Troy resigns as junior minister

Robert Troy has said this evening that he is resigning from his role as Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.

This is his statement:

A spokesperson for the Taoiseach said :

It is with regret that the Taoiseach has accepted the resignation of Minister of State Robert Troy.

Robert has been a very committed, hard-working and efficient minister of state at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment, in particular working with SMEs and preparing legislative reforms for the PIAB.

The minister clearly acknowledged that he made serious errors in relation to his declarations to the Register of Member’ Interests, and he sincerely apologised for this.

Since his election to Dáil Éireann, his commitment to his constituents and dedication to his work has been beyond question.