Category Archives: Sustainable Community

Greens welcome ‘long overdue’ housing plan, but criticise ‘missed opportunities’

The Green Party today welcomed the publication of the Government’s Action Plan for Housing, saying that steps to address the housing crisis were long overdue, but criticised a number of missed opportunities in the plan. Speaking following the publication of the plan, Green Party Spokesperson on Environment, Cllr Malcolm Noonan said: “We broadly welcome the

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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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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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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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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…

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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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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

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

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…

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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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