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Ireland declares Santa's work "essential" so he can dodge quarantineForeign Minister Simon Coveney reassured kids that even with a "very, very different Christmas in 2020, the visit of Santa Claus will be something that will remain consistent."
Post-Brexit trade deal ‘likely but will not be easy’Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister has said a post-Brexit trade deal is “likely” but it will not be easy. Simon Coveney described talks between the EU and the UK as currently being in a “very..
Ireland expects scepticism in EU at UK Northern Ireland proposalBritain's proposal on Wednesday that its Brexit divorce deal would require no new customs infrastructure in Northern Ireland will be met with scepticism by many in the European Union, Irish Foreign..
Britain unlikely to request Brexit extension: Irish foreign ministerIt appears unlikely that Britain will request an extension of its year-end deadline to reach a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Thursday.
Ireland sees crisis point in Brexit talks if no progress soon: CoveneyProgress in trade talks between the European Union and ex-member Britain "has not been good" and the two sides will hit a crisis point unless there is progress in the coming weeks, Irish Foreign..
Irish coroanvirus restrictions may well go beyond April 12: Deputy PMThe highly restrictive measures Ireland put in place last week to slow the spread of coronavirus may well be extended beyond the initial deadline of April 12, Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney said..
Ireland readying 'significant' coronavirus income aidIreland will introduce a significant financial package next week for those who have lost their jobs due to coronavirus-related disruption and others at risk of becoming unemployed, Deputy Prime..
Ireland advises against all non-essential travel overseasIreland is advising residents against all non-essential travel overseas until at least March 29, including to neighboring Britain, Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney said on Monday, citing public..
Ireland unlikely to issue new coronavirus restrictions on MondayIreland is unlikely to issue any major new coronavirus-related restrictions on Monday after it shut down schools, universities and pubs in recent days, Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney said ahead of..
Brexit: EU 'won't be rushed' on trade deal, says Simon CoveneyIreland's deputy PM says talks are likely to take longer than Boris Johnson's end of 2020 deadline.
Brexit: EU won't be rushed by Boris Johnson's deadline, Irish minister insistsSimon Coveney warns negotiations on trade, security, fisheries, travel and data will be complex
Irish foreign minister says EU will not be rushed in post-Brexit negotiations: BBCIrish foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Sunday the European Union would not be rushed in negotiations with Britain to thrash out their post-Brexit relationship.
Boris Johnson's 'strange' Brexit extension block will limit UK's options, warns IrelandForeign minister Simon Coveney says 'we shouldn't be closing off options'
Focus must be on restoring NI assembly - CoveneyTánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has congratulated Boris Johnson's after his Conservative Party secured a comfortable win in the UK general election. Mr Coveney said the Irish..
Irish FM says govt. blocking anti-settlement billThe Irish government has blocked a controversial bill that would make it a crime to sell or buy products from the settlements in Ireland, visiting Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Tuesday...
Two-year-old daughter of Islamic State detainee is Ireland's main concern -ministerAn Irish citizen aligned to Islamic State who is set to be deported from Turkey has the right to return to Ireland but the government's main concern is for the safe repatriation of her two-year-old..
Ireland says Brexit legal text needed today to be ready for EU summitBritain must put its proposals for a Brexit deal with the European Union in the form of a legal text on Tuesday if EU leaders are to approve an agreement at their summit in Brussels on Oct 17-18, Irish..
Brexit deal can be done, but work still to do: CoveneyA deal between Britain and the European Union is possible, perhaps even this week, but there are still a lot of details to be worked out, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Monday.
Irish foreign minister says there is Brexit optimism but 'not there yet'Ireland's foreign minister Simon Coveney said there was cause for optimism after positive Brexit talks between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart but said there was still..
No impasse in Brexit talks, but gaps remain: CoveneyIreland's foreign minister said on Tuesday there was still hope for a deal with Britain to smooth its exit from the European Union but more work needed to be done on customs arrangements to avoid a..
Irish foreign minister to meet Barnier for Brexit updateIrish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney will meet the European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier later on Tuesday for an update on the ongoing negotiations in Brussels and believes a deal is still..
Ireland remains open to a 'fair' Brexit deal: CoveneyIreland's foreign minister said on Tuesday European Council President Donald Tusk was reflecting EU-wide frustration when he accused Britain of playing a "stupid blame game" over Brexit.
Not Mission Impossible: Irish foreign minister says new Brexit deal can be doneNegotiations to strike a new Brexit deal are not "mission impossible" and can succeed, Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Friday, but any new agreement must also secure an open Irish border.
Ireland says if UK's Brexit proposals are final, there will be no dealIf Britain's latest proposals for an agreement on leaving the European Union are its final offer, then a no-deal Brexit lies ahead, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Thursday.
Ireland says reported UK Brexit proposal would not be basis for dealBritish government Brexit proposals reported by the Telegraph newspaper would not provide the basis for a deal with the European Union and are "concerning," Ireland's foreign minister, Simon Coveney,..
PM to submit Brexit grand bargain but Ireland scepticalHighlights: Johnson says to submit proposals shortly Says Irish backstop will be removed from deal Ireland criticises earlier proposals Pro-Brexit lawmakers: We can vote for a deal More than three..
Moment of truth coming for Brexit with time running out, EU and Britain sayIrish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney warned on Friday that time was running out for Britain and the European Union to hammer out a divorce deal with the British Brexit minister also saying the moment..
'We are not close to a deal': Ireland's deputy prime minister rubbishes Johnson 'spin' Brexit progress being madeThere is a 'wide gap' between solutions UK government is proposing and what the EU will be able to support, says Coveney
Ireland open to a Brexit deal but yet to see UK proposals: CoveneyIreland wants a deal on an orderly British exit from the European Union but Britain has so far failed to come up with a written plan, Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Tuesday.
EU would respond positively to British move on Brexit: IrelandThe European Union would respond positively if the British government shifts its position in Brexit talks in the coming weeks, Ireland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Thursday.
Pence warns of 'extremely dangerous' DorianAs he met with Ireland's foreign minister Simon Coveney to discuss Brexit and other issues overseas, Vice President Mike Pence warned Americans about the dangers of Hurricane Dorian. (Sept. 2)
Show us viable backstop alternatives ASAP, Ireland's Coveney tells UK's RaabIrish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney urged his British counterpart on Friday to bring forward any viable alternatives to the backstop as soon as possible, his spokesman said following a 45-minute..
Ireland says no 'credible' proposals from UK on replacing Brexit backstopThe British government has not made concrete or credible proposals on replacing the backstop in the stalled Brexit withdrawal agreement, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Friday.
Brexit: Ireland will not support removing backstop, says CoveneyIreland's foreign minister said on Wednesday ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement was the only way to ensure Britain's orderly exit from the European Union and time was too short to renegotiate the..
Britain is reneging on its Irish border pledges: Ireland's CoveneyBritain seems to be reneging on its previous commitments on the Irish border in Brexit talks, Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Wednesday, adding that a no-deal Brexit would only happen if..
Ireland's Coveney: can't renegotiate Brexit backstop in short timeIreland's Foreign Minister Simon Coveney on Wednesday said Britain's Withdrawal Agreement could not be renegotiated, especially in the short time ahead of an Oct. 31 deadline for Britain's exit from..
Brexit: Ireland says UK proposals don't come close to replacing backstopMeasures proposed by Britain to replace the "backstop" in its European Union Withdrawal Agreement do not yet come close to what is needed and it is possible that no solution exists, Irish Foreign..
Irish foreign minister says businesses should prepare for no-deal BrexitThere has been no sign of a breakthrough in Brexit talks and businesses should continue to prepare for Britain to leave the European Union without a withdrawal agreement, Irish Foreign Minister Simon..