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  • ICOS Skillnet Funding for Training for 2016 | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    2016 We would remind our members of the importance of conducting your training needs analysis in advance of our applications which we suspect would be in September Should you need any support in doing so please feel free to contact us for advice The ICOS Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme an initiative of Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education Skills Archive Recent Posts ICOS Announces New CEO Designate ICOS EUROPEAN AFFAIRS EXECUTIVE BRUSSELS BASED Not Much Sign of Positivity for 2016 Agricultural Export Subsidies Scrapped at WTO Nairobi Deal EU Philippines Trade Deal An Opportunity for Irish Dairy Co ops Archives January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 June 2012 April 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Publications Dairy Docs ICOS Press Releases Co op Development Docs Annual Reports Accounts EU Documents Presentations ICOS Submissions Home About ICOS Purpose Vision Who we are Who we represent Core values A proud tradition Sir Horace Plunkett ICOS and the co operative movement Governance Board of Directors Sub Committees Locations Our People Facilitated by ICOS People profiles Our Members Introduction Dairy Livestock Food Fisheries Beverages Advisory Education Stores Trade Service Cultural Community Leisure Services we provide Starting a Co op Introduction What is a co op Co op principles

    Original URL path: http://www.icos.ie/2015/08/12/icos-skillnet-funding-for-training-for-2016/ (2016-02-10)
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  • ICOS Skillnet Diploma in Corporate Direction (Food Business): Starts September 2015 – ONLY 5 PLACES REMAINING……… | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    influencing the strategic direction and corporate governance of food companies in Ireland Participants will build on existing skills and develop new management capabilities in a highly interactive learning environment stimulated by academics and industry practitioners New dates will be finalised soon and will be sent out to all key stakeholders in the coming weeks There still a few places remaining so it is not too late to book To Book your place or places for some of your board members or if you just need more information please contact Breeda Flood or Billy Goodburn on 01 6131348 The ICOS Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme an initiative of Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education Skills Archive Recent Posts ICOS Announces New CEO Designate ICOS EUROPEAN AFFAIRS EXECUTIVE BRUSSELS BASED Not Much Sign of Positivity for 2016 Agricultural Export Subsidies Scrapped at WTO Nairobi Deal EU Philippines Trade Deal An Opportunity for Irish Dairy Co ops Archives January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 June 2012 April 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Publications Dairy Docs ICOS Press Releases Co op Development Docs Annual Reports Accounts EU Documents Presentations ICOS Submissions Home About ICOS Purpose Vision Who we are Who we represent Core values A proud tradition Sir

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  • ICOS Skillnet Online Learning Platform | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    members on any of our online courses 1 8 above To avail of this offer just contact Billy or Breeda on 01 6131348 or email billy goodburn icos ie Additional Special Offer Microsoft Excel package deal for only 35 per person The package deal includes either level 1 level 2 as a package or level 2 level 3 as a package Whatever you decide the cost remains only 35 per person This is excellent value for money Access to the online platform can be found on our website www icosskillnet ie The ICOS Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme an initiative of Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education Skills Archive Recent Posts ICOS Announces New CEO Designate ICOS EUROPEAN AFFAIRS EXECUTIVE BRUSSELS BASED Not Much Sign of Positivity for 2016 Agricultural Export Subsidies Scrapped at WTO Nairobi Deal EU Philippines Trade Deal An Opportunity for Irish Dairy Co ops Archives January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 June 2012 April 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Publications Dairy Docs ICOS Press Releases Co op Development Docs Annual Reports Accounts EU Documents Presentations ICOS Submissions Home About ICOS Purpose Vision Who we are Who we represent Core values A proud tradition Sir Horace Plunkett ICOS and the co

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  • ICOS Skillnet Upcoming Courses | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    For more details and dates on any training courses please visit www icosskillnet ie or contact us on 01 6131348 or on email breeda flood icos ie or billy goodburn icos ie All our programmes are offered free to Eligible job seekers Spaces on all programmes are limited and will have to be allocated on a first come first serve basis For specific details of training programmes please visit our website www icosskillnet ie If you wish to make a booking please contact either Billy Goodburn on 087 1265542 or Breeda Flood on 01 6131348 The ICOS Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme an initiative of Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education Skills Archive Recent Posts ICOS Announces New CEO Designate ICOS EUROPEAN AFFAIRS EXECUTIVE BRUSSELS BASED Not Much Sign of Positivity for 2016 Agricultural Export Subsidies Scrapped at WTO Nairobi Deal EU Philippines Trade Deal An Opportunity for Irish Dairy Co ops Archives January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 June 2012 April 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Publications Dairy Docs ICOS Press Releases Co op Development Docs Annual Reports Accounts EU Documents Presentations ICOS Submissions Home About ICOS Purpose Vision Who we are Who we represent Core values A proud tradition Sir Horace Plunkett

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  • Calls for Supply Management Simply ‘Quotas by the Back Door’ | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    supply management system and even that is creaking badly with farmers exiting dairy in increasing numbers The reality is that this is a demand driven crisis with Russia and China off the market for different reasons With future population growth of the globe driving demand into the next generation for European Dairy enterprises it would be criminally stupid if we misunderstood the problems and resorted to ineffective and costly local supply management measures to try and control world dairy prices Supply Management is often confused with market supports such as Private Storage Aid and Intervention which are critical instruments in smoothing out the market which we very much support and want strengthened By Conor Mulvihill Archive Recent Posts ICOS Announces New CEO Designate ICOS EUROPEAN AFFAIRS EXECUTIVE BRUSSELS BASED Not Much Sign of Positivity for 2016 Agricultural Export Subsidies Scrapped at WTO Nairobi Deal EU Philippines Trade Deal An Opportunity for Irish Dairy Co ops Archives January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 June 2012 April 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 October 2011 August 2011 July 2011 June 2011 Publications Dairy Docs ICOS Press Releases Co op Development Docs Annual Reports Accounts EU Documents Presentations ICOS Submissions Home About ICOS Purpose Vision Who we are Who we represent Core values A proud tradition Sir Horace Plunkett ICOS and the co operative movement Governance Board of

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  • European Co-op and Farmer Protest – 7th September | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    difficulty has been further exacerbated by a Russian ban on the bulk of European Agri goods which has left co operatives and farmer members across Europe the innocent victims of geopolitics out of our control We feel that our proposals are fair cost effective and market orientated and in fairness the commission has taken some initial steps in the area of adjusting the rules for intervention and private storage aid to help this We hope that the voices of over 70 Agri organisations representing thousands of co operative businesses on behalf of millions of farmers from across Europe will be heard Because of the nature of our island location we know it will be difficult to get people to Brussels on the day but for anyone who wishes to join us please contact the ICOS Brussels office at cmulvihill icos ie and we will do our utmost to facilitate Details for the protest are September 7th 2015 13 00 Outside European Agriculture Ministers meeting 175 Rue de la Loi B 1048 Brussels By Conor Mulvihill Archive Recent Posts ICOS Announces New CEO Designate ICOS EUROPEAN AFFAIRS EXECUTIVE BRUSSELS BASED Not Much Sign of Positivity for 2016 Agricultural Export Subsidies Scrapped at WTO Nairobi Deal EU Philippines Trade Deal An Opportunity for Irish Dairy Co ops Archives January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 June 2012 April 2012

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  • Creating Dairy Demand: Trade Developments | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    EU and Vietnam ICOS has long championed dairy market access to Vietnam which is one of the fastest growing dairy markets in Asia with a rapidly growing population of almost 100 million inhabitants There should be opportunities for our livestock industry also with a growing middle class in the country looking for meat product and also a potential growth market for 5th quarter products which are valuable there In fairness to our government and our industry we have been preparing for this agreement by ensuring additional resources put into this huge market by increasing Bord Bia s presence in Vietnam The landmark deal the first negotiated on such a scale with a developing country is expected to be worth 28 2bn to the EU and Vietnam equating to some 10 of Vietnamese trade South Korea The EU South Korea has been completed and is beginning to reap dividends for the European dairy industry In a meeting with ICOS via video link EU Commission officials from the representation in Seoul outlined the growth in dairy exports to the country Some of the figures were particularly impressive For example the value of EU exports to Korea of Cheese and Curd increased from 15 million on 2004 to 23 million in 2009 with a massive jump to 91 million in 2014 as the FTA takes effect Overall EU dairy export growth went from 99 million in 2010 to 235 million in 2014 with the EU share of Korean dairy market increasing from 28 to 37 Officials said that EU Agri export growth is increasing at a rate of 18 per year and it is vital that Irish Dairy has a part to play in this Again we were warned that internal regulations in the form of a recently drafted Korean Import Bill KOR 495 had the potential to disrupt trade with it s over zealous standards We were also interestingly told that Ireland along with France and the Netherlands were making progress on beef access to this country and the delegation also pointed to rapid growth opportunity in value and volume in 5th quarter products China China remains the big elephant in the room regarding the lack of progress of an official Free Trade Agreement with the EU But some progress has occurred with the EU lobbying hard on the new Chinese Food Safety Law to ensure European product can access this key market The new law is slated to come into effect on October 1st of this year and much of ICOS s efforts with the EU are to make sure that implementing rules do not create more hurdles for the dairy exports of our co operatives By Conor Mulvihill Archive Recent Posts ICOS Announces New CEO Designate ICOS EUROPEAN AFFAIRS EXECUTIVE BRUSSELS BASED Not Much Sign of Positivity for 2016 Agricultural Export Subsidies Scrapped at WTO Nairobi Deal EU Philippines Trade Deal An Opportunity for Irish Dairy Co ops Archives January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August

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  • August | 2015 | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    on regional and rural development At the National Economic Dialogue ICOS highlighted the role played by the agri food sector in sustaining and supporting employment across rural Ireland Furthermore ICOS pointed out that the agri food sector uniquely supports the rural economy in a manner different to other manufacturing and Foreign Direct Investment This is because the agri food sector uses a range of inputs sourced from local service providers which creates a multiplier effect whereby every town and parish in Ireland benefits Last year s budget included several positive changes for the farming sector These changes were introduced following a comprehensive review of agri taxation measures Of note budget 2015 introduced a range of measures to encourage the long term leasing of land including a new income tax threshold of 40 000 for lease periods of 15 years or more In addition the income averaging system was increased from 3 years to 5 years to assist with income volatility Building on these welcome changes in agri taxation policy ICOS proposed three specific recommendations at the National Economic Dialogue for the Government to include in Budget 2016 The establishment of an income deferral scheme ICOS recommends the establishment of an income deferral scheme based on the Australian Farm Management Deposits Scheme This is a system whereby farmers can move their before tax income from years they need it least to years when it is most needed For example during periods of high prices farmers would be permitted to divert a portion of their gross milk receipts into a recognised fund They can then draw down this income during periods of low prices On withdrawal the deferred income would be liable for income tax The income deferral scheme as proposed by ICOS would complement the income averaging system currently in place by providing farmers with an additional risk management tool to deal with uneven income due to a wide range of unique factors from weather to global markets Recognition for farmers who invest in their co op With the abolition of milk quotas the vast majority of Irish dairy farmers have signed a milk supply agreement with their co op In addition co ops have put in place share buy in arrangements with a small number of farmers who don t have a shareholding in their co op ICOS firmly believes that the co op is an extension of a farmers business Investment by a farmer in their co op is in effect an investment in their own business Previously Revenue recognised milk quota purchase as an allowable expense ICOS recommends that investments by farmers in their co op should treated in a similar way Tax relief to support best practice in environmental sustainability ICOS recommends the introduction of tax relief similar to existing research and development R D tax credit guidelines with the specific aim of supporting best practice in environmental sustainability Under the R D guidelines a 25 tax credit is available for qualifying expenditure for companies engaged in

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