Tag Archives | Simon Coveney

Is there an unregulated trade in horsemeat in Northern Ireland?

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Now, here’s a thing. Mary Creagh has set some ferocious cats amongst the local pigeons [You do mean harses don't ya? - Ed]. She alone of politicians with any local interest, has been listening to the concerns of the USPCA: “The Ulster Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have clear evidence of an illegal trade of more…

Simon Coveney breaks the news of horse meat found in Newry plant…

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Last night, Simon Coveney was on Prime Time (4 minutes in) with Miriam O’Callaghan. Coveney is Agriculture Minister for the Republic but he is also chair of all the agriculture ministers across Europe just now by dint of Ireland’s Presidency of the European Union. He’s clearly in a very hot seat just now, and accordingly more…

Simon Coveney to address the DUP…

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And here’s a first, a Fine Gaeler, indeed a southern Minister of any description, is to address the DUP party conference for the first time ever… The rational is intesting, a commonality of interests in Europe around CAP: Diane Dodds MEP said it was important to engage with “all actors within the Common Agricultural Policy more…