Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 17 November 2022
Joint Oireachtas Committee on Housing, Planning and Local Government
Planning and Development Regulations: Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
Malcolm Noonan (Carlow-Kilkenny, Green Party) | Oireachtas source
I welcome the Deputy's comments and assure him we are taking a whole-of-government approach. Indeed, it is also a whole-of-local-government approach and a whole-of-society approach. That will stand to us well and we can be proud of our response. Even if communities have genuine concerns, people are very quick to bat down any far-right elements that try to latch on to those genuine concerns about facilities and infrastructure. We should feel proud that we are very inclusive.
The single most important point I am taking from this meeting is to do with the communication element. It is critically important that we ensure we do that really well. I thank the Deputy again for his comments.