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Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd.

Identification number in the register: 99345863205-62
Registration date: 11/02/2010 11:07:47

The information on this entity was last modified on: 23/02/2015 12:01:56
The date of the last annual update was: 23/02/2015 12:01:56
Next update due latest on: 23/02/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd.


National Representative Organisation

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

Merrion Square, 84
Dublin 2

(+353) 16764783

Floor 7
Rue Treves 61
Brussels 1040

(+32) 22310685

    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Seamus O'Donohoe


    Person in charge of EU relations

Mr  Conor Mulvihill

European Affairs Executive

    Goals / remit

The Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) is a co-operative umbrella organisation that serves and promotes commercial co-operative businesses and enterprise across multiple sections of the Irish economy.

Our mission is: Generating leadership, competitiveness and value through stronger co-operation and world class service.

Within ICOS we aim to embrace the pioneering, innovative and tenacious spirit of our founding members to help strengthen our co-operatives operating in today's commercial and competitive world. Our core values are vision, leadership and value.

ICOS member co-operatives collectively have over 150,000 individual members, employ >12,000 people in Ireland (a further 24,000 abroad) and has combined turnover of €10 billion. Starting from agriculture co-op roots, and the vision of our founding President, Sir Horace Plunkett in 1894; ICOS today has evolved to serve the co-operative sector in seven core categories, namely:

Advisory and Education Related Co-ops
Community Oriented, Culture & Leisure Co-ops
Food, Fishing & Beverage Co-ops
Livestock Sector Co-ops
Multipurpose Dairy Co-ops
Store, Trade & Wholesale Co-ops
Service Related Co-ops

  • European
  • global
  • national
  • regional/local

    Specific activities covered by the Register

Agri and related dossiers


Agri Related HLGs

Sometimes on trade, agri and Indusrtry

Agri Civil Dialouge Groups



European Legislation affecting Irish Co-ops

Promotion Policy

Animal Welfare

Environment Policy

Increased focus on Innovation in the Irish Agri Indusrty

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 1  



The ICOS European office has been a permanent fixture for over 40 years, as long as Ireland has been a member of the EC.

It has always interacted with all of the European Institutions and a proactive, constructive and professional way.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Budget
  • Climate Action
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • General and Institutional Affairs
  • Internal Market
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade
  • Youth

    Membership and affiliation

ICOS is a member of COGECA, the General Confederation for Agriculture Co-operatives in the European Union.

    Financial data

01/2013  -  01/2014

< 9,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

No direct grants to the office from the EU.

The ICOS EU office is fully funded by member organizations through their annual subscription to ICOS.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.