We in the Dublin Food Co-op believe that every co-operative is only as good as its volunteer members. If you are interested in a leadership role that will have an impact across our whole community while serving the needs of our members, then getting nominated to serve on the Co-ordinating Body (the Board of Directors) …. |READ MORE|
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 …. |READ MORE|
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 …. |READ MORE|
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 …. |READ MORE|
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, …. |READ MORE|
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 …. |READ MORE|
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 …. |READ MORE|
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 …. |READ MORE|
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.
The Co-ordinating Body (our board of directors) which is elected each year by our members has approved new terms of reference for two new committees to support their work and to bring more members into the running of our Co-op.
The Dublin Food Co-op will be launching our Click & Collect online shop in February 2019. We had intended to launch alongside the opening of the new shop but in the end we decided to give it a bit more time so that we could start the new service on the best possible footing.
IRELAND’S OLDEST FOOD COOPERATIVE FINDS A PERMANENT HOME After years of searching Dublin’s increasingly competitive property market, the Dublin Food Cooperative (DFC) has finally found a permanent home in Kilmainham. The Newmarket Dublin 8 area has changed considerably over the last decade. The abandoned construction sites that once mocked the demise of the Celtic …. |READ MORE|