1. Seven Trees for Seven Signatories:
Alan Kelly, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government and Minister Heather Humphreys T.D. Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, in collaboration with the Tree Council of Ireland, will announce details a new initiative as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. All of the villages, towns and cities who have won the overall TidyTowns award since the competition’s inception in 1958 will be awarded seven Sessile Oak trees, to represent the seven signatories to the Proclamation.

Time: 12:15
Place: DECLG Tent, Row 26, Stand 446

2. Ministers Kelly & Phelan will launch €28 million programme to tackle disadvantage and social exclusion:
Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, Alan Kelly T.D. and Minister of State for Rural Economic Development, Ann Phelan T.D., will launch the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP), at the National Ploughing Championships.

The SICAP aim is to address poverty, long term unemployment and social exclusion through local engagement and partnerships between disadvantaged individuals, community organisations and public sector agencies.

Time: 14:00
Place: DECLG Tent, Row 26, Stand 446

3. Rural Policing Announcement:
Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr Alan Kelly, T.D., and Minister of State Ann Phelan T.D.,will announce funding of €50,000 towards the cost of a pilot rural CCTV initiative.

Time: 14:30
Place: Labour Party Tent, Row 23, Stand 392

4. CEDRA announcement:
Minister for Agriculture & Defence, Simon Coveney TD & Minister for Rural Economic Development, Ann Phelan TD, will make a CEDRA announcement.

Time: 16:00
Place: DECLG Tent, Row 26, Stand 446

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