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Simon Coveney TD

Assumed office 
October 1998
Preceded by Hugh Coveney
Constituency Cork South Central

In office
June 2004 – June 2007
Preceded by New constituency
Succeeded by Colm Burke
Constituency South

Born 16 June 1972 (1972-06-16) (age 37)
Cork, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Political party Fine Gael
Alma mater University College Cork,
Gurteen Agricultural College,
Royal Agricultural College
Website Official website

Simon Coveney (born 16 June 1972) is an Irish Fine Gael politician. He is currently a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork South Central constituency.[1]

He was first elected at the October 1998 by-election caused by the death of his father Hugh Coveney. He was re-elected at the 2002 and 2007 general elections. He is currently the Fine Gael spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.

At the 2007 general election he was returned by the voters to the Dáil, and as a result stepped down as an MEP, a position he had held since being elected to represent the South constituency at the 2004 European Parliament election, as the 2007 election brought the end of the dual mandate. He was replaced in the European Parliament by Colm Burke.[2]

During the three years he spent as an MEP, he held the position of human rights coordinator for the largest political group in the European Parliament, the EPP-ED, and twice authored the Parliament's Annual Report on Human Rights in the world. He also spearheaded the Stop the Traffic campaign at the European Parliament. He was a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Delegation for Relations with the USA and a substitute on the Human Rights Subcommittee, Fisheries Committee, Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee and the Delegation for Relations with Iran.

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Preceded by
Hugh Coveney
(Fine Gael)
Fine Gael Teachta Dála for Cork South Central
European Parliament
Preceded by
New constituency
Member of the European Parliament for South
Succeeded by
Colm Burke

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