesternews Wednesday, April 28, 2021 4:46:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I firmly believe that acting together within the framework of the protocol, the EU and UK can find solutions to the outstanding issues,” External link

southwalesargus Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:46:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I firmly believe that acting together within the framework of the protocol, the EU and UK can find solutions to the outstanding issues,” External link

kentonline Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:33:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about The UK ) : "The protocol is the only solution to the problems created by Brexit for the island of Ireland and we firmly support ongoing contacts between EU and UK on its implementation," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:54:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “The protocol is the only solution to the problems created by Brexit for the island of Ireland and we firmly support ongoing contacts between EU and UK on its implementation,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:18:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I do hope that the negotiating teams will be able to look at this space and see whether there is a middle-ground position between dynamic alignment, and an equivalence on SPS standards that could quite dramatically reduce the number of tests that are required on goods coming into Larne and Belfast ports from GB into the Northern Ireland market and into the single market via Northern Ireland,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:18:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “The protocol is the only solution to the problems created by Brexit for the island of Ireland and we firmly support ongoing contacts between EU and UK on its implementation,” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:41:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I do hope that the negotiating teams will be able to look at this space and see whether there is a middle-ground position between dynamic alignment, and an equivalence on SPS standards that could quite dramatically reduce the number of tests that are required on goods coming into Larne and Belfast ports from GB into the Northern Ireland market and into the single market via Northern Ireland,” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:41:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : "I firmly believe that acting together within the framework of the protocol, the EU and UK can find solutions to the outstanding issues," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:00:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “At a time of great difficulty for India, we want to show solidarity with the country and people, with whom we have strong historical and modern day relations. We are glad to provide this support at a time of such need and to be doing so as part of a wider EU response,” External link

irishtimes Monday, April 26, 2021 8:21:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “There is a lot of urgency in Niac, but they want to get the decision right. Of course we want to see Johnson being used for as many people as possible but we want the reassurance that this can be done safely and with the support of Niac,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:07:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "What we will do, I think, is something very similar to what was done in March, when we gave as much certainty as possible for the month of April and then we gave a good indication of what was likely for May. I think we’ll give a lot of certainty for May" External link

RTERadio Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about Tony Holohan ) : "Let’s wait and see what Tony says to the Cabinet sub-committee on Wednesday or Thursday and we’ll talk that through with him as we always do. " External link

RTERadio Sunday, April 25, 2021 10:04:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “There is a lot of urgency in Niac, but they want to get the decision right. Of course we want to see Johnson being used for as many people as possible but we want the reassurance that this can be done safely and with the support of Niac,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, April 25, 2021 7:01:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "There is some good news on the horizon for that," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:26:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "There is some good news on the horizon for that," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:16:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I think that is still some way off, but certainly that is where this is going in terms of facilitating international travel at some point in the future,” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, April 21, 2021 5:39:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “An Irish embassy in Morocco will allow us to develop business opportunities, especially in the agribusiness, agricultural machinery and renewable energy,” External link

northafricapost Wednesday, April 21, 2021 9:09:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "If you decide not to take up the vaccine that's offered to you when it's offered, well then you're essentially putting yourself to the back of the queue until everybody else gets vaccinated, which will certainly take quite some time" External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "We are and have taken a very cautious approach to international travel. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 15, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "If you decide not to take up the vaccine that's offered to you when it's offered, well then you're essentially putting yourself to the back of the queue until everybody else gets vaccinated, which will certainly take quite some time" External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “We need to talk seriously about how the protocol is being managed, how it can be implemented in a way that listens to the concerns many in Northern Ireland have and what flexibilities are possible,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, April 15, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “There are currently approximately 1,700 paper based applications in the system. The Passport Service plans to resume processing of routine paper based applications at Level 3 of the framework” External link

leinsterleader Monday, April 12, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Make no mistake, the Government is at one about the need to respond to public health advice that we need to keep variants of concern out of Ireland and to use mandatory quarantine to the fullest extent that we can" External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:15:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Make no mistake, the Government is at one about the need to respond to public health advice that we need to keep variants of concern out of Ireland and to use mandatory quarantine to the fullest extent that we can" External link

RTERadio Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “We wanted capacity in place before we announced the list of countries,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 8, 2021 12:47:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Statements from the Irish Government are not going to calm tension in many loyalist communities, it's got to come from the unionist community,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 8, 2021 11:44:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Any addition to the list of category 2 countries requires consultation with the Minister for Foreign Affairs by the Minister for Health. That has not happened to date” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, April 1, 2021 12:36:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Any addition to the list of category 2 countries requires consultation with the Minister for Foreign Affairs by the Minister for Health. That has not happened to date” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, March 31, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Any addition to the list of category 2 countries requires consultation with the Minister for Foreign Affairs by the Minister for Health. That has not happened to date” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, March 30, 2021 11:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I don't think it's any secret that Nphet and indeed the Government recognise that people do need some room to breathe here in the context of the impact that these restrictions have had for so many months now. " External link

eecho Monday, March 29, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I don't think it's any secret that Nphet and indeed the Government recognise that people do need some room to breathe here in the context of the impact that these restrictions have had for so many months now. " External link

eecho Sunday, March 28, 2021 10:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney wrote : “We would not propose that the Irish Government (through the Department of Foreign Affairs) be a member of or be formally represented on the forum,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:32:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “we would like to see some level of opening of the construction industry” External link

irishtimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : “Of course, if there was, we’d be very interested in, in talking to the British government about that,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “we expect the board to ensure that there was full accountability in order to protect the Beacon group’s relationship with Government and also the credibility of the vaccine rollout programme” External link

irishtimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 8:44:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “we would like to see some level of opening of the construction industry” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, March 28, 2021 6:25:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I think Stephen Donnelly's initial response to this was looking at let's do nothing that slows down the rollout of vaccines. "But I think when he considered the issue, when, when all of us experienced the public anger on the back of this, this issue, I think Mr Donnelly made the right decision,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, March 28, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “This is such a slap in the face to so many people, and that's why people are so angry about this, so many families that have loved ones that are vulnerable to this virus, patiently waiting for a vaccine,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, March 28, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I think Stephen Donnelly's initial response to this was looking at let's do nothing that slows down the rollout of vaccines. Mr Coveney strongly criticised the actions of Beacon Clinic’s chief executive Michael Cullen. File Picture. "But I think when he considered the issue, when, when all of us experienced the public anger on the back of this, this issue, I think Mr Donnelly made the right decision,” “This is about the vaccine rollout and ensuring that we get credibility and belief back into the vaccine rollout, It's also about accountability and making sure it is correct. "That's why I'm being very direct with you that we expect the board to ensure that there is full accountability,” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, March 28, 2021 6:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I think the approach the Government takes will be cautious. I know many people are frustrated and they want to get out and about and get businesses back up and running. What we don’t want to do is to allow restrictions to be eased and then to have to re-impose them again,” External link

independent-ie Sunday, March 28, 2021 5:19:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I call on the Myanmar military to step back from I call on the Myanmar military to step back from actions designed to consolidate power through fear and brutal violence," External link

RTERadio Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:16:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "The role of the military in society is to protect its citizens, not to murder and terrorise them. Today, the security forces have disgraced themselves and these actions leave another stain on the history of Myanmar," "Ireland continues to stand with the people of Myanmar and will continue to work with our partners in Europe, in the region and at the United Nations, both in the General Assembly and as a Member of the Security Council, to see an end to violence and to bring about a peaceful and democratic solution to this crisis" External link

RTERadio Sunday, March 28, 2021 2:01:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about The UK ) : “The over-riding concern is the need to avoid a fourth wave” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “right now, Ireland has the most stringent rule in place in terms of international travel than any other country in Europe” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, March 24, 2021 4:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Legal Action is not a welcome development, but approach of UK government has given EU no alternative. " External link

irishexaminer Monday, March 15, 2021 11:40:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added ( about British ) : "My job is to ensure that what has been agreed, as a mechanism to deal with the disruption that Brexit causes on the island of Ireland, which is the protocol, is part of an international treaty, as part of international law," "We cannot move forward on the basis of one side just deciding unilaterally 'Well, this is what must be done and we can't wait for the other sides to agree with us', and that's essentially what the British Government has done" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, March 12, 2021 10:08:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “My job is to ensure that what has been agreed, as a mechanism to deal with the disruption that Brexit causes on the island of Ireland, which is the protocol, is part of an international treaty, as part of international law,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, March 11, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "We explained what happened last week in the context of the tension around the protocol, the divisions and polarisation of politics in Northern Ireland related to that.. Photo:Gareth Chaney/Collins. Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney has told an influential group of US Congress members about the growing tension between the EU and the UK over issues around Brexit. Mr Coveney and EU Commission vice president Maros Sefcovic spoke to the Friends of Ireland caucus on Wednesday, including its chairman, Congressman Richie Neal. The group discussed Northern Ireland and concerns around the UK's unilateral extension of post-Brexit grace periods. Mr Coveney said: " External link

eecho Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “My job is to ensure that what has been agreed, as a mechanism to deal with the disruption that Brexit causes on the island of Ireland, which is the protocol, is part of an international treaty, as part of international law,” External link

waterford-news Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:49:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “My job is to ensure that what has been agreed, as a mechanism to deal with the disruption that Brexit causes on the island of Ireland, which is the protocol, is part of an international treaty, as part of international law,” External link

msn-uk Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:45:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “My job is to ensure that what has been agreed, as a mechanism to deal with the disruption that Brexit causes on the island of Ireland, which is the protocol, is part of an international treaty, as part of international law,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "We explained what happened last week in the context of the tension around the protocol, the divisions and polarisation of politics in Northern Ireland related to that. " External link

news-yahoo Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “My job is to ensure that what has been agreed, as a mechanism to deal with the disruption that Brexit causes on the island of Ireland, which is the protocol, is part of an international treaty, as part of international law,” External link

southwalesargus Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "The gardaí are obviously going to be around in force and they are going to advise us if we need to close," External link

irishexaminer Saturday, March 6, 2021 1:00:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “To say this was disrespectful is an understatement,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:47:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "This is not the first time this has happened that they are negotiating with a partner that they simply cannot trust," "That is why the EU is now looking at legal options and legal actions which effectively means a much more formalised and rigid negotiation process as opposed to a process of partnership where you try to solve problems together, so this is really unwelcome" External link

news-yahoo Thursday, March 4, 2021 3:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "This is not the first time this has happened that they are negotiating with a partner that they simply cannot trust," "That is why the EU is now looking at legal options and legal actions which effectively means a much more formalised and rigid negotiation process as opposed to a process of partnership where you try to solve problems together, so this is really unwelcome" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, March 4, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “To say this was disrespectful is an understatement,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, March 4, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “It’s not what we want, but it is where the UK is driving us” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:40:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “To say this was disrespectful is an understatement,” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:40:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “It’s not what we want, but it is where the UK is driving us” External link

waterford-news Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “To say this was disrespectful is an understatement,” External link

waterford-news Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I made clear to them my regret that the UK had moved in a unilateral way, rather than working in continued partnership with the EU in accordance with the EU-UK joint statements of 11 and 24 February," External link

msn-uk Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I made clear to them my regret that the UK had moved in a unilateral way, rather than working in continued partnership with the EU in accordance with the EU-UK joint statements of 11 and 24 February," External link

skynews Thursday, March 4, 2021 12:08:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “I met earlier today with [Mr Lewis] and with the cabinet office minister now responsible for EU-UK relations Lord Frost. I made clear to them my regret that the UK had moved in a unilateral way, rather than working in continued partnership with the EU in accordance with the EU-UK joint statements of 11 and 24 February,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “I met earlier today with [Mr Lewis] and with the cabinet office minister now responsible for EU-UK relations Lord Frost. I made clear to them my regret that the UK had moved in a unilateral way, rather than working in continued partnership with the EU in accordance with the EU-UK joint statements of 11 and 24 February,” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, March 3, 2021 9:55:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Giving our citizens around the world a voice to the highest office in the State will strengthen the bond between all Irish citizens irrespective of distance or location" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, March 2, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “This Government is committed to holding a referendum to extend the rights of our citizens outside the state to vote in future presidential elections” External link

irishexaminer Monday, March 1, 2021 8:32:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “This Government is committed to holding a referendum to extend the rights of our citizens outside the state to vote in future presidential elections” External link

westernpeople Monday, March 1, 2021 6:48:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “This Government is committed to holding a referendum to extend the rights of our citizens outside the state to vote in future presidential elections” External link

waterford-news Monday, March 1, 2021 6:26:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "This Government is committed to holding a referendum to extend the rights of our citizens outside the state to vote in future presidential elections" External link

RTERadio Monday, March 1, 2021 6:05:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : "This is obviously a matter for the British government and the executive in Northern Ireland now, to ensure that they are compliant with their commitments under the protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland and I think that's where everybody needs to focus their attention now" External link

RTERadio Monday, March 1, 2021 5:08:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “This Government is committed to holding a referendum to extend the rights of our citizens outside the state to vote in future presidential elections” External link

independent-ie Monday, March 1, 2021 4:57:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "We've got to call that out for what it is and hope that most right-thinking people reject it out of hand. Because these are people who are trying to recruit sometimes vulnerable people but people who are struggling with the pandemic because their businesses aren't open. They may be stressed — many people are. This has been a very very difficult year for so many people. " External link

irishexaminer Monday, March 1, 2021 12:48:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : "The protocol is here to stay. There is of course an ongoing discussion on how flexibilities can be used within the confines of the protocol to make sure that we can support trade between GB and Northern Ireland with as few restrictions or checks as possible, but that being said the protocol is part of an international treaty; it's international law, it needs to be implemented and everybody has a legal obligation to do that and that’s where the focus should be" External link

RTERadio Sunday, February 28, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : "This is obviously a matter for the British government and the executive in Northern Ireland now, to ensure that they are compliant with their commitments under the protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland and I think that's where everybody needs to focus their attention now" External link

RTERadio Sunday, February 28, 2021 6:03:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “The US authorities have assured me that they take Irish public health requirements very seriously. I have received apologies, both orally and in writing, from the relevant US authorities, including the US military authorities. The US side has recommitted to full compliance in respect of future landings” External link

irishtimes Friday, February 26, 2021 4:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney stated : “The number of alleged road traffic offences committed by members of the diplomatic community in Ireland is proportionately low. In general, Diplomatic Missions operate in compliance with Irish law” External link

westernpeople Friday, February 26, 2021 3:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "In some of those cases the UK Government has the capacity to facilitate that change if they want to agree to a different approach when it comes to equivalence of standards," External link

msn-uk Monday, February 22, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : "When the EU made compromises in a pragmatic way to try to get agreement on implementation they expected that the British Government would follow through on those commitments," External link

msn-uk Monday, February 22, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “Regardless of who is in the White House, it’s the job of an Irish foreign minister and the Irish Government to ensure they have a good and functioning relationship,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 15, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : “Once informed of this breach of regulations by An Garda Síochána, the issue was raised with the US authorities, both through the US embassy in Dublin and through our embassy in Washington,” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, February 15, 2021 12:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about Irish Examiner ) : “We have emphasised to the US authorities that all landings must fully abide by the conditions put in place by the Irish authorities, including public health conditions,” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, February 15, 2021 12:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : “Once informed of this breach of regulations by An Garda Síochána, the issue was raised with the US authorities, both through the US embassy in Dublin and through our embassy in Washington,” External link

westernpeople Monday, February 15, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about Irish Examiner ) : “We have emphasised to the US authorities that all landings must fully abide by the conditions put in place by the Irish authorities, including public health conditions,” External link

westernpeople Monday, February 15, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : "I would be open to advocating for modest extensions of grace periods," External link

msn-uk Monday, February 8, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney insisted : "Calls to scrap the protocol because there are some issues in terms of implementation just isn't realistic and I've tried to be as honest about that as I can this week," External link

msn-uk Monday, February 8, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I would be open to advocating for modest extensions of grace periods,” External link

beat102103 Monday, February 8, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : "We need to try to find accommodation for each other here that can reduce tensions in Northern Ireland, can respond to legitimate concerns, regardless of who's raising them, so that we can show that the protocol can be flexible when needed," External link

msn-uk Sunday, February 7, 2021 11:25:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I would be open to advocating for modest extensions of grace periods,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, February 7, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I would be open to advocating for modest extensions of grace periods,” External link

waterford-news Sunday, February 7, 2021 6:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “It is a real problem. I do not want to pretend it will be solved easily” External link

irishexaminer Friday, February 5, 2021 2:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “So it’s 97 per cent down and (it is) continuing to fall,” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, February 3, 2021 5:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “So it’s 97 per cent down and (it is) continuing to fall,” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, February 3, 2021 4:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “So it’s 97% down and (it is) continuing to fall,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, February 3, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “Added to that, you have totally unacceptable threats to people working in Larne and Belfast port,” “I think the PSNI has provided clarification this isn’t a wider loyalist paramilitary issue, but it certainly is still intimidating for workers there, and that is something that needs to be condemned” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, February 3, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added ( about British ) : “The protocol isn’t primarily the problem here; the problem is Brexit and the kind of Brexit that the British Government pursued and insisted on,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, February 3, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “So it’s 97% down and (it is) continuing to fall,” External link

pressandjournal Wednesday, February 3, 2021 3:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “Added to that, you have totally unacceptable threats to people working in Larne and Belfast port,” “I think the PSNI has provided clarification this isn’t a wider loyalist paramilitary issue, but it certainly is still intimidating for workers there, and that is something that needs to be condemned” External link

thecourier Wednesday, February 3, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added ( about British ) : “The protocol isn’t primarily the problem here; the problem is Brexit and the kind of Brexit that the British Government pursued and insisted on,” External link

thecourier Wednesday, February 3, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “While that decision was reversed - and would not have happened at all if there had been consultation - it certainly has triggered a political response in Northern Ireland, which makes implementation of the protocol even more difficult when you have a significant minority of politicians in the North who are saying they will not cooperate with the protocol,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, February 3, 2021 2:15:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “My personal view is that the Taoiseach should of course go to Washington and I think that can be managed in a way that is safe,” External link

eecho Tuesday, February 2, 2021 9:31:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “The Taoiseach should go in a manner which is safe,” External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 1, 2021 2:21:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “It is a real problem. I do not want to pretend it will be solved easily” External link

irishexaminer Friday, January 29, 2021 7:39:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Although the difficult trading conditions are likely to persist in the near term, we remain confident that demand for our food-to-go categories will recover strongly as the effects of Covid-19 recede and mobility restrictions are removed,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, January 26, 2021 4:44:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Although the difficult trading conditions are likely to persist in the near term, we remain confident that demand for our food to go categories will recover strongly as the effects of Covid-19 recede and mobility restrictions are removed,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:57:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “We have changed the conditions around international really quite significantly in the last number of weeks,” External link

eecho Saturday, January 23, 2021 7:31:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I think it will [go ahead this year],” External link

irishtimes Saturday, January 23, 2021 2:59:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney added : "Regardless of who is in the White House, it's the job of an Irish foreign minister and the Irish Government to ensure they have a good and functioning relationship," External link

eecho Friday, January 22, 2021 9:23:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “Regardless of who is in the White House, it’s the job of an Irish foreign minister and the Irish Government to ensure they have a good and functioning relationship,” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, January 22, 2021 7:26:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : "Regardless of who is in the White House, it's the job of an Irish foreign minister and the Irish Government to ensure they have a good and functioning relationship," External link

eecho Friday, January 22, 2021 7:14:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “Regardless of who is in the White House, it’s the job of an Irish foreign minister and the Irish Government to ensure they have a good and functioning relationship,” External link

westernpeople Friday, January 22, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Ireland’s initial proposed share in 2021 is 1.05bn euros, 25% of the fund,” “I hope the European Parliament & Council approve as we work through Brexit” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “There are many other areas being disrupted that will need financial support to actually help us get through that disruption, to reconfigure, and reshape certain sectors of our economy linked to Brexit,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, January 13, 2021 2:28:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I'm pleased to announce that a proposal has been made tonight on the Brexit Adjustment Reserve. The BAR is valued at €5.4 billion (€4.2 billion in 2021 & €1.1 billion in 2024)," External link

RTERadio Wednesday, January 13, 2021 1:36:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Of course, there have been some mistakes made, but we are now in the teeth of a third wave and Nphet and Government are working together, but Government must make decisions,” External link

carlow-nationalist Saturday, January 2, 2021 1:24:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Of course, there have been some mistakes made, but we are now in the teeth of a third wave and Nphet and Government are working together, but Government must make decisions,” External link

westernpeople Saturday, January 2, 2021 12:30:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Of course, there have been some mistakes made, but we are now in the teeth of a third wave and Nphet and Government are working together, but Government must make decisions,” External link

waterford-news Friday, January 1, 2021 10:20:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Of course, there have been some mistakes made, but we are now in the teeth of a third wave and Nphet and Government are working together, but Government must make decisions,” External link

carlow-nationalist Friday, January 1, 2021 10:14:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Of course, there have been some mistakes made, but we are now in the teeth of a third wave and Nphet and Government are working together, but Government must make decisions,” External link

westernpeople Friday, January 1, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Of course, there have been some mistakes made, but we are now in the teeth of a third wave and Nphet and Government are working together, but Government must make decisions," External link

eecho Friday, January 1, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Of course, there have been some mistakes made, but we are now in the teeth of a third wave and Nphet and Government are working together, but Government must make decisions," External link

eecho Friday, January 1, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Of course, there have been some mistakes made, but we are now in the teeth of a third wave and Nphet and Government are working together, but Government must make decisions,” External link

standard Friday, January 1, 2021 2:28:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Of course, there have been some mistakes made, but we are now in the teeth of a third wave and Nphet and Government are working together, but Government must make decisions,” External link

independent-ie Friday, January 1, 2021 2:11:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : "To be fair to the British Prime Minister he has responded positively to that," External link

RTERadio Friday, January 1, 2021 12:08:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “This is an opportunity where Ireland can have a direct impact and say on how the world is shaped for the next two years,” External link

irishexaminer Friday, January 1, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "We're planning to end the travel ban with the UK on January 6 and replace it with a more restrictive set of travel regulations between Britain and Ireland," "We are anxious to move away from a travel ban, which we don't think is realistic, and there does need to be travel facilitated between Britain and Ireland for lots of reasons" External link

herald-ie Friday, January 1, 2021 6:28:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Passport Service staff were critical in assisting our citizens abroad” External link

irishtimes Monday, December 28, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “88 per cent of our customers felt that we met or exceeded their expectations this year” External link

irishtimes Monday, December 28, 2020 3:12:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney added : "When you weigh up the enormous damage of a no deal, I think Ireland has defended itself against the vulnerabilities Brexit forced upon us. " External link

RTERadio Sunday, December 27, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "there is some sort of last-minute hitch" External link

RTERadio Thursday, December 24, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "there is some sort of last-minute hitch" External link

RTERadio Thursday, December 24, 2020 5:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "there is some sort of last-minute hitch" External link

RTERadio Thursday, December 24, 2020 3:51:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I don’t know if the landbridge is dead yet but it certainly isn’t working very effectively at the moment for roll-on, roll-off freight,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, December 23, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "It won't surprise me if this issue collapses the whole negotiation. It certainly has the capacity to do it" External link

skynews Tuesday, December 22, 2020 8:32:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “They will be asked to quarantine for 14 days and they will have to fill out a passenger locator form to give information as to where they will be for the next two weeks. It’s illegal to fill out that form inaccurately. Not everyone is checked up on but some people are,” External link

independent-ie Monday, December 21, 2020 2:54:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "It won't surprise me if this issue collapses the whole negotiation. It certainly has the capacity to do it" External link

heart Sunday, December 20, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "It won't surprise me if this issue collapses the whole negotiation. It certainly has the capacity to do it" External link

piratefm Sunday, December 20, 2020 5:45:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "It won't surprise me if this issue collapses the whole negotiation. It certainly has the capacity to do it" External link

skynews Sunday, December 20, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “That’s just the start of it” “If you look at what we’re doing around development aid partnerships around the world, undoubtedly there is a link between security and development” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "because the negotiating teams have gone really quiet here, there are no briefings out to the media, that's an indication to me that there's a serious, if difficult negotiation continuing" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, December 15, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : "We certainly don't want to see that announcement 24 hours before it actually happens," External link

irishexaminer Monday, December 14, 2020 2:05:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I think both sides do want a deal and they want a deal now,” External link

westernpeople Monday, December 14, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I think both sides do want a deal and they want a deal now,” External link

waterford-news Monday, December 14, 2020 12:09:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I think both sides do want a deal and they want a deal now,” External link

westernpeople Monday, December 14, 2020 12:06:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “I think both sides do want a deal and they want a deal now,” External link

carlow-nationalist Monday, December 14, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "My view is a deal can be done but it needs to be done in the next few days. We know it will be a huge political failing if there is not a deal. " External link

RTERadio Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:50:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about British ) : “Anybody who thinks no deal now is in the EU’s strategic interests because in six or 12 months time, when we start talking to the UK about putting in place a new agreement, that somehow the EU’s hand will be strengthened, I don’t think that shows an understanding of a British mindset,” External link

westernpeople Friday, December 11, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about The UK ) : “The failure to get that over the line means we move into next year without a trade agreement in place, which means lots more disruption,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about Michel Barnier ) : "Having heard from Michel Barnier this morning, really the news is very downbeat. " External link

RTERadio Monday, December 7, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I still think it is more likely than not that we will find a way to getting a deal done but I won’t be shocked if it falls apart,” External link

westernpeople Monday, December 7, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “If we don’t get a deal in the next few days, then obviously there are very serious problems around ratification and timelines” External link

westernpeople Monday, December 7, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “For all of those reasons, I think the negotiating teams and senior politicians will find a way of getting a deal here, but at the moment we are in a difficult place as we try to close it out,” External link

msn-uk Monday, December 7, 2020 3:45:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “For all of those reasons, I think the negotiating teams and senior politicians will find a way of getting a deal here, but at the moment we are in a difficult place as we try to close it out,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, December 6, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I don't see how even if there is a compromise agreed this week [in trade talks], how that agreement would be ratified if the UK in two pieces of domestic legislation is breaching the withdrawal agreement which isn't even 12 months old. " External link

independent-ie Sunday, December 6, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Instead of being distracted by those two pieces of legislation I think the EU and UK negotiators need to focus on getting a deal here that's in the interest of both sides" External link

independent-ie Sunday, December 6, 2020 9:47:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I don't see how even if there is a compromise agreed this week [in trade talks], how that agreement would be ratified if the UK in two pieces of domestic legislation is breaching the withdrawal agreement which isn't even 12 months old. " External link

independent-ie Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Instead of being distracted by those two pieces of legislation I think the EU and UK negotiators need to focus on getting a deal here that's in the interest of both sides" External link

independent-ie Sunday, December 6, 2020 6:58:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “We are more likely to get a deal than not,” External link

carlow-nationalist Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “We are more likely to get a deal than not,” External link

westernpeople Sunday, December 6, 2020 2:07:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about Michel Barnier ) : "It's the time to hold our nerve, to trust Michel Barnier, who has done a phenomenal job to date," External link

msn-uk Friday, December 4, 2020 4:17:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about Michel Barnier ) : “It’s the time to hold our nerve, to trust Michel Barnier, who has done a phenomenal job to date,” External link

thecourier Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about Michel Barnier ) : “It’s the time to hold our nerve, to trust Michel Barnier, who has done a phenomenal job to date,” External link

worcesternews Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:21:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about Michel Barnier ) : “It’s the time to hold our nerve, to trust Michel Barnier, who has done a phenomenal job to date,” External link

westernpeople Thursday, December 3, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about Michel Barnier ) : “It’s the time to hold our nerve, to trust Michel Barnier, who has done a phenomenal job to date,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, December 3, 2020 8:12:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about Michel Barnier ) : “It’s the time to hold our nerve, to trust Michel Barnier, who has done a phenomenal job to date,” External link

thecourier Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "that is not where we want to be" External link

RTERadio Thursday, December 3, 2020 6:20:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "This is legally a requirement now, on the first of January, the trading relationship will fundamentally change, the UK will be out of the EU single market and customs union and that has significant consequences. In the absence of a trade deal on top of that many sectors in the Irish economy will face very significant disruption and costs on top of all the disruption that Covid has caused," External link

irishexaminer Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "There is a process of ratification that takes a number of weeks. I think we all owe it to so many businesses, households and stakeholders that have a huge amount of planning to do with very little time left to do it in the context of the kind of Brexit that they have to prepare for on the first of January" External link

irishexaminer Thursday, December 3, 2020 1:19:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Is it a negotiating strategy? Is it a way of potentially sinking these negotiations if they wanted to?” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:54:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Is it a negotiating strategy? Is it a way of potentially sinking these negotiations if they wanted to?” External link

westernpeople Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Is it a negotiating strategy? Is it a way of potentially sinking these negotiations if they wanted to?” External link

thecourier Wednesday, December 2, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "What needs to happen north and south is for people to respect the restrictions that are in place," "We are seeing strong advice coming from the executive in the north and the government in the south that there should be no non-essential travel. "So in other words if people need to see a relative, if people need to travel for work or for study or medical reasons or other essential reasons, of course they are allowed to travel. "But we're trying to contain a killer disease here and so people need to be responsible in how they travel, how they move around so we can limit the spread of this disease" External link

bbc Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:18:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "Everybody is expecting that, in the next number of weeks, we're going to see an increase in the numbers, but the challenge is to keep that increase as low as possible," External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "act on the basis of what we've learned over the last nine months or so" External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "There is no perfect response to Covid-19: We know that from around the world" External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "So these are shared stocks, and what the UK is trying to do is create this perception that they own all fish that are caught in their waters, as opposed to it being a shared stock, in many cases," External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "We are running out of time here," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, December 1, 2020 5:58:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "If we are to move forward together on this island - both governments, all political parties and indeed most importantly victims and their families - well then we need to see full commitment by both governments to establishing the truth. " External link

RTERadio Monday, November 30, 2020 9:25:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about British ) : “The British Government was offered a much longer transition period, and they turned it down, yet they’re now blaming the EU for it that’s just ridiculous,” External link

westernpeople Monday, November 30, 2020 9:00:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about British ) : “The British Government was offered a much longer transition period, and they turned it down, yet they’re now blaming the EU for it that’s just ridiculous,” External link

thecourier Monday, November 30, 2020 8:10:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about British ) : “The British Government was offered a much longer transition period, and they turned it down, yet they’re now blaming the EU for it that’s just ridiculous,” External link

chesterfirst Monday, November 30, 2020 7:42:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “If we were to lose, which I know isn’t the case, 15 to 18 per cent of our quotas across the board, it would be an unmitigated disaster for us,” External link

irishtimes Monday, November 30, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “These are shared stocks and what the UK is trying to do is create this perception that they own all fish that are caught in their waters as opposed to it being a shared stock in many cases,” External link

irishtimes Monday, November 30, 2020 3:35:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about British ) : “The British Government was offered a much longer transition period, and they turned it down, yet they’re now blaming the EU for it – that’s just ridiculous,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 30, 2020 2:24:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Everyone is expecting over the coming weeks that we are going to see an increase in numbers but the challenge is to keep that increase as low as possible” External link

independent-ie Monday, November 30, 2020 2:06:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about British ) : “The British Government was offered a much longer transition period, and they turned it down, yet they’re now blaming the EU for it – that’s just ridiculous,” External link

kentonline Monday, November 30, 2020 1:52:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about British ) : “The British Government was offered a much longer transition period, and they turned it down, yet they’re now blaming the EU for it that’s just ridiculous,” External link

thecourier Monday, November 30, 2020 1:49:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about British ) : “The British Government was offered a much longer transition period, and they turned it down, yet they’re now blaming the EU for it that’s just ridiculous,” External link

chesterfirst Monday, November 30, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : "This isn't the first time this has happened. You know whether we hear shouting of 'Up the Ra' after the general election, whether we see senior Sinn Féin figures marching in St Patrick's Day parades with 'Brits Out', this kind of language needs to be consigned to history. " External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 30, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "As Minister for Foreign Affairs we've been working on the Santa Claus issue for a number of weeks now," External link

msn-uk Friday, November 27, 2020 12:57:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Ireland is certainly going to be first in line for that in the levels of disruption we have to deal with” External link

westernpeople Friday, November 27, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “There are many other areas being disrupted that will need financial support to actually help us get through that disruption, to reconfigure, and reshape certain sectors of our economy linked to Brexit,” External link

westernpeople Friday, November 27, 2020 12:23:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "As Minister for Foreign Affairs we've been working on the Santa Claus issue for a number of weeks now," External link

independent-UK Friday, November 27, 2020 12:06:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Ireland is certainly going to be first in line for that in the levels of disruption we have to deal with” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “There are many other areas being disrupted that will need financial support to actually help us get through that disruption, to reconfigure, and reshape certain sectors of our economy linked to Brexit,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, November 26, 2020 11:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "The outstanding issues around fair competition and fisheries, and indeed governance in relation to the level-playing-field issue, are proving very, very difficult issues to make progress on, if the truth be told" External link

RTERadio Thursday, November 26, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “He appreciates the fact that Ireland has ensured that in a very, very different Christmas in 2020, the visit of Santa Claus is something that will remain consistent,” External link

carlow-nationalist Thursday, November 26, 2020 3:34:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “We weren’t required to raise this money, either to sign a going concern statement as a board with the support of our auditor, nor did all of the financing changes we made with our banks and private placement holders require us to raise equity either,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “However, we took a view that it would be in the interest of the business to have a little bit more protection from those near-term uncertainties, and also, if we didn’t raise this equity, the level of cuts we would have to put through in terms of our team and our capital budget would damage the ability of the business to rebound strongly post-Covid,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 25, 2020 6:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “This has been an exceptionally challenging year for Greencore,” “There is a direct correlation between the performance of food-to-go and the nation’s [UK’s] ability to move around freely,” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Throughout the year we have acted quickly and decisively to put in place comprehensive sets of measures to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on our business,” “However, in light of the ongoing uncertainty that is being caused by the current lockdown measures, there is a strong rationale in further strengthening our balance sheet. Today’s proposed placing achieves this” External link

independent-ie Tuesday, November 24, 2020 1:12:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “This has been an exceptionally challenging year for Greencore,” “There is a direct correlation between the performance of food to go and the nation’s [UK’s] ability to move around freely,” External link

independent-ie Monday, November 23, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “Throughout the year we have acted quickly and decisively to put in place comprehensive sets of measures to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on our business,” “However, in light of the ongoing uncertainty that is being caused by the current lockdown measures, there is a strong rationale in further strengthening our balance sheet. Today’s proposed placing achieves this” External link

independent-ie Monday, November 23, 2020 10:06:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “I am happy that this is the approach currently being taken,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:55:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I think we very much are finally at the end game now. I mean we are simply running out of time. " External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 16, 2020 11:29:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “What the British government have promised to their fishing industry, vs what Michel Barnier’s negotiating mandate from the EU is, there’s a very, very wide gap,” “There hasn’t been any success in closing the gap between the positions of either side. Until we can find a way of doing that, there isn’t going to be an agreement. We’re in the same place in fishing as we were in mid-summer” External link

msn-uk Monday, November 16, 2020 8:32:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “What the British Government have promised to their fishing industry, versus what Michel Barnier’s negotiating mandate from the EU is, there’s a very, very wide gap,” “There hasn’t been any success in closing the gap between the positions of either side. Until we can find a way of doing that, there isn’t going to be an agreement. We’re in the same place in fishing as we were in mid-summer” External link

independent-UK Monday, November 16, 2020 6:37:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “What the British Government have promised to their fishing industry, versus what Michel Barnier’s negotiating mandate from the EU is, there’s a very, very wide gap” External link

pressandjournal Monday, November 16, 2020 2:42:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “We really are in the last week to ten days of this, if there is not a major breakthrough over the next week to 10 days then I think we really are in trouble and the focus will shift to preparing for a no trade deal and all the disruption that that brings,” External link

waterford-news Monday, November 16, 2020 2:25:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "The Government has got to respond as things develop. " External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 16, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I think we very much are finally at the end game now. We are simply running out of time," External link

irishexaminer Monday, November 16, 2020 12:29:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : “Moving ahead with plans for a new consulate in the north of England is a really strong signal of Ireland’s commitment to the Irish-British relationship,” External link

westernpeople Monday, November 16, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : “Moving ahead with plans for a new Consulate in the North of England is a really strong signal of Ireland’s commitment to the Irish-British relationship. When opened, this new Consulate General at the heart of the north of England will upgrade our capacity to advance our commercial interests and our cultural and people-to-people links,” External link

thesun Monday, November 16, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : “Moving ahead with plans for a new consulate in the north of England is a really strong signal of Ireland’s commitment to the Irish-British relationship,” External link

oxfordtimes Monday, November 16, 2020 6:03:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : “Moving ahead with plans for a new consulate in the north of England is a really strong signal of Ireland’s commitment to the Irish-British relationship,” External link

yorkpress Monday, November 16, 2020 5:48:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : “Moving ahead with plans for a new consulate in the north of England is a really strong signal of Ireland’s commitment to the Irish-British relationship,” External link

thecourier Monday, November 16, 2020 5:02:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : “Moving ahead with plans for a new consulate in the north of England is a really strong signal of Ireland’s commitment to the Irish-British relationship,” External link

chesterfirst Monday, November 16, 2020 3:37:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney added ( about British ) : "There is an absolutely unanimous view that if the British government deliberately decides to break international law and undermine a treaty that's not even 12 months old, well then why would the EU sign up to a new deal, when the UK is breaking the existing one? " External link

heart Monday, November 16, 2020 1:38:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “We have got to make big progress this week,” External link

msn-uk Sunday, November 15, 2020 11:59:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : “We have got to make big progress this week,” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 15, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : “There’s no way the EU will agree to ratify a new agreement if the British government is breaking the existing agreement that’s not even 12 months old and breaking international law by doing that,” External link

Hindu Sunday, November 15, 2020 4:41:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "We are running out of time now," External link

RTERadio Sunday, November 15, 2020 3:09:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about British ) : "Even if we do get a new trade deal negotiated on both sides, if the British government is determined to continue with their internal market bill, to reintroduce parts of that bill that were removed by the House of Lords this week, then I think this is a deal that won't be ratified by the EU," External link

msn-uk Sunday, November 15, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “meaningful participation in peace processes makes agreements more likely to be implemented and to last” External link

irishtimes Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:06:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “He should not have mailed the document to the NAGP president. He should instead have had them briefed officially,” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 11, 2020 12:08:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney added ( about British ) : "Effectively, what the Prime Minister is proposing to do with this legislation is to deliberately threaten to break international law by passing domestic legislation which effectively says if the EU doesn't give us what we want in the negotiations around the implementation of the withdrawal agreement, and, in particular, the protocol on Northern Ireland and Ireland, well, then we are going to legislate to give British ministers the powers to do what they want to do anyway. " External link

msn-uk Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:21:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney added ( about British ) : "Effectively, what the Prime Minister is proposing to do with this legislation is to deliberately threaten to break international law by passing domestic legislation which effectively says if the EU doesn't give us what we want in the negotiations around the implementation of the withdrawal agreement, and, in particular, the protocol on Northern Ireland and Ireland, well, then we are going to legislate to give British ministers the powers to do what they want to do anyway. " External link

themirror Tuesday, November 10, 2020 8:24:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney explained ( about Joseph Biden ) : “I think Joe Biden is a real friend of Ireland. He describes his life being shaped entirely by his roots in Ireland,” External link

irishtimes Monday, November 9, 2020 7:38:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told ( about Joseph Biden ) : “I think perhaps it does [make a difference]. Joe Biden is a real friend of Ireland, he is somebody who in the middle of this campaign has taken the time to make a very clear statement on the need to prevent a hard border at any point in the future linked to Brexit policy,” External link

westernpeople Monday, November 9, 2020 2:10:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "we are really in the endgame now" External link

RTERadio Monday, November 9, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : "I make the point that both my department in terms of the Department of Foreign Affairs - and our experience in Northern Ireland - and the Taoiseach's Department, who are also very engaged in the politics of Northern Ireland, need to work together to ensure that the Shared Island Unit functions as well as it has the potential to do" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, November 5, 2020 10:56:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “clearly, it would have been better if this had unfolded or happened differently. But I think when you listen to the context within which the action was taken, and the motivation behind it, I think most people at least will understand why it happened the way it happened” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 9:53:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney insisted : “I am supportive of the Shared Island unit. I made that clear yesterday and I’ve made it clear publicly. "I’m supportive also of the Shared Island unit having a significant budget in terms of focusing on shared projects North and South that we can help to fund and make happen in the years ahead” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “I make the point that both my department in terms of the department of Foreign Affairs – and our experience in Northern Ireland – and the Taoiseach’s Department who are also very engaged in the politics of Northern Ireland need to work together to ensure that the Shared Island unit functions as well as it has the potential to do” External link

independent-ie Wednesday, November 4, 2020 5:12:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “It’s far from being concluded yet,” External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, November 3, 2020 10:32:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : "We're likely to get a deal, but it won't be easy," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “We’re likely to get a deal but it won’t be easy,” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “Can we get a deal? Yes we can. This is doable but difficult” External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney told : "We're likely to get a deal, but it won't be easy," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:30:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “We’re likely to get a deal but it won’t be easy,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, October 27, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney told : "We're likely to get a deal but it won't be easy," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, October 27, 2020 7:36:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “This decision … clearly signals Ireland’s concerns in relation to the rule of law in Hong Kong and the erosion of judicial independence promised under the ‘one country, two systems’ principle,” External link

westernpeople Friday, October 23, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “I believe a deal is doable, but difficult,” External link

westernpeople Friday, October 23, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "That has injected a lot of difficulty and tension into these negotiations and then more recently the UK introducing domestic legislation which was deliberately committing to break international law on aspects of the protocol on Northern Ireland" External link

RTERadio Friday, October 23, 2020 1:21:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “A no deal on fisheries could cause huge tensions at sea. That's why the naval service needs to be geared up for that. The naval service plays a really important role in managing fishing and we need to see it done in an orderly way,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney added : “We have to ensure that the Gardaí have the powers that they need to intervene when and where possible and necessary,” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, October 20, 2020 2:55:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : “This will give us certainty in our numbers and allow us to retain people,” External link

irishexaminer Saturday, October 17, 2020 9:24:00 AM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "We value fishermen, we value their contribution across the EU and certainly EU fishermen are not going to be sold out in an effort to get an agreement on a future relationship with the UK on trade" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said : "I don't see that there will be any major breakthrough this week" External link

RTERadio Tuesday, October 13, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about British ) : “The British Government has made all sorts of promises to the fishing industry in the UK and in in particular,” “It’s very much linked to the sovereignty debate and a positive consequence to leaving the European Union . On the EU side it’s equally sensitive” External link

irishtimes Friday, October 9, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Mr Coveney said ( about Brandon Lewis ) : “He [Brandon Lewis]assures me that finance is already available to the Executive in Northern Ireland and that finance from London shouldn’t be an obstacle to Northern Ireland doing what it needs to do to manage the spread of Covid,” External link

irishtimes Friday, October 9, 2020 5:15:00 PM EAT



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