Cllr Malcolm Noonan is the Green Party's Environment Spokesperson. Malcolm has been an elected representative in Kilkenny for over 10 years and is a former Mayor of Kilkenny. During that time he has taken on the established political forces and local authority several times over issues from the destructive Central Access Scheme to Traveller's rights.
He has a BA(Hons) in Rural Development from Tipperary Institute and runs a landscape gardening business in Kilkenny.
Before entering politics he worked as an environmental and community activist for twenty years, including time as a director of Friends of the Earth Ireland, and was a founding member of the Kilkenny County Community and Voluntary Forum.
Recently, he’s been involved with a community based suicide prevention project; Lifeline Kilkenny where he developed Kilkenny’s first County suicide prevention plan.
Malcolm’s passion is music and he’s performed in many of Kilkenny’s hotspots, including an ongoing residency in the Pumphouse in Kilkenny with fellow gringo’s, the Barflies!
Malcolm is running in the general election election because he believes that a new community-based approach is needed to tackle the many problems that rural Ireland faces. From new energy and transport infrastructure to social inclusion and local employment, Malcolm wants to create a collaborative and open approach where we can get things done.
Watch Malcolm's appearance on Vincent Browne here.
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