Simon Coveney

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In the the wholesale electricity  market, there is  joint decision-making by a single body for the island of Ireland

The Northern Ireland Utility Regulator has threatened to end co-operation with the Republic on retail electricity and pull out of an agreement on co-o(...)

Jim Clerkin joined Co-operatoin Ireland when still working in Ireland in 1994 and founded a chapter on the US west coast in San Francisco three years later. Photograph:  Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Moet and Chandon

Jim Clerkin wants to put an organisation he heads out of business. The chief executive of Moët Hennessy North America chairs Co-operation Ireland US, (...)

An x-ray taken of a person with scoliosis. Tallaght Hospital has been accused in the Dáil of engaging in an ‘arse covering exercise’ by confirming surgery for a scoliosis patient only after being contacted by the Minister for Health. Image: iStock.

Tallaght Hospital has been accused in the Dáil of engaging in an “arse covering exercise” by confirming surgery for a scoliosis patient only after bei(...)

Fianna Fáil TDs Dara Calleary and Michael McGrath raised concerns about banks selling non-performing loans in the Dáil on Thursday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The banks have been accused of looking to “outsource their dirty work” by selling non-performing home loans. Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael M(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and  Tánaiste Simon Coveney outside Stormont House, in Belfast. Coveney, when he was in the Department of Housing, launched a plan that would lay out how the State wants to manage future population growth out to 2040. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

What is this new plan being announced by the Government? The Government is launching what is calling “Project Ireland 2040” at Institute of Technolog(...)

The Tánaiste Simon Coveney  expressed the hope that the talks could be brought around again and  said there were positives in the statement of DUP leader Arlene Foster. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has rounded on Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin in the Dáil over his comments in the wake of the collapse of Stormont talks be(...)

Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tánaiste Simon Coveney is “hugely disappointed” by the DUP’s decision to withdraw from negotiations to restore the Northern institutions but says ther(...)

Minister of State at the Department of Health Jim Daly who  will support repealing the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: The Irish Times

Minister of State at the Department of Health Jim Daly has confirmed he will support repealing the Eighth Amendment and allowing for access to termina(...)

 Michelle O’Neill:  “We had reached an accommodation with the leadership of the DUP. The DUP failed to close the deal. They have now collapsed this process”

Sinn Féin Northern leader Michelle O’Neill has accused the DUP of collapsing a deal to restore the Northern Executive and Assembly after Arlene Foster(...)

Michael Healy Rae: the Kerry TD  lists 11 properties for letting or rental in the register, as well as two properties under renovation or awaiting planning permission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than a quarter of TDs are landlords while more than a fifth list other occupations in the latest register of TDs interests, published on Wednesda(...)

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