Sunday 23 October 2016

Noel Rock on reducing water charges and the Coppers gold card – it’s the latest Floating Voter podcast

Published 15/04/2016 | 15:36

What’s the biggest perk of being a first-time Dail TD?  Making your maiden speech in Leinster House?  Nominating your party leader for Taoiseach?  Or being presented with a Gold Card for Coppers?

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Fine Gael’s TD for Dublin North West, Noel Rock, revealed that his Coppers Gold Card arrived in the post soon after his election – though the Floating Voter team wanted to know if this had been declared in the register of interests and how much one of these cards was worth.

Fine Gael’s youngest TD also spoke about his three-time nomination for Enda Kenny, why he’s always quoting US Presidents, and what life is like as a 28 year old in politics.

When asked about Irish Water and water charges in general, he admitted that they were relatively expensive and would like to see them reduced, but was adamant that Irish Water as a public utility was here to stay.

As some form of government is cobbled together in the days and weeks to come, the question is, will Rock be nominating Enda Kenny for a fourth and final time?  And which American President will he be Googling for inspiration in his next speech?

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