Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney said he  faced his “most serious” council ever.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland has successfully resisted radical cuts in key whitefish quotas, following a deal brokered by Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney at the EU A(...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney said the cuts in the white fish quotas were ‘unacceptable’. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Environmental groups have criticised Minister for Marine Simon Coveney for his opposition to many cuts proposed by the European Commission as part of (...)

“A fully-fledged UN mission, with Irish troops participating, could have an effective role rather than the current scattergun approach.” Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The Irish Times

A call has been made for the Government to reassess the effectiveness of the Defence Forces in overseas missions amid claims of a “scattergun” poli(...)

Minister for Marine Simon Coveney who is developing the Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth strategy for the marine sector. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Government’s prioritisation of the “blue economy” in the budget has been welcomed by those working on marine research and ocean energy projects.Mi(...)

Zoe Kavanagh, chief executive of the National Dairy Council, and Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, celebrating the council’s 50th anniversary yesterday. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Farmers must get a fair share of the retail price for their beef but they cannot expect the Minister for Agriculture to influence retailers in Paris (...)

 Minister for the  Marine Simon Coveney:  fishermen’s associations have written to him accusing the SFPA of generating a “full-blown crisis”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) has decided to initiate video surveillance within fish factories as a licensing condition, following al(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney’s four-day US visit  includes 16 meetings and stops at Princeton in New Jersey, Rochester in New York and Appleton in Wisconsin for engagements with multinational investors in Ireland and potential investors. Photograph:  EPA/Nicolas Bouvy

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney arrived in the US yesterday for the start of four-day mission to encourage investment i(...)

Mr Coveney said that he differed with the EU on “significant aspects of the deal”, which will set some 15.6 per cent of the north-east Atlantic stock aside for Iceland, Greenland and Russia. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has welcomed agreement between the EU, Norway and the Faroe islands on share-out of the north-east Atlant(...)

Simon Coveney: “If the owners of this vessel are abiding by the rules they should have no issue with observers.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney has sought to assuage concerns about the recent arrival off the west coast of one of the world’s largest (...)

The flooded quayside at Kinvara, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Storm Darwin reached gusting speeds of 160 km/h across the Atlantic seaboard last night, cutting power, uprooting trees(...)