Wedding bells will ring today for Longford / Westmeath TD

Longford / Westmeath Fianna Fáil TD and Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Business Regulation Robert Troy was wished by his political colleagues ahead of his wedding ceremony today where he will marry Aideen Ginnell .

Minister Troy publicly announced their loving coalition – his engagement to Aideen – in April 2020, the same day the leaders of Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil reached a historic agreement on a political framework document to form a coalition government.

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Announcing their engagement, the Ballynacargy native, who successfully competed in the last three general elections – 2011, 2016 and February 2020, said: “Aideen has been with me throughout it all and is my best friend and now I am delighted to say that he will become my wife. “

In May, Minister Troy revealed the date of the wedding and thanked his colleagues and everyone who wished Aideen and himself good luck on their big day.

He added: “I’ll take a few days and be back to work early next week.”

On July 1, Minister Troy posed a very important parliamentary question to Health Minister Stephen Donnelly, asking how many guests will be allowed at wedding ceremonies and receptions over the next few months.

Minister Donnelly responded, “As the member knows, 50 people can currently attend a wedding service (both religious and civil) and 25 people can attend a wedding celebration or reception. On June 29, the government announced the next phase of reopening the economy. and society in accordance with Recovery and Resilience: The Path Ahead.

“While a number of high-risk indoor activities will not resume as planned on July 5, pending the establishment of a vaccination or immunity status verification system, it has been announced that, exceptionally, weddings already planned will be allowed to take place the planned increase in the number of guests to 50 at the wedding reception with protective measures.

“While significant progress is being made in the roll-out of our vaccination program and the current situation is broadly stable, the prevalence of the more transmissible Delta variant is increasing rapidly in Ireland and this poses a significant risk, particularly for people who have not yet been fully immunized.

“As we relax public health measures further, our approach must continue to be cautious, gradual and gradual, with sufficient time between any relaxation of measures to assess the impact. This will be essential to ensure that our progress in the fight against the virus is sustained. Significant and sustained progress has been made in removing the virus in recent months thanks to the tremendous efforts of people across the country. By working together we have saved lives and limited the impact of the disease on society in Ireland. To protect the gains of the past few months, we must continue to practice basic preventive behaviors and follow public health guidelines. “

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