Category Archives: Local Government

Greens Urge Government to Extend Vacant Sites Levy Process

Only 11 out of 31 Local Authorities will be in a position to levy landowners by January deadline The Green Party has today urged the Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government to ensure all local authorities have their Vacant Sites Register completed in advance of the January deadline. In situations where this is not

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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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A Radical Plan for Regeneration of Carlow Town is required following Supervalu closure – Noonan

Following devastating news of the closure of Supervalu in Carlow town, Green Party Environment Spokesperson Cllr Malcolm Noonan said that a radical plan for the regeneration of the town centre is required to address the impact of reckless out of town planning in the environs of the town. He contends that extending the ‘Living Cities’

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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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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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