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# robert-troy - Saturday 17 October, 2020

'We need to open up our travel industry,' says Minister
# Tourism
# Tourism

'We need to open up our travel industry,' says Minister

Oct 17th 2020, 4:12 PM 76,887 Views 82 Comments

Minister Robert Troy said it is “critically important” for tourism and trade to have an open travel industry.

# robert-troy - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Varadkar told insurance reform must be top priority as he takes questions on his new brief
# New Job
# New Job

Varadkar told insurance reform must be top priority as he takes questions on his new brief

Jun 30th 2020, 5:04 PM 25,440 Views 47 Comments

Treatment of businesses by insurance companies is “appalling”, Dáil told.

# robert-troy - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Government under fire as business 'restart grant' not up and running, two weeks in
# Business Closures
# Business Closures

Government under fire as business 'restart grant' not up and running, two weeks in

May 13th 2020, 6:45 AM 12,320 Views 8 Comments

ISME says businesses are ‘bleeding out cash’.

# robert-troy - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving
# Travel To Work
# Travel To Work

Taoiseach says asylum seekers should be allowed to get licences for driving

Nov 7th 2019, 6:30 AM 27,724 Views 104 Comments

Leo Varadkar says the rules were changed to allow asylum seekers to work, therefore they should be allowed to drive to that workplace.

# robert-troy - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Of 90,000 Irish businesses that trade with the UK, just 531 have attended Brexit workshops
# Brexit Ready
# Brexit Ready

Of 90,000 Irish businesses that trade with the UK, just 531 have attended Brexit workshops

Jul 14th 2019, 6:30 AM 7,354 Views 20 Comments

This week, Tánaiste Simon Coveney said that the chances of a no-deal Brexit in October were “significant”.

# robert-troy - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Decision on E-scooter regulations due shortly, as minister says electric scooter users should have a driving licence
# New Rules
# New Rules

Decision on E-scooter regulations due shortly, as minister says electric scooter users should have a driving licence

May 22nd 2019, 1:22 PM 59,825 Views 181 Comments

Shane Ross has asked the RSA to research scooter regulations in other countries.

# robert-troy - Thursday 21 March, 2019

RSA tells those living in Ireland with a UK drivers licence: 'Better to be safe than sorry, swap your licence now'
# Invalid
# Invalid

RSA tells those living in Ireland with a UK drivers licence: 'Better to be safe than sorry, swap your licence now'

Mar 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 31,658 Views 48 Comments

In the event of a no-deal Brexit the driving licence of a UK licence holder living in Ireland will no longer be recognised.

# robert-troy - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Martin says refusing Fianna Fáil TD communion at mass was a 'very unchristian thing to do'
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis
# Fianna Fáil Ard Fheis

Martin says refusing Fianna Fáil TD communion at mass was a 'very unchristian thing to do'

Feb 23rd 2019, 6:51 PM 44,556 Views 76 Comments

It was reported last month that Robert Troy was recently refused communion at a mass due to his position on abortion.

# robert-troy - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Calls for drivers who park on cycle lanes to get penalty points
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

Calls for drivers who park on cycle lanes to get penalty points

Aug 14th 2018, 8:00 PM 11,506 Views 78 Comments

Motorists continue to park on cycle lane because they face no consequences for doing so, said the party.

'We own some of the banks, but we don't run the banks': Minister says government can't stop vulture fund sales
# Where's Paschal?
# Where's Paschal?

'We own some of the banks, but we don't run the banks': Minister says government can't stop vulture fund sales

Aug 14th 2018, 7:31 PM 16,505 Views 102 Comments

Questions have been mounting as to where Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is in the midst of this summer’s vulture fund sell off.

How much is being spent by Áras an Uachtaráin? Fianna Fáil wants to find out
# Lifting The Veil
# Lifting The Veil

How much is being spent by Áras an Uachtaráin? Fianna Fáil wants to find out

Aug 14th 2018, 6:17 PM 12,702 Views 50 Comments

The office of presidency spends about €7m per year, but the breakdown of that spending is kept under wraps.

Minister admits 'difficulties' in bringing in law for minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Minister admits 'difficulties' in bringing in law for minimum passing distance when overtaking cyclists

Aug 14th 2018, 2:47 PM 13,889 Views 142 Comments

A new law to require drivers to allow one metre when passing cyclists on roads was announced in February.

# robert-troy - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

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

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

Aug 30th 2017, 8:30 PM 22,143 Views 19 Comments

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
# Gridlock

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

Apr 25th 2017, 7:04 PM 14,360 Views 63 Comments

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
# Rural Vs Urban
# Rural Vs Urban

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

Feb 28th 2017, 6:00 AM 9,030 Views 32 Comments

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
Live Oct 20th 2016, 12:04 PM

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

# robert-troy - Sunday 31 July, 2016

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

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

Jul 31st 2016, 10:00 PM 36,832 Views 140 Comments

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
# Out Of The Freezer

Shane Ross says the Dart Underground still might happen

Jun 30th 2016, 8:21 AM 16,836 Views 74 Comments

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
# Internal Affairs
# Internal Affairs

Councillor considers resignation amid 'disgust' in Longford Fianna Fáil

Dec 24th 2015, 10:00 AM 16,744 Views 36 Comments

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
# Internal Affairs
# Internal Affairs

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

Dec 10th 2015, 8:18 PM 12,599 Views 25 Comments

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
# Most Unparliamentary

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

Nov 18th 2015, 5:10 PM 23,910 Views 27 Comments

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
# Waiting List
# Waiting List

The housing crisis may be much worse than we thought

Sep 7th 2015, 5:46 PM 22,618 Views 74 Comments

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
# After Micheál
# After Micheál

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

Aug 23rd 2015, 10:00 PM 33,737 Views 113 Comments

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

Insults fly as Joan and Mary Lou clash for one last time before the summer hols
# School's Out
# School's Out

Insults fly as Joan and Mary Lou clash for one last time before the summer hols

Jul 16th 2015, 1:40 PM 24,474 Views 112 Comments

Places, people.

# robert-troy - Sunday 28 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 28th 2015, 9:30 PM 31,264 Views 115 Comments

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"
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

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

Nov 13th 2014, 2:15 PM 6,265 Views 24 Comments

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
# Family Court
# Family Court

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

Oct 16th 2014, 2:17 PM 21,275 Views 34 Comments

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

# robert-troy - Thursday 11 September, 2014

This new Ógra Fiánna Fáil recruitment poster is magnificently cheesy
# Bantz
# Bantz

This new Ógra Fiánna Fáil recruitment poster is magnificently cheesy

Sep 11th 2014, 4:39 PM 17,403 Views 51 Comments

Where do I sign up?

# robert-troy - Thursday 26 June, 2014

Whistleblower says builders paid by State are defrauding the welfare system
# Dáil Claims
# Dáil Claims

Whistleblower says builders paid by State are defrauding the welfare system

Jun 26th 2014, 2:19 PM 9,527 Views 15 Comments

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'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

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

Jun 22nd 2014, 12:41 PM 6,212 Views 16 Comments

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
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

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

Jun 10th 2014, 1:07 PM 12,246 Views 71 Comments

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
# Anomaly
# Anomaly

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

May 13th 2014, 3:44 PM 6,860 Views 24 Comments

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?
# Roma Children
# Roma Children

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

Oct 24th 2013, 11:29 AM 5,947 Views 70 Comments

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
# Medical Cards
# Medical Cards

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

Oct 12th 2013, 8:30 AM 9,718 Views 53 Comments

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
# Sex Offenders
# Sex Offenders

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

Oct 11th 2013, 11:13 PM 6,288 Views 25 Comments

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
# Childcare
# Childcare

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

Sep 3rd 2013, 3:25 PM 8,092 Views 48 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Jul 1st 2013, 3:50 PM 7,084 Views 83 Comments

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
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Jun 8th 2013, 8:15 AM 6,587 Views 91 Comments

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 TheJournal.ie.

# robert-troy - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

Garda investigation into alleged child abuse following RTÉ documentary
# Childcare
# Childcare

Garda investigation into alleged child abuse following RTÉ documentary

May 29th 2013, 5:37 PM 8,069 Views 44 Comments

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?
# Abortion
# Abortion

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

Nov 29th 2012, 4:49 PM 17,136 Views 51 Comments

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.

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