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Fine Gael Councillor Receives Obscene Hate Mail Over Campaign Against Drumcondra Sex Shop

By aidan

December 20, 2016 at 12:10am

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It's not been the best week for Dublin councillor Noel Rock.

Last weekend, he was punched in the face in an attempted mugging while looking for a taxi – and today, he received a piece of hate mail that certainly ranks up there with the worst we've seen.

The letter was in relation to a sex shop in Drumcondra that was opposed by residents, due to its location in a residential area and opposite a school. Rock, who was recently selected as a Fine Gael candidate for the upcoming general election, got involved with the campaign on behalf of the concerned residents – and ultimately the shop did not open at the intended premises.

"This wasn't an anti-sex shop campaign," the councillor told Lovin Dublin. "100% of the residents were behind it, it wasn't even a community-splitting issue.

"But we did see some comments online saying 'Oh Catholic Ireland is alive and well'," he added. "So I saw the handwriting and thought there's something funny here."

Rock, however, has taken the incident in his stride – an approach he's also taken towards his assault over the weekend.

"I'm not the first politician to wake up with a sore jaw," he said.

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