The Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) is a unifying force for the Irish co-operative movement. Our core business is to provide vision, leadership and value to the co-operative movement in Ireland. We use our collective voice to put the needs of the co-operative movement and our member co-ops to the forefront of what we do. We draw upon the pioneering, innovative and tenacious spirit of our founding members to help strengthen our co-operatives operating in today’s ever changing and competitive world.
As the umbrella organisation representing many of Ireland’s agribusiness co-operatives, ICOS works with its members to forecast, innovate and help evolve the co-operative movement to meet the needs of its members and the market place.
ICOS is the unifying voice for Irish co-operatives. We focus on delivering leadership, direction to maintain sustainable business growth in an ever growing, globally competitive marketplace.
ICOS has an obligation to deliver tangible value to its members. We strive to promote better governance though our education programs and encourage the development of the next generations of co-op leaders to ensure sustainability, governance, best practice and self-responsibility.