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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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Malcolm Noonan speaks on Community Funding

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

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Noonan urges candidates not to poster town or village centres

Green Party candidate in the upcoming General Election Cllr Malcolm Noonan is urging his fellow candidates to refrain from postering in town and village centres in the 2016 General Election campaign. Cllr Noonan said that while his preference was for a complete overhaul on guidelines for election posters that would include restrictions to designated sites

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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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Noonan demands commitment on opening of Talbot Tower

During Kilkenny County Council’s budget debate Cllr Malcolm Noonan demanded that funding be put in place to complete the Talbot Tower project in time for the 2016 tourism season and to open it up to the people of Kilkenny. At the meeting Cllr Noonan said that the project was 90% complete and that funding landscaping

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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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Malcolm Noonan 2014 Leaflet

For anyone who didn’t receive Malcolm’s campaign leaflet to your house.  You can download it here Malcolm Noonan Election Campaign 2014               .

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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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