Noel Rock

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Enda Kenny: Backbencher Noel Rock, a supporter of Leo Varadkar, called on the Taoiseach to set a timeframe for his departure. Ministers may give him until St Patrick’s Day, but not much longer. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It always comes down to seats, and Fine Gael TDs looked a general election in the eye these past few days and feared the worst for their own. For End(...)

Dublin North-West TD Noel Rock has said he would like to see Leo Varadkar take over as party leader. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Comments by a Fine Gael backbencher who called on Enda Kenny to outline a timeframe for his resignation have been disowned by supporters of Minister f(...)

Ed Sheeran performs atthe Graham Norton Show in London. Photograph: PA

Tickets for Ed Sheeran’s upcoming Dublin concerts can already be bought online for as much as 10 times their face value despite the fact that they do (...)

 Minister for Communications Denis Naughten and the former minister for justice Alan Shatter brought forward a Bill against touting in the early part of the last decade when they were both Fine Gael TDs, but it did not make it past committee stage. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Government Minister Denis Naughten has said he will recommend to the cabinet that it supports a Private Members’ Bill outlawing ticket touting. Mr N(...)

U.S. President Barack Obama receives a bowl of shamrock from Taoiseach Enda Kenny  during a St Patrick’s Day reception at the White House in Washington. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/Reuters

Minister of State for Training and Skills John Halligan has called on the Taoiseach to withdraw from his scheduled St Patrick’s Day meeting with Presi(...)

Fine Gael Ministers Paschal Donohoe, Leo Varadkar, Simon Coveney and Frances Fitzgerald. Three out of four distanced themselves from the Taoiseach’s remarks. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A string of Fine Gael Ministers, including those most often tipped as possible successors to Taoiseach Enda Kenny, have effectively ruled out a futur(...)

TD Pat Deering said it was “way off the mark” for the Taoiseach to decline to rule out a future coalition with Sinn Féin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Fine Gael TDs are likely to discuss Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s statement about a possible coalition with Sinn Féin at next week’s parliamentary party meet(...)

U2 playing live at  the iHeartRadio Music Festival at The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, last September. File photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

The Government has been advised to take the same approach to ticket touts that the US administration took to mafia boss Al Capone. “They couldn’t ge(...)

U2 perform during the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada, US. File photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly and Fine Gael TD Noel Rock are to meet Taoiseach Enda Kenny to try and get his backing for a Bill which would tackle t(...)

Some of the housing included in the Ballymun rejuvenation programme. Photograph: Alan Betson

Politicians have called on Dublin City Council to explain why a 10-year, €6.6 million interest-free loan was given to a building company in 2011. Det(...)

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