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
How would the Soc Dems police the border? – Rock
The Social Democrats need to get with the programme on all things Brexit after their co-Leader Róisín Shortall called for a major beefing up of border security with the costs to be borne by the EU, a Fine Gael TD has said.
Hozier fans taken to the cleaners by touts – Rock
Hozier fans are being taken to the cleaners rather than church by ticket touts, a Fine Gael TD has said. Dublin North West TD, Noel Rock, hit out at re-sale websites, such as Irish-based Viagogo, for facilitating the above-price selling of tickets for Hozier’s upcoming gig before they even go on general sale.
Dublin Airport taxi rank needs innovative thinking - Rock
Dublin Airport’s taxi rank needs an innovative overhaul because the current set-up doesn’t appear to work for anyone, a Fine Gael TD has said.