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.
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
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
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
Longford-Westmeath Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy says the latest secret cuts to housing grants for older people and those with disabilities is further evidence of the Government’s sustained attack on the elderly. Since 2011 there has been a 47% cut for Westmeath alone. Read More | Share
Following publication of reports from the Catholic Church’s National Board for Safeguarding Children, Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy welcomed the progress made in the dioceses being reported on. Read More | Share
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Children Robert Troy has against questioned the Taoiseach about the legal quagmire a number of families now find themselves in regarding adoptions of children from Russia. 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.