Simon Coveney

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BornSimon Anthony Coveney
Cork, Ireland
Alma materRoyal Agricultural College
Parents • Hugh Coveney
• Pauline Coveney
SpouseRuth Furney
PartyFine Gael
Single Bilderberger Irish politician

Employment.png Eire/Minister/Foreign Affairs and Trade

In office
14 June 2017 - Present

Employment.png Deputy Leader of Fine Gael

In office
13 June 2017 - Present

Employment.png Eire/Minister/Defence

In office
11 July 2014 - 6 May 2016

Employment.png Teachta Dála Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
October 1998 - Present

Employment.png Member of the European Parliament

In office
20 July 2004 - 24 June 2007
Preceded byMário SoaresPat Cox

Simon Coveney (born 16 June 1972) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has been Tánaiste since November 2017, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Deputy Leader of Fine Gael since June 2017. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork South-Central constituency since 1998. He was previously Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government from 2016 to 2017, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine from 2011 to 2016 and Minister for Defence from 2014 to 2016. He was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the South constituency from 2004 to 2007.[1]

In May 2014, Simon Coveney attended a meeting of the Bilderberg Group, in Copenhagen.[2]

In June 2019, Simon Coveney tweeted:

Ireland announces €5m in funding for the Palestinian people.[3]


Events Participated in

Bilderberg/201429 May 20141 June 2014Denmark
Marriott Hotel
The 62nd Bilderberg, with 136 guests, held in Copenhagen
Munich Security Conference/202218 February 202220 February 2022Germany
WEF/Annual Meeting/201922 January 201925 January 2019World Economic Forum
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