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Fine Gael Proposals to Address Primary School Class Size Issue are Worth Considering

Proposals put forward by Fine Gael to address the increase in class sizes in Primary Schools as proposed in November’s budget have received support from Kilkenny Green Party Councillor, Malcolm Noonan. Councillor Noonan said that the proposals are worth considering by Government and could prevent the overcrowding situation in many primary schools from getting worse. He also welcomed the non partisan approach taken by their frontbench spokesperson on Education, Brian…

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Recycling Facilities Needed in Eastern Environs of Kilkenny

The lack of any recycling facilities on the Eastern Environs of Kilkenny is seriously hampering the efforts of communities in that area to recycle waste. Kilkenny Borough and County Councillor, Malcolm Noonan has asked that Kilkenny County Council would identify suitable secure sites for recycling facilities in the area.

‘This is one of the most densely populated areas of the City and it is essential that people living here, particularly those…

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Nore Clean Up a Big Success

A big thanks to everyone who showed up in the cold this morning to help out with my Nore Clean up event. It was lovely to meet with like minded people, particularly those who are new to Kilkenny and feel as strongly as I do about the presence of plastic and other toxic materials in our natural environment. Also hats off to my colleague on the Borough Council, Betty Manning…

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Full Text of My Submission to the An Bord Pleanala Oral Hearing into the Central Access Scheme


The following is the full unedited text of my submission to the Oral Hearing into the Proposed Central Access Scheme (Inner Relief Road) for Kilkenny. The dust has well settled on it now and I feel quite proud of our group and our input into the hearing, regardless of the outcome. Its been a long campaign for me, over twelve years now! I’m just glad its out of the way…

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Council Asked to Lead the Way in Rainwater Harvesting

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Kilkenny County Council have been asked to lead the charge in promoting rainwater harvesting technology by installing systems in new public buildings and to introduce permeable paving to

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Primary Class Size Increase Will Further Disadvantage Children

Speaking following the Dail Debate on Education cuts yesterday, Green Party Councillor Malcolm Noonan has spoken of his outrage at the refusal of Education Minister, Batt O Keefe to reconsider the class size issue and other unfair measures delivered in the 2009 budget. He also expressed his disappointment that his own party is not taking a stronger stand

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Noonan Welcomes Funding for Kilkenny Cycle Lanes

The funding of cycle lane extensions and new cycle lanes in Kilkenny City by Kilkenny County Council has been welcomed by Green Party Councillor Malcolm Noonan. Members of Kilkenny Electoral Area recently agreed the Road Works Programme for 2008 with an unprecedented level of funding for the provision of cycle lanes.


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Malcolm Noonan has been a Green Party Kilkenny Borough & County Councillor for 10 years working hard over that time to help create sustainable communities. Vote Malcolm Noonan Kilkenny City West, Local Elections 2014

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