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# Noel Rock

This year
TDs wait nervously for constituency review fearing stroke of a pen could take away their voters
New constituency boundaries will be published next week.
All time
Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad election after losing Dáil seat
A number of former TDs are expected to launch Seanad bids.
'It bypasses the democratic process': Eight-storey apartment block approved despite local TDs' concerns
245 apartments are set to be constructed as part of the development on Finglas Road.
There are plans for the installation of four bus shelters along Dublin's O'Connell Street
The applications have been submitted to Dublin City Council by the National Transport Authority.
Fans criticise Ticketmaster over 'platinum' €140 tickets for Lizzo Dublin gig
Fans also questioned the service charges they had been asked to pay.
Rock says hotels should be banned from providing mini toiletries in plastic bottles
The Fine Gael TD said such a move would show Ireland is a European leader in driving this kind of change.
Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG
Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said there was not one issue that did the damage.
Ireland in line for extra summer Bank Holiday as MEPs look to mark Europe Day
A campaign has begun in Europe to create a public holiday across the continent on 9 May.
Fast-tracked: Ticket touting law to ban above-face-value resales to come before the Dáil next week
The proposed legislation would ban the above-face-value resale of tickets for sporting and entertainment events.
National Transport Authority 'actively considering' 24-hour Dublin Bus service from Dublin Airport
Calls have been made for the introduction of the service after a 24-hour service commenced in Cork last week.
Sinn Féin probes derogatory messages in party WhatsApp group about Fine Gael TD
“We need to put some manners on him. Any ideas,” one message said of Dublin West TD Noel Rock.
'To only support print journalism is bizarre': Criticism levelled at Fianna Fáil's 'Print Journalism Unit'
Fianna Fáil has proposed to establish a Print Journalism Unit to secure the future of print journalism.
Ticket touting: New law to ban above-face value resales approved by Cabinet
It would also prohibit the use of bot software to purchase tickets.
We need to talk about Noel Rock's Instagram
The Dublin North West TD is a big fan of Simpsons memes.
Ticket reselling firm says that a ban on touts would just lead to more black market trade
Ticket resellers have claimed that introducing a new law won’t do anything.
'It's disgusting': Éamon Ó Cuív criticised for writing letter to IRA leader's solicitor during trial
Seamus McGrane was today sentenced to 11 years in prison.
Former minister says having general election before constituency changes are made would be 'unconstitutional'
Joe Costello has submitted a High Court challenge in an attempt to prevent the dissolution of the Dáil until planned constituency changes are made.
'A truly dysfunctional system': Touts selling World Cup seats for Ireland V Denmark for €700
The match is due to take place next month.
Minutes after Kendrick Lamar's Dublin gig sold out, tickets went on sale for twice the price
“It’s very clear that [ticket touting is] getting worse,” Dublin TD Noel Rock said.
'It deserves a better legacy than this': Blaze causes significant damage to listed building
Local TD Noel Rock told that it’s a “disaster” that the building has been left idle.
'Gouging will not be tolerated': GAA fans told not to risk buying above-face value tickets
The GAA has moved to cancel tickets for the Dublin-Tyrone game that are being sold at above face value.
'Tony, will Brexit bring about a united Ireland?': Blair is back and has views on Ireland
Tony Blair was asked if Brexit is going to bring about a united Ireland yesterday.
Ticketmaster and Seatwave aren't happy with proposed new ticket touting law
The proposed new law will make it illegal to resale tickets for a profit of more than 10%.
A TD went undercover to tackle touts charging €600 for Ireland v England tickets
The first clip shows Rock meeting a man in Dublin city, who was selling two tickets in row Q in the north stand for €550.
'Don't have the wool pulled over their eyes': Comreg to investigate Three over roaming charges
Fine Gael TD Noel Rock wants Comreg to investigate potential breaches of EU law as a “matter of urgency”.
Michael Healy-Rae on ticket touts: 'Do it the Al Capone way, they got him on taxes'
TDs urged action to prevent exorbitant ticket touting in a Dáil debate yesterday.
Calls to fast-track anti-ticket touting law as U2 tickets sell for more than €1,000
Dublin North West TD Noel Rock said he would be raising the issue with Taoiseach Enda Kenny this afternoon.
Fine Gael TD fined €3,000 for littering with 'Keep the recovery going' posters
Dublin City Council brought charges against Noel Rock for breaking litter laws.
Dublin councillor bemoans fair-weather GAA fans as All-Ireland tickets go on sale for €600
Mark Ward’s criticism comes as backbench Fine Gael TD Noel Rock prepares to publish bill to ban ticket touting in the coming weeks.
Fine Gael TD criticises John Halligan's 'extraordinary' comments about colleagues
An ongoing row about cardiac care services in Waterford could have serious consequences for the Government.
"I do have sympathy for Pat Hickey. A 71-year-old man being filmed naked isn't to my tastes"
28-year-old Fine Gael TD Noel Rock has made a name for himself as one of the harshest critics of the OCI’s actions in Rio.
"The eighth amendment hasn't been voted upon in my lifetime. That's long enough"
Fine Gael TD Noel Rock says the time has come for Ireland to vote on whether or not to repeal the eighth amendment to the constitution.
Ticket touting for sports and music events could be coming to an end
A new Bill aims to prevent people selling a ticket above the cost price.
JobBridge is officially to be scrapped, but what will replace it?
The oft-controversial internship scheme is to be discontinued by new social protection minister Leo Varadkar.
O'Callaghan vs. Rock: Which one of these two can we trust?
In our fifth High Table Election Debate, it’s Fianna Fáil against Fine Gael.
Now it's Sinn Féin's turn for a stint on the bold step regarding election posters
The party have been advertising a 1916 Rising meeting at Dublin’s Mansion House around Dublin’s city centre in recent days.
'As a councillor, RTÉ Investigates was a huge let down - but we're not all the same'
While it’s clear that these are a distinct minority of elected officials, they let us all down and in a way tarnish the already battered reputation of politics in Ireland, writes councillor Noel Rock.
Councillor attacked by man who said he "smirked" at him
Noel Rock was attacked in Dublin city.
There's a new sex shop opening in Dublin next to a national school, and some people are not happy
Kilkenny-based adult store Playblue is expanding to the capital.
Poll: Do you think politicians should be garda vetted?
Two Dublin councillors think they should – but most others disagree.