Coveney feels the heat during excruciating question-and-answer session

‘Embarrassed’ Minister for Foreign Affairs faces no confidence motion in the Dáil tomorrow

The Sinn Féin motion of no confidence in Simon Coveney is due to be debated in the Dáil tomorrow evening. Picture: Eamonn Farrell/

Simon Coveney, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, never expected to be facing a motion of no confidence in the Dáil.

He said so himself during an excruciating question-and-answer session at the end of the Fine Gael parliamentary party meeting in Trim in Meath.

The spectacular backdrop to the media conference was Trim Castle, visible from the outdoor rooftop section of the Trim Castle hotel.

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