Category Archives: News & Updates

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 appeals for Kilkenny Cricket Ground

 

The need for dedicated grounds for Kilkenny’s fastest growing sport has been put to Kilkenny Co Council’s parks staff by Mayor Malcolm Noonan. Cricket is becoming increasingly popular among people of all ages in Kilkenny and was once played widely throughout the county. Mayor Noonan feels that Kilkenny needs a cricket ground

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Bord Snip Report Ignores Rural Ireland

Speaking following the publication of the an Bord Snip Nua report, Kilkenny City’s Mayor, Malcolm Noonan said that while the report has some worthwhile proposals, it largely fails rural Ireland and was written with a myopic Dublin worldview. Mayor Noonan is also critical of the report and its implications for local government funding.

‘Certainly there’s plenty of food for thought for Government in here’, he said. ‘However, proposals to downgrade rural…

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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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Mobility Plan Could Provide Viable Transport Alternatives for Kilkenny

This is a press release I issued last week. I find it incredible that many of the alternatives I put forward during the Oral Hearing for the Central Access Scheme now form part of this proposed policy. The same consultants were used here and they referenced the ‘2020 Vision Sustainable Travel and Transport’ document to inform this policy shift. Yet during the oral hearing they admitted they weren’t aware…

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Noonan Welcomes Progress on Traveller Development Issues in Kilkenny

Speaking at the adoption of the Traveller Accommodation Programme at the January Meeting of Kilkenny County Council, Councillor Malcolm Noonan commended Council staff and other agencies such as KCAN working on Traveller Development issues on progress over the life of the previous plan but stated that there remains significant challenges in bringing about acceptable living standards for traveller families in some areas of the City and County.

He stated that while…

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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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