Patrick Doyle has been a member of our Co-op for a number of years, and volunteers regularly at the Co-op. Following a series of recent events and meetings organised by the Dublin Food Co-operative (I’m thinking in particular about the film screening held at Inchicore Sports and Social Club) I thought was worth trying to build […]
Niamh McCartan is our Fresh Produce Co-ordinator at the Co-op. She is responsible for keeping our racks full of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables all year round. During this time of year known as ‘the hungry gap’ (from around March to the beginning of June), Ireland saw a period of time in which most crops […]
Patrick Flynn is the current Chair of the Co-ordinating Body, the voluntary board of the Dublin Food Co-op elected by our members. As members know, the Dublin Food Co-op advertised the positions of General Manager and Co-operative Secretary with the intention of placing them on a more permanent footing after the move to Kilmainham. The […]
Sam Toland is a member of the Co-ordinating Body (our board of directors) and serves as our current Co-op Secretary. I am happy to share what is shaping up to be a bi-monthly Co-op Governance Update. Today, I’ll be updating you on members’ meetings, the work of the Co-ordinating Body and the progress of our […]
Aoife Hammond is the General Manager of the Dublin Food Co-op. This post shares her journey to visit the producers of the organic eggs we sell at the Co-op. It may surprise some members, but organic eggs are some of the most bought produce at the Co-op. As one of the Co-ops most consistent suppliers, […]
The Sick of Plastic campaign is an initiative put together by Friends of the Earth and VOICE Ireland with the hope of us all working together to empower communities to take action on single use plastics. Since the campaign launched in early 2018, the focus areas have included supporting zero waste activists and organising a nationwide […]
Thirty members braved the freezing weather to attend the first Talkin’ Co-op held since our move to Kilmainham. The event started with a warm welcome from facilitator Dave Dunn, who encouraged those in attendance to introduce themselves to someone they didn’t know. Dave asked who was a new member, with 14 hands raised, with another […]
Sam Toland is a member of the Co-ordinating Body (our board of directors) and serves as our current Co-op Secretary. As the search for and transition to our new premises becomes a (major!) footnote in Dublin Food Co-op history, the work of your CB turns from keeping our Food Co-op afloat, to developing a Co-op that continues to benefit members and achieves our common purpose. An important part of this work […]
A number of members have been working on a proposal for a ‘Members’ Affairs Committee’ which we hope can function as an important means to allow more people to engage with their Co-op.
The secret to a vibrant and sustainable Co-op is the engagement of its members. And it is vital that members are educated about what it means to be a co-operative and how they can participate in their Co-op.