Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD
Simon Coveney was appointed as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine on March 9 2011. Simon was first elected to the Dáil (Irish Parliament) in 1998 as one of Fine Gael’s youngest TDs aged 26.
He replaced his father Hugh Coveney TD following his untimely death.Simon holds a B.Sc. in Agriculture and Land Management from Royal Agriculture College, Gloucestershire.
He was also educated at Clongowes Wood College, County Kildare; University College Cork, and Gurteen Agricultural College, County Tipperary.