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#Robert Troy

# robert-troy - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

'I would place more emphasis on what Michael O’Leary says than I would what Minister Ross will'

Fianna Fáil is calling for action to protect the aviation industry after Brexit.

# robert-troy - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Get stressed out sitting in traffic jams? One TD says it's impacting on people’s quality of life Gridlock This post contains a poll

Get stressed out sitting in traffic jams? One TD says it's impacting on people’s quality of life

Next week, Dublin City Council will discuss new plans to restrict car numbers in the city.

# robert-troy - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

'If you're over the alcohol limit, you're over the limit': Ross wants more support for drink-driving law

Shane Ross says he hopes publicans and those living in rural areas will make the “necessary arrangements” to ensure they get home safely.

# robert-troy - Thursday 20 October, 2016

As it happened: Leo Varadkar grilled on TDs' salaries, Brexit ... and a golf club

Varadkar is filling in for Taoiseach Enda Kenny this afternoon.

# robert-troy - Sunday 31 July, 2016

FactCheck: Is Frances Fitzgerald right about Ireland's financial gain from the EU?

Big numbers, big claims – FactCheck is here to find out what’s what.

# robert-troy - Thursday 30 June, 2016

Shane Ross says the Dart Underground still might happen Out Of The Freezer This post contains videos

Shane Ross says the Dart Underground still might happen

Back in September, Paschal Donohoe said the original €3 billion project was being scrapped.

# robert-troy - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Councillor considers resignation amid 'disgust' in Longford Fianna Fáil

Things are far from settled in Longford Fianna Fáil.

# robert-troy - Thursday 10 December, 2015

The members won't like it, but Fianna Fáil is sticking with its Longford candidate

The party’s ard comhairle has rejected efforts to run

# robert-troy - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

'F***ing desperate': Fianna Fáil TD drops an f-bomb in the Dáil Most Unparliamentary This post contains videos

'F***ing desperate': Fianna Fáil TD drops an f-bomb in the Dáil

Robert Troy used some most unparliamentary language in the Dáil this morning.

# robert-troy - Monday 7 September, 2015

The housing crisis may be much worse than we thought

Figures released by Fianna Fáil show the social housing waiting list stands at 130,000 and not the 89,000 the government claims.

# robert-troy - Sunday 23 August, 2015

Fianna Fáil's next leader, from most to least likely

Micheál Martin is safe for now but who’s in the running to replace him? Here’s our ranking of the contenders…

# robert-troy - Thursday 16 July, 2015

# robert-troy - Sunday 28 June, 2015

Fianna Fáil doesn't want to repeal the 8th Amendment

Micheál Martin didn’t respond to our survey, while others had an identical reply.

# robert-troy - Thursday 13 November, 2014

"It's so important to get this inquiry right"

Minister James Reilly hopes to bring the terms of reference to Cabinet in the near future.

# robert-troy - Thursday 16 October, 2014

"Disgrace" of teen girl stuck with braces over pay dispute

An orthodontist refused to remove the braces because they weren’t paid.

# robert-troy - Thursday 11 September, 2014

# robert-troy - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Whistleblower says builders paid by State are defrauding the welfare system

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn dealt with the claims raised by Fianna Fáil’s Robert Troy at Leaders’ Questions today.

# robert-troy - Sunday 22 June, 2014

TD says sending children to adult psychiatric units is 'inhumane'

A new report has found that 83 children were put into adult psychiatric units last year, despite guidelines forbidding this practice.

# robert-troy - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

"For anybody to feign shock at this information I think is to be disingenuous" --- Mary Lou

Sinn Féin are tabling a motion calling for a full judge-led inquiry into mother-and-baby homes. Fianna Fáil are expected to back it.

# robert-troy - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Children's minister commits to ending the 'trauma' caused by current adoption laws

A legal anomaly in relation to step-parent adoption means that natural parents have to adopt their own children.

# robert-troy - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Gilmore: What was the immediate and serious threat that justified their removal?

The Tánaiste has said there are questions that need to be answered about the removal of two children from their families in Athlone and Dublin this week.

# robert-troy - Saturday 12 October, 2013

'The most vulnerable people in our society': Dáil hears medical card horror stories

Problems facing some chronically ill people who cannot access discretionary medical cards were raised in the Dáil this week. Here are just some of the stories placed on the Dáil record.

# robert-troy - Friday 11 October, 2013

‘No foot-dragging’: Government promises draft sex offenders bill by end of the month

The heads of a bill to deal with sex offenders will be published by the government before the end of the month, as the Dáil debated an independent TD’s proposed legislation today.

# robert-troy - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Here's how Fianna Fáil proposes to reform childcare and education

It proposes 52 weeks of maternity leave and a cost benefit analysis of the cost of childcare.

# robert-troy - Monday 1 July, 2013

‘A slur on the women of Ireland’: Shatter slams abortion bill opponents

Meanwhile it appears the majority of Fianna Fáil TDs will oppose the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill as a marathon Dáil debate continues.

# robert-troy - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Revealed: At least 6 Fianna Fáil TDs and most senators to oppose abortion bill

With a free vote, at least a dozen TDs and senators from the main opposition party are likely to oppose the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill, according to a survey carried out by

# robert-troy - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Garda investigation into alleged child abuse following RTÉ documentary

Frances Fitzgerald says both the Gardaí and the HSE are investigating the footage broadcast on Prime Time last night.

# robert-troy - Thursday 29 November, 2012

Where were the 38 TDs who didn’t vote on the abortion bill?

A TV interview, planting a tree, “official business” and committee work in Mozambique are among the reasons for some TDs not voting on last night’s abortion bill.

# robert-troy - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Opposition parties likely to support Children's Rights referendum

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin welcome the wording, but SF says it wants to consult legal advisors before giving the referendum full approval.

# robert-troy - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Fine Gael TD slams Fianna Fáil counterpart for committee no-show….

… but was he supposed to be there?

# robert-troy - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Éamon Ó Cuív back in the fold in Fianna Fáil reshuffle

The former deputy leader of the party had resigned in February but is now back on the party’s front bench.

# robert-troy - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Protesters gather in bid to halt army barracks closure Protest This post contains videos

Protesters gather in bid to halt army barracks closure

Campaigners claim that Columb Barracks in Mullingar brings €8million into the local economy.

# robert-troy - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Martin unveils second FF front bench in ten weeks

Just 71 days after appointing his new shadow cabinet, Micheál Martin changes ranks – with just three TDs retaining briefs.