Category Archives: Planning

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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Duncan Stewart speaking in Kilkenny

Broadcaster and environmentalist Duncan Stewart speaking in Kilkenny, on Saturday 20th February in support of Malcolm Noonan, Green Party candidate for Carlow/Kilkenny   Duncan Stewart on Climate ChangeBroadcaster and environmentalist Duncan Stewart speaking in Kilkenny, on Saturday 20th February in support of Malcolm Noonan, Green Party candidate for Carlow/Kilkenny Posted by Vote Malcolm Noonan Carlow/Kilkenny

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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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Greens propose catchment management and sustainable land use planning approach to flood relief.

Greens propose catchment management and sustainable land use planning approach to flood relief. Flood relief schemes for individual towns may not be effective, will take years to complete and will not deal with future climate trends claim Greens. Following more flood devastation across the Country the Green Party has said that adopting a catchment management approach

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


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…

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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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