Category Archives: Community Development

Malcolm Noonan speaks on Community Funding

Community Funding Posted by Vote Malcolm Noonan Carlow/Kilkenny on Thursday, 18 February 2016

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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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Waterford Boundary Review has more to do with expediency than achieving efficiency – Green Party

Speaking following a public meeting in south Kilkenny last night, Kilkenny Green Party Councillor and Spokesperson for Environment, Community and Local Government, Malcolm Noonan said that the Local Government Review of an extension to the Waterford City boundary into South Kilkenny was more to do with political expediency rather than a Government attempt to improve

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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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Mental Health Day

On Saturday for Mental Health Day we were fortunate to have the High Hopes Choir and Shirley Lanigan in the beautiful surroundings of Rothe House & Garden Shirley spoke about the positive mental health benefits of gardening and the choir were just fantastic. Big thanks to Trish Ellen Finegan, Rory Connellan and to Grace and

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Green Party calls for the elimination of temporary halting sites for the Traveller Community in the wake of Carrickmines tragedy.

The Green Party today called for the elimination of so called ‘temporary’ halting sites as a means of accommodating Traveller families in the wake of the tragedy at Carrickmines. The Party said that political blocking and a culture of endemic discrimination towards the Traveller community is preventing the advancement of housing that meets the needs

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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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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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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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