Irish Co-operative Organisation Society Ltd.
National Representative Organisation
II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations
Trade and business associations
Merrion Square, 84
Rue Treves 61
Mr Seamus O'Donohoe
Mr Conor Mulvihill
European Affairs Executive
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
Agri and related dossiers
Agri Related HLGs
Sometimes on trade, agri and Indusrtry
Agri Civil Dialouge Groups
European Legislation affecting Irish Co-ops
Increased focus on Innovation in the Irish Agri Indusrty
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.
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ICOS is a member of COGECA, the General Confederation for Agriculture Co-operatives in the European Union.
01/2013 - 01/2014
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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.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.