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Simon Coveney

Profile from Elections 2002

"Laharn", Minane Bridge, Co. Cork, Tel: 021 887227

Constituency Office: 6a Anglesea Street, Cork, Tel: 021 4313100, Fax: 021 4316696

Leinster House: Tel: 01 6183753

Website: www.simoncoveney.ie

Born Cork, 16th June 1972. Single. Educated Clongowes Wood College, Co. Kildare; UCC; Gurteen Agricultural College, Royal Agriculture College, Gloucestershire. Public Representative, Farmer. First elected at by-election Oct. 1998

Appointed spokesperson on Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, June 2002. Member Joint Committee on Communications, Marine and Natural Resources. Won 1998 by-election caused by the death of his father Hugh Coveney TD. Spokesperson on Drugs and Youth Issues, Deputy Chief Whip and Secretary Fine Gael Parliamentary Party 1998-2002. Elected to Cork County Council in 1999. Member Southern Health Board. Played rugby for Garryowen, Cork Constitution and Crosshaven. Led the Sail Chernobyl Project which raised £500,000 for charity by sailing a boat around the world along with his sister and brothers. A fully qualified Sailing Instructor and LifeGuard. Responsible for the management of the family farm and family interests in County Cork. Son of the late Hugh Coveney TD 1982-Feb 82, Nov 82–1987, 1994 (by-election) –1998.


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