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Marts after Level 5: What’s the plan for next week?

Marts after Level 5: What’s the plan for next week?

Marts are preparing to allow buyers to return to the ringsides next week, in anticipation of an easing of restrictions...

November 24, 2020

Over 75% of marts have online bidding in place – ICOS

Over 75% of marts have online bidding in place – ICOS

The Irish Cooperative Organisation Society (ICOS) has requested the government to bring about “as speedy a return as possible” of...

October 28, 2020

LSL server crashed ‘because of unprecedented traffic’ – ICOS

LSL server crashed ‘because of unprecedented traffic’ – ICOS

Farmers should be reassured that their local mart is open for business next week, according to the Irish Cooperative Organisation...

October 25, 2020

CAP decision to ‘enhance protection of EU dairy terms’ welcomed

CAP decision to ‘enhance protection of EU dairy terms’ welcomed

The European Parliament’s vote on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and decision to “enhance the protection of EU dairy terms”...

October 23, 2020

ICOS welcomes EU agriculture ministers agreement on CAP

ICOS welcomes EU agriculture ministers agreement on CAP

The overnight agreement among European agriculture minsters on the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) has been provoking reaction from a...

October 21, 2020

ICOS outlines mart guidance for Level 5 restrictions

ICOS outlines mart guidance for Level 5 restrictions

A list of guidance and directions for mart managers and customers has been issued by the Irish Cooperative Organisation Society...

October 20, 2020

Mart guidelines being issued for Level 4 restrictions

Mart guidelines being issued for Level 4 restrictions

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is issuing mart guidelines in relation to the operation of livestock marts...

October 15, 2020

Marts and attendees warned to stick to Covid-19 procedures

Marts and attendees warned to stick to Covid-19 procedures

Marts and mart-goers have been warned to stick to the standard operating procedures (SOPs) approved by the Department of Agriculture,...

September 29, 2020

‘Can we continue to expand at such a rate?’ – ICOS president

‘Can we continue to expand at such a rate?’ – ICOS president

The annual general meeting (AGM) of the Irish Cooperative Organisation Society (ICOS) is taking place virtually today (Monday, September 14)....

September 14, 2020

TB exemption has resulted in more ‘robust and stronger calves’ being sold – ICOS

TB exemption has resulted in more ‘robust and stronger calves’ being sold – ICOS

The Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) has met with the new Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue and...

September 10, 2020

Co-ops can help renewal and recovery of the economy – ICOS

Co-ops can help renewal and recovery of the economy – ICOS

The Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) has urged innovators, people and communities throughout Ireland to consider setting up co-operatives. In...

September 1, 2020

Many marts requesting farmers to wear face coverings

Many marts requesting farmers to wear face coverings

Many marts around the country are requesting that farmers and other persons attending sales wear face coverings. Eimear McGuinness, chairperson...

August 11, 2020

ICOS Dairy Committee elects new chairman

ICOS Dairy Committee elects new chairman

The Irish Cooperative Organisation Society (ICOS) Dairy Committee has elected John O’Gorman as its new chairman, the co-op representative group...

July 28, 2020

‘Cutting funding only serves to limit the opportunities for farmers to act’ – ICOS

‘Cutting funding only serves to limit the opportunities for farmers to act’ – ICOS

“Given the substantial climate and environmental targets set by the EU and Ireland specifically for the agricultural sector, under the...

July 21, 2020

Agri-food sector adjustments for Brexit need to be made ‘deal or no deal’ – ICOS

Agri-food sector adjustments for Brexit need to be made ‘deal or no deal’ – ICOS

A meeting is due to take place between European cooperative representatives – led by an Irish man – and the...

July 15, 2020

New online masters in co-op and social enterprise launched

New online masters in co-op and social enterprise launched

A new online Masters Degree course in Co-operative and Social Enterprise has been launched today, Thursday, July 9, by ICOS...

July 9, 2020

Aid package for livestock marts should be considered ‘a matter of urgency’ – ICOS

Aid package for livestock marts should be considered ‘a matter of urgency’ – ICOS

A dedicated grant-aid package for livestock marts should be considered “a matter of urgency” for Minister of Agriculture, Food and the...

July 7, 2020

‘Urgent need for a stable government to reboot the economy’ – ICOS

‘Urgent need for a stable government to reboot the economy’ – ICOS

“The country is facing enormous economic and social challenges as we emerge from the Covid-19 crisis, and the shadow of...

June 18, 2020