He will travel to Belfast next week.
The Foreign Affairs Minister says he wants to repair the 'very stained' relationship between the government and the unionist community.
Simon Coveney will travel to Belfast next week and hold more talks over the Northern Ireland protocol.
He says there's only a matter of weeks left to resolve the issues over the Irish Sea border.
Speaking to the Atlantic Council in Washington, Minister Coveney says Brexit has damaged North-South relations