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 (...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney says he is facing the ‘most difficult’ EU fish quota council yet

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney says he is facing the “most difficult” EU fish quota council yet, with cuts of 64 per cent proposed in key whit(...)

 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(...)

Increases secured in some key pelagic (mackerel/herring) stocks were offset by a 28 per cent cut in the horse mackerel quota.

Coastal communities face up to 350 job losses and regulatory discards of fish will increase as a result of the deal concluded by EU fisheries minister(...)

Minister for Fisheries Simon Coveney has defended the deal reached in Brussels last night, arguing that the overall value of fishing opportunities for fishermen next year is the same as 2013. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Coastal communities face up to 350 job losses and regulatory discards of fish will increase as a result of the deal concluded by EU fisheries minister(...)

 Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney: quota cuts could have a “dramatic effect on coastal communities”.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

SUZANNE LYNCHMinister for the Marine Simon Coveney has warned that proposed cuts in fish quotas for next year by the European Commission could have a(...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Marine Simon Coveney is opposing European Commisson efforts to appease Iceland and the Faeroe islands in the long-running row over north-(...)

Simon Coveney: policy will provide for a “vital, vibrant industry and healthy fishing stock”

Victory has been claimed by all sides in agreeing the new Common Fisheries Policy, the 10-year plan for managing fish stocks in “blue Europe”. (...)

Simon Coveney: brokered a compromise text

Agreement on an EU fish management policy that copperfastens a ban on discards at sea has edged closer, following 36 hours of (...)