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.
Fianna Fáil TD for Longford - Westmeath Robert Troy has criticized the government for planning to put in place new regulations that will undermine the haulage industry. The new regulations will also lead to an increase in costs for motorists and the agricultural sector. Read More | Share
Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy TD has questioned Minister James Reilly over reports that a number of former social workers, previously employed by the HSE, earned as much as €300,000 each last year to act as court-appointed officers for children likely to be placed in care. Read More | Share
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy TD has called on the government to prioritise the Children First Bill 2014. The legislation will make it a legal requirement to report known cases of child abuse to An Garda Siochána. Read More | Share
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy says new data from the OECD confirms that Ireland’s childcare costs are the highest in the EU and are rapidly spiralling out of control. Research from the OECD has found that average EU childcare costs represent around 12% of a family’s income, while in Ireland those same costs account for 35% of family income levels. Read More | Share
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy has expressed his concern at the Government’s continued failure to address the escalating levels of child poverty and child homelessness. Read More | Share
Fianna Fáil TD for Longford – Westmeath Robert Troy has sought reassurance from the government over its long term commitment to Custume barracks in Athlone. Deputy Troy made the comments after he raised the matter in the Dáil with Minister Coveney and pointed out that under DFR / S.I. CS4 the permitted number of personnel assigned to the base has fallen by approximately 580 since 2012. Read More | Share
Fianna Fáil TD for Longford-Westmeath Robert Troy has called on the government to provide greater support for business in Athlone. Deputy Troy made the comments following a Dáil debate on the significant issues facing businesses such as high commercial rates and rising labour costs due to government hikes in PRSI. Read More | Share
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy TD is warning the Government that it is facing a crisis in childcare because it is failing to take action to address spiralling costs. Deputy Troy says escalating crèche and pre-school prices are forcing many parents to give up work because they can no longer afford the extortionate costs. Read More | Share
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.