News & Updates

Acquisition of St Mary’s ends a great year for Kilkenny

This is a press release I issued following the Borough Council's purchase of St Mary's Church and Graveyard. I have to say, I felt very proud signing the purchase agreement and to have played a part in bringing this day about. The Church of Ireland and trustees of St Mary's have to be commended for taking care of it for so long under difficult circumstances. This site sparked my imagination…

Mayor appeals for Kilkenny Cricket Ground

 

The need for dedicated grounds for Kilkenny’s fastest growing sport has been put to Kilkenny Co Council’s parks staff by Mayor Malcolm Noonan. Cricket is becoming increasingly popular among people of all ages in Kilkenny and was once played widely throughout the county. Mayor Noonan feels that Kilkenny needs a cricket ground

Bord Snip Report Ignores Rural Ireland

Speaking following the publication of the an Bord Snip Nua report, Kilkenny City's Mayor, Malcolm Noonan said that while the report has some worthwhile proposals, it largely fails rural Ireland and was written with a myopic Dublin worldview. Mayor Noonan is also critical of the report and its implications for local government funding. ‘Certainly there's plenty of food for thought for Government in here', he said. ‘However, proposals to downgrade rural…