Category Archives: Environment

Noonan demands commitment on opening of Talbot Tower

During Kilkenny County Council’s budget debate Cllr Malcolm Noonan demanded that funding be put in place to complete the Talbot Tower project in time for the 2016 tourism season and to open it up to the people of Kilkenny. At the meeting Cllr Noonan said that the project was 90% complete and that funding landscaping

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EU and US Trade Deal will decimate Irish Agriculture-Noonan

The Irish Government is leading Irish farmers and the very future of farming itself down a destructive path in supporting a trade deal with the US that will undermine our produce and flood European markets with cheap grain fed beef. That’s the view of Green Party Environment Spokesperson Cllr Malcolm Noonan. Cllr Noonan claims that

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Community Participation Proposals in Local Government Reform have merit but are meaningless without resources

Commenting further on Minister Hogan’s Local Government Reform Proposals announced yesterday, the Green Party welcomes the proposals to introduce plebiscites, town and area meetings, community forums and wider participative planning methodologies but criticize the lack of any substance to the proposals and lack of either financial or staff resources to such proposals. ‘Meaningful community participation

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Green Party condemns decision to licence GM Potato trials in Carlow – your help needed

The biotechnology industry won the day, thanks to their friends and supporters in Fine Gael and Labour. The Green Party has condemned the decision of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to grant a licence to Teagasc to commence field trials of Genetically Modified (GM) Potatoes at their research centre in Oak Park Carlow. Speaking following

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Acquisition of St Mary’s ends a great year for Kilkenny

This is a press release I issued following the Borough Council’s purchase of St Mary’s Church and Graveyard. I have to say, I felt very proud signing the purchase agreement and to have played a part in bringing this day about. The Church of Ireland and trustees of St Mary’s have to be commended for taking care of it for so long under difficult circumstances. This site sparked my imagination…

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Plans for Bridge and Access Scheme should now be scrapped

Following the decision by An Bord Pleanala to refuse planning for a major retail development at the former Mart site in Kilkenny City, Mayor Malcolm Noonan is calling

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Mayor urges public to play their part in Mobility Week

September16th to 22nd is European Mobility Week and Kilkenny as a registered participating city has a journey to go in becoming a model for sustainable transport, walking and cycling. Kilkenny Mayor Malcolm Noonan is confident that Kilkenny can become a leader among regional towns in reducing car dependency and moving towards walking

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Planting of Fruit Trees will mark the commencement of National Tree Week

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By now the fruit tree project has well and truly started. We began planting in Gaelscoil Osrai with Sean O hArgain, Muniteoiri agus na Paisti. It was such a great day and our little orchard will hopefully mature over coming years. On Thursday 5th of March, I planted six trees with sixth class and my son Colm who is in Junior infants at St Canice’s National School. Then it…

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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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