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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

FF highlights u-turn in Children First Bill

Fianna Fáil has expressed concerns that the new Children First Bill does not include any sanctions for those who refuse to report child protection issues. The party’s Children Spokesperson Robert Troy welcomed the long-awaited publication of the Bill but raised concerns that a lack of sanctions represents a watering down of the robust legislation that was promised. Read More | Share

FF questions u-turn in Children First Bill

Fianna Fáil has expressed concerns that the new Children First Bill does not include any sanctions for those who refuse to report child protection issues. Read More | Share

Fitzgerald missing the point in childcare debate, affordability not being addressed – Troy

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy has called on the Minister for Children to fundamentally reassess how the Government is approaching the issue of childcare, accusing the Minister of ignoring the issue of cost, which remains a major barrier to working parents returning to employment. Read More | Share

Troy pays tribute to brave McFadden

Longford-Westmeath TD Robert Troy has said he is extremely saddened to learn of the death today of Deputy Nicky McFadden at the age of 51. Read More | Share

Report highlights need for urgent action on childcare costs – Troy

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy has said the findings of an OECD report due out later this month highlighting childcare costs on families should be a wake-up call for the Government. Read More | Share

FF hits out at delays in bringing forward child protection legislation

Fianna Fáil has criticised the Government for the unacceptable delays in putting the Children First guidelines on a statutory footing. According to the party’s Children’s Spokesperson Robert Troy, the failure to bring forward this crucial legislation has left gaping holes in child protection in the country. Read More | Share

Troy concerned about garda resources in Kinnegad

Longford-Westmeath Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has said he is very concerned about garda resources in Kinnegad, which is in the Mullingar Garda District. Read More | Share

Major issues remain for Rabbitte despite collapse of Irish wind farm deal with UK – Troy

Longford-Westmeath Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has said the collapse of a deal with the British government to supply wind energy from a massive wind farm in the Midlands does not exempt the Government from having to answer serious questions about the local impact of its energy policies. Read More | Share

Fitzgerald’s lack of accountability makes mockery of Dáil reform – Troy

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy has said it is extremely disappointing that the opposition was not given an opportunity to respond to Minister Frances Fitzgerald’s statement in the Dáil marking the government’s three years in office. Deputy Troy said that “instead of being able to question the Minister and hold her to account on important areas of reform the Dáil has been subjected to Ministers slapping themselves on the back and ignoring key failings.” Read More | Share

Time to recognise cyber-bullying for what it is - a crime: FF

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy has said shocking new statistics on cyber-bullying need to be addressed urgently by the Government. A new report from the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals recorded a 33% increase in the number of students being targeted by online hate, compared to the same survey last year. 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.