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  • Find your Co-op | Find your Co-op | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    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 Registering a co op Start a co op flow chart ICOS in Europe Introduction Copa Cogeca Co ops in Europe

    Original URL path: http://www.icos.ie/find-your-co-op/ (2016-02-10)
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  • ICOS EUROPEAN AFFAIRS EXECUTIVE – BRUSSELS BASED | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    committees and communicate these positions to European institutions and other stakeholders in order to influence European policy Develop good working relationships with key Commission staff Commissioner Cabinets National Permanent Representations and liaise on a regular basis with Irish MEPs and assistants Identify EU grant funding opportunities available to ICOS and member co ops Explore opportunities for offering consultancy services to agencies and firms not in competition with ICOS Represent ICOS on COPA COGECA working party meetings and European Commission advisory group meetings Be able to build stakeholder relationships at all levels from administrative to senior official level Good analytical skills are needed with the ability to identify relevant sources of information and distill key issues from them Need ability to communicate complex information to non specialists both orally and in writing Need good interpersonal skills with the ability to maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety of people Deal with administration issues relating to the ICOS Brussels office To apply please send your CV and covering letter to info icos ie 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

    Original URL path: http://www.icos.ie/2016/01/14/icos-european-affairs-executive-brussels-based/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Not Much Sign of Positivity for 2016 | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    of around 118 000 tonnes of powder is equivalent to around 1 3 billion litres of milk skim or around 0 85 of European production With Europe running at around 2 up on production it is apparent that nearly half the growth is being put into either Intervention or PSA It is clear that the market will remain weak until either consumption grows in response to low prices difficult given low oil prices and poorer developing countries or supply growth eases significantly The Ornua Purchase price Index continues to weaken with a figure of 86 6 in December This represents a record low since the Index was established in January 2011 but it suggests a milk value on the basis of the Ornua basket of products of around 5c greater than the commodity markets are currently returning Meanwhile Ornua has announced its intention to pay 15 million cash bonus to its Co op members Yesterday Jan 13 th they announced that following the recent disposal of DPI Specialty Foods they will pay an additional cash bonus of 15m to member processors They sold a majority stake in DPI a US speciality foods distribution business in December 2015 and the 15m will be funded from Ornua s gain on that disposal The additional cash bonus will be paid in April May 2016 and will be in addition to the normal annual cash bonus paid by Ornua By TJ Flanagan Dairy Policy Executive 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

    Original URL path: http://www.icos.ie/2016/01/14/not-much-sign-of-positivity-for-2016/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Agricultural Export Subsidies Scrapped at WTO Nairobi Deal | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    aimed at ending trade distorting public policies that inhibit trading markets EU officials hope that in areas such as dairy that the elimination of these subsidies will result in greater opportunities for developing new markets While a deal on export subsidies is broadly welcome general progress on the overall Doha Agriculture WTO talks remain completely stalled with little immediate prospect of revitalisation By Conor Mulvihill European Affairs Executive 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 Registering a co op

    Original URL path: http://www.icos.ie/2016/01/14/agricultural-export-subsidies-scrapped-at-wto-nairobi-deal/ (2016-02-10)
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  • EU/Philippines Trade Deal: An Opportunity for Irish Dairy Co-ops? | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    this teeming country that there are only 22 000 dairy cows Irish co ops have been making strides in recent years to establish themselves in the demand growth markets of South East Asia This work has been augmented by both the Department of Foreign Affairs and Bord Bia beefing up their presence in the region At present the Philippines is serviced from the Irish Embassy in Singapore The Trade division of the EU has also been making progress in recent times in the region with deals so far with Singapore in 2014 as well as Vietnam in 2015 Significant progress has also been made in the Korea and Japan trade negotiations also and ICOS will continue to work closely to ensure that Irish Cooperative dairy is represented and exposed to opportunities with these deals By Conor Mulvihill European Affairs Executive 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

    Original URL path: http://www.icos.ie/2016/01/14/euphilippines-trade-deal-an-opportunity-of-irish-dairy-co-ops/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Six Month Dutch EU Presidency Begins – Much work for Dairy | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    interesting developing file from a dairy perspective is the growing push on policy makers from a range of NGOs to beef up rules on animal welfare especially looking at dairy cows that are kept indoors Other stated Agri goals from the Dutch are to make progress in the long running organic dossier simplification of the CAP antibiotics vet medicines and food waste Interrelated with the work programme of the Agri Ministers and again of major concern to Irish cooperative dairy will be the Environment Council s discussions on Agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in the aftermath of the Paris COP 21 deal Those meetings will be held on March 4 th and June 20 th Full details of work can be found on the presidency website www eu2016 nl By Conor Mulvihill European Affairs Executive 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

    Original URL path: http://www.icos.ie/2016/01/14/six-month-dutch-presidency-of-the-eu-begins-much-work-for-dairy/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Overview of the Paris Climate Change Agreement | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    limit the temperature increase to 1 5 degrees C above pre industrial levels Food Production Art 2 1b Increasing the ability to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change and foster climate resilience and low greenhouse gas emissions development in a manner that does not threaten food production Carbon Sinks Art 5 1 Parties should take action to conserve and enhance as appropriate sinks and reservoirs of greenhouse gases as referred to in Article 4 paragraph 1 d of the Convention including forests 5 year review Art 4 9 Each Party shall communicate a nationally determined contribution every 5 years Art 4 3 Each Party s successive nationally determined contribution will represent a progression beyond the Party s then current nationally determined contribution and reflect its highest possible ambition Economy wide approach Art 4 4 Developed country Parties should continue taking the lead by undertaking economy wide absolute emission reduction targets By Eamonn Farrell ICOS Agri Food Policy Executive 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

    Original URL path: http://www.icos.ie/2016/01/14/overview-of-the-paris-climate-change-agreement/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Agriculture GHG emissions 1.1% Lower in 2014, Despite Increase in Cow Numbers | Posts | Irish Co-Operative Organisation Society
    sheep numbers increased by 2 3 and pig numbers increased by 1 3 In contrast cattle numbers reduced by 1 5 The longer term trend shows a steady decline in agriculture emissions down by 9 6 in 2014 compared with 1990 levels Total Irish greenhouse gas emissions are estimated at 58 21 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2014 Agriculture remains the largest contributor to our overall emissions at 33 3 This is in large part due to the structure of our economy as we have less heavy industry compared to other developed economies By Eamonn Farrell ICOS Agri Food Policy Executive 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

    Original URL path: http://www.icos.ie/2016/01/14/agriculture-ghg-emissions-1-1-lower-in-2014-despite-increase-in-cow-numbers/ (2016-02-10)
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