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Simon Coveney TD

Tánaiste, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade.

With more than 20 years’ experience in politics, working on behalf of the people who elected him at a local, national and European level, Simon has represented the people with hard work and with absolute integrity. He is straight–talking, hardworking and focused on delivering real change on whatever issue he is tackling. He is not afraid of a challenge and is convinced of the power of communities working together with government to improve the quality of life of all our people.

Simon is a positive person by nature and is very ambitious about the type of country we can create if we work together around shared values. His track record shows that he has the drive, the energy and the work ethic to turn good ideas in to real action that can make a positive change in people’s lives. Simon is determined we move away from the temptations of short term, populist politics and start planning ambitiously for the next 25 years, not just the next 25 weeks.

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