Noel Rock is the youngest Fine Gael Dublin TD, representing the Ballymun Electoral Area, which includes Drumcondra, Glasnevin, Whitehall, Beaumont, Santry, Finglas and Ballymun. He is a member of a number of Oireachtas Committees, including: Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation; Public Accounts; and Budgetary Scrutiny.
Noel grew up locally, and is the first of three children, growing up in Pinewood Crescent in Glasnevin and Balbutcher Lane in Ballymun.
Raised by his mother and his grandparents, Noel attended Our Lady of Victories on the Ballymun Road before then going to St Aidan’s and DCU on Collins Avenue.
In 2006, he worked in the US Senate for then-Senator Hillary Clinton. He recently welcomed her to DCU when she visited the area.
In 2008, Noel worked in Brussels as a speechwriter and press assistant. In 2010 and 2011, he worked in the private sector, in a start-up cloud computing company.
In 2012, he was selected to represent Ireland at a youth leadership conference. He then started the successful bid to bring the conference – which ultimately brought 1,500 delegates to Dublin, and €3m to the Dublin economy, in October 2014.
In 2013, he was appointed as a Peace Commissioner for Glasnevin and Drumcondra by the Minister for Justice.
News & Statements
NTA statement on Na Fianna site is welcome- Rock
Fine Gael TD for Dublin North West, Noel Rock, has today welcomed the National Transport Authority’s statement in the Oireachtas Transport Committee that it is actively looking at one alternative solution to minimise the disruption for Na Fianna CLG, Scoil Mobhí, Scoil Chaitríona and Home Farm FC in Glasnevin as part of the MetroLink project.
Light at the end of the tunnel for Na Fianna as loss of playing pitch averted - Rock
The loss of Na Fianna's main playing pitch looks set to be averted following a successful campaign by the club. The news was welcomed by local Fine Gael TD, Noel Rock, who has campaigned against the loss of the pitch, threatened by the upcoming Metro works.
Transport Committee hauling in NTA for answers on BusConnects is welcome – Rock
Deputy Noel Rock has welcomed news that the Oireachtas Transport Committee has agreed to his request to haul in the National Transport Authority (NTA) to answer urgent outstanding questions on their BusConnects project. Speaking on the matter, Deputy Rock said: “I understand it is intended to hold an emergency meeting of the Oireachtas Transport Committee next week on this matter. This is good news as the NTA has serious questions to answer.