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# noel-rock - Friday 14 February, 2020

Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad election after losing Dáil seat
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Ruth Coppinger to contest Seanad election after losing Dáil seat

Feb 14th 2020, 9:01 AM 40,378 Views 97 Comments

A number of former TDs are expected to launch Seanad bids.

# noel-rock - Friday 29 November, 2019

'It bypasses the democratic process': Eight-storey apartment block approved despite local TDs' concerns
# Finglas
# Finglas

'It bypasses the democratic process': Eight-storey apartment block approved despite local TDs' concerns

Nov 29th 2019, 6:05 AM 19,244 Views 33 Comments

245 apartments are set to be constructed as part of the development on Finglas Road.

# noel-rock - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

There are plans for the installation of four bus shelters along Dublin's O'Connell Street
# Bus Shelters
# Bus Shelters

There are plans for the installation of four bus shelters along Dublin's O'Connell Street

Jul 16th 2019, 8:14 AM 26,122 Views 74 Comments

The applications have been submitted to Dublin City Council by the National Transport Authority.

# noel-rock - Friday 12 July, 2019

Fans criticise Ticketmaster over 'platinum' €140 tickets for Lizzo Dublin gig
# Injuicestice
# Injuicestice

Fans criticise Ticketmaster over 'platinum' €140 tickets for Lizzo Dublin gig

Jul 12th 2019, 6:17 PM 50,995 Views 90 Comments

Fans also questioned the service charges they had been asked to pay.

# noel-rock - Monday 10 June, 2019

Rock says hotels should be banned from providing mini toiletries in plastic bottles
# Cut Down The Waste
# Cut Down The Waste

Rock says hotels should be banned from providing mini toiletries in plastic bottles

Jun 10th 2019, 6:15 AM 20,211 Views 47 Comments

The Fine Gael TD said such a move would show Ireland is a European leader in driving this kind of change.

# noel-rock - Saturday 1 June, 2019

Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG
# Le2019
# Le2019

Leo says it wasn't 'a bad day at the office after all', but swing-gate and co-living did real damage to FG

Jun 1st 2019, 12:05 AM 27,171 Views 68 Comments

Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty said there was not one issue that did the damage.

# noel-rock - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Ireland in line for extra summer Bank Holiday as MEPs look to mark Europe Day
# May Day May Day
# May Day May Day

Ireland in line for extra summer Bank Holiday as MEPs look to mark Europe Day

Jan 31st 2019, 10:05 PM 72,126 Views 75 Comments

A campaign has begun in Europe to create a public holiday across the continent on 9 May.

# noel-rock - Friday 25 January, 2019

Fast-tracked: Ticket touting law to ban above-face-value resales to come before the Dáil next week
# Concert Tickets
# Concert Tickets

Fast-tracked: Ticket touting law to ban above-face-value resales to come before the Dáil next week

Jan 25th 2019, 11:46 AM 10,195 Views 43 Comments

The proposed legislation would ban the above-face-value resale of tickets for sporting and entertainment events.

# noel-rock - Saturday 19 January, 2019

National Transport Authority 'actively considering' 24-hour Dublin Bus service from Dublin Airport
# Night Link
# Night Link

National Transport Authority 'actively considering' 24-hour Dublin Bus service from Dublin Airport

Jan 19th 2019, 6:00 AM 28,904 Views 39 Comments

Calls have been made for the introduction of the service after a 24-hour service commenced in Cork last week.

# noel-rock - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Sinn Féin probes derogatory messages in party WhatsApp group about Fine Gael TD
# Noel Rock
# Noel Rock

Sinn Féin probes derogatory messages in party WhatsApp group about Fine Gael TD

Oct 24th 2018, 6:05 AM 23,259 Views 45 Comments

“We need to put some manners on him. Any ideas,” one message said of Dublin West TD Noel Rock.

# noel-rock - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

'To only support print journalism is bizarre': Criticism levelled at Fianna Fáil's 'Print Journalism Unit'
# Digital Journalism
# Digital Journalism

'To only support print journalism is bizarre': Criticism levelled at Fianna Fáil's 'Print Journalism Unit'

Jul 31st 2018, 6:04 PM 8,502 Views 23 Comments

Fianna Fáil has proposed to establish a Print Journalism Unit to secure the future of print journalism.

# noel-rock - Tuesday 24 July, 2018

Ticket touting: New law to ban above-face value resales approved by Cabinet
# Concert Tickets
# Concert Tickets

Ticket touting: New law to ban above-face value resales approved by Cabinet

Jul 24th 2018, 2:57 PM 19,216 Views 70 Comments

It would also prohibit the use of bot software to purchase tickets.

# noel-rock - Saturday 30 June, 2018

We need to talk about Noel Rock's Instagram
# Rockin The Insta
From The Daily Edge
# Rockin The Insta

We need to talk about Noel Rock's Instagram

Jun 30th 2018, 7:30 PM 5,600 Views 0 Comments

The Dublin North West TD is a big fan of Simpsons memes.

# noel-rock - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Ticket reselling firm says that a ban on touts would just lead to more black market trade
# Toutlawed
# Toutlawed

Ticket reselling firm says that a ban on touts would just lead to more black market trade

Mar 14th 2018, 6:01 AM 10,071 Views 39 Comments

Ticket resellers have claimed that introducing a new law won’t do anything.

# noel-rock - Thursday 7 December, 2017

'It's disgusting': Éamon Ó Cuív criticised for writing letter to IRA leader's solicitor during trial
# Seamus McGrane
# Seamus McGrane

'It's disgusting': Éamon Ó Cuív criticised for writing letter to IRA leader's solicitor during trial

Dec 7th 2017, 9:03 PM 35,986 Views 50 Comments

Seamus McGrane was today sentenced to 11 years in prison.

# noel-rock - Monday 27 November, 2017

Former minister says having general election before constituency changes are made would be 'unconstitutional'
# High Court
# High Court

Former minister says having general election before constituency changes are made would be 'unconstitutional'

Nov 27th 2017, 11:49 AM 17,116 Views 47 Comments

Joe Costello has submitted a High Court challenge in an attempt to prevent the dissolution of the Dáil until planned constituency changes are made.

# noel-rock - Friday 20 October, 2017

'A truly dysfunctional system': Touts selling World Cup seats for Ireland V Denmark for €700
# Ripoff Ireland
# Ripoff Ireland

'A truly dysfunctional system': Touts selling World Cup seats for Ireland V Denmark for €700

Oct 20th 2017, 6:01 AM 19,638 Views 81 Comments

The match is due to take place next month.

# noel-rock - Friday 6 October, 2017

Minutes after Kendrick Lamar's Dublin gig sold out, tickets went on sale for twice the price
# Damn
# Damn

Minutes after Kendrick Lamar's Dublin gig sold out, tickets went on sale for twice the price

Oct 6th 2017, 3:17 PM 19,382 Views 64 Comments

“It’s very clear that [ticket touting is] getting worse,” Dublin TD Noel Rock said.

# noel-rock - Saturday 12 August, 2017

'It deserves a better legacy than this': Blaze causes significant damage to listed building
# Glasnevin
# Glasnevin

'It deserves a better legacy than this': Blaze causes significant damage to listed building

Aug 12th 2017, 6:00 AM 18,415 Views 16 Comments

Local TD Noel Rock told TheJournal.ie that it’s a “disaster” that the building has been left idle.

# noel-rock - Friday 11 August, 2017

'Gouging will not be tolerated': GAA fans told not to risk buying above-face value tickets
# Ticket Touting
# Ticket Touting

'Gouging will not be tolerated': GAA fans told not to risk buying above-face value tickets

Aug 11th 2017, 9:15 AM 14,080 Views 49 Comments

The GAA has moved to cancel tickets for the Dublin-Tyrone game that are being sold at above face value.

# noel-rock - Saturday 13 May, 2017

'Tony, will Brexit bring about a united Ireland?': Blair is back and has views on Ireland
# Border Poll
# Border Poll

'Tony, will Brexit bring about a united Ireland?': Blair is back and has views on Ireland

May 13th 2017, 7:15 AM 11,567 Views 30 Comments

Tony Blair was asked if Brexit is going to bring about a united Ireland yesterday.

# noel-rock - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

Ticketmaster and Seatwave aren't happy with proposed new ticket touting law
# Maurice Quinlivan
# Maurice Quinlivan

Ticketmaster and Seatwave aren't happy with proposed new ticket touting law

May 10th 2017, 6:15 AM 37,936 Views 70 Comments

The proposed new law will make it illegal to resale tickets for a profit of more than 10%.

# noel-rock - Thursday 16 March, 2017

A TD went undercover to tackle touts charging €600 for Ireland v England tickets
# Red Rock
# Red Rock

A TD went undercover to tackle touts charging €600 for Ireland v England tickets

Mar 16th 2017, 6:27 PM 32,710 Views 58 Comments

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.

# noel-rock - Friday 10 March, 2017

'Don't have the wool pulled over their eyes': Comreg to investigate Three over roaming charges
# Roam Free
# Roam Free

'Don't have the wool pulled over their eyes': Comreg to investigate Three over roaming charges

Mar 10th 2017, 5:47 PM 16,582 Views 45 Comments

Fine Gael TD Noel Rock wants Comreg to investigate potential breaches of EU law as a “matter of urgency”.

# noel-rock - Wednesday 25 January, 2017

Michael Healy-Rae on ticket touts: 'Do it the Al Capone way, they got him on taxes'
# Daylight Robbery
# Daylight Robbery

Michael Healy-Rae on ticket touts: 'Do it the Al Capone way, they got him on taxes'

Jan 25th 2017, 7:44 AM 12,753 Views 47 Comments

TDs urged action to prevent exorbitant ticket touting in a Dáil debate yesterday.

# noel-rock - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Calls to fast-track anti-ticket touting law as U2 tickets sell for more than €1,000
# Sold Out
# Sold Out

Calls to fast-track anti-ticket touting law as U2 tickets sell for more than €1,000

Jan 17th 2017, 6:10 AM 16,097 Views 58 Comments

Dublin North West TD Noel Rock said he would be raising the issue with Taoiseach Enda Kenny this afternoon.

# noel-rock - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Fine Gael TD fined €3,000 for littering with 'Keep the recovery going' posters
# Poster Boy
# Poster Boy

Fine Gael TD fined €3,000 for littering with 'Keep the recovery going' posters

Oct 4th 2016, 3:13 PM 17,195 Views 42 Comments

Dublin City Council brought charges against Noel Rock for breaking litter laws.

# noel-rock - Tuesday 13 September, 2016

Dublin councillor bemoans fair-weather GAA fans as All-Ireland tickets go on sale for €600
# Touting
# Touting

Dublin councillor bemoans fair-weather GAA fans as All-Ireland tickets go on sale for €600

Sep 13th 2016, 3:48 PM 37,562 Views 76 Comments

Mark Ward’s criticism comes as backbench Fine Gael TD Noel Rock prepares to publish bill to ban ticket touting in the coming weeks.

# noel-rock - Sunday 11 September, 2016

Fine Gael TD criticises John Halligan's 'extraordinary' comments about colleagues
# Put Me Out
# Put Me Out

Fine Gael TD criticises John Halligan's 'extraordinary' comments about colleagues

Sep 11th 2016, 1:57 PM 23,037 Views 98 Comments

An ongoing row about cardiac care services in Waterford could have serious consequences for the Government.

# noel-rock - Sunday 21 August, 2016

"I do have sympathy for Pat Hickey. A 71-year-old man being filmed naked isn't to my tastes"
# Sunday Interview
# Sunday Interview

"I do have sympathy for Pat Hickey. A 71-year-old man being filmed naked isn't to my tastes"

Aug 21st 2016, 7:45 AM 54,315 Views 0 Comments

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.

# noel-rock - Saturday 20 August, 2016

"The eighth amendment hasn't been voted upon in my lifetime. That's long enough"
# Noel Rock
# Noel Rock

"The eighth amendment hasn't been voted upon in my lifetime. That's long enough"

Aug 20th 2016, 10:00 AM 12,329 Views 59 Comments

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.

# noel-rock - Sunday 14 August, 2016

Ticket touting for sports and music events could be coming to an end
# Tickets Get Your Tickets
# Tickets Get Your Tickets

Ticket touting for sports and music events could be coming to an end

Aug 14th 2016, 5:59 PM 20,803 Views 0 Comments

A new Bill aims to prevent people selling a ticket above the cost price.

# noel-rock - Sunday 22 May, 2016

JobBridge is officially to be scrapped, but what will replace it?
# Bridge Of Sighs
# Bridge Of Sighs

JobBridge is officially to be scrapped, but what will replace it?

May 22nd 2016, 4:34 PM 34,517 Views 94 Comments

The oft-controversial internship scheme is to be discontinued by new social protection minister Leo Varadkar.

# noel-rock - Friday 19 February, 2016

O'Callaghan vs. Rock: Which one of these two can we trust?
# High Table Election Debate
# High Table Election Debate

O'Callaghan vs. Rock: Which one of these two can we trust?

Feb 19th 2016, 8:00 AM 18,650 Views 50 Comments

In our fifth High Table Election Debate, it’s Fianna Fáil against Fine Gael.

# noel-rock - Thursday 31 December, 2015

Now it's Sinn Féin's turn for a stint on the bold step regarding election posters
# Naughty Posters
# Naughty Posters

Now it's Sinn Féin's turn for a stint on the bold step regarding election posters

Dec 31st 2015, 4:16 PM 14,682 Views 109 Comments

The party have been advertising a 1916 Rising meeting at Dublin’s Mansion House around Dublin’s city centre in recent days.

# noel-rock - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

'As a councillor, RTÉ Investigates was a huge let down - but we're not all the same'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'As a councillor, RTÉ Investigates was a huge let down - but we're not all the same'

Dec 8th 2015, 5:30 PM 85 Views 109 Comments

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.

# noel-rock - Monday 27 July, 2015

Councillor attacked by man who said he "smirked" at him
# Assault
# Assault

Councillor attacked by man who said he "smirked" at him

Jul 27th 2015, 7:24 PM 17,991 Views 85 Comments

Noel Rock was attacked in Dublin city.

# noel-rock - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

There's a new sex shop opening in Dublin next to a national school, and some people are not happy
# Appropriate?
# Appropriate?

There's a new sex shop opening in Dublin next to a national school, and some people are not happy

Jun 10th 2015, 4:07 PM 34,436 Views 79 Comments

Kilkenny-based adult store Playblue is expanding to the capital.

# noel-rock - Monday 11 May, 2015

Poll: Do you think politicians should be garda vetted?
# Transparency
# Transparency

Poll: Do you think politicians should be garda vetted?

May 11th 2015, 10:14 PM 20,680 Views 113 Comments

Two Dublin councillors think they should – but most others disagree.

# noel-rock - Sunday 19 April, 2015

The 30 hottest young politicos in Ireland right now
# The Kids Are Alright
# The Kids Are Alright

The 30 hottest young politicos in Ireland right now

Apr 19th 2015, 8:30 PM 105,402 Views 151 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s verdict on the hottest young talents working in Irish politics right now.

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