Coveney says he did not offer Zappone envoy role months before official appointment
Minister apologises for ‘sloppiness’ of his communications in second Oireachtas hearing over controversial UN special envoy appointment
Simon Coveney, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, has insisted he did not formally offer Katherine Zappone a special envoy position months before she was officially appointed to the role.
Coveney this morning apologised for the “sloppiness” of his communication over recent weeks, as well as for the “political embarrassment” caused by the Zappone affair, at a hearing in front of the Oireachtas committee on foreign affairs.
But in his second appearance at the committee in ...