Robert Troy, Spokesperson on Children

Robert Troy

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Longford Westmeath


The Manse,
Castle Street,
Co Westmeath

Tel: +353 44 933 4857

Email: robert.troy@oireachtas.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

Orthodontic case highlights dysfunction in children’s services - Troy

Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy TD has expressed concern following media reports that a teenager in the care of the Child and Family Agency has not had her braces removed because the orthodontist wasn’t paid. The case was before the Dublin District Family Court yesterday. Read More | Share

Budget measures ignore childcare costs and early education programmes - Troy

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Children Robert Troy says the Government has missed an opportunity to ease the burden on working families. He has responded to the publication of Budget 2015, which is devoid of measures to make childcare more affordable. Read More | Share

Minister must intervene in St. Christopher’s Service Funding Crisis – Troy

Fianna Fáil TD for Longford-Westmeath Robert Troy is calling for assurances from the Health Minister that services at St. Christopher’s Services will be protected. More than 3,000 people marched through Longford earlier today to express their concern about the future of services at the facility. Read More | Share

Drastic cuts to childrens’ water allowance need to be explained – Troy

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Children Robert Troy is demanding that Irish Water comes clean and reveals what research was used to influence the massive cut to the childrens’ water allowance. The Commission for Energy Regulation today published the full cost of water charges, which includes a reduction in the free annual allocation for children from 38,000 litres to 21,000 litres. Read More | Share

Hospital overcrowding in Mullingar unacceptable and dangerous – Troy

Fianna Fáil TD for Longford-Westmeath Robert Troy says he’s extremely concerned about the overcrowding situation at the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar. The Irish Midwives and Nurses Organisation has called for an urgent meeting with the HSE to discuss the massive under resourcing situation at the hospital, which it claims could lead to potentially life-threatening situations. Read More | Share

Delays in Hep C treatment could cost lives – Troy

Fianna Fáil TD for Longford-Westmeath Robert Troy is accusing the Government of dragging its feet and wasting an opportunity to provide a life-saving drug to people who were accidentally infected with Hepatitis C as a result of State supplied blood products. Read More | Share

Troy Pays Tribute to Albert Reynolds

Longford Westmeath Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has added his voice to the tributes being paid to former Fianna Fáil Leader and Taoiseach Albert Reynolds. Read More | Share

Varadkar should review Health Department policy on lottery grants as Midlands snubbed by Reilly

Longford-Westmeath Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has said he is extremely disappointed but not surprised by figures which show Westmeath and Longford fared worst when it came to the allocation of National Lottery grants under former health minister James Reilly. Read More | Share

Limited Mother and Baby Home Investigation Could Jeopardise Cross-Party Consensus – FF

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs, Robert Troy has said that any attempt to narrow the scope of the proposed Commission of Investigation could jeopardise the cross-party consensus that currently exists on the issue. Read More | Share

FF criticises delay in publishing Terms of Reference for Mother and Baby Homes Inquiry

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Children & Youth Affairs Robert Troy has welcomed the publication of the Interdepartmental Group Report and the appointment of Judge Yvonne Murphy as chair of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby Homes. 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.