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ICOS Committees
ICOS Committees

Rural Business Committee

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:

JamesO'DonnellNCFRS Ltd
MichaelColemanBarryroe Co-operative Society
DominicCroninBoherbue Co-operative Society
JimmyRocheCastleisland Co-operative Society
LiamWilliamsClare Marts
GerryReillyCommercial Mushroom Producers
SeanFinanMacra na Feirme
AidanMcNabolaNational Federation of Group Water Schemes
MichaelSpellmanRoscommon Co-operative Livestock Mart
AndrewBoylanSicin Co-operative Society
WilliamMeagherTipperary 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