Category Archives: Rural Development

Noonan’s proposal for City bus service run by cow manure is supported by Council

A novel proposal to turn cow manure into a gas to power a fleet of city buses has been unanimously supported by members of Kilkenny County Council. The proposal was brought forward by Green Party County Councillor and Local Government Spokesperson Malcolm Noonan. Cllr Noonan proposed that a three bus service powered either by electricity

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How heritage led regeneration can act as an economic driver for our towns and villages

Speech to Green Party Convention 2016 Our towns and villages have historically been the anchors of a rural hinterland. For centuries they have been places of exchange; of goods and services, of ideas and dreams, of music, of knowledge, art and creativity. Their recent decline can be traced to a number of sources; the use

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IFA is not fit for purpose to serve Irish Farming – Green Party

The Green Party has claimed today that the Irish Farmer’s Association is not fit for purpose to serve the best interests of Irish farmers and farm families and that the organisation requires a root and branch overhaul to meet the challenges the sector faces both locally and globally. Speaking following the controversy surrounding revelations of

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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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Government wants to play cops and robbers while rural Ireland is being shut down.

Green Party criticises plans to purchase fleet of high-performance vehicles for Gardai The Green Party has today slammed proposals from Government to buy a fleet of high-performance cars for the Gardai as a response to rural crime. The Party claims that the 250 million spend on the project to challenge gangs robbing people in rural

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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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