Robert Troy

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Robert Troy said ( about Clerk ) : “I had been under the impression only property in my possession on December 31 of the registerable year was to be registered and not properties sold during that year. I immediately contacted the Clerk of the Dáil and subsequently SIPO to clarify the requirements and to notify my intent to amend the Register of Members' Interests,” External link

westmeathindependent Wednesday, August 17, 2022 2:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "To be fair to the President he has come out and clarified his utter condemnation of the Russian invasion. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, August 3, 2022 9:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : "To be fair to the President he has come out and clarified his utter condemnation of the Russian invasion. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, August 2, 2022 8:15:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Increasing the statutory functions of the Board has been a priority for me and the Bill will enable it to undertake its work in an enhanced manner,” “The new PIRB will enable more claimants and respondents to avail of an enhanced personal injuries resolution board but crucially to have their claims resolved through mediation also, thereby reducing the need to go to court” External link

thejournal Tuesday, August 2, 2022 6:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "To be fair to the President he has come out and clarified his utter condemnation of the Russian invasion. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, August 2, 2022 6:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “increasing the number of personal injury claims that may be resolved through the PIAB process and without recourse to litigation” External link

thejournal Friday, July 29, 2022 10:03:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : "Ireland’s position in the Index makes us a prominent member of the EU Digital 9+ (D9+) front-runner countries. The D9+ group is a loose affiliation of like-minded Member States on Digital Single Market issues, comprising the top-ranked European countries in the DESI," External link

offalyexpress Thursday, July 28, 2022 3:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Our ability to avoid a recession in the wake of the pandemic was driven largely by our ability to attract investment and trade goods and services internationally,” External link

irishtimes Monday, July 25, 2022 7:21:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy added : “Innovation through research is shown to deliver real value to Irish companies and to better position them to compete effectively in global markets,” “The calibre of Irish research and the opportunities it presents to business in Ireland continues to be recognised globally” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, July 19, 2022 5:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Innovation through research is shown to deliver real value to Irish companies and to better position them to compete effectively in global markets,” “The calibre of Irish research and the opportunities it presents to business in Ireland continues to be recognised globally” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, July 19, 2022 2:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "Innovation through research is shown to deliver real value to Irish companies and to better position them to compete effectively in global markets," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:44:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : "We cannot stem progress, but we can embrace it. " External link

leinsterleader Tuesday, July 5, 2022 11:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : "An ongoing and necessary process, digital transformation will future-proof businesses and the broader economy, enabling growth across all aspects of society at a local, regional, national and global level" External link

leinsterleader Tuesday, July 5, 2022 11:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "As part of the budget, there will be a comprehensive package of measures to help the people who need the help the most, the people who are finding it extraordinary difficult, energy costs, the costs of living, and that will be done in parallel to this Budget later this year," External link

RTERadio Monday, July 4, 2022 6:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I am delighted that Alexion has announced further investment in its Dublin and Athlone sites. This news further cements Ireland’s reputation as a global centre of excellence for life sciences. I am particularly delighted to see continued investment in Athlone, and further endorses the midlands as an excellent place to invest, work and live” External link

westmeathindependent Friday, June 24, 2022 2:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “This Bill, at its heart, is about the need for fair and open competition for our business, our economy, and our society. Today sees the conclusion of the legislative process in the Houses of the Oireachtas. I am proud to have seen this Bill through all Stages in both Houses and am proud of what this Bill, once enacted will mean for Irish society. Anti-competitive practices affect everyone, make it more difficult for honest businesses to prosper and have adverse effects on consumers. By strengthening the powers of our competition authorities, we are taking an important step to ensure that Ireland’s economy is open, fair, and transparent. The Government is committed to taking a tough stance on white-collar crime and this Bill represents an important step in this regard” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "The report finds that AI is not likely to bring about a net loss of jobs, but it will replace certain tasks within many jobs over time," "Thus, there is a need for both organisations and individuals to identify where AI will impact their job or their sector and prepare by seeking out the necessary education and training" External link

RTERadio Thursday, June 23, 2022 2:45:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy added : “In our current global environment, with rapid digitalisation and the need to be more environmentally sustainable, the talent and skills needed to stay apace with these important developments are continuously evolving, and it is vital that businesses can efficiently and effectively fulfil these needs,” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, June 21, 2022 7:15:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "I expect that the DSA's provisions will begin to apply to internet service providers operating in Ireland and across the EU from the middle of next year," "The Government will use the time between now and then to equip our implementation and enforcement authorities so that they are ready to play their part as soon as they are called upon" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, June 15, 2022 11:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “There are many companies throughout the country who are receiving valuable support and assistance through Enterprise Ireland. Glenisk and Grant Engineering are excellent examples of how large companies do not have to be located in our major cities and towns to thrive. The Government is committed to more balanced regional enterprise and one way to achieve this is through companies like Glenisk and Grant working productively with our agencies” External link

midlandtribune Tuesday, June 7, 2022 10:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy added : “I am delighted to be here at this excellent facility at streamBIRR and to hear about progress on the implementation of the Midlands Regional Enterprise Plan. The Plan is focused on achieving a transition to a climate neutral economy, capitalising on strengths of the Midlands through Smart Specialisation and Digitalisation and positioning the Midlands as a destination of choice to live, work, visit, invest and learn. I have every confidence that this Plan will strengthen economic and enterprise development throughout the Midlands” External link

midlandtribune Tuesday, June 7, 2022 10:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “There are many companies throughout the country who are receiving valuable support and assistance through Enterprise Ireland. Glenisk and Grant Engineering are excellent examples of how large companies do not have to be located in our major cities and towns to thrive. The Government is committed to more balanced regional enterprise and one way to achieve this is through companies like Glenisk and Grant working productively with our agencies” External link

offalyexpress Tuesday, June 7, 2022 9:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy added : “I am delighted to be here at this excellent facility at streamBIRR and to hear about progress on the implementation of the Midlands Regional Enterprise Plan. The Plan is focused on achieving a transition to a climate neutral economy, capitalising on strengths of the Midlands through Smart Specialisation and Digitalisation and positioning the Midlands as a destination of choice to live, work, visit, invest and learn. I have every confidence that this Plan will strengthen economic and enterprise development throughout the Midlands” External link

offalyexpress Tuesday, June 7, 2022 9:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “There are many companies throughout the country who are receiving valuable support and assistance through Enterprise Ireland. Glenisk and Grant Engineering are excellent examples of how large companies do not have to be located in our major cities and towns to thrive. The Government is committed to more balanced regional enterprise and one way to achieve this is through companies like Glenisk and Grant working productively with our agencies” External link

offalyindependent Monday, June 6, 2022 5:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about Jack Chambers ) : “Since issues were raised with these applications at the initial assessment stage I have worked closely with each of the clubs involved to ensure a strong appeal was submitted and the issues raised could be rectified. A number of weeks ago I facilitated a series of online meetings with the clubs involved to discuss their appeals with my colleague, Minister Jack Chambers and to outline the essential nature of this funding. I am very pleased with the allocations announced by Minister Chambers today as I know first-hand the huge benefit this investment will bring to each of the areas involved” External link

westmeathindependent Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy concluded ( about Jack Chambers ) : “Through this Sports Capital Programme we have seen the largest ever investment in sports clubs, and recreational facilities in the history of the state. I am pleased that so many clubs in Westmeath have been to the forefront in bringing forward ambitious plans for the future of their facilities and that as a Government we have been able to support these plans and ensure clubs can have a state of the art offering for current and future generations. This is also the first time that clubs who submitted an invalid application were given the scope to submit an appeal and huge credit must go to Minister Chambers for facilitating this process and giving the great volunteers who works so hard in clubs up and down the country the opportunity to correct any errors which may have been made in the initial process. I look forward to seeing all of this funding invested to the benefit of future generations and hope to work closely with many more clubs in future rounds of funding through the Sports Capital Programme” External link

westmeathindependent Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I am delighted with Ericsson’s announcement to add 250 roles at its R&D Campus in Athlone. These highly skilled roles in software development, engineering and cloud technologies are a very welcome development for the region and this expansion reaffirms the Midlands as a centre of excellence in the ICT sector and cloud technology. "Ericsson is a well-established presence here in Athlone and its continued success and investment in its R&D Campus is testament to the fact that Westmeath, and indeed the Midlands as a whole is a great place to do business. I want to wish the staff in Ericsson all the very best in this exciting new chapter” External link

westmeathindependent Monday, May 30, 2022 9:32:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : "We cannot stem progress, but we can embrace it. AI can bring great benefits to our society in areas such as healthcare, climate action and education. " External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "AI can bring great benefits to our society in areas such as healthcare, climate action and education," "It is important that we look at all aspects of the technology so we have a full and informed understanding of how it will impact of lives from now and into the future," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, May 10, 2022 5:54:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Legato arrived in the Irish market last September with an announcement of 60 jobs,” External link

independent-ie Friday, May 6, 2022 12:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy added : “Given the cutting-edge activity at Legato’s R&D hub here, it is an excellent and exciting addition to the tech ecosystem that Limerick has been synonymous with for decades,” External link

siliconrepublic Friday, May 6, 2022 11:09:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The digital economy presents huge opportunities for Irish SMEs to improve services, enhance customer experience and increase competitiveness,” External link

siliconrepublic Thursday, May 5, 2022 10:23:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy added : “By doing this, we can future-proof our economy in the years ahead,” External link

siliconrepublic Thursday, May 5, 2022 10:23:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I am determined to drive a real step change in the level of digitalisation across all enterprises by 2030, I want 90pc of SMEs to have achieved basic digital intensity,” “With the insights of the experts on the forum, we can work to help realise the benefits of those technologies for Irish enterprise of all sizes” External link

siliconrepublic Thursday, May 5, 2022 10:23:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The digital economy presents huge opportunities for Irish SMEs to improve services, enhance customer experience, and increase competitiveness,” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy added : “By doing this, we can future proof our economy in the years ahead,” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I am determined to drive a real step change in the level of digitalisation across all enterprises by 2030, I want 90pc of SMEs to have achieved basic digital intensity,” “With the insights of the experts on the forum, we can work to help realise the benefits of those technologies for Irish enterprise of all sizes” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The digital economy presents huge opportunities for Irish SMEs to improve services, enhance customer experience, and increase competitiveness,” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy added : “By doing this, we can future proof our economy in the years ahead,” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I am determined to drive a real step change in the level of digitalisation across all enterprises by 2030, I want 90pc of SMEs to have achieved basic digital intensity,” “With the insights of the experts on the forum, we can work to help realise the benefits of those technologies for Irish enterprise of all sizes” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “That’s not just beneficial to Longford town. It’s beneficial to the whole midlands region. And I want to take the opportunity today to thank Framespace for their investment in our town, for their investment in this region,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, April 20, 2022 10:09:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Framespace is already a regionally significant company and a key stakeholder in the construction sector with strong export ambitions, and the news of its expansion in Longford is very welcome,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, April 20, 2022 10:09:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about Strategy ) : “Global events will continue to pose challenges to all of us, but if we maintain our open, pro-trade outlook and continue to grow our global footprint we will be better placed to navigate those challenges. In the past decade Ireland’s trade in goods and services increased by 171% from €310bn to over €840bn and with this new Strategy and the work of our enterprise agencies we want to see that grow further with particular focus and benefit for our regions” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 12, 2022 6:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy added : "In the past decade Ireland’s trade in goods and services increased by 171% from €310 billion to over €840 billion and with this new strategy and the work of our enterprise agencies we want to see that grow further with particular focus and benefit for our regions," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, April 12, 2022 3:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The Plan reflects the region’s huge appetite to build a balanced regional recovery, one that is focused on future enterprise development and sustainable job creation for the longer term,” External link

waterford-news Monday, March 28, 2022 3:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy argued : “The SEAI grant was only announced this year meaning there has been little time afforded to adapt and upgrade heating systems in these homes and flexibility must be granted to those that need it,” External link

westmeathindependent Friday, March 25, 2022 7:42:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “As we look to a post-pandemic recovery, ensuring balanced regional enterprise development is key and the announcement today of DuPont’s multimillion-euro investment at their site in Athlone, Ireland is indicative of their continued success in Athlone, and indeed a testament to the Midlands region as a great place to do business,” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, March 8, 2022 2:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “As we look to a post-pandemic recovery, ensuring balanced regional enterprise development is key and the announcement today of DuPont’s multimillion-euro investment at their site in Athlone, Ireland is indicative of their continued success in Athlone, and indeed a testament to the Midlands region as a great place to do business,” External link

westmeathindependent Tuesday, March 8, 2022 10:23:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “This plan is a direct result of the ambition and collaboration of industry leaders, enterprise agencies, local authorities, and more from across the region to address the unique challenges and opportunities for the west” External link

con-telegraph Friday, March 4, 2022 5:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy commented : “I welcome Fórsa’s decision to ballot their members on this agreed suite of measures for school secretaries who are the beating heart of our school community. This important step forward is the result of great co-operation on the part of all concerned, and a generosity and willingness to come to the table to engage in discussion and find the pathway forward” External link

westmeathindependent Sunday, February 27, 2022 4:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy added : “The proposed legislation modernises and consolidates existing consumer protection law and significantly strengthens the enforcement powers of our agencies responsible for ensuring consumer rights such as the CCPC and ComReg,” “Once enacted this legislation will strengthen protections for consumers, while also creating clearer rules for businesses ensuring the market works fairly and effectively for both” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, February 22, 2022 9:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy commented : “Nobody likes to see a road project on schedule moving backwards. We want to see these projects continue to move forwards…Some of these roads are very dangerous. They have a high frequency of accidents and require upgrading. I have undertaken already, and I do so again now, to bring the Senator’s concerns back to the Minister for Transport and to try to ascertain a clear timeframe for these projects” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, February 16, 2022 9:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “Regional development remains a top priority for my Department and IDA Ireland. The IDA has made great strides in boosting investment in regional locations. Of the 246 investments won in 2020, more than half went to regional locations. Similarly for 2021, of the 249 investments secured by the IDA, 133 were for locations outside Dublin,” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, February 15, 2022 9:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : “Sports Capital funding is a hugely important facility for clubs and organisations to develop their facilities to meet the needs of the future. In welcoming this allocation for successful clubs which I have worked with I am also conscious that a number of clubs were unsuccessful in this years programme. Therefore I am pleased to have secured a commitment from the Minister that the sum of €6m has been set aside to deal with successful appeals from clubs who have not been granted funding. I will be in touch with a number of such clubs in the coming days and working to submit strong appeals on their behalf,” External link

westmeathindependent Friday, February 11, 2022 7:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I frequently take Dublin Bus. One morning, I spotted at least 15 cars parked illegally in a bus or cycle lane in a relatively short distance between Portobello and College Green” External link

thejournal Tuesday, February 1, 2022 9:10:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Once enacted, our agencies will have the power to enforce competition law much more effectively, giving them more teeth to protect consumers and crack down on anti-competitive practices — to break up cartels and deter and punish companies abusing their dominant position in the market,” “This legislation is one of my top priorities for business regulation and will ensure our competition authorities have a full toolbox to protect the interests of consumers and businesses” External link

independent-ie Sunday, January 30, 2022 6:16:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy added : “I would encourage consumers to visit the CCPC’s website , ccpc.ie and avail of these very useful tools which could end up saving consumers significant amounts of money in the long run” External link

westmeathindependent Friday, January 28, 2022 4:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “With this MOU, AMTCE and IMR will be able to provide both technical and training resources to support companies as they adopt and deploy digital technologies within their operations,” “This will be extremely beneficial to companies as their workforces upskill and will ensure that the next generation of employees in the manufacturing sector are highly trained and digitally enabled” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, January 26, 2022 6:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “With this MOU, AMTCE and IMR will be able to provide both technical and training resources to support companies as they adopt and deploy digital technologies within their operations,” “This will be extremely beneficial to companies as their workforces upskill and will ensure that the next generation of employees in the manufacturing sector are highly trained and digitally enabled,” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:54:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “In collaboration with the Local Enterprise Offices, great strides have also been made in accelerating the pace of innovation, digitalisation, and transition to a low carbon economy,” “I am happy that these core ambitions are also at the heart of Enterprise Ireland’s new strategy launched today and that Enterprise Ireland and the LEOs will continue to be an integral part of balanced regional development in the future” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, January 11, 2022 1:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The scheme represents an opportunity for Irish manufacturers to reduce the costs of sourcing materials that are not available in the EU. I encourage Irish companies to avail of the tariff suspensions and quotas scheme” External link

agriland Saturday, January 1, 2022 11:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The ICT industry is one of the most important sectors to Ireland’s economy and today’s awards are a clear example of the talent and potential in Ireland,” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, December 15, 2021 9:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The ICT industry is one of the most important sectors to Ireland’s economy and today’s awards are a clear example of the talent and potential in Ireland,” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, December 15, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy commented : “The inclusion of Moate in this scheme is another clear sign of our commitment to the town and how we want to see Moate grow and develop. "Moate has always been a vibrant town with great traditions, we want to ensure this vibrancy can be grown and that every opportunity is given to allow Moate to develop in a sustainable way into the future. "There is so much that the town already has to offer and with the right plan in place we can ensure that Moate is perfectly placed to develop as a destination town in the Midlands where families can work locally and enjoy all of the leisure and recreational activities which the town, and surrounding areas already has to offer,” External link

westmeathindependent Thursday, December 9, 2021 6:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy commented : “The inclusion of Moate in this scheme is another clear sign of our commitment to the town and how we want to see Moate grow and develop. "Moate has always been a vibrant town with great traditions, we want to ensure this vibrancy can be grown and that every opportunity is given to allow Moate to develop in a sustainable way into the future. "There is so much that the town already has to offer and with the right plan in place we can ensure that Moate is perfectly placed to develop as a destination town in the Midlands where families can work locally and enjoy all of the leisure and recreational activities which the town, and surrounding areas already has to offer” External link

westmeathindependent Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : “All in all we can look forward to a very exciting time for Moate which I am sure will have a very positive impact on all of the people of the area,” External link

westmeathindependent Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy told : "It offers hope for sustainable businesses to start again," External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy warned : “Ireland cannot support extensions to the scope of the proposal that have not been subjected to rigorous impact assessment,” External link

euractiv-en Monday, November 29, 2021 10:00:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy warned : “Ireland cannot support extensions to the scope of the proposal that have not been subjected to rigorous impact assessment,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Thursday, November 25, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : "It has never been easier to shop online but there can be pitfalls too. However, consumers can avoid these by doing some research of their own, such as where the business you are buying from is based and also by doing price comparisons online. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, November 24, 2021 3:39:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Regional development is a key milestone for this Government and working with our agency Enterprise Ireland, the announcement of these new jobs will come as a further economic boost to the midlands,” “As the demand for digital transformation services continues to grow, it is fantastic to see a local company delivering projects to some of the most successful Irish and global organisations” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, November 9, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Regional development is a key milestone for this Government and working with our agency Enterprise Ireland, the announcement of these new jobs will come as a further economic boost to the Midlands,” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, November 9, 2021 2:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy added : “As the demand for digital transformation services continues to grow, it is fantastic to see a local company delivering projects to some of the most successful Irish and global organisations,” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, November 9, 2021 2:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The sector is hugely important for the Irish economy, employing 45,000 people. It is also making a major contribution to international healthcare, responding to Covid-19 but also to the transformation of healthcare. Years of both Government and industry investment has fuelled the resilient response to the pandemic and created a concentrated community of innovation and expertise within Ireland that is breaking new ground in healthcare,” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, November 3, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The sector is hugely important for the Irish economy, employing 45,000 people. It is also making a major contribution to international healthcare, responding to Covid-19 but also to the transformation of healthcare. Years of both Government and industry investment has fuelled the resilient response to the pandemic and created a concentrated community of innovation and expertise within Ireland that is breaking new ground in healthcare,” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, November 3, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “As a Government, we are committed to supporting enterprises both large and small on their digital journey with tailored supports available through our enterprise agencies. Part of that is ensuring our workforce are enabled to respond and adapt to the changing landscape,” “It is programmes like Transform, and the graduates it produces, that will help support Ireland’s transition to a digital economy, and to successfully tackle the challenges and fully exploit the opportunities that this transition presents” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy told : "We have seen that over the last 12 months in particular, from an Irish perspective, that pharmaceutical products has increased substantially because of Covid-19," External link

irishsun Friday, October 15, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "It's no coincidence or accident that we have prioritised this destination as a base for a trade mission," "It's because we see that this has huge opportunities in terms of potential growth for Irish businesses" External link

irishsun Friday, October 15, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “As we move from brown to green and make that transition to new renewable energies a day like today is critically important. Because we have to make that transition and it can be painful” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:15:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Bord na Mona has a long rich history in our country dating back to the 1940s of a semi-state who delivered not only economically but socially in the regions it served,” External link

offalyexpress Thursday, October 14, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy told : “We have seen that over the last 12 months in particular, from an Irish perspective, that pharmaceutical products has increased substantially because of Covid-19,” External link

thenational Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “It’s no coincidence or accident that we have prioritised this destination as a base for a trade mission,” “It’s because we see that this has huge opportunities in terms of potential growth for Irish businesses” External link

thenational Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “In addition to the other allocations to the IDA to enhance our regional offering and attract FDI to every county in Ireland, this Budget includes €6.4m to sell Ireland as an attractive location for investment,” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:13:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I want to encourage all companies to assess their current processes and take advantage of the Government supports available, such as Enterprise Ireland’s Climate Enterprise Action Fund . We have set ourselves ambitious climate targets and I believe this presents significant opportunities for businesses across the midlands and Ireland to explore new ways of working as we look ahead to building a low-carbon future,” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I want to encourage all companies to assess their current processes and take advantage of the Government supports available, such as Enterprise Ireland’s Climate Enterprise Action Fund. We have set ourselves ambitious climate targets and I believe this presents significant opportunities for businesses across the midlands and Ireland to explore new ways of working as we look ahead to building a low-carbon future,” External link

siliconrepublic Monday, October 11, 2021 2:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I know that examinership works and saves both companies and employment. However, as it is overseen by the court from beginning to end, it can be an expensive undertaking – and thus out of reach for your average small company, whether that be a local restaurant or hairdresser,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, May 11, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “As the economy re-opens, we must have an appropriate regulatory response which supports fundamentally viable companies to continue to trade and get themselves back on their feet,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, May 11, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “This announcement demonstrates that Athlone and the Midlands region have the skills, talent, people and connectivity that will enable companies like PPD to embed and grow their operations here,” “Regional job creation is a key priority of this Government and we will be working to secure further investment for all regions in the months and years ahead” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about Michael Fitzmaurice ) : “Bord Na Móna needs to be imaginative in how it deals with facilitating individual turfcutters seeking to supply their own homes and this is a point that Deputy Fitzmaurice and I will be pursuing vigorously,” External link

westmeathindependent Monday, April 12, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy affirme : "L’Irlande est très intéressée par la construction de partenariats durables avec le Maroc en tant qu’économie axée sur la consommation et porte d’entrée sur le marché africain" External link

leconomiste Monday, March 29, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Encouraging more claimants and respondents to avail of the PIAB model should lead to cost savings in the claims environment and should ultimately lead to reductions in insurance premiums” External link

independent-ie Monday, March 22, 2021 8:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about Marys College ) : “While Marist College had already secured approval for additional accommodation, there were concerns over the past year about the disjointed nature of what was proposed,” External link

westmeathindependent Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “This will be a first in Irish law, as such procedures are not currently in place here,” External link

independent-ie Monday, March 15, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “My department and relevant stakeholders have a significant job of work to do to design the procedural mechanism for collective representative actions required by this directive” “I therefore urge all interested bodies, not-for-profit organisations, consumers, and businesses to consider the objectives of the directive and to make their views known on how the directive should be implemented in Ireland and what forms the new procedural mechanism might take” External link

independent-ie Monday, March 15, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Climate action is an area of capital importance to Ireland and the current Programme for Government places climate action at the heart of the political agenda to rapidly transition Ireland to a low-carbon economy. Sustainability is an area where Ireland can learn a lot from our Nordics neighbours and there is also a wide range of opportunities emerging from the climate transition where we can collaborate and find mutual benefits” External link

longfordleader Monday, March 15, 2021 3:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “This will be a first in Irish law, as such procedures are not currently in place here,” External link

independent-ie Monday, March 15, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : “On the positive note it is welcome that a deal has been reached with An Post to provide cash services through its branch in the town which will help many BOI customers through the upcoming period. Undoubtedly though, the people of Moate will be hugely disappointed with this weeks announcement overall as it is a huge blow to a great and progressive town,” External link

westmeathindependent Monday, March 1, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "We support transparency and good governance. We consider that this measure should have developed tax expertise to ensure that it is consistent with existing requirements and importantly with the international cooperation exchange of information arrangements which are based on confidentiality. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "The issue of company rescue has become ever more urgent as companies struggle with the continued impact of Covid-19," External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 8, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I often drove by a former home and Castlepollard in my own county, ignorantly never really thinking deeply enough of the history associated with buildings like this” External link

thejournal Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about Commission ) : "With the inauguration of President-Elect Biden due to take place on 20 January next and the recent publication of the paper by the European Commission on the future EU-US agenda, this was an opportune time to make these transatlantic connections with our largest trade and investment partner in the U.S., California," External link

longbeachstar Friday, January 15, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about Commission ) : "With the inauguration of President-Elect Biden due to take place on 20 January next and the recent publication of the paper by the European Commission on the future EU-US agenda, this was an opportune time to make these transatlantic connections with our largest trade and investment partner in the U.S., California," External link

irishsun Friday, January 15, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy added ( about Commission ) : “We want consumers in Ireland to continue to enjoy the benefit from shopping on line with the UK as one of our major trading partners, but I would urge Irish consumers to think ahead when buying from online retailers outside the EU and to visit the Consumer and Competition Protection Commission’s website ( ccpc.ie ) which has lots of clear and useful information on charges and consumer rights” External link

thejournal Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy added : "Irish cream and Irish Whiskey are renowned across the world for their quality. Ireland's trade relationship with China is ever-growing and this Agreement will strengthen our trading relationship, benefiting both our agri-food sector and our consumers" External link

polandsun Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy added : "Irish cream and Irish Whiskey are renowned across the world for their quality. Ireland's trade relationship with China is ever-growing and this Agreement will strengthen our trading relationship, benefiting both our agri-food sector and our consumers" External link

irishsun Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Ireland’s trade relationship with China is ever-growing and this Agreement will strengthen our trading relationship, benefiting both our agri-food sector and our consumers” External link

independent-ie Monday, November 23, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “He and his wife are alone – their children live overseas and they have been trying to get their service back for the past 6 weeks,” External link

thejournal Friday, November 20, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about Mr Trump ) : "It's positive from the point of view of his commitment to climate change and how he's going to re-enter the Paris climate agreement and it's positive in terms of trade in terms of where he's on record wanting to rebuild allies that have been affected by the Trump administration over the last four years," External link

RTERadio Sunday, November 8, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "It's positive from the point of view of his commitment to climate change and how he's going to re-enter the Paris climate agreement and it's positive in terms of trade in terms of where he's on record wanting to rebuild allies that have been affected by the Trump administration over the last four years," External link

RTERadio Sunday, November 8, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Traffic lights may have drawbacks, but the benefit of what was agreed earlier this week in the General Affairs Council in Luxembourg is that it will enable each individual country to determine what they’re going to do when the [EU member] states are orange and red,” External link

thejournal Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “This very substantial piece of work is well advanced and I intend to bring proposals to government in the coming months which will provide for a modernised and effective legislative framework for co-operatives,” External link

agriland Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The funding announced today will be used to recruit additional student counsellors and recruit additional psychologists. This will be vital for students going into education this year because the Covid-19 pandemic has created a difficult path for students getting to education” External link

longfordleader Monday, August 24, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : “It is now more important than ever to support student counselling services, and key mental health interventions to provide a safe, respectful, supportive and positive environment in higher education institutions,” External link

longfordleader Monday, August 24, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "Unfortunately, in some instances, some people probably did take the mick but overall my dealings with everybody led me to believe that the vast majority of them went over and even beyond the call of duty in their line of work," External link

irishexaminer Friday, July 31, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “There are shops, cafés and hairdressers across Ireland struggling right now, this change will mean that these businesses will not be wound up for relatively small debts of €10,000,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The bus driver can ring the gardaí to come and enforce somebody to get off public transport if they refuse to get off it,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, July 11, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The bus driver can ring the gardaí to come and enforce somebody to get off public transport if they refuse to get off it,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, July 11, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The bus driver can ring the gardaí to come and enforce somebody to get off public transport if they refuse to get off it,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, July 11, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I am concerned that my parents were targeted as my father would be known in the area for giving directions and having local knowledge and also they would be known to be elderly and living on their own. So please be careful,” External link

westmeathindependent Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy says : “grow its way out of recession” External link

westmeathindependent Monday, June 15, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The government have to stop with the mixed messages and give reassurance to the industry that there is a plan,” External link

anglocelt Monday, June 15, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The government have to stop with the mixed messages and give reassurance to the industry that there is a plan,” External link

anglocelt Monday, June 15, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Our conversation was constructive, and the message was clear,” External link

westmeathindependent Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : “We also focused on the important role played by the EU’s SME Envoy Network in promoting SME-friendly regulation and policy making in EU countries. "I believe that the Irish SME envoy must take on a much greater public role in promoting SME interests throughout government and its agencies, while increasing the communication with SME representative bodies on SME policy actions, and the exchange of good practices,” External link

westmeathindependent Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy told : “We need a government that can implement an ambitious programme for government that’ll deal with the issues that were there before Covid in terms of housing, climate change, supports to our SMEs, rebooting our economy. That all needs to be central for any programme for government document,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, June 6, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “A major challenge facing SMEs during the current crisis is meeting their obligations to pay rent under existing leases. While many landlords have been understanding, others are insisting that the rental obligations in leases are strictly adhered to. In these cases the tenant has no legal comeback or financial support to protect their business from being destroyed” External link

longfordleader Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : “I would appeal to the Minister to extend any expiring learner permits until such a time that driving tests can be taken,” External link

westmeathindependent Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The only other form of help from the government is in the form of debt,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “If a business does not know if they will be open in a few weeks time, why would they sign up for more loans, loans that could result in personal guarantees being called in. The would rather walk away,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about Joe O Connor ) : “This will explain how to go about it, what help is available including financial help, and will show how businesses can use the web to their advantage,” “There are two speakers: Christine Charlton, who is CEO of the Westmeath LEO (Local Enterprise Office), and Joe O’Connor, the campaign director for the Fórsa trade union, who is the co-founder of the Doorstep Market, which is an online marketplace just set up recently as a not-for-profit venture” External link

westmeathindependent Sunday, May 3, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy wrote : "During the madness of #Covid-19 I am delighted to announce some joy. Aideen Ginnell has been with me through it all and is my very best friend and now I am delighted to say will become my wife" External link

longfordleader Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The common response from all respondents was that they were receiving no support from their insurance provider whatsoever. What also became evident was they were receiving different information from their insurers as to why they were not being covered,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : “This Bill would allow the government to designate affected businesses and give them a break for up to a year from paying rates. Other businesses that are doing well would continue to pay rates to help fund vital local services. Combined with an aggressive stimulus package this will help business such as hotels, restaurants and pubs to survive then bounce back. I am calling on all parties to support the Bill and proceed with it as quickly as possible,” External link

westmeathindependent Monday, March 23, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
spokesperson17.18%EN10/03/201703/10/2017
transport spokesperson14.11%EN10/03/201703/10/2017
transport spokesman18.40%EN08/30/201730/08/2017
spokesman18.40%EN08/30/201730/08/2017
minister for agriculture0.61%EN02/20/201720/02/2017
deputy22.09%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
colleague0.61%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
spokesperson for transport1.23%EN11/21/201621/11/2016
transport spokesmen0.61%EN09/10/201610/09/2016
spokesmen0.61%EN09/10/201610/09/2016
sports spokesman1.84%EN09/03/201603/09/2016
sports spokesperson0.61%EN08/23/201623/08/2016
police chief3.68%EN03/10/200610/03/2006
Names Lang Count
Robert TroyEN89.71%
Robert TroyFR10.29%


 
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Robert Troy said ( about Clerk ) : “I had been under the impression only property in my possession on December 31 of the registerable year was to be registered and not properties sold during that year. I immediately contacted the Clerk of the Dáil and subsequently SIPO to clarify the requirements and to notify my intent to amend the Register of Members' Interests,” External link

westmeathindependent Wednesday, August 17, 2022 2:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "To be fair to the President he has come out and clarified his utter condemnation of the Russian invasion. " External link

RTERadio Wednesday, August 3, 2022 9:30:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : "To be fair to the President he has come out and clarified his utter condemnation of the Russian invasion. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, August 2, 2022 8:15:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Increasing the statutory functions of the Board has been a priority for me and the Bill will enable it to undertake its work in an enhanced manner,” “The new PIRB will enable more claimants and respondents to avail of an enhanced personal injuries resolution board but crucially to have their claims resolved through mediation also, thereby reducing the need to go to court” External link

thejournal Tuesday, August 2, 2022 6:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "To be fair to the President he has come out and clarified his utter condemnation of the Russian invasion. " External link

RTERadio Tuesday, August 2, 2022 6:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “increasing the number of personal injury claims that may be resolved through the PIAB process and without recourse to litigation” External link

thejournal Friday, July 29, 2022 10:03:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : "Ireland’s position in the Index makes us a prominent member of the EU Digital 9+ (D9+) front-runner countries. The D9+ group is a loose affiliation of like-minded Member States on Digital Single Market issues, comprising the top-ranked European countries in the DESI," External link

offalyexpress Thursday, July 28, 2022 3:25:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Our ability to avoid a recession in the wake of the pandemic was driven largely by our ability to attract investment and trade goods and services internationally,” External link

irishtimes Monday, July 25, 2022 7:21:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy added : “Innovation through research is shown to deliver real value to Irish companies and to better position them to compete effectively in global markets,” “The calibre of Irish research and the opportunities it presents to business in Ireland continues to be recognised globally” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, July 19, 2022 5:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Innovation through research is shown to deliver real value to Irish companies and to better position them to compete effectively in global markets,” “The calibre of Irish research and the opportunities it presents to business in Ireland continues to be recognised globally” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, July 19, 2022 2:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "Innovation through research is shown to deliver real value to Irish companies and to better position them to compete effectively in global markets," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, July 19, 2022 10:44:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : "We cannot stem progress, but we can embrace it. " External link

leinsterleader Tuesday, July 5, 2022 11:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : "An ongoing and necessary process, digital transformation will future-proof businesses and the broader economy, enabling growth across all aspects of society at a local, regional, national and global level" External link

leinsterleader Tuesday, July 5, 2022 11:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "As part of the budget, there will be a comprehensive package of measures to help the people who need the help the most, the people who are finding it extraordinary difficult, energy costs, the costs of living, and that will be done in parallel to this Budget later this year," External link

RTERadio Monday, July 4, 2022 6:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I am delighted that Alexion has announced further investment in its Dublin and Athlone sites. This news further cements Ireland’s reputation as a global centre of excellence for life sciences. I am particularly delighted to see continued investment in Athlone, and further endorses the midlands as an excellent place to invest, work and live” External link

westmeathindependent Friday, June 24, 2022 2:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about Amendment Bill ) : “This Bill, at its heart, is about the need for fair and open competition for our business, our economy, and our society. Today sees the conclusion of the legislative process in the Houses of the Oireachtas. I am proud to have seen this Bill through all Stages in both Houses and am proud of what this Bill, once enacted will mean for Irish society. Anti-competitive practices affect everyone, make it more difficult for honest businesses to prosper and have adverse effects on consumers. By strengthening the powers of our competition authorities, we are taking an important step to ensure that Ireland’s economy is open, fair, and transparent. The Government is committed to taking a tough stance on white-collar crime and this Bill represents an important step in this regard” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Thursday, June 23, 2022 12:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "The report finds that AI is not likely to bring about a net loss of jobs, but it will replace certain tasks within many jobs over time," "Thus, there is a need for both organisations and individuals to identify where AI will impact their job or their sector and prepare by seeking out the necessary education and training" External link

RTERadio Thursday, June 23, 2022 2:45:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy added : “In our current global environment, with rapid digitalisation and the need to be more environmentally sustainable, the talent and skills needed to stay apace with these important developments are continuously evolving, and it is vital that businesses can efficiently and effectively fulfil these needs,” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, June 21, 2022 7:15:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "I expect that the DSA's provisions will begin to apply to internet service providers operating in Ireland and across the EU from the middle of next year," "The Government will use the time between now and then to equip our implementation and enforcement authorities so that they are ready to play their part as soon as they are called upon" External link

RTERadio Wednesday, June 15, 2022 11:07:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “There are many companies throughout the country who are receiving valuable support and assistance through Enterprise Ireland. Glenisk and Grant Engineering are excellent examples of how large companies do not have to be located in our major cities and towns to thrive. The Government is committed to more balanced regional enterprise and one way to achieve this is through companies like Glenisk and Grant working productively with our agencies” External link

midlandtribune Tuesday, June 7, 2022 10:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy added : “I am delighted to be here at this excellent facility at streamBIRR and to hear about progress on the implementation of the Midlands Regional Enterprise Plan. The Plan is focused on achieving a transition to a climate neutral economy, capitalising on strengths of the Midlands through Smart Specialisation and Digitalisation and positioning the Midlands as a destination of choice to live, work, visit, invest and learn. I have every confidence that this Plan will strengthen economic and enterprise development throughout the Midlands” External link

midlandtribune Tuesday, June 7, 2022 10:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “There are many companies throughout the country who are receiving valuable support and assistance through Enterprise Ireland. Glenisk and Grant Engineering are excellent examples of how large companies do not have to be located in our major cities and towns to thrive. The Government is committed to more balanced regional enterprise and one way to achieve this is through companies like Glenisk and Grant working productively with our agencies” External link

offalyexpress Tuesday, June 7, 2022 9:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy added : “I am delighted to be here at this excellent facility at streamBIRR and to hear about progress on the implementation of the Midlands Regional Enterprise Plan. The Plan is focused on achieving a transition to a climate neutral economy, capitalising on strengths of the Midlands through Smart Specialisation and Digitalisation and positioning the Midlands as a destination of choice to live, work, visit, invest and learn. I have every confidence that this Plan will strengthen economic and enterprise development throughout the Midlands” External link

offalyexpress Tuesday, June 7, 2022 9:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “There are many companies throughout the country who are receiving valuable support and assistance through Enterprise Ireland. Glenisk and Grant Engineering are excellent examples of how large companies do not have to be located in our major cities and towns to thrive. The Government is committed to more balanced regional enterprise and one way to achieve this is through companies like Glenisk and Grant working productively with our agencies” External link

offalyindependent Monday, June 6, 2022 5:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about Jack Chambers ) : “Since issues were raised with these applications at the initial assessment stage I have worked closely with each of the clubs involved to ensure a strong appeal was submitted and the issues raised could be rectified. A number of weeks ago I facilitated a series of online meetings with the clubs involved to discuss their appeals with my colleague, Minister Jack Chambers and to outline the essential nature of this funding. I am very pleased with the allocations announced by Minister Chambers today as I know first-hand the huge benefit this investment will bring to each of the areas involved” External link

westmeathindependent Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy concluded ( about Jack Chambers ) : “Through this Sports Capital Programme we have seen the largest ever investment in sports clubs, and recreational facilities in the history of the state. I am pleased that so many clubs in Westmeath have been to the forefront in bringing forward ambitious plans for the future of their facilities and that as a Government we have been able to support these plans and ensure clubs can have a state of the art offering for current and future generations. This is also the first time that clubs who submitted an invalid application were given the scope to submit an appeal and huge credit must go to Minister Chambers for facilitating this process and giving the great volunteers who works so hard in clubs up and down the country the opportunity to correct any errors which may have been made in the initial process. I look forward to seeing all of this funding invested to the benefit of future generations and hope to work closely with many more clubs in future rounds of funding through the Sports Capital Programme” External link

westmeathindependent Wednesday, June 1, 2022 12:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I am delighted with Ericsson’s announcement to add 250 roles at its R&D Campus in Athlone. These highly skilled roles in software development, engineering and cloud technologies are a very welcome development for the region and this expansion reaffirms the Midlands as a centre of excellence in the ICT sector and cloud technology. "Ericsson is a well-established presence here in Athlone and its continued success and investment in its R&D Campus is testament to the fact that Westmeath, and indeed the Midlands as a whole is a great place to do business. I want to wish the staff in Ericsson all the very best in this exciting new chapter” External link

westmeathindependent Monday, May 30, 2022 9:32:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : "We cannot stem progress, but we can embrace it. AI can bring great benefits to our society in areas such as healthcare, climate action and education. " External link

leitrimobserver Wednesday, May 11, 2022 2:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "AI can bring great benefits to our society in areas such as healthcare, climate action and education," "It is important that we look at all aspects of the technology so we have a full and informed understanding of how it will impact of lives from now and into the future," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, May 10, 2022 5:54:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Legato arrived in the Irish market last September with an announcement of 60 jobs,” External link

independent-ie Friday, May 6, 2022 12:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy added : “Given the cutting-edge activity at Legato’s R&D hub here, it is an excellent and exciting addition to the tech ecosystem that Limerick has been synonymous with for decades,” External link

siliconrepublic Friday, May 6, 2022 11:09:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The digital economy presents huge opportunities for Irish SMEs to improve services, enhance customer experience and increase competitiveness,” External link

siliconrepublic Thursday, May 5, 2022 10:23:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy added : “By doing this, we can future-proof our economy in the years ahead,” External link

siliconrepublic Thursday, May 5, 2022 10:23:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I am determined to drive a real step change in the level of digitalisation across all enterprises by 2030, I want 90pc of SMEs to have achieved basic digital intensity,” “With the insights of the experts on the forum, we can work to help realise the benefits of those technologies for Irish enterprise of all sizes” External link

siliconrepublic Thursday, May 5, 2022 10:23:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The digital economy presents huge opportunities for Irish SMEs to improve services, enhance customer experience, and increase competitiveness,” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy added : “By doing this, we can future proof our economy in the years ahead,” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I am determined to drive a real step change in the level of digitalisation across all enterprises by 2030, I want 90pc of SMEs to have achieved basic digital intensity,” “With the insights of the experts on the forum, we can work to help realise the benefits of those technologies for Irish enterprise of all sizes” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, May 4, 2022 3:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The digital economy presents huge opportunities for Irish SMEs to improve services, enhance customer experience, and increase competitiveness,” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy added : “By doing this, we can future proof our economy in the years ahead,” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I am determined to drive a real step change in the level of digitalisation across all enterprises by 2030, I want 90pc of SMEs to have achieved basic digital intensity,” “With the insights of the experts on the forum, we can work to help realise the benefits of those technologies for Irish enterprise of all sizes” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, May 4, 2022 2:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “That’s not just beneficial to Longford town. It’s beneficial to the whole midlands region. And I want to take the opportunity today to thank Framespace for their investment in our town, for their investment in this region,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, April 20, 2022 10:09:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Framespace is already a regionally significant company and a key stakeholder in the construction sector with strong export ambitions, and the news of its expansion in Longford is very welcome,” External link

longfordleader Wednesday, April 20, 2022 10:09:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about Strategy ) : “Global events will continue to pose challenges to all of us, but if we maintain our open, pro-trade outlook and continue to grow our global footprint we will be better placed to navigate those challenges. In the past decade Ireland’s trade in goods and services increased by 171% from €310bn to over €840bn and with this new Strategy and the work of our enterprise agencies we want to see that grow further with particular focus and benefit for our regions” External link

foreignaffairs-nz Tuesday, April 12, 2022 6:22:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy added : "In the past decade Ireland’s trade in goods and services increased by 171% from €310 billion to over €840 billion and with this new strategy and the work of our enterprise agencies we want to see that grow further with particular focus and benefit for our regions," External link

RTERadio Tuesday, April 12, 2022 3:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The Plan reflects the region’s huge appetite to build a balanced regional recovery, one that is focused on future enterprise development and sustainable job creation for the longer term,” External link

waterford-news Monday, March 28, 2022 3:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy argued : “The SEAI grant was only announced this year meaning there has been little time afforded to adapt and upgrade heating systems in these homes and flexibility must be granted to those that need it,” External link

westmeathindependent Friday, March 25, 2022 7:42:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “As we look to a post-pandemic recovery, ensuring balanced regional enterprise development is key and the announcement today of DuPont’s multimillion-euro investment at their site in Athlone, Ireland is indicative of their continued success in Athlone, and indeed a testament to the Midlands region as a great place to do business,” External link

longfordleader Tuesday, March 8, 2022 2:09:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “As we look to a post-pandemic recovery, ensuring balanced regional enterprise development is key and the announcement today of DuPont’s multimillion-euro investment at their site in Athlone, Ireland is indicative of their continued success in Athlone, and indeed a testament to the Midlands region as a great place to do business,” External link

westmeathindependent Tuesday, March 8, 2022 10:23:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “This plan is a direct result of the ambition and collaboration of industry leaders, enterprise agencies, local authorities, and more from across the region to address the unique challenges and opportunities for the west” External link

con-telegraph Friday, March 4, 2022 5:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy commented : “I welcome Fórsa’s decision to ballot their members on this agreed suite of measures for school secretaries who are the beating heart of our school community. This important step forward is the result of great co-operation on the part of all concerned, and a generosity and willingness to come to the table to engage in discussion and find the pathway forward” External link

westmeathindependent Sunday, February 27, 2022 4:45:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy added : “The proposed legislation modernises and consolidates existing consumer protection law and significantly strengthens the enforcement powers of our agencies responsible for ensuring consumer rights such as the CCPC and ComReg,” “Once enacted this legislation will strengthen protections for consumers, while also creating clearer rules for businesses ensuring the market works fairly and effectively for both” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, February 22, 2022 9:20:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy commented : “Nobody likes to see a road project on schedule moving backwards. We want to see these projects continue to move forwards…Some of these roads are very dangerous. They have a high frequency of accidents and require upgrading. I have undertaken already, and I do so again now, to bring the Senator’s concerns back to the Minister for Transport and to try to ascertain a clear timeframe for these projects” External link

waterford-news Wednesday, February 16, 2022 9:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “Regional development remains a top priority for my Department and IDA Ireland. The IDA has made great strides in boosting investment in regional locations. Of the 246 investments won in 2020, more than half went to regional locations. Similarly for 2021, of the 249 investments secured by the IDA, 133 were for locations outside Dublin,” External link

carlow-nationalist Tuesday, February 15, 2022 9:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : “Sports Capital funding is a hugely important facility for clubs and organisations to develop their facilities to meet the needs of the future. In welcoming this allocation for successful clubs which I have worked with I am also conscious that a number of clubs were unsuccessful in this years programme. Therefore I am pleased to have secured a commitment from the Minister that the sum of €6m has been set aside to deal with successful appeals from clubs who have not been granted funding. I will be in touch with a number of such clubs in the coming days and working to submit strong appeals on their behalf,” External link

westmeathindependent Friday, February 11, 2022 7:47:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I frequently take Dublin Bus. One morning, I spotted at least 15 cars parked illegally in a bus or cycle lane in a relatively short distance between Portobello and College Green” External link

thejournal Tuesday, February 1, 2022 9:10:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Once enacted, our agencies will have the power to enforce competition law much more effectively, giving them more teeth to protect consumers and crack down on anti-competitive practices — to break up cartels and deter and punish companies abusing their dominant position in the market,” “This legislation is one of my top priorities for business regulation and will ensure our competition authorities have a full toolbox to protect the interests of consumers and businesses” External link

independent-ie Sunday, January 30, 2022 6:16:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy added : “I would encourage consumers to visit the CCPC’s website , ccpc.ie and avail of these very useful tools which could end up saving consumers significant amounts of money in the long run” External link

westmeathindependent Friday, January 28, 2022 4:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “With this MOU, AMTCE and IMR will be able to provide both technical and training resources to support companies as they adopt and deploy digital technologies within their operations,” “This will be extremely beneficial to companies as their workforces upskill and will ensure that the next generation of employees in the manufacturing sector are highly trained and digitally enabled” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, January 26, 2022 6:59:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “With this MOU, AMTCE and IMR will be able to provide both technical and training resources to support companies as they adopt and deploy digital technologies within their operations,” “This will be extremely beneficial to companies as their workforces upskill and will ensure that the next generation of employees in the manufacturing sector are highly trained and digitally enabled,” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:54:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “In collaboration with the Local Enterprise Offices, great strides have also been made in accelerating the pace of innovation, digitalisation, and transition to a low carbon economy,” “I am happy that these core ambitions are also at the heart of Enterprise Ireland’s new strategy launched today and that Enterprise Ireland and the LEOs will continue to be an integral part of balanced regional development in the future” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, January 11, 2022 1:31:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The scheme represents an opportunity for Irish manufacturers to reduce the costs of sourcing materials that are not available in the EU. I encourage Irish companies to avail of the tariff suspensions and quotas scheme” External link

agriland Saturday, January 1, 2022 11:01:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The ICT industry is one of the most important sectors to Ireland’s economy and today’s awards are a clear example of the talent and potential in Ireland,” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, December 15, 2021 9:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The ICT industry is one of the most important sectors to Ireland’s economy and today’s awards are a clear example of the talent and potential in Ireland,” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, December 15, 2021 2:55:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy commented : “The inclusion of Moate in this scheme is another clear sign of our commitment to the town and how we want to see Moate grow and develop. "Moate has always been a vibrant town with great traditions, we want to ensure this vibrancy can be grown and that every opportunity is given to allow Moate to develop in a sustainable way into the future. "There is so much that the town already has to offer and with the right plan in place we can ensure that Moate is perfectly placed to develop as a destination town in the Midlands where families can work locally and enjoy all of the leisure and recreational activities which the town, and surrounding areas already has to offer,” External link

westmeathindependent Thursday, December 9, 2021 6:57:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy commented : “The inclusion of Moate in this scheme is another clear sign of our commitment to the town and how we want to see Moate grow and develop. "Moate has always been a vibrant town with great traditions, we want to ensure this vibrancy can be grown and that every opportunity is given to allow Moate to develop in a sustainable way into the future. "There is so much that the town already has to offer and with the right plan in place we can ensure that Moate is perfectly placed to develop as a destination town in the Midlands where families can work locally and enjoy all of the leisure and recreational activities which the town, and surrounding areas already has to offer” External link

westmeathindependent Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : “All in all we can look forward to a very exciting time for Moate which I am sure will have a very positive impact on all of the people of the area,” External link

westmeathindependent Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy told : "It offers hope for sustainable businesses to start again," External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, December 7, 2021 10:10:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy warned : “Ireland cannot support extensions to the scope of the proposal that have not been subjected to rigorous impact assessment,” External link

euractiv-en Monday, November 29, 2021 10:00:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy warned : “Ireland cannot support extensions to the scope of the proposal that have not been subjected to rigorous impact assessment,” External link

euractiv-eu-fr Thursday, November 25, 2021 11:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : "It has never been easier to shop online but there can be pitfalls too. However, consumers can avoid these by doing some research of their own, such as where the business you are buying from is based and also by doing price comparisons online. " External link

irishmirror Wednesday, November 24, 2021 3:39:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Regional development is a key milestone for this Government and working with our agency Enterprise Ireland, the announcement of these new jobs will come as a further economic boost to the midlands,” “As the demand for digital transformation services continues to grow, it is fantastic to see a local company delivering projects to some of the most successful Irish and global organisations” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, November 9, 2021 4:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Regional development is a key milestone for this Government and working with our agency Enterprise Ireland, the announcement of these new jobs will come as a further economic boost to the Midlands,” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, November 9, 2021 2:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy added : “As the demand for digital transformation services continues to grow, it is fantastic to see a local company delivering projects to some of the most successful Irish and global organisations,” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, November 9, 2021 2:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The sector is hugely important for the Irish economy, employing 45,000 people. It is also making a major contribution to international healthcare, responding to Covid-19 but also to the transformation of healthcare. Years of both Government and industry investment has fuelled the resilient response to the pandemic and created a concentrated community of innovation and expertise within Ireland that is breaking new ground in healthcare,” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, November 3, 2021 9:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The sector is hugely important for the Irish economy, employing 45,000 people. It is also making a major contribution to international healthcare, responding to Covid-19 but also to the transformation of healthcare. Years of both Government and industry investment has fuelled the resilient response to the pandemic and created a concentrated community of innovation and expertise within Ireland that is breaking new ground in healthcare,” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, November 3, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “As a Government, we are committed to supporting enterprises both large and small on their digital journey with tailored supports available through our enterprise agencies. Part of that is ensuring our workforce are enabled to respond and adapt to the changing landscape,” “It is programmes like Transform, and the graduates it produces, that will help support Ireland’s transition to a digital economy, and to successfully tackle the challenges and fully exploit the opportunities that this transition presents” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, October 27, 2021 12:14:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy told : "We have seen that over the last 12 months in particular, from an Irish perspective, that pharmaceutical products has increased substantially because of Covid-19," External link

irishsun Friday, October 15, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "It's no coincidence or accident that we have prioritised this destination as a base for a trade mission," "It's because we see that this has huge opportunities in terms of potential growth for Irish businesses" External link

irishsun Friday, October 15, 2021 8:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “As we move from brown to green and make that transition to new renewable energies a day like today is critically important. Because we have to make that transition and it can be painful” External link

leitrimobserver Thursday, October 14, 2021 5:15:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Bord na Mona has a long rich history in our country dating back to the 1940s of a semi-state who delivered not only economically but socially in the regions it served,” External link

offalyexpress Thursday, October 14, 2021 1:16:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy told : “We have seen that over the last 12 months in particular, from an Irish perspective, that pharmaceutical products has increased substantially because of Covid-19,” External link

thenational Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “It’s no coincidence or accident that we have prioritised this destination as a base for a trade mission,” “It’s because we see that this has huge opportunities in terms of potential growth for Irish businesses” External link

thenational Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:34:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about IDA Ireland ) : “In addition to the other allocations to the IDA to enhance our regional offering and attract FDI to every county in Ireland, this Budget includes €6.4m to sell Ireland as an attractive location for investment,” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:13:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I want to encourage all companies to assess their current processes and take advantage of the Government supports available, such as Enterprise Ireland’s Climate Enterprise Action Fund . We have set ourselves ambitious climate targets and I believe this presents significant opportunities for businesses across the midlands and Ireland to explore new ways of working as we look ahead to building a low-carbon future,” External link

siliconrepublic Tuesday, October 12, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I want to encourage all companies to assess their current processes and take advantage of the Government supports available, such as Enterprise Ireland’s Climate Enterprise Action Fund. We have set ourselves ambitious climate targets and I believe this presents significant opportunities for businesses across the midlands and Ireland to explore new ways of working as we look ahead to building a low-carbon future,” External link

siliconrepublic Monday, October 11, 2021 2:53:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I know that examinership works and saves both companies and employment. However, as it is overseen by the court from beginning to end, it can be an expensive undertaking – and thus out of reach for your average small company, whether that be a local restaurant or hairdresser,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, May 11, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “As the economy re-opens, we must have an appropriate regulatory response which supports fundamentally viable companies to continue to trade and get themselves back on their feet,” External link

irishexaminer Tuesday, May 11, 2021 11:08:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “This announcement demonstrates that Athlone and the Midlands region have the skills, talent, people and connectivity that will enable companies like PPD to embed and grow their operations here,” “Regional job creation is a key priority of this Government and we will be working to secure further investment for all regions in the months and years ahead” External link

siliconrepublic Wednesday, April 28, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about Michael Fitzmaurice ) : “Bord Na Móna needs to be imaginative in how it deals with facilitating individual turfcutters seeking to supply their own homes and this is a point that Deputy Fitzmaurice and I will be pursuing vigorously,” External link

westmeathindependent Monday, April 12, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy affirme : "L’Irlande est très intéressée par la construction de partenariats durables avec le Maroc en tant qu’économie axée sur la consommation et porte d’entrée sur le marché africain" External link

leconomiste Monday, March 29, 2021 2:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Encouraging more claimants and respondents to avail of the PIAB model should lead to cost savings in the claims environment and should ultimately lead to reductions in insurance premiums” External link

independent-ie Monday, March 22, 2021 8:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about Marys College ) : “While Marist College had already secured approval for additional accommodation, there were concerns over the past year about the disjointed nature of what was proposed,” External link

westmeathindependent Saturday, March 20, 2021 8:40:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “This will be a first in Irish law, as such procedures are not currently in place here,” External link

independent-ie Monday, March 15, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “My department and relevant stakeholders have a significant job of work to do to design the procedural mechanism for collective representative actions required by this directive” “I therefore urge all interested bodies, not-for-profit organisations, consumers, and businesses to consider the objectives of the directive and to make their views known on how the directive should be implemented in Ireland and what forms the new procedural mechanism might take” External link

independent-ie Monday, March 15, 2021 9:12:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Climate action is an area of capital importance to Ireland and the current Programme for Government places climate action at the heart of the political agenda to rapidly transition Ireland to a low-carbon economy. Sustainability is an area where Ireland can learn a lot from our Nordics neighbours and there is also a wide range of opportunities emerging from the climate transition where we can collaborate and find mutual benefits” External link

longfordleader Monday, March 15, 2021 3:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “This will be a first in Irish law, as such procedures are not currently in place here,” External link

independent-ie Monday, March 15, 2021 6:41:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : “On the positive note it is welcome that a deal has been reached with An Post to provide cash services through its branch in the town which will help many BOI customers through the upcoming period. Undoubtedly though, the people of Moate will be hugely disappointed with this weeks announcement overall as it is a huge blow to a great and progressive town,” External link

westmeathindependent Monday, March 1, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "We support transparency and good governance. We consider that this measure should have developed tax expertise to ensure that it is consistent with existing requirements and importantly with the international cooperation exchange of information arrangements which are based on confidentiality. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "The issue of company rescue has become ever more urgent as companies struggle with the continued impact of Covid-19," External link

irishexaminer Monday, February 8, 2021 3:21:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I often drove by a former home and Castlepollard in my own county, ignorantly never really thinking deeply enough of the history associated with buildings like this” External link

thejournal Wednesday, January 20, 2021 10:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about Commission ) : "With the inauguration of President-Elect Biden due to take place on 20 January next and the recent publication of the paper by the European Commission on the future EU-US agenda, this was an opportune time to make these transatlantic connections with our largest trade and investment partner in the U.S., California," External link

longbeachstar Friday, January 15, 2021 11:06:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about Commission ) : "With the inauguration of President-Elect Biden due to take place on 20 January next and the recent publication of the paper by the European Commission on the future EU-US agenda, this was an opportune time to make these transatlantic connections with our largest trade and investment partner in the U.S., California," External link

irishsun Friday, January 15, 2021 9:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy added ( about Commission ) : “We want consumers in Ireland to continue to enjoy the benefit from shopping on line with the UK as one of our major trading partners, but I would urge Irish consumers to think ahead when buying from online retailers outside the EU and to visit the Consumer and Competition Protection Commission’s website ( ccpc.ie ) which has lots of clear and useful information on charges and consumer rights” External link

thejournal Wednesday, January 6, 2021 10:23:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy added : "Irish cream and Irish Whiskey are renowned across the world for their quality. Ireland's trade relationship with China is ever-growing and this Agreement will strengthen our trading relationship, benefiting both our agri-food sector and our consumers" External link

polandsun Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy added : "Irish cream and Irish Whiskey are renowned across the world for their quality. Ireland's trade relationship with China is ever-growing and this Agreement will strengthen our trading relationship, benefiting both our agri-food sector and our consumers" External link

irishsun Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:11:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Ireland’s trade relationship with China is ever-growing and this Agreement will strengthen our trading relationship, benefiting both our agri-food sector and our consumers” External link

independent-ie Monday, November 23, 2020 9:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “He and his wife are alone – their children live overseas and they have been trying to get their service back for the past 6 weeks,” External link

thejournal Friday, November 20, 2020 5:02:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about Mr Trump ) : "It's positive from the point of view of his commitment to climate change and how he's going to re-enter the Paris climate agreement and it's positive in terms of trade in terms of where he's on record wanting to rebuild allies that have been affected by the Trump administration over the last four years," External link

RTERadio Sunday, November 8, 2020 6:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "It's positive from the point of view of his commitment to climate change and how he's going to re-enter the Paris climate agreement and it's positive in terms of trade in terms of where he's on record wanting to rebuild allies that have been affected by the Trump administration over the last four years," External link

RTERadio Sunday, November 8, 2020 5:34:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Traffic lights may have drawbacks, but the benefit of what was agreed earlier this week in the General Affairs Council in Luxembourg is that it will enable each individual country to determine what they’re going to do when the [EU member] states are orange and red,” External link

thejournal Saturday, October 17, 2020 6:21:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “This very substantial piece of work is well advanced and I intend to bring proposals to government in the coming months which will provide for a modernised and effective legislative framework for co-operatives,” External link

agriland Tuesday, September 1, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The funding announced today will be used to recruit additional student counsellors and recruit additional psychologists. This will be vital for students going into education this year because the Covid-19 pandemic has created a difficult path for students getting to education” External link

longfordleader Monday, August 24, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : “It is now more important than ever to support student counselling services, and key mental health interventions to provide a safe, respectful, supportive and positive environment in higher education institutions,” External link

longfordleader Monday, August 24, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : "Unfortunately, in some instances, some people probably did take the mick but overall my dealings with everybody led me to believe that the vast majority of them went over and even beyond the call of duty in their line of work," External link

irishexaminer Friday, July 31, 2020 8:17:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “There are shops, cafés and hairdressers across Ireland struggling right now, this change will mean that these businesses will not be wound up for relatively small debts of €10,000,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The bus driver can ring the gardaí to come and enforce somebody to get off public transport if they refuse to get off it,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, July 11, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The bus driver can ring the gardaí to come and enforce somebody to get off public transport if they refuse to get off it,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, July 11, 2020 8:03:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The bus driver can ring the gardaí to come and enforce somebody to get off public transport if they refuse to get off it,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, July 11, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “I am concerned that my parents were targeted as my father would be known in the area for giving directions and having local knowledge and also they would be known to be elderly and living on their own. So please be careful,” External link

westmeathindependent Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy says : “grow its way out of recession” External link

westmeathindependent Monday, June 15, 2020 8:05:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The government have to stop with the mixed messages and give reassurance to the industry that there is a plan,” External link

anglocelt Monday, June 15, 2020 3:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The government have to stop with the mixed messages and give reassurance to the industry that there is a plan,” External link

anglocelt Monday, June 15, 2020 1:27:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “Our conversation was constructive, and the message was clear,” External link

westmeathindependent Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : “We also focused on the important role played by the EU’s SME Envoy Network in promoting SME-friendly regulation and policy making in EU countries. "I believe that the Irish SME envoy must take on a much greater public role in promoting SME interests throughout government and its agencies, while increasing the communication with SME representative bodies on SME policy actions, and the exchange of good practices,” External link

westmeathindependent Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:17:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy told : “We need a government that can implement an ambitious programme for government that’ll deal with the issues that were there before Covid in terms of housing, climate change, supports to our SMEs, rebooting our economy. That all needs to be central for any programme for government document,” External link

irishtimes Saturday, June 6, 2020 5:38:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “A major challenge facing SMEs during the current crisis is meeting their obligations to pay rent under existing leases. While many landlords have been understanding, others are insisting that the rental obligations in leases are strictly adhered to. In these cases the tenant has no legal comeback or financial support to protect their business from being destroyed” External link

longfordleader Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:36:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : “I would appeal to the Minister to extend any expiring learner permits until such a time that driving tests can be taken,” External link

westmeathindependent Saturday, May 23, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The only other form of help from the government is in the form of debt,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “If a business does not know if they will be open in a few weeks time, why would they sign up for more loans, loans that could result in personal guarantees being called in. The would rather walk away,” External link

thejournal Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:14:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said ( about Joe O Connor ) : “This will explain how to go about it, what help is available including financial help, and will show how businesses can use the web to their advantage,” “There are two speakers: Christine Charlton, who is CEO of the Westmeath LEO (Local Enterprise Office), and Joe O’Connor, the campaign director for the Fórsa trade union, who is the co-founder of the Doorstep Market, which is an online marketplace just set up recently as a not-for-profit venture” External link

westmeathindependent Sunday, May 3, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy wrote : "During the madness of #Covid-19 I am delighted to announce some joy. Aideen Ginnell has been with me through it all and is my very best friend and now I am delighted to say will become my wife" External link

longfordleader Wednesday, April 15, 2020 1:27:00 AM EAT

Robert Troy said : “The common response from all respondents was that they were receiving no support from their insurance provider whatsoever. What also became evident was they were receiving different information from their insurers as to why they were not being covered,” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, March 26, 2020 10:41:00 PM EAT

Robert Troy concluded : “This Bill would allow the government to designate affected businesses and give them a break for up to a year from paying rates. Other businesses that are doing well would continue to pay rates to help fund vital local services. Combined with an aggressive stimulus package this will help business such as hotels, restaurants and pubs to survive then bounce back. I am calling on all parties to support the Bill and proceed with it as quickly as possible,” External link

westmeathindependent Monday, March 23, 2020 12:01:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
spokesperson17.18%EN10/03/201703/10/2017
transport spokesperson14.11%EN10/03/201703/10/2017
transport spokesman18.40%EN08/30/201730/08/2017
spokesman18.40%EN08/30/201730/08/2017
minister for agriculture0.61%EN02/20/201720/02/2017
deputy22.09%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
colleague0.61%EN01/19/201719/01/2017
spokesperson for transport1.23%EN11/21/201621/11/2016
transport spokesmen0.61%EN09/10/201610/09/2016
spokesmen0.61%EN09/10/201610/09/2016
sports spokesman1.84%EN09/03/201603/09/2016
sports spokesperson0.61%EN08/23/201623/08/2016
police chief3.68%EN03/10/200610/03/2006
Names Lang Count
Robert TroyEN89.71%
Robert TroyFR10.29%


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