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ICOS President wishes Phil Hogan every success

ICOS President wishes Phil Hogan every success

ICOS President Bertie O’Leary has warmly welcomed the appointment of Phil Hogan as the next EU Commissioner for Agriculture and...

September 15, 2014

ICOS says EU support measures welcome, but not enough

ICOS says EU support measures welcome, but not enough

Against the backdrop of last month’s Russian announcement of a ban on imports of dairy and other products form the...

September 11, 2014

Details of Aids to Private Storage confirmed

Details of Aids to Private Storage confirmed

According to ICOS, the EU’s Council of Agriculture Ministers has agreed all of the technical details relating to the implementation...

September 8, 2014

‘Intervention Price needs to be raised to 26c/L’

‘Intervention Price needs to be raised to 26c/L’

The current 20c/L Intervention Price should rise to 26c/L to counter the recent collapse in dairy markets, according to ICOS....

September 3, 2014

ICOS calls on EU to help farmers and processors affected by Russian trade ban 

ICOS calls on EU to help farmers and processors affected by Russian trade ban 

EU farmers and food processors should not now be expected to bear the brunt of the cost of the Russian...

August 25, 2014

Canada Trade Deal: Mixed news for dairy & Irish agri-business – ICOS

Canada Trade Deal: Mixed news for dairy & Irish agri-business – ICOS

Technical discussions on the EU/Canadian (CETA) deal have reached an end point and arrangements for a final signing in Ottawa...

August 13, 2014

Is a futures’ milk market on the cards?

Is a futures’ milk market on the cards?

ICOS Dairy Policy Executive T J Flanagan has told Agriland that the EU Commission’s recently established Milk Market Observatory (MMO)...

August 5, 2014

Promote co-operative renewable energy projects – ICOS tells Government

Promote co-operative renewable energy projects – ICOS tells Government

Co-operative based community and business enterprises have contributed successfully to the adoption of renewable energy production internationally, but this possibility...

August 2, 2014

Without autumn trade, suckler farming is under serious threat, says ICOS

Without autumn trade, suckler farming is under serious threat, says ICOS

At a meeting this morning with the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney, an ICOS delegation of mart managers and chairmen,...

July 17, 2014

Derogation option will solve ‘nomad cattle’ problem – ICOS

Derogation option will solve ‘nomad cattle’ problem – ICOS

Dublin and Belfast must join forces to sort out the ‘nomad’ cattle issue, which is hampering the cross border movement...

July 14, 2014

‘Marts in the west face closer within 18 months’

‘Marts in the west face closer within 18 months’

Livestock marts in the west of Ireland face closure within the next three years if the Minister for Agriculture, Food...

July 14, 2014

European Parliament Elections: Changed times for agri business? – ICOS

European Parliament Elections: Changed times for agri business? – ICOS

The recent EU elections have signalled that many people in Ireland and across Europe are unhappy with the way Brussels...

July 1, 2014

Bertie O’Leary and Martin Keane re-elected President and Vice-President of ICOS

Bertie O’Leary and Martin Keane re-elected President and Vice-President of ICOS

Bertie O’Leary has been re-elected President and Martin Keane has been re-elected Vice-President of ICOS, the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society,...

June 20, 2014

ICOS to keep up superlevy reduction efforts

ICOS to keep up superlevy reduction efforts

ICOS continues to champion butterfat adjustment to reduce superlevy bill both at home and in Europe. According to its May...

May 28, 2014

ICOS dairy market update: More milk, Buyers stand back

ICOS dairy market update: More milk, Buyers stand back

The trend of high prices, leading to strong supplies, leading to lower prices, hopefully leading to lower supplies, continues according...

May 22, 2014

ICOS sets out election guide for co-operative members

ICOS sets out election guide for co-operative members

ICOS this week released its election guide for co-op members. It says that, in light of the existing and further potential...

May 16, 2014

‘Market manipulation’ must be addressed, ICOS

‘Market manipulation’ must be addressed, ICOS

“Meat processors are manipulating the market. They have effectively usurped the Bord Bia quality assurance scheme and together with UK...

March 4, 2014

ICOS Spellman elected president of European marts body

ICOS Spellman elected president of European marts body

The Irish Co-Operative Society’s (ICOS) Michael Spellman has been elected president of the European Association of Livestock Markets (EALM), which...

February 17, 2014