Robert Troy apologises and submits seven amendments to correct the record
"I take full responsibility and I apologise unreservedly to my constituents."
Robert Troy has apologised and submitted seven amendments to correct inaccuracies in the Register of Members' Interest declarations.
Troy submitted the changes to the Clerk of the Dáil and SIPO on Thursday (18 August).
"I take my role and responsibility as a TD for Longford-Westmeath and Minister of State very seriously and I fully appreciate the seriousness of my mistake," Troy said.
"I sincerely regret that my omissions and errors could be seen as my deflection or disregard of my responsibilities as public representative.
"I take full responsibility and I apologise unreservedly to my constituents, colleagues in Government, to the Dáil, and to SIPO for these errors and omissions."
Troy denied claims that he "insisted" on money for rent to be paid in cash, and refuted claims of any improper tax conduct.
Here are the following amendments Troy made to the Register of Members:
Under occupation, the following applies:
2021 - I have now added that I have my former registered private dwelling house (PDH), Main Street Ballynacargy, rented out since November 2021
2020 - I have now included Oak Crest which was omitted by error due to it being sold in 2020, but registered in 2019
2018 – I have now included the sale of Ashfield which was recorded in all previous years
Under directorship, the following applies:
2021 – I have now added RMT Management Limited. This was declared in previous years. I began the VSO process to close in 2020, and ceased operations in 2020. I was unaware that the process was not formally completed until 2021 – hence my error.
Under land, the following applies:
2011-2021 – I have now included all properties under land and occupation. Previously I had declared them under ‘Occupation ‘, on advice from SIPO these should be declared secondly under ‘Properties’
2019 – I have now declared the sale of Ashlawn, Clonbalt Woods, Longford. This was omitted in error as the property was bought and sold that year.
2018 – I have now included the sale of Ashfield under land secondly as per the above advice.