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Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society

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

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Bandon Co-op’s Gus O’Brien receives Co-operat...

The outstanding lifelong contribution to the Irish co-operative movement by the former CEO of Bandon Co-operative, Gus O’Brien, has been recognised nationally by the industry’s highest honour - The Plunkett Award for Co-operative Endeavour.  Presented by ICOS, the award is named after Sir Horace Plunkett (1854 – 1932), founder of the Irish co-operative movement.  Gus O'Brien is pictured with his wife Margaret and their family Daragh, Kieran, Una and Suzanne.    Picture: Alf Harvey/HRPhoto.ie

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Congrats to John Comer who has been reelected as president of the . Commiserations to Stephen Shorten his challenger.

Congrats to new president elect of ICOS Martin Keane and vice president Michael Spellman.

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Good piece in the Christmas. ' matters' regarding the potential of the model in the sector. http://t.co/w5oEZ5xXW8

Minister launches updated guide to Good Hygiene Practice for cooperative http://t.co/vho9DJBR0h

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