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Mr Robert TROY

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Fianna Fáil

Dáil Éireann
IE - - Dublin 2


Working language: English


In the political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 23/01/2017 to 14/09/2020

In the Assembly

  • from 23/01/2017 to 14/09/2020 Substitute - Ireland

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 24/01/2019 to 14/09/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 23/01/2017 to 14/09/2020)
  • Vice-Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (from 11/04/2019 to 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (from 24/01/2019 to 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (from 24/01/2019 to 14/09/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (from 25/01/2018 to 14/09/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (from 26/01/2017 to 24/01/2018)
  • Alternate of Mr Barry COWEN (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 21/01/2019 to 14/09/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Barry COWEN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 24/01/2019 to 27/01/2020)


Last speeches

02/10/2019 | 16:46:34 Thank you, Mr Vice-President. I want to compliment the rapporteur and, in reading the report, I can't help but think if more of our global financial institutions had acted even with some of the ethical values of the Council of Europe Development Bank, then the global crisis that we are just coming out of may not have been as severe. Regulatory failure, corporate greed, and failure by policymakers have ensured that the Bank established in 1956 is needed now as much — if not more — than any... 01/10/2019 | 10:20:01 Thank you Madam President. I'm very happy to speak in favour of this very timely and important report on improving the protection of whistle-blowers. Whistle-blowers play an essential role in any open and transparent democracy. Whistle-blowing is acknowledged as one of the most effective ways to stop wrongdoing. Wrongdoing which ultimately stems from greed, a sense of entitlement and a mentality of superiority and belief that self-interest trumps all else. Both these behaviours and attitudes... 26/06/2019 | 11:29:50 Mental health historically has been covered in a shroud of darkness because of the stigma attached to it. People who suffered from mental health have been marginalised, shunned and demonised throughout history. Sent away, locked up in institutions, never to see the light of day. Families do not dare to speak due to the huge source of embarrassment. While undoubtedly over the last decade or so much better awareness of the challenges of mental health and how it can affect anyone of us at... 25/06/2019 | 16:39:25 I will start off by complimenting both Rapporteurs on the report. Obviously, both reports are very independent, given that violence against women is a form of gender-based discrimination and a manifestation of deeply rooted inequality between men and women. The horrendous figures which indicate that one in three women in the EU report being a victim of gender-based violence at least once since the age of 15. This potentially could be any of our sisters, mothers, aunts, nieces, people who we... 09/04/2019 | 10:35:14 On behalf of ALDE, I thank the rapporteurs for their insightful reports. I welcome the opportunity to discuss how the Council of Europe can and must enhance its engagement with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. To meet the 17 global goals, the rate of progress in the next 11 years will have to outpace that of the millennium development goal period. We need to be clear that the challenges to achieving the 2030 goals have only...