Noonan is Kilkenny's first Green Mayor

THE first Green Party mayor of Kilkenny city was elected tonight (Monday) at City hall.

In a tight contest, Cllr Malcolm Noonan won out thanks to the support of Fine Gael and Labour members.

The 42-year-old, landscape gardener, qualified town planner and rock band member is only one of three Green party councillors to win seats in the local elections last week and only the third party member to be elected mayor of a city in Ireland.

Noonan won on a vote of 7-4 thanks to an alliance with Labour and Fine Gael, with Sinn Fein's Kathleen Funchion abstaining.


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