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#Robert Troy

# robert-troy - All time

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

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

Jul 16th 2015, 1:40 PM 24,506 Views 112 Comments

Places, people.

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

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

Jun 28th 2015, 9:30 PM 31,312 Views 115 Comments

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

"It's so important to get this inquiry right"
# Tuam Babies
# Tuam Babies

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

Nov 13th 2014, 2:15 PM 6,290 Views 24 Comments

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

"Disgrace" of teen girl stuck with braces over pay dispute
# Family Court
# Family Court

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

Oct 16th 2014, 2:17 PM 21,325 Views 34 Comments

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

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

This new Ógra Fiánna Fáil recruitment poster is magnificently cheesy

Sep 11th 2014, 4:39 PM 17,437 Views 51 Comments

Where do I sign up?

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

Whistleblower says builders paid by State are defrauding the welfare system

Jun 26th 2014, 2:19 PM 9,558 Views 15 Comments

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

TD says sending children to adult psychiatric units is 'inhumane'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

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

Jun 22nd 2014, 12:41 PM 6,237 Views 16 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 10th 2014, 1:07 PM 12,261 Views 71 Comments

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

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

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

May 13th 2014, 3:44 PM 6,982 Views 24 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 24th 2013, 11:29 AM 5,958 Views 70 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 12th 2013, 8:30 AM 9,753 Views 53 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 11th 2013, 11:13 PM 6,321 Views 25 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 3rd 2013, 3:25 PM 8,106 Views 48 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 1st 2013, 3:50 PM 7,123 Views 83 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 8th 2013, 8:15 AM 6,639 Views 91 Comments

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

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

Garda investigation into alleged child abuse following RTÉ documentary

May 29th 2013, 5:37 PM 8,113 Views 44 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 29th 2012, 4:49 PM 17,163 Views 51 Comments

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

Opposition parties likely to support Children's Rights referendum
# Referendum
# Referendum

Opposition parties likely to support Children's Rights referendum

Sep 19th 2012, 3:34 PM 3,805 Views 24 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 26th 2012, 6:45 AM 4,148 Views 16 Comments

… but was he supposed to be there?

Éamon Ó Cuív back in the fold in Fianna Fáil reshuffle
# Shufflin'
# Shufflin'

Éamon Ó Cuív back in the fold in Fianna Fáil reshuffle

Jul 12th 2012, 6:48 PM 6,464 Views 54 Comments

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

Protesters gather in bid to halt army barracks closure
# Protest
# Protest

Protesters gather in bid to halt army barracks closure

Oct 8th 2011, 2:07 PM 539 Views 1 Comment

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

Martin unveils second FF front bench in ten weeks
Live Apr 12th 2011, 12:11 PM

Martin unveils second FF front bench in ten weeks