Simon Coveney

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British prime minister Theresa May in Belfast on July 20th: her administration can resemble the final days of Brian Cowen’s chaotic, disintegrating government. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/WPA Pool/Getty

If, as Simon Coveney said, last week was a good one for Brexit with the Chequers deal, the resignations of the Cabinet Brexiteers and publication of t(...)

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier chats with Minister for Foreign Affairs  Simon Coveney ahead of a meeting at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

There is an urgent need to see progress on the Irish backstop in the next month, Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has said. S(...)

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier chats with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, prior to the General Affairs Council meeting at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The British Brexit White Paper is largely unworkable and raises fundamental questions for the European Union, Michel Barnier has warned. The EU’s chi(...)

British prime minister Theresa May is under pressure to avoid a deal where Northern Ireland is treated differently from the rest of the UK.

The UK government is committed to avoiding a “hard” Border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, given that the current lack of border checks is (...)

The plan, which was launched by former minister for housing Simon Coveney, aimed to eliminate homelessness and to rapidly increase the supply of housing, most particularly social housing, by 2021. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

It was billed as ambitious and imaginative in its reach, and radical in its approach but, two years on, has the Government’s plan to end the housing c(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney: ‘Brexit is not going to be resolved in London’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The Cabinet will discuss preparations for Brexit at its meeting in Derrynane, Co Kerry this morning. Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will (...)

Derry violence: disorder flared in the city for six night in a row. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

An orange lily is flowering in Creggan estate in Derry. It was found by women clearing a derelict corner, and they made it the centrepiece of a rocker(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: because of “turmoil in Westminster”, the Government will step up plans for a “no-deal scenario”. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

There is growing alarm in Dublin and Brussels that the British government is stepping back from, or will be unable to carry out soft Brexit positions (...)

The support of the House of Commons for customs proposals tabled by hard Brexiteers has safeguarded Northern Ireland’s position in the United Kingdom, DUP MP Sammy Wilson has said. Photograph: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images.

The decision of the the House of Commons to support customs proposals tabled by hard Brexiteers on Monday has safeguarded Northern Ireland’s position (...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has visited Derry following six nights of violence in the city. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Tánaiste Simon Coveney and DUP leader Arlene Foster have visited Derry following six successive nights of violence in the city. Mr Coveney met police(...)

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