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

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caters for women who have been physically, mentally and sexually abused, has been informed that its funding is being withdrawn.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

FF proposals focus on achieving affordable childcare for all parents

Fianna Fáil has published detailed proposals aimed at reforming the provision of childcare in Ireland. The proposals focus on making high quality childcare affordable for all parents, and closing the gap between the most deprived and advantaged children before they start school. Read More | Share

HSE efforts to resolve dispute at Mullingar Hospital woefully inadequate - Troy

Fianna Fáil TD for Longford - Westmeath Robert Troy TD has criticised the HSE for failing to take adequate steps to resolve the industrial relations dispute at Mullingar General Hospital. Read More | Share

FF reiterates call for Govt to enact legislation to combat cyber-bullying

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy TD has called on the Government to take urgent steps to enact legislation to safeguard children against cyber-bullying. Read More | Share

Grandparents paying the price for high cost of childcare - Troy

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Children Robert Troy TD has said grandparents are paying a high price as a result of the crippling cost of childcare. Deputy Troy made the comments after a new study from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing revealed that providing more than 60 hours of childcare a month can be damaging to the health of grandparents. Read More | Share

Pre-school inspections remain inadequate despite assurances

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson for Children Robert Troy TD has said the Government is continuing to put the welfare of children at risk by not putting in place a proper inspection regime for pre-schools across the country. Read More | Share

Working parents need more than just kite-flying on childcare reform – Troy

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy has warned the Government that kite-flying on childcare reform must be backed up by real action in Budget 2016 Deputy Troy commented, “The Government has spent the past 4 years ignoring the extreme pressures on working families when it comes to juggling childcare. Despite repeated warnings about the fact that exorbitant childcare costs in Ireland are a barrier to work for many parents, absolutely nothing has been done to help ease this burden in the interests of both families and the economy. Read More | Share

Lack of resources for Castlepollard disability centre highlighted by HIQA yet again - Troy

Fianna Fáil TD for Longford - Westmeath has said that a recent HIQA report on the St. Peter’s Care Home in Castlepollard shows that disability centres remain under-resourced. 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.