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Robert Troy, Spokesperson on Children

Robert Troy

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Constituency

Longford Westmeath

Contact

The Manse,
Castle Street,
Mullingar
Co Westmeath

Tel: +353 44 933 4857

Email: robert.troy@oireachtas.ie

www.roberttroy.ie

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Personal Details

I come from a family with a strong tradition in community activity and volunteer work.

My parents Paddy & Sarah were involved in many community groups most notable the GAA and Community Games. My Uncle, Fr. Ulic Troy is a former Chairman of a Westmeath County Board.

I went to Emper National school and then onto St. Finian's College before going to work in Dublin. Having worked in Dublin for 5 years I returned to take over as Postmaster in Ballynacargy.

Since my election we have seen many improvements in our area and I am delighted to have worked with so many voluntary organisations to achieve this. I have also worked for individuals in confidence in personal matters always respecting the integrity of peoples concerns and ensuring the best possible outcome.

Local News

Mullingar overlooked in latest jobs initiative - Troy

Fianna Fáil TD for Longford - Westmeath Robert Troy has said Mullingar has been left behind following the latest jobs initiative launched by the Government. Read More | Share

Columb Barracks gathering dust due to Govt inaction - Troy

Fianna Fáil TD for Longford - Westmeath Robert Troy has criticised the Government for failing to deliver on its promise to ensure the full utilisation of the site occupied by Columb Barracks following its closure in 2011. Read More | Share

Pre-school children with special needs being neglected by Govt – Troy

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy TD has accused the Minister for Children James Reilly of ignoring the serious deficit in pre-school services for children with special needs. Deputy Troy said it is clear that the Department of Children is abdicating its responsibilities to these children, despite several reports that clearly identify the problem and set out strong recommendations. Read More | Share

Govt desperation setting in as FG TD brazenly claims credit for Center Parcs initiative

Fianna Fáil TD for Longford Westmeath Robert Troy has today criticised Fine Gael for claiming credit regarding the recent Center Parcs announcement despite the fact that there have been no IDA visits to Longford in the last three years. Read More | Share

Targeted investment fund needed to train pre-school special needs assistants - Troy

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Children Robert Troy TD has responded to the acknowledgement by the Department of Children that many children with disabilities are being denied access to suitable childcare. Deputy Troy says there is an urgent need to put in a place a targeted investment fund to train special needs assistants at pre-school level. Read More | Share

Troy calls for greater protections for au pairs working in the home

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Children Robert Troy has called on the Government to put in place greater protections for au pairs working in the home. Deputy Troy made the comments after the Migrant Rights Centre of Ireland published a report detailing growing exploitation in the childcare sector. Read More | Share

Govt fails to deliver on Mullingar Hospital staffing commitment - Troy

Deputy Robert Troy has criticised the Government for failing to deliver on a commitment to recruit 35 nurses at the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar. The Longford - Westmeath TD has received information that shows the staffing commitment has not been delivered by the HSE to date. Read More | Share

Minister’s attempts to gloss over domestic abuse service cuts exposed – Troy

Fianna Fáil TD for Longford Westmeath Robert Troy has accused the Children’s Minister of abandoning victims of abuse by slashing funding for the Westmeath Support Services Against Domestic Abuse. The organisation, which caters for women who have been physically, mentally and sexually abused, has been informed that its funding is being withdrawn. Read More | Share

Revelations at Tusla raise serious concerns - Troy

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy TD has expressed serious concern following the revelation that Tusla, the Child and Family Agency, has identified evidence of significant risks in how referrals were managed in the child welfare and protection service in the Laois / Offaly area. Read More | Share

Troy welcomes Supreme Court decision to uphold result of children’s referendum

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy TD has welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the result of the Children’s Referendum. Read More | Share

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Political Record

Elected to Dáil Éireann in February 2011

Current Spokesperson on Children

Previously served as Spokesperson on Arts and Heritage

Elected to Westmeath County Council in the June 2009 local elections

Priorities for next 5 years:

• The Completion of Mullingar Regional Sports Centre
• A Town Bus Service for Mullingar
• Promote sustainable business's for the area
• Promote & Encourage Volunteerism in the community and assist Voluntary groups to achieve their goals & ambitions.
• Continued investments in our area in infrastructure including - Roads, Footpaths, Broadband, Safety Measures, Lighting etc.