Simon Coveney

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A former minister for agriculture, Simon Coveney said the CAP is worth about €12 billion annually to Irish farmers. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Government’s climate action plan is designed to ensure Irish agriculture is prepared for future changes in the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) fo(...)

Simon Coveney: acknowledged it was Green Party ministers such as John Gormley, Eamon Ryan and Trevor Sargent who first introduced the idea of carbon budgets. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

The Government has strongly defended its climate action plan at the first of a series of town hall meetings on climate change amid claims the plan is (...)

 Radiotherapy services manager Clarie Roe demonstrates the new linear accelerator at the Glandore Centre to Tánaiste Simon Coveney and  Geraldine McCarthy, chair of the South/South West Hospital Group.

A new €40 million cancer treatment centre in Cork will provide a comprehensive range of services in advance of an anticipated 50 per cent increase in (...)

Simon Coveney: People are entitled to their opinions, but they are not entitled to their own facts. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Complex challenges surrounding the Irish Border in the event of a no-deal Brexit cannot be “dumbed down” to technological solutions, Tánaiste Simon Co(...)

Tánaiste  Simon Coveney with Marguerite Sayers, executive director of Electric Ireland and Mike Maloney, executive chairman of Abtran at the announcement of the Abtran and Electric Ireland customer services solutions partnership. Photograph: Gerard McCarthy

Utilities provider Electric Ireland awarded its €30 million customer service contract to Cork-based management company Abtran. The three year contra(...)

 Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the time for self-regulation of online material was now over. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Government aims to introduce comprehensive legislation before the end of the year to protect children from inappropriate online material, the Dáil(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar insisted  the dispute by 10,000 workers could be resolved without a strike on Thursday by going to the Labour Court. Photograph: PA Wire

There were tetchy exchanges in the Dáil as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was accused by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin of being “dismissive” of the situat(...)

 President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Junker: “Europe cannot and must not be a fortress with its back to the world.”

Growing inequality in Europe, fuelled by some governments’ failure to “deliver the benefits of economic growth to the people” must be tackled if the m(...)

Boris Johnson on Monday. The frontrunner already has enough support among MPs to ensure his is one of the two names to go before the party membership in the final ballot. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Ahead of Tuesday’s second round of voting by MPs in the Conservative leadership contest, five of the six remaining candidates faced a grilling from We(...)

Irish naval vessel LÉ Róisín on a routine patrol off Rockall. Photograph: Irish Naval Service

Irish fisheries organisations are seeking legal advice about overturning a 2013 agreement between Ireland and the UK that includes Rockall in Britain’(...)

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