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Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the funding would benefit the community as a whole rather than just the school.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has defended the €150,000 sports grant for a hockey pitch to a private school in the Dublin Rathdown constituency of Minister f(...)

Fianna Fáil TD Stephen Donnelly has described the latest deal on Brexit as a political fudge to allow the talks to move on and kick the can down the road on the Border issue.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has accused Fianna Fáil of trying to undermine the Government on Brexit. During sharp Dáil exchanges on Tuesday, Mr Coveney, (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: A spokesman for him said the remaining 27 EU member states ‘have been consistent that there can be no backsliding on any part of December’s agreement’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

EU negotiators will this week insist the British abandon their hardline position and show a willingness to commit to the so-called backstop guaranteei(...)

 Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney: “We see very, very significant potential for growth returns and economic delivery in the US.” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

After almost two weeks on the road visiting Greencore’s businesses in the UK and the US, chief executive Patrick Coveney faced the prospect of being s(...)

“Ten years ago none of this was happening. People weren’t really talking about China with any perspective or knowledge. Now we have a €16 billion trade relationship,” Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi has encouraged “sensible and pragmatic negotiations” between the EU and Britain over Brexit, Tánaiste Simon Coveney h(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping  and his wife Peng Liyuan: It’s nearly three years since China formally lifted a ban on Irish beef exports to China imposed after the BSE crisis.

The export of Irish beef to China is expected to resume before the summer, the Tánaiste, Simon Coveney, said during his St Patrick’s Day trip to Beiji(...)

There will be four Hainan Airlines flights per week originating in Dublin, with two non-stop to Beijing and two stopping in Edinburgh before continuing to Beijing.

China’s Hainan Airlines will begin the first direct flights between Beijing and Dublin from June in a move set to give a significant boost to trade an(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald speaking to the media in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald have expressed their strong support for the appointment of a US special envoy to Northern Ireland, setti(...)

 Emerald Green Baby co-founder Brian Goff: The company started off selling products in China directly using the Taobao platform, initially from Dublin, in 2015.

Irish food company Emerald Green Baby has launched its mother, baby, health and beauty products on the potentially enormous Chinese market using the c(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar leaving a meeting with Texas governor Greg Abbott   in Austin  on Sunday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

PAT LEAHY The annual exodus of Government ministers and officials for St Patrick’s Day Day events is well underway with the United States, as usual, (...)

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