The ICOS Rural Business Committee is responsible for the promotion and communication of co-operative model to rural business and community sectors with potential for co-operation and assisting groups interested in establishing co-operatives in the incorporation of their entity.
Current Members of the ICOS Rural Business Committee are:
|Michael||Coleman||Barryroe Co-operative Society|
|Dominic||Cronin||Boherbue Co-operative Society|
|Jimmy||Roche||Castleisland Co-operative Society|
|Gerry||Reilly||Commercial Mushroom Producers|
|Sean||Finan||Macra na Feirme|
|Aidan||McNabola||National Federation of Group Water Schemes|
|Michael||Spellman||Roscommon Co-operative Livestock Mart|
|Andrew||Boylan||Sicin Co-operative Society|
|William||Meagher||Tipperary Co-op Creamery|
The Committee also works on informing local and national Development Agencies about the potential for the co-operative model in their developmental work. This includes work in lobbying Government Departments on the development of policy and legislation that supports the establishment of co-operatives in rural business sectors.
Chairman: James O’Donnell, NCFRS Ltd
Secretary: Donal Parsons, Legal & Development Executive