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April Business Breakfast in association with the Port of Cork

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Cobh & Harbour Chamber April Business Breakfast in association with the Port of Cork

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Cobh & Harbour Chamber is delighted to announce Simon Coveney TD, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister for Defence as the guest speaker for the April Business Breakfast. Minister Coveney is also the Deputy Leader of Fine Gael and served as Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade with responsibility for Brexit from November 2017 to June 2020.

Mr. Simon Coveney has served as Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government (2016-2017), Minister for Defence (2014-2016) and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine (2011-2016). First elected to the Dáil (Irish Parliament) in 1998, he was elected to the European Parliament in 2004 where he was a member of the EPP-ED group. He was a member of the EP Foreign Affairs Committee and the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee and a substitute member on the Fisheries Committee.

Mr. Simon Coveney was the author of the European Parliament's Annual Report on Human Rights in the World for the year 2004 and again for 2006. He was a member of Cork County Council and the Southern Health Board from 1999 to 2003 and holds a B.Sc. in Agriculture and Land Management from The Royal Agriculture College, Gloucestershire. He was also educated at Clongowes Wood College, County Kildare; University College Cork and Gurteen Agricultural College, County Tipperary. In 1997/8 he led the "Sail Chernobyl Project" which involved sailing 30,000 miles around the world for charity.

Please join us on Monday 12th April at 9.00 am to hear from Minister Coveney on local and national issues.


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