News & Statements
An Tánaiste Simon Coveney reacts to An Bord Pleanála decision on incinerator for Cork Harbour
“My initial reaction to the decision today to grant permission to Indaver Ireland to build an incinerator in the heart of Cork Harbour, is one of deep disappointment and frustration.
Government Announces the Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) as part of the ‘Rebuilding Ireland’ programme
Mr. Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, together with his colleague, Mr Paschal Donohoe T.D., Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, today (28 March) announced the approval for 34 public infrastructure projects across 15 Local Authority areas.
Taoiseach and Minister Coveney launch public consultation for “Ireland 2040 – Our Plan”, the new National Planning Framework
The Taoiseach and Minister Simon Coveney, today (Thursday 2nd February) launched a major national consultation for the preparation of a strategic planning and development framework for Ireland between now and 2040, in Maynooth University. Today’s event is the first of two public consultation exercises and a series of regional and stakeholder events in preparing Ireland 2040 – Our Plan.
Coveney Designates New Rent Pressure Zones
Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, Simon Coveney, T.D., signed Orders today designating 23 towns and all of Galway city as *Rent Pressure Zones. Dublin and Cork City were designated as Rent Pressure Zones before Christmas. The Orders take effect tomorrow, 27 January 2017.
Coveney announces first in series of information meetings for farmers on the implementation of cap reform
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today announced that his Department will hold a series of 14 regional Information Meetings in relation to CAP implementation from Monday 9th March to Tuesday 31st March.
Minister Coveney Announces The Opening Of 2015 Basic Payment And Greening Online Application Facility
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD, today announced the opening this week of the on-line application facility for both the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and the Greening Payment Scheme.
FURTHER GOOD NEWS FOR BEEF SECTOR AS CHINESE BAN ON IRISH BEEF IS LIFTED
Following the recent launch of Irish beef in the US for the first time in more than 15 years, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today welcomed the announcement by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D., that China has also lifted its ban on Irish beef.
Coveney Completes Three-City Us Beef Promotional Visit
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D., today concluded his promotional visit to the US, with a high profile launch in Boston.
Coveney hosts high profile new york launch for irish beef in the us
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney T.D. last night hosted a prestigious launch event in New York to officially mark the re-entry of Irish beef to the US market.
Coveney Commits Further Supports Towards The Bvd Eradication Programme For Another Year
The Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, T.D., today announced that he has decided to extend and re-focus support arrangements for farmers faced with the removal of persistently infected BVD calves born from their herds in 2015.