Simon Coveney

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

Employment.png Eire/Minister for 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 for Defence

In office
11 July 2014 - 6 May 2016

Employment.png Teachta Dála

In office
October 1998 - Present

Employment.png Member of the European Parliament Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
20 July 2004 - 24 June 2007
Preceded byPat Cox

Simon Coveney (born 16 June 1972) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as 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 previously served as 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 served as 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]


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/201429 May 20141 June 2014Denmark
Marriott Hotel
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  1. "Simon Coveney". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 7 March 2009.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "Scribunto").
  2. "This minister is heading to the secretive Bilderberg summit – but in a 'private capacity'". 28 May 2014. Archived from the original on 8 June 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "Scribunto").
  3. "Ireland announces €5m in funding for the Palestinian people"
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