Newsletter July

Dear Member We hope you’ve been enjoying the great seasonal produce that’s been available at the Co-op this July! If you haven’t yet, don’t worry, as August is the best time for seasonal Irish fruits and vegetables. Aoife talks about our second abundant and eventful Street Feast, with a special mention of Tim Cookson, our …. |READ MORE|

Notes on our Annual General Meeting 2019

This years’ Annual General Meeting was truly a testament to the culture of our co-operative and the engagement of active membership. The meeting was held over three and a half hours (including a brief Special General Meeting) and it remained productive and constructive throughout. As the Secretary of the Dublin Food Co-op, Sam Toland is …. |READ MORE|

CB Candidates 2019

Show candidates for election

All the nominations received by the Co-op were reviewed at a meeting of our Nomination & Governance Committee, and we are happy to announce the Rose McCaul and Grace Wilentz will be joining sitting CB members Maureen O’Donnell and Filipa Ferraz in standing for (re-)election to the CB. As we do not have more candidates …. |READ MORE|

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Want to join the DFC Book Club?

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 …. |READ MORE|

Election to Co-ordinating Body (Board) of the Dublin Food Co-op

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|

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Growing our local and organic Produce at the Co-op

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|

New Appointments at the Co-op

Aoife Hammond (General Manager) and Sam Toland (Co-op Secretary) outside the Co-op.

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|

Are Dublin Food Co-op members Sick of Plastic?!

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|

Notes from March 4th Talkin’ Co-op

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|