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Banning of blue lights on Coast Guard vehicles is backward – Troy

-Now, more than ever, Irish Coast Guard needs to be put on statutory basis-

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Robert Troy TD, has said the directive issued to Coast Guard members, no longer permitting them to use emergency lights and sirens on vehicles while driving, further demonstrates the need for the Coast Guard to be put on a statutory basis.

Deputy Troy explained, “As we are all aware, the Irish Coast Guard is one of Ireland's most important and respected organisations. Day in and day out, its members place their lives on the...

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Minister refuses to attend Transport Committee Meeting to discuss rural transport options – Troy

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Transport, Robert Troy TD, has said Minister Ross’s refusal to attend the Transport Committee to discuss transport options for rural Ireland further demonstrates his contempt for any area outside the bounds of his own constituency. Deputy Troy explained, “The Transport Committee issued an invite to the Minster to attend next week’s meeting, at which viable rural transport arrangements would be discussed. The Minister’s response was to say he was too busy but that he was satisfied...
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