Environment

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

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

Hi 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…

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…

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

Hi 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…

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