Tag: Simon Coveney

#Brexit deal can be done, but work still to do – Coveney

#Brexit deal can be done, but work still to do – Coveney

| October 14, 2019

A 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 (pictured) said on Monday (14 October), writes Robin Emmott. “A deal is possible and it is possible this month, maybe even this week but […]

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Ireland remains open to a ‘fair’ #Brexit deal – Coveney

Ireland remains open to a ‘fair’ #Brexit deal – Coveney

| October 9, 2019

Ireland’s foreign minister said on Tuesday (8 October) European Council President Donald Tusk was reflecting EU-wide frustration when he accused Britain of playing a “stupid blame game” over Brexit, writes Graham Fahy. Simon Coveney (pictured) said on Twitter that Tusk “reflects the frustration across EU and the enormity of what’s at stake for us all”. […]

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#Brexit – A proposal to leave Ireland’s border to future negotiations ‘just won’t fly’ says Coveney 

#Brexit – A proposal to leave Ireland’s border to future negotiations ‘just won’t fly’ says Coveney 

| August 30, 2019

Arriving for the Informal (Gymnich) meeting of Foreign Ministers on 30 August, Irish Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that he would be happy for the UK to meet the EU five days a week if necessary, in response to a question about the UK’s announcement that it would be negotiating two days per week in Brussels, […]

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‘Very unhelpful’: Ireland scolds PM Johnson over #Brexit

‘Very unhelpful’: Ireland scolds PM Johnson over #Brexit

| July 29, 2019

Ireland said on Friday (26 July) that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s approach to Brexit was “very unhelpful” and that the new British leader appeared set on a collision course with the European Union that would preclude an orderly exit with a deal, writes Ian Graham. Such biting criticism from Ireland, just two days since Johnson […]

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#Brexit – Coveney says Polish foreign minister’s proposal on Irish backstop does not reflect EU thinking

#Brexit – Coveney says Polish foreign minister’s proposal on Irish backstop does not reflect EU thinking

| January 22, 2019

Simon Coveney, Irish Tánaiste, reacted to the suggestion put forward by Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz that a time limit be placed on the backstop concerning the Irish border. The backstop is one of the issues that British MPs have identified as a barrier to adopting the Withdrawal Agreement in the UK. Coveney said the […]

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Ireland sees ‘a way to go’ before agreement on border in #Brexit talks

Ireland sees ‘a way to go’ before agreement on border in #Brexit talks

| November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ireland’s foreign minister warned on Friday (10 November) there was still “a way to go” in Brexit talks on the Irish border and welcomed an EU paper suggesting Britain needs to avoid “regulatory divergence” with the bloc if it wants to maintain a soft border, writes Conor Humphries. The future EU/UK land border between Ireland and […]

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