Robert Troy, Spokesperson on Children

Robert Troy

A new voice for Longford - Westmeath

Sign up to get emails from me and my colleagues


Longford Westmeath


The Manse,
Castle Street,
Co Westmeath

Tel: +353 44 933 4857

Email: robert.troy@oireachtas.ie



Send an email to Robert Troy

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

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

Still no action despite the mistakes of the past – Troy

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Children and Youth Affairs Robert Troy has expressed concern that the Government has still not learned from the mistakes of the past, and has not taken sufficient action to improve child protection measures. His comments come following the publication of the National Review Panel reports into children who died in State care. Read More | Share

New Children’s Minister appointment raises questions about Govt priorities - Troy

Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Children Robert Troy has slammed the appointment of a new Children’s Minister only 8 weeks after Charlie Flanagan assumed the post. James Reilly is taking on the role following the Cabinet reshuffle. Read More | Share

One in three ambulances have 320,000 km on the clock - Troy

Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Children Robert Troy says he’s seriously concerned about the reliability of the HSE’s ambulance fleet. New figures released to the Longford-Westmeath Deputy reveal that over half of all ambulances on the road have more than 240,000 kilometres on the clock. Read More | Share

FF condemns inaction on childcare costs

Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Children Robert Troy says the Government needs to take immediate and dramatic action to reduce childcare costs for families. A Eurostat survey found crèche fees in Ireland are amongst the highest in Europe, costing an average of €750 a month per child. Read More | Share

Ombudsman’s recommendations need to be implemented swiftly – Troy

Fianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Children Robert Troy has called on the Justice Minister to act swiftly and outline a timeline for the implementation of the recommendations contained in the report from the Children’s Ombudsman into the cases of two Roma children who were taken from their families. Read More | Share

Troy shocked at ‘inhumane’ treatment of children in adult psychiatric care

Point of Children’s Referendum called into question Read More | Share

See All News Stories

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.