Originally from Lotamore across the city, Ruth was the youngest of 10 until her mother, Breda, died just as she was coming up on her fourth birthday. But he recognises "political realities" and says he doesn't want this contest to turn bitter because it would ultimately weaken the party.

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He is the Minister for Foreign Affairs since 2017 and Minister for Defence since 2020. Fine Gael won back many of the seats that the party had lost five years earlier; however, they still fell short of forming a coalition government with the Labour Party. Ireland’s Food Minister Simon Coveney has been left red faced after his brother Patrick was dragged into the horsemeat scandal that has hit the country’s beef industry hard. The Irish living life for less in sunnier climes, Save for your retirement the right way with a responsible investment approach, Chris Ryder obituary: reporting during Troubles made journalist IRA target, Frank Bough obituary: Unruffled broadcaster combined geniality with professionalism, Margaret Ann Nolan obituary: Appeared in Goldfinger and Carry On films, Frequently asked questions about your digital subscription, Specially selected and available only to our subscribers, Exclusive offers, discounts and invitations, Explore the features of your subscription, Carefully curated selections of Irish Times writing, Sign up to get the stories you want delivered to your inbox, An exact digital replica of the printed paper, The ‘mistress hunters’ saving marriages from infidelity, An outstanding horseman who influenced racing over decades, Brexit: ‘Ideological crap about sovereignty and taking back control’, My first lesbian relationship has become abusive. Simon Coveney (born 16 June 1972) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Defence since June 2020 and Deputy Leader of Fine Gael since June 2017.

[18], After Leo Varadkar was appointed Taoiseach, by the President of Ireland, as part of his new cabinet, Coveney was appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, with special responsibilities for Brexit. [17], On 2 June 2017, Coveney lost the 2017 Fine Gael leadership election to Leo Varadkar, despite gaining the support of 65% of party members (party members only had 25% of the vote in Fine Gael's electoral college). https://www.reddit.com/r/ireland/comments/euqxh2/til_simon_coveney_is_married_to_ruth_furney_the/ https://www.broadsheet.ie/2019/09/17/de-wednesday-papers-334/. Find your unique code on the back page of Irish Country Living every week. [14] As Minister for Defence, Coveney launched the White Paper on Defence in August 2015. One hundred guests attended, including Mr Harris’ parents, Mary and Bart, as well as Ms Wade’s parents, Ann and Michael. It'll be 20 years next month since the late Jackie Healy-Rae was first elected as an Independent TD. [26][27], Member of the European Parliament: 2004–2007, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine: 2011–2016, Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government: 2016–17, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade: 2017–present, Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Justice and Home Affairs Ministers Meeting, Control of Economic Activity (Occupied Territories) Bill, "Frances Fitzgerald is Tánaiste in new Cabinet", "Miriam Meets...... Patrick and Simon Coveney, TD", "Fionnan Sheahan: It's game on in Fine Gael as Simon goes on a listening tour and Leo sees his lead narrow in contest", "Bruton & Noonan return to Fine Gael frontbench", "Simon Coveney to attend EU agriculture talks", "Coveney stands by €26,000 spend on government jet", "Coveney 'cut ribbon' for shop on €26,000 jet trip to Algeria", "The Government Minister, the supermarket-opening and the €26,000 bill", "This minister is heading to the secretive Bilderberg summit – but in a 'private capacity, "Simon Coveney says Ireland has under-invested in defence", "Coveney challenged pilot who refused to fly due to fog forecast", "Varadkar appoints Coveney as deputy Fine Gael leader", "Coveney appointed Irish foreign minister", Council of the EU and Ministerial meetings, "Dublin's Anti-Israel Boycott Bill: Bad for Ireland, Worse for the Palestinians, Terrible for Everyone", "Everything you need to know about the new Tánaiste Simon Coveney", "There will be no change to the Brexit backstop, says Coveney", "Irish citizens recommended not to go to Italy - Coveney", "Girls Aloud: Simon Coveney welcomes third daughter baby Annalise", "At home with the Coveneys: my husband is far from boring and will be fighting on", Simon Coveney's page on the Fine Gael website, Coveney authored reports on Human Rights in the World, Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Community and Rural Development and the Islands, Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Simon_Coveney&oldid=985726240, Alumni of the Royal Agricultural University, MEPs for the Republic of Ireland 2004–2009, People educated at Clongowes Wood College, People educated at Presentation Brothers College, Cork, Articles with short description added by PearBOT 5, Short description is different from Wikidata, All Wikipedia articles written in Irish English, Official website different in Wikidata and Wikipedia, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 27 October 2020, at 16:12.

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His father was a chartered quantity surveyor and later a TD, and also a member of one of the famous merchant families in the city.

He wants a debate to take place on the future of the party. A scroll through the news feeds reveals how moments before, Leo Varadkar had pulled Michael Ring and Frances Fitzgerald out of a hat with a flourish. Now all 12 Furney children "get on great" and are scattered across Ireland and Canada. Revealed: Dirty Larry, the multi-millionaire behind firm sneaking horsemeat into your supermarket.

Paid members get so much more. Don’t wait for next month, paid members get full access to articles along with many other great premium features. RELATED STORIES. [22], On 27 January 2019, Coveney in an interview with Andrew Marr, said the Irish backstop in the Brexit withdrawal agreement will not be changed. Clicking on the original link just brings me to the front page of the Examiner. Táiniste Simon Coveney is married to Ruth Furney.

He lives with his wife Kitty at Castlebellingham, County Louth. Larry Goodman, 76, is a director of the ABP Food Group Coveney was elected to the European Parliament for the South constituency, in the 2004 European Parliament election. Coveney returned to the party's front bench as Spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. [21], On 30 November 2017, Leo Varadkar named Coveney as the new Tánaiste, replacing Frances Fitzgerald. Thread starter bells of shandon; Start date Jan 31, 2020; Replies 13 Views 1K 1; 2; Next. On 13 June 2017, it was announced that he would be the deputy leader of the party. Email. Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 13 Aug 2020 80% of workers not covered by sick pay - Meat Industry Ireland. Fine Gael's system for electing a new leader is likely to be overhauled after Leo Varadkar's massive lead in the race to succeed Enda Kenny exposed the limited influence given to the membership. Related Content. Coveney was re-elected at the 2002 general election, in what turned out to be a disaster for Fine Gael.

Fine Gael TD Kate O'Connell is standing by her description of Leo Varadkar's supporters as "choirboys", saying party headquarters won't be able to "put manners" on her. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins. But, generally speaking, politics is not really welcome at all in the Coveney sanctuary.

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[3] In June 2017, after Leo Varadkar succeeded Enda Kenny as Taoiseach, Varadkar appointed Coveney as Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Deputy Leader of Fine Gael. or email subs@farmersjournal.ie. Joined Jun 13, 2019 Messages 2,958 Likes 8,955.

Mr Goodman was investigated by the beef tribunal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beef_Tribunal - set up to investigate malpractice in the Irish beef industry.

This could be said to be one of those rainy spells. Where Coveney is like Strongbow and Ruth Furney (Goodman’s niece) is like Dermot McMorrow’s Aoife ...but alas I got it wrong. [13], On 11 July 2014, Coveney was also appointed as Minister for Defence, in a cabinet reshuffle, following the resignation of Eamon Gilmore as Tánaiste. If we all did that the world would be a better place. In email correspondence between Department of Defence officials, the Air Corps is described as being “very unhappy” about the incident and[16] indicating that they had never received such a call in 25 years.”, On 6 May 2016, Coveney was appointed the new Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny taking over the Defence portfolio and Fine Gael TD Michael Creed becoming the new Minister for Agriculture.